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Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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The Top 5 things iOS 6 NEEDS to have (That you probably didn't think of)

5. Quick Reply on Notifications

You're sitting there, playing Angry Birds on your iPhone or watching a movie on your iPad, when all the sudden you start getting in a Messages conversation, or a Facebook Messenger Group Chat, or a ChatON chat about where you and your buddies are going to meet. You're constantly switching between your apps just to send simple messages! With a new Quick Reply API added into iOS, now you can easily message back straight from the notification center; no need to constantly switch apps.


4. Integrate Facebook

You've integrated Twitter, so why not integrate Facebook. Allow Facebook (as well as Twitter) updates from Siri, allow direct photo uploads, even allow us to share things we come upon while on the internet, or share our favorite song from the Music app. Think of all the possibilities that Facebook integration into iOS can bring!


3. Make the Messages app an Aggregator

The New Messages app not only supports SMS and iMessage, but now you can get MSN, Yahoo, AIM, and Facebook chat right through messages. Each provider has it's own little icon so you never forget which service you're using. Windows Phone did it, so can you Apple!


2. Data Management Utilities

Not everyone has unlimited data on their phone. Digging through to the "Usage" menu isn't convenient either. By adding easier access to see how much data you've consumed, you can help save people from going over. You can even add the option to warn when you're about to go over your data cap and set your monthly cycle so the iPhone or iPad easily knows when to reset for that month.


1. Accessible quick-toggles in the Multitasking bar

Turning on/off Wifi, on/off Bluetooth, on/off 3G. Easy access to quick settings without opening the Settings app. Integrates perfectly with the Multitasking bar.

So what do you guys think? Like my ideas?
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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I think these are great ideas.

I really want a quick reply system because I hate having to jump out of an app and then manually go back to the app I was in. It just feels discontinuous.

Quick toggles are also something that would be cool. I wonder if the multitask area would be the best place though. Unlike the iPad, there's not much space there and you would have to swipe 3 times to get to toggles assuming the music player and volume widgets are still there.

Facebook integration would be great for some, but I don't really care.

Data management isn't an issue for me since I essentially have an unlimited plan, but for people who have 500mb a month, it would be great. Some of my friends turn off iMessage because they don't want to waste data ==
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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I dig 3, 4, 5. Number one, i can do via multiple jailbreak tweaks, so i'm not too worried about that. Number two i'm not worried about because i have unlimited data through Sprint. I'd like a "Downloads" folder so we can store/share files between all apps.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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1. Maps: Turn-by-turn directions with Siri, 3D maps, Compass integration
2. GameCenter: New profile page, online/offline friend's list, messages, Game Store
3. Camera: Face unlock, Panorama mode, Timer & Burst options, Photobooth for iPhone
4. Notification Center: Spotlight integration, additional widgets, swipe to delete, iCloud sync
5. Safari: Full screen browsing, swipe to refresh page, grid layout for current tabs & top sites
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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For me, the number one thing that wasn't mentioned here is better maps. Stock maps are bad. I don;t want to pay $50+ for a navigation app. I want what the other mobile OS's have: a free feature rich turn by turn navigation program. That said, I do enjoy the way google maps currently works if you are walking/using public transit, so I would hope they don't get rid of that, but rather add to it.

FWIW there is a jailbreak for most of what is mentioned here. The best way to show Apple what you want (IMO) is to jailbreak and install those tweaks. This is an incredibly easy way for Apple to see what features people are jailbreaking for. We have already seen plenty of features that were previously jailbreak only implemented with every major release of iOS.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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I like all of those ideas even though all the ideas you can get with jailbreak but apple would most lightly do it better.

Apple are stupid there have not added blocking people they need to add that.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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I dig 3, 4, 5. Number one, i can do via multiple jailbreak tweaks, so i'm not too worried about that. Number two i'm not worried about because i have unlimited data through Sprint. I'd like a "Downloads" folder so we can store/share files between all apps.
I'd like to not have to jailbreak my phone to get those things though.

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I think everything mentioned here could be useful to various users. Ignorant statements like "I don;t use this so I don;t care" make me laugh. If Apple was in the market of making ultra custom phones for each of their users, that might fly. Until then, it's useful to think about everyone else out there.

For me, the number one thing that wasn't mentioned here is better maps. Stock maps are bad. I don;t want to pay $50+ for a navigation app. I want what the other mobile OS's have: a free feature rich turn by turn navigation program. That said, I do enjoy the way google maps currently works if you are walking/using public transit, so I would hope they don't get rid of that, but rather add to it.

