What will iOS 6.1 include?

JB26

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 24, 2012
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Yorkshire
Now iOS 6 is out and people have had a few days to adjust, what small (but significant) updates do you think will come in 6.1?

Personally the only thing I can think of thus far would be a 'clear all' button in the notification centre, as opposed to clearing each app individually. Maybe this next one is a bit ambitious for a .1 update but a 'clear all' would be much appreciated in the multi tasking bar!

Thoughts?

Edit: it's never going to happen but a separate iMessages app would be fantastic! Much like BBM
Btw first post! :)
 

JB26

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 24, 2012
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Yorkshire
I genuinely have no issue with maps, I live within a (very) rural part of a national park in the UK where most mapping software is inadequate, but the apple maps have been fine
 

KeepCalmPeople

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Sep 5, 2012
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The ability to share Reminder Lists. This was a function in iCloud.com before version 2.0 came out with iOS 6. The function is absent in iCloud.com 2.0. I hope it is reimplemented in iCloud.com and added to iOS.

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I don't think fixing Apple Maps will require a new iOS release. All the work is server-side. The application functions fine, it's the data that's messed up.
 

LordQ

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Sep 22, 2012
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Just give me:

Something like NCSettings.
The mountain lion dock.
Upload files from safari (I need this for college, thank god for Safari Upload Enabler).
An 'x' button on the notification banner (hate to wait 'till it disappears or quickly pull down and up the NC).
A 'select all' in mail.
A 'tap to kill all apps' widget.
Ability to set four app shortcuts from the lock screen.

...And I will be happy.

EDIT: Set the minimum brightness as the one iBooks uses. This is perfect for night-time.
 

MrT8064

macrumors 6502a
Jun 7, 2006
715
18
UK
iOS 6 seemed to miss out Wifi + 3G from the final release. Would be nice to see this return.

My home broadband goes as slow as 1.5mb/s in the evening, where as 3G can manage 5!
 

rorschach

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Jul 27, 2003
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I'd like to see the ability to set default apps for file types and different kinds of links (addresses, calendar dates, etc.)
 

1member1

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Sep 8, 2012
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Just give me:

Something like NCSettings.
The mountain lion dock.
Upload files from safari (I need this for college, thank god for Safari Upload Enabler).
An 'x' button on the notification banner (hate to wait 'till it disappears or quickly pull down and up the NC).
A 'select all' in mail.
A 'tap to kill all apps' widget.
Ability to set four app shortcuts from the lock screen.

...And I will be happy.

EDIT: Set the minimum brightness as the one iBooks uses. This is perfect for night-time.
Return your movie to blockbuster.
 

GunZi

macrumors 6502
Jan 4, 2012
276
1
- Improved Maps
- Turn by Turn for Australia (i dont think there is one atm)
- Some Language stuff
- Software and Performance Improvements
- Many Bug Fixes

and some 1 or 2 features?
 
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Abazigal

macrumors G4
Jul 18, 2011
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Singapore
Maps that don't get you lost? Lets start basic functionality.
Maps seems like something Apple will gradually improve by itself online rather than require constant upgrades.

As mentioned in other threads, maybe small refinements to existing features, like:

1) Ability to set different 'do not disturb' timings for different days of the week (eg: weekdays/weekends)

2) Bluetooth/wifi/airplane toggles available from notifications bar, or maybe even via siri

and so on.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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Edit: it's never going to happen but a separate iMessages app would be fantastic! Much like BBM
Btw first post! :)
Bbm is a mess! Seperating iMessage and text messaging is just silly!!
 

nepalisherpa

macrumors 68020
Aug 15, 2011
2,133
1,045
USA
To people who say that future versions of iOS will include a better map, you guys do realize that improving map is not done with iOS update. Map downloads data directly from Apple's server, so, updating is done on the server side. Fixes are applied on the server side. Nothing is done on our phones. Only new features/functions in the application itself would require an iOS update.
 

HazyCloud

macrumors 68030
Jun 30, 2010
2,747
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Just give me:

Something like NCSettings.
The mountain lion dock.
Upload files from safari (I need this for college, thank god for Safari Upload Enabler).
An 'x' button on the notification banner (hate to wait 'till it disappears or quickly pull down and up the NC).
A 'select all' in mail.
A 'tap to kill all apps' widget.
Ability to set four app shortcuts from the lock screen.

...And I will be happy.

EDIT: Set the minimum brightness as the one iBooks uses. This is perfect for night-time.
FWIW, swipe from right to left and NC banners go away immediately.
 

southerndoc

macrumors 65816
May 15, 2006
1,081
60
USA
Do Not Disturb enhancements:

1. Ability to turn on/off from lock screen or notification center instead of opening settings.

2. Automatically to turn on/off from clocks app (perhaps tied to alarms people set -- if you set an alarm, you should have the option to turn on DND when creating the alarm).

3. Ability to add individual contacts to DND instead of using lists (I really only want my wife and parents to have the ability to contact me when DND is enabled).
 

EMAN19

macrumors 6502
Sep 19, 2012
275
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New York, NY
- Refined App Store (cleaner, simpler and user-friendly UI and elimination of the +9,000 results' app "card search")

- Google Maps for iOS 6x
 

fins831

macrumors 6502a
Oct 7, 2011
657
0
Hopefully the ability to create our own passbook entries instead of having to use a 3rd party and 'trusting' them.

Lots of bug fixes, huge maps upgrade, Siri controlled toggles like bluetooth/wifi, etc

Lots of bug fixes....have to mention it twice, this is a buggy release
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
11,334
1,710
Bug fixes.

I've been having poor battery life since iOS 6.0. I just started to look into how to restore from new but I'm afraid I'll lose too much data (contacts, pics, etc, not to change topic but maybe someone can point me in the right direction).
 

Krazy Bill

macrumors 68030
Dec 21, 2011
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Some more battery life and let me delete NewsStand. :)

Oh, and by all means spend countless months on the other 200 things I don't use or care about.


Don't be silly, they need a selling point for iOS 7 :p
Uh... it's free.