Future iOS: Your SINGLE biggest request

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  1. DCBass, Jan 22, 2011
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    DCBass macrumors 6502

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    I did a quick search on MRoogle, and didn't see anything quite like this. The question is simple:

    What is your SINGLE biggest request for iOS in the future? Whether it's an Apple app, SDK-related, or something else, it doesn't matter. Just pick ONE.

    If this thread garners enough responses, I will attempt to collate them at the top of the thread.

    I'll start: an AM/FM radio. If not for NPR, then at the very least for emergency situations. At the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally, the network was so crowded you couldn't even get a text message through. Imagine if there was an actual emergency. Sure would be handy to have access to the radio if you weren't able to check the internet.

    Cheers,

    DCBass


    Top Requests:



    NEW APPS:
    Radio (AM/FM)

    Finder


    SYSTEM:
    Notifications Center

    Enhanced system-wide voice integration

    Quick Reply to texts (without leaving current open program)

    Widgets (weather, email, twitter, etc.) on the home screen

    Live-updating App Icons (e.g., weather, clock, etc.)

    Sync over WiFi

    Bluetooth file transfer


    PHONE:
    Ability to block calls and texts from certain numbers


    SAFARI:
    Full-screen Safari, controls (i.e., refresh) able to me shown without scrolling to the top. The New York Times app has a great implementation of both of these when reading an article.


    MAIL:
    Different signatures for different email accounts

    Ability to customize the default "reply to/from" address when using MobileMe
     
  2. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Must not have been using great keywords because there are quite a few threads on this subject.

    You'll mostly get the response, "notifications suck."
     
  4. MultiMediaWill, Jan 22, 2011
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    MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    My #1 reason I jailbreak is to get BiteSMS quick reply.

    EDIT: Yea, this falls under poor notifications.
     
  5. DCBass thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. KidPub macrumors member

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    Voice to everything

    Integrated voice recognition. I don't want to have to touch the phone in order to send an email, send an sms, place an item on my calendar, make a call, and so on. The phone should wake up when it hears me asking for something phone-related.

    We're getting there...there are apps such as VLingo and Dragon that do fair VR, but they don't integrate that well.

    Perry
     
  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    here's an answer you won't get from most people: the ability to use different signatures with different email accounts. Very simple but pretty important for those who want to use an iphone for both personal and corporate email.
     
  8. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    How about a simple block phone number feature? Four iterations of iOS and we still don't have basic "dumbphone" features.
     
  9. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Quick Reply would the be most beneficial feature,

    Think about it Texting in Apps would be the most handy feature you could possibly have.
     
  10. sviato macrumors 68020

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    It'd be great to have everything function in landscape mode (such as the home screen, multitasking bar etc).
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'll try to be more creative and skip the most-heard answers.

    1) Phone Profiles - Think of them like 'Users' on a Mac

    2) Selective security. Give me the ability to assign my passcode to any app I want, but not others. Done on the OS level so it works with all apps, not just ones developers have thought to do this to.

    3) More app connections. Apps should be able to broadcast info like "I can use photos." Then, an app can ask "Who can use photos?" - - Right now I can do things like save photos from Dropbox to the Camera roll. Stuff like that should expand so that EVERY photo app is aware of every other app that can use photos, even if the 2 developers have never even heard of each other.
     
  12. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    A higher 3G limit for downloads. 20mb is too small and the only reason I jailbreak is for 3G unrestrictor to make FaceTime calls over 3G.
     
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  14. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    like when you hit reply, the Messages app pops up and you can just send a reply to the person and then switch back to the app you were in to be exactly where you left it?
    ... as in ... the way it is now with save states and fast app switching?! :p
     
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Bluetooth transfer to non iPhone devices and PCs. And ofcourse what the OP mentioned about radio.

    On the hardware side, 64gb space.
     
  16. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Have you ever tried quick reply or biteSMS? If you do you would realize why we are all asking for that.
     
  17. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    A LockInfo style lockscreen.

    It would display all unread emails, texts and notifications. A little weather widget too.
     
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    wow you couldnt be more wrong and come off more ignorant. First of all not all apps have multitasking, so no you cant always leave, reply and come back exactly where you left off. Secondly, you have obviously never jailbroken and tried BiteSMS. Its one of the greatest things to jailbreak for. It comes in handy daily for me and its insane Apple hasnt put this into their OS somehow yet. Being able to start and send a text from my homescreen is awesome.
     
  20. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    which apps don't save their states upon quitting?

    every app compiled for iOS 4.0 should do that :/
     
  21. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I wonder what Verizon's cap will be? Hmm...
     
  22. milani macrumors 68000

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    Overhauled notification system and custom SMS tones.
     
  23. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Multitouch gestures replacing the physical home button

    AND

    the space gained by removing the home button be used toward a 4 inch screen :)
     
  24. milani macrumors 68000

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    ^ And then what happens if your phone locks up? :rolleyes:
     
  25. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    You hold down the Sleep/Power button and the (-) volume button just like the iPod nano.

    No big deal.
     

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