FWIW there is a jailbreak for most of what is mentioned here. The best way to show Apple what you want (IMO) is to jailbreak and install those tweaks. This is an incredibly easy way for Apple to see what features people are jailbreaking for. We have already seen plenty of features that were previously jailbreak only implemented with every major release of iOS.
While I agree the stock Maps app is poor, the best £40 I spent was on TomTom in January. You can't beat a dedicated, proper Sat Nav app with full support from a big manufacturer.
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Old May 7, 2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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I like 1,2, and 3. I also want the ability to set a different app as the default so a web link will open in, say, Atomic Web Browser instead of Safari. Being able to stick Newsstand into a folder or getting rid of it altogether would be nice as well.
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Old May 7, 2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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There is only feature that I really want...sound profiles.

I want to be able to set sounds for different times of the day, different settings, etc...
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Old May 8, 2012, 06:24 AM   #10
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There is only feature that I really want...sound profiles.

I want to be able to set sounds for different times of the day, different settings, etc...
Could not agree more! nothing more annoying that having an email/text message etc wake you up in the middle of the night. But you don't always want your phone to be on silent. The majority of the time my phone is on silent is when i go to sleep but its easy to forgot to switch the phone off silent in the morning resulting in missed calls/texts. Should be able to easily set a general rule for when the phone should be silent or loud that can be overridden by the switch on the side of the phone.
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Old May 8, 2012, 07:25 AM   #11
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Any thoughts on what iOS 6 will have that Android doesn't? I really feel they need to raise the bar with iOS 6. And not just come out with features Android already has (like widgets). I agree with most of the things others have already mentioned. I'd love it if Siri was more integrated and could control more settings like changing the backlighting or turning wi-fi on and off.
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Old May 8, 2012, 10:36 AM   #12
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iOS absolutely needs notification icons in the status bar... Can't believe it hasn't been done yet
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Old May 8, 2012, 05:39 PM   #13
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We need a feature to FaceTime with multiply people at once. :U
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Old May 9, 2012, 12:19 PM   #14
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We need a feature to FaceTime with multiply people at once. :U
In all honesty I don't think I have ever used facetime. Skype is 100% better then it in every fashion.
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Old May 8, 2012, 08:16 PM   #15
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im all for having Facebook Integrated into the OS, but i hope they fix twitter as well, I'm still always having to input my password and user name.

i think game center has reached its peak on IOS so to speak, profiles could be fun. but a little silly on iPhones, iPad yeah that would be good.

i would love to see a usage meter for the battery, like on android. would love to know whats draining it...
there are a few good apps to use data usage,and they work well. only issue with adding one to the OS, wouldn't it pick up on our wifi usage?

would love to have photo booth on the iPhone, i love it on my mac, and it will be fun to have it on my phone.

bigger folders would be wicked, i have 3 folders for games, and its pain if I'm trying to find a game quick,
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Old May 8, 2012, 09:35 PM   #16
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One thing that desparately needs changing is the settings app. Far too many nested menus and stuff hidden in random spots (bluetooth under general yet there are wifi and network tabs. Battery percent switch under usage). Its become worse than windows control panel.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 11:00 PM   #17
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5. Quick Reply on Notifications

You're sitting there, playing Angry Birds on your iPhone or watching a movie on your iPad, when all the sudden you start getting in a Messages conversation, or a Facebook Messenger Group Chat, or a ChatON chat about where you and your buddies are going to meet. You're constantly switching between your apps just to send simple messages! With a new Quick Reply API added into iOS, now you can easily message back straight from the notification center; no need to constantly switch apps.


4. Integrate Facebook

You've integrated Twitter, so why not integrate Facebook. Allow Facebook (as well as Twitter) updates from Siri, allow direct photo uploads, even allow us to share things we come upon while on the internet, or share our favorite song from the Music app. Think of all the possibilities that Facebook integration into iOS can bring!


3. Make the Messages app an Aggregator

The New Messages app not only supports SMS and iMessage, but now you can get MSN, Yahoo, AIM, and Facebook chat right through messages. Each provider has it's own little icon so you never forget which service you're using. Windows Phone did it, so can you Apple!


2. Data Management Utilities

Not everyone has unlimited data on their phone. Digging through to the "Usage" menu isn't convenient either. By adding easier access to see how much data you've consumed, you can help save people from going over. You can even add the option to warn when you're about to go over your data cap and set your monthly cycle so the iPhone or iPad easily knows when to reset for that month.


