iOS 7 drastically cut down my iOS wishlist

ajvizzgamer101

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Bold text means that item made it into iOS 7.

Main Pillars

Home screen: Scrollable folders; Landscape mode (iPhone)

Notifications/Lock Screen: Swipe left to dismiss; Improved UI; Third Party Widgets (Widgets are included with Apps, if you download an app the Widget comes with it. You can turn it on/off in settings)

Mission Control/Settings: Quick Toggles; Quick Settings, View open apps

Siri: Offline Siri; More search results; Expanded Siri API

Keyboard: Apple implements something like Flesky

Apps

Notes: Add pictures to notes

Calculator: Graphing calculator

Weather: Severe weather alerts; Less Widgety look

Camera: Timer; Filters

Safari: Unified search bar; Add-On Support; iCloud Passwords.

Maps: Add compass to the maps app; Add bus routes and walking directions; Ability to save routes for a trip; Foursquare Intergration

iFind: Find my phone and Find my friend merged into one app

Passbook: Add to Passbook with out apps; Add Credit Cards

iStore: One store for Movies, Music, Shows, Apps, Games, Books, & Magazines; Automatic updates; Wish list functionality

Music: Up-next; iRadio

Videos: Watch Movies/Shows via iCloud

Photos: Better organization; Editing Tools

FaceTime: Multi-person FaceTime, FaceTime with Android & Windows Phone users; Standalone App

Newsstand: Can be placed in folder


Plus Jony Ives redoing the entire UI of every app
 
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Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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Passbook: Add to Passbook with out apps
I thought this could already be done. You can get passbook items by email or from websites. It's just that nobody is offering this yet.
 

james1758

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May 26, 2013
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UK
I still wish they implemented a 5 icon dock, like you can do on JB iPhones. Its one of the few things I actually miss from my JB iPhone
 

mjpearce023

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Jul 10, 2012
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There is still a problem with organization of photos. You still can't copy a photo to a folder and then delete it from the camera roll. That's one thing I was really hoping would be in iOS 7 and hopefully it will be before the final version. Other than that I can't think of too much iOS 7 doesn't have that I want.
 

Zac7

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Jan 9, 2011
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What third party widgets or am I misinterpreting what you think a widget is?
I think the op is listing all his iOS wishes and bold items are ones that made it to iOS 7. The third party widget is just on his wish list.
 

Vetvito

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Sep 30, 2012
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I think the op is listing all his iOS wishes and bold items are ones that made it to iOS 7. The third party widget is just on his wish list.
Thank you. I'm using Tapatalk, and all characters are same. Sorry for sounding crazy.
 

myawn

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Nov 9, 2006
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Marietta, GA
Customizable folder icons, please!

Home screen: Scrollable folders; Landscape mode (iPhone)
I have wanted customizable folder icons ever since folders were introduced.

Since the App Store has categories, it would be nice if you had the option to use a category icon (Sports, Movies, Books, Games) instead of the tiny app icons in a box -- which I hate. Or alternately let me pick one representative icon to use for the folder icon, and just stick on a small folder tab to indicate it's a folder and not just the single app.

I have one screen with 13 folders on it ... it's just a bunch of grey blobs with splashes of color. I end up reading the labels to know which folder is which, as the icon is (IMHO) indistinguishable from one folder to the next, at least to my old eyes.
 

jaycarroll

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Jun 19, 2009
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Denville, NJ
I have wanted customizable folder icons ever since folders were introduced.

Since the App Store has categories, it would be nice if you had the option to use a category icon (Sports, Movies, Books, Games) instead of the tiny app icons in a box -- which I hate. Or alternately let me pick one representative icon to use for the folder icon, and just stick on a small folder tab to indicate it's a folder and not just the single app.

I have one screen with 13 folders on it ... it's just a bunch of grey blobs with splashes of color. I end up reading the labels to know which folder is which, as the icon is (IMHO) indistinguishable from one folder to the next, at least to my old eyes.
Do yourself a favor and try to use spotlight for app launching. I assume you are an OS X user, presumably you've used app launchers before. (Quicksilver, Alfred) Spotlight in iOS is a similar experience.
 

charlituna

macrumors G3
Jun 11, 2008
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805
Los Angeles, CA
iFind: Find my phone and Find my friend merged into one app
I agree with this to a point. find my iThing is handy as a standalone that a buddy can use etc.

