What iOS6 SHOULD have

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Black Belt, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

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    More space in folders: especially for the iPhone. Right now you a max of 12 apps, with the extra row you should be able to go to 16 and it could still go to 20 and be fine. Whatever they do should be the same in the iPad.

    Folder Sync: I hate, HATE having to set up folders for every device separately. That is ridiculous. You should be able to set them up once and populate them and have that go to all your devices.

    Self-Filing Folders: It would be nice when you download an app if it would ask you right then where you want it and maybe suggest a folder or 3 based on your previously filed apps. It's supposed to be a "smart" phone, right? Why should it play dumb with easy tasks like this?

    Siri control of General Settings Especially Wifi On/Off, Bluetooth On/Off, Cellular On/Off

    Siri control of starting and switching Apps

    Siri different voice options: I would prefer having a choice of voices for Siri, particularly with accents. You can change the voice now but most features are tied to the region of the voice. The region should be independent of the voice. I would love to have some British or Aussie/NZ accents. I realize I might fall for Siri, but I understand the risks ;)

    Favorites: I see the value of the Home Apps line to always make the certain apps available. Could there be more? Could this be a multi-page line? Right now you have the freedom to put 4 of whatever you want on the iPhone. Would it work to have more here? Or maybe a favorites block on the pull-down screen for recent items.

    NFC Capability and Settings: C'mon, it's time
     
  2. VolceOntra macrumors 6502

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    So you won't Apple to somehow add hardware by releasing new software? [NFC]
     
  3. Black Belt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iOS6 SHOULD have it because the iPhone SHOULD have it. It's not hard to understand. :rolleyes:
     
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    miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I just want the jailbreak to come out soon after the release so I can jailbreak it and then have features Apple should have included years ago.

    The primary reasons I jailbreak: Gesture unlock, weather on lock screen, NC settings (toggles in notification center), pictures in messages/email/contacts, springtomize customizations, activator.
     
  5. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    new iPhone maybe? I don't know. This is one of the places I feel like we're really missing out as iOS loyalists
     
  6. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Judging from the new application Passport, its probably coming in the new iPhone.
     
  7. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    What about Siri APIs for third party apps? I'd love to be able to play songs on Spotify with Siri for example.
     
  8. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    My responses in bold

    Do you really think these are the main omissions from iOS 6?
     
  9. VolceOntra macrumors 6502

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    Siri can do this:

    Siri control of starting and switching Apps
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Should have a dot unlock option in addition to the passcode one. I know it's an Android "thing", but I like it much better than the 4 digit passcode and it's so much quicker to unlock with it. AndroidLockXT FTW! :D
     
  11. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

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    Need file-like system so you can upload to websites. iPad could use some nice widgets and iPhone stock apps.
     
  12. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    Just guessing here but this is probably why they don't implement such a thing [​IMG]

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    They really got my hopes up with the whole upload photos to websites through safari thing. I want something like the photos app but for files (call it docs) that I can save to from anywhere, access via usb sans itunes, and use in the same manner. Why this isn't already here and we have this stupid interapp doc copy mechanism is beyond me.
     
  13. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is conservative with screen locking mechanisms for a reason. Today, there was an article on Slashdot about how one Android phone's facial recognition was able to be fooled by a picture. The Android "connect the dot" unlocker fails due to what was shown above.

    There is little to no physical protection for a smartphone, so the unlock mechanism, should the user choose to enable it has to be very strong. No gimmicks, but something decently strong and robust.

    Here is what I would like to see:

    1: Either a developer key, or a disclaimer to allow the equivalent of jailbroken access to the device. This way, if someone decides to do this, they can't scream at Apple for letting them shoot themselves in the foot. This likely won't happen, but it would be nice to have complete control over one's phone and use it for things that it was never designed for. For example, one old smartphone I have does DNS and Squid caching for faster Web access on my local network.

    2: Actual blacklisting of numbers. Apple should look at Mr. Number to see how it is done right. This Android app checks a central database to check unknown numbers if they are telemarketers, survey pushers or other vermin, and automatically blocks them. No spam over SMS either.

    3: Ability to not just back up apps, but archive them. There are a lot of games I have which I don't play, don't save the save game files in the Documents folder for retrieval via iTunes, and I don't want to lose their save game files. I can either delete the game, losing all saved progress, save a backup of the complete iDevice, or jailbreak and use a Cydia utility like Appbackup or Pkgbackup. There is a utility for Android that allows apps to be individually saved off and archived, even with encryption, so when I finish a game, I can copy it off and delete it.
     
  14. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    more space in folders: at least on my 4S and 4 after you get a certain number of apps in a folder it slows down. There is a noticeable delay in opening folders once they have so many apps in them. Thats a good reason for apple to limit the number of apps per folder. Maybe with the next iPhone we'll see them increase this.

    siri starting apps: As others have said, this has been announced and is a feature of iOS 6 already.
     
  15. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    I want quick settings in the notification bar. Why is the so difficult. We know they can change up the notification section. So add quick settings!!
     
  16. tmarks11 macrumors 6502

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    All I want is cursor control on the on screen keyboard.

    Is that so hard to understand? How can Apple miss something so basic yet so fundamentally important.

    How many times do you go to edit, and the doggone magnifying glass lands your editing cursor one character to the left of what you want to change?

    Oh, wait, I want two things. A DELETE key on the on screen keyboard. Ditto to the above.

    Please?
     
  17. hashholly macrumors 6502

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    This would be a killer feature
     
  18. dsa1971 macrumors regular

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    Is it possible it's just the total number of apps on your phone. I never noticed slowness opening folders on my 4 or 4s with the max number of apps in them.

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    Nice ideas. I don't care about the different voice options but the others I like
     
  19. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish they'd use game center for this. That way it could sync between devices as well.
     
  20. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    I meant while jailbroken with no limit on # of apps per folder. With the regular 12 per folder its fine but once you add more it starts to lag
     
  21. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    comments in the quote.
     
  22. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    I want this too.

    As for the OP, you can use Siri to launch and switch between apps in iOS6.
     
  23. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Nah, I don't unlock my phone using my car keys.
     
  24. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    The ONLY thing that is missing for me is quicker access to wifi/Bluetooth/brightness toggles. Other than that, iOS 6 pretty much addresses all of my annoyances.
     
  25. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    I own a Galaxy Nexus and this picture is garbage. Unless you covered your finger in a ridiculous amount of grease and tried to unlock your phone, this doesnt actually happen in day to day use.
     

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