1. Accessible quick-toggles in the Multitasking bar

Turning on/off Wifi, on/off Bluetooth, on/off 3G. Easy access to quick settings without opening the Settings app. Integrates perfectly with the Multitasking bar.

So what do you guys think? Like my ideas?
1) A QuickReply API would not be needed. API's are for developers to add things, i.e Game Center or AirPlay or AirPrint to their apps. All iOS would need to do is tell the app that the game will be interrupted. It already does this when a call comes in or when you close the app.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 11:28 PM   #18
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1) A QuickReply API would not be needed. API's are for developers to add things, i.e Game Center or AirPlay or AirPrint to their apps. All iOS would need to do is tell the app that the game will be interrupted. It already does this when a call comes in or when you close the app.
The API would be for other messaging apps to quick reply
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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All great ideas, and all currently possible (except using Messages for multiple services) through jailbreak tweaks. It'd be nice to have them as native features, though.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:49 AM   #20
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5. Quick Reply on Notifications

4. Integrate Facebook
3. Make the Messages app an Aggregator
2. Data Management Utilities
1. Accessible quick-toggles in the Multitasking bar
So what do you guys think? Like my ideas?
Quick reply is NEEDED, this in my opinion should be number one. This is probably my favourite thing about having my phone jailbroken.

Facebook integration, meh.. I don't care, I have facebook but don't post. I don't see the point.

I can't see them ever adding msn, etc support. I'm surprised people in use these still. Facebook chat, yeah fair enough. I have my FB app for that though. Not a big deal for me.

Data management would help, I get unlimited anyway so don't care.

The quick toggles should be in the notifcations menu not the MT bar, as it is with Android and sbsettings.

What do I think is NEEDED?


Bigger folders, let us scroll through them so I don't need 3 folders for my games (I jailbreak for this)

While I think it would be extremely complicated to introduce, password protection on apps (photos more specifically). I can do this with jailbreaking but there's no stopping someone open a image application and accessing my images that way. People are always asking to go on my iPad, if I could lock them out of things such as photos/videos/etc I would be comfortable with letting them go on it.

Those are the only two things what come to mind, facial recognition unlocking doesn't sound that good to me unless it is quick (surely it can't be quicker then me typing in my password...) And it's not needed its more of a show off thing in my opinion.
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A real file system and a logical, "computer-like" way to access it.
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The quick toggles should be in the notifcations menu not the MT bar, as it is with Android and sbsettings.
Agreed this would be a great place for them. Ideally I'd want wifi, 3G on/off, mobile data and Bluetooth included as I'm forever toggling these.
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5. Quick Reply on Notifications

You're sitting there, playing Angry Birds on your iPhone or watching a movie on your iPad, when all the sudden you start getting in a Messages conversation, or a Facebook Messenger Group Chat, or a ChatON chat about where you and your buddies are going to meet. You're constantly switching between your apps just to send simple messages! With a new Quick Reply API added into iOS, now you can easily message back straight from the notification center; no need to constantly switch apps.


4. Integrate Facebook

You've integrated Twitter, so why not integrate Facebook. Allow Facebook (as well as Twitter) updates from Siri, allow direct photo uploads, even allow us to share things we come upon while on the internet, or share our favorite song from the Music app. Think of all the possibilities that Facebook integration into iOS can bring!


3. Make the Messages app an Aggregator

The New Messages app not only supports SMS and iMessage, but now you can get MSN, Yahoo, AIM, and Facebook chat right through messages. Each provider has it's own little icon so you never forget which service you're using. Windows Phone did it, so can you Apple!


2. Data Management Utilities

Not everyone has unlimited data on their phone. Digging through to the "Usage" menu isn't convenient either. By adding easier access to see how much data you've consumed, you can help save people from going over. You can even add the option to warn when you're about to go over your data cap and set your monthly cycle so the iPhone or iPad easily knows when to reset for that month.


1. Accessible quick-toggles in the Multitasking bar

Turning on/off Wifi, on/off Bluetooth, on/off 3G. Easy access to quick settings without opening the Settings app. Integrates perfectly with the Multitasking bar.

So what do you guys think? Like my ideas?
A lot of people throw a lot of ideas around on this site that are pretty out there but I can't find anything I wouldn't like about this list (with the addition of statusbar notifications so you even know you have a message to reply to).

Like it or not jailbreaks are drying up so the more we can get into the native iOS the better.
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3 more things one usually does not think of, but still are important

1. Easy access to different profiles (ringtone on/off, also to be set or pre-set by time)

2. Possibility to pre-set send-time for SMS and e-mails.

3. Forward Delete key at least for external BT keyboards (if such support is missing today)
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