But find my friend I wouldn't mind seeing as perhaps an overlay of the Maps app. I think it would be an interesting and perhaps more useful spin on the game if folks could create plug ins that could add data on top of the maps app. Bus routes, POI, store locations etc. find my friends could perhaps be one of those with a settings panel handling the rest of the duties.
 

Megakazbek

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Mar 12, 2011
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I thought a bit about what I want in iOS, and I think it would be really great to have custom widgets in notification center panel. Not just for displaying stuff, but for doing stuff too. Imagine, for example, that from any app, any time, you can just pull down a panel and do a quick google search? Or set up a reminder? Or make a note? I think it would be the most awesome feature ever.
 

maxosx

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Dec 13, 2012
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Southern California
A wish list for Apple is useless.

Just take what they release. No disappointments that way. Just accept Apples closed system & dictatorial ways. Remember there's other choices out there to round out ones tools for various uses.
 

jmantn

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Mar 13, 2012
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Bold text means that item made it into iOS 7.

Main Pillars

Home screen: Scrollable folders; Landscape mode (iPhone)

Notifications/Lock Screen: Swipe left to dismiss; Improved UI; Third Party Widgets (Widgets are included with Apps, if you download an app the Widget comes with it. You can turn it on/off in settings)

Mission Control/Settings: Quick Toggles; Quick Settings, View open apps

Siri: Offline Siri; More search results; Expanded Siri API

Keyboard: Apple implements something like Flesky

Apps

Notes: Add pictures to notes

Calculator: Graphing calculator

Weather: Severe weather alerts; Less Widgety look

Camera: Timer; Filters

Safari: Unified search bar; Add-On Support; iCloud Passwords.

Maps: Add compass to the maps app; Add bus routes and walking directions; Ability to save routes for a trip; Foursquare Intergration

iFind: Find my phone and Find my friend merged into one app

Passbook: Add to Passbook with out apps; Add Credit Cards

iStore: One store for Movies, Music, Shows, Apps, Games, Books, & Magazines; Automatic updates; Wish list functionality

Music: Up-next; iRadio

Videos: Watch Movies/Shows via iCloud

Photos: Better organization; Editing Tools

FaceTime: Multi-person FaceTime, FaceTime with Android & Windows Phone users; Standalone App

Newsstand: Can be placed in folder


Plus Jony Ives redoing the entire UI of every app
I did a quick google search for how to submit a feature to apple and included many of your ideas along with a few of my own at apples suggestion site.

Apple.com/feedback/iPhone.html
 

BlankStar

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Aug 13, 2004
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I thought this could already be done. You can get passbook items by email or from websites. It's just that nobody is offering this yet.
Kinepolis Group, a chain of movie theatres here in Belgium, send their movie tickets via mail. Just open the attachement and passbook will open with the ticket inside...
 

Krissypantz2828

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Aug 8, 2012
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How about the fact that they didnt integrate repeat missed calls alert! That is one feature I miss with the android. I love apple but its a pain to have to swipe notifications just to see a call that you missed
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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How about the fact that they didnt integrate repeat missed calls alert! That is one feature I miss with the android. I love apple but its a pain to have to swipe notifications just to see a call that you missed
Never understood why they couldn't have a basic phone option like that...and still don't to this day.
 

Krissypantz2828

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Aug 8, 2012
884
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Never understood why they couldn't have a basic phone option like that...and still don't to this day.
Agree! Its pretty bad I had to download Amego on my mac and growl to get missed calls sent to my laptop! That is the only way to conveniently get missed calls without going through the process of checking on my phone! Some people think Im a little obsessive for doing that, but so be it! :)
 
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ajvizzgamer101

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A wish list for Apple is useless.

Just take what they release. No disappointments that way. Just accept Apples closed system & dictatorial ways. Remember there's other choices out there to round out ones tools for various uses.
Really, because this is the iOS I have been dreaming they would make for a long while.