iOS 6 originality vs. app/jailbreak options

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The moment iOS 5 got released some users started to look towards the next updates, and what was missing from the current software on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Now that we’re a few months on, the focus has turned towards iOS 6 and some users want a little more originality when it’s released next year.

We’ve heard Android users continually complain that iOS is late to the game with many of its features, although the software on the iPhone alone stacks up pretty well against Androids army of devices. We’d have to agree with some of our readers that have commented on apps that can be downloaded to do tasks people are wishing for in iOS 6, which are free in many cases.

Are you happy to download apps for many features not in iOS 5, or do you want to see some of these features built-in iOS 6 when it’s launched, which could be revealed at WWDC 2012? While Apple has to be selective of the features it builds into iOS 6, you can count on much better integration when they’re installed with the iOS, so with that in mind some innovative apps could contain features that are perfect for iOS 6.

You can see a video below that was uploaded to YouTube back in July, it has had around 13,000 views and a number of comments, which most of the feedback agrees with the simple ideas wished for iOS 6, although it’s interesting that some people point to an iPhone jailbreak for certain features, and call people “lazy” for not jailbreaking their devices. This seems a strange line of thought considering the risks some users feel jailbreaking puts their devices under, where do you stand on getting features not in iOS 5 by jailbreaking?

The fact is Apple cannot make everyone happy, so if they listen carefully to their users, it’s hoped they would develop features most users want in iOS 6. We’d love to see a little more originality, although every user will want certain apps as standard features in the next iOS, which are different to other people, so feel free to share yours.

Here are a few ideas for iOS 6 improvements – do you have a wishlist? Facebook integration, upside-down support and improved landscape integration, rich text editing as standard, a better music equalizer, Facetime 3G support when you got great signal, an improved maps app is likely with Apple buying related companies, an improved YouTube app and AirDrop integration. We heard about the possibility of 3D maps for a future iOS in an earlier article.

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  • S. Jacob Voronine

    your music is to loud 

  • Drdave

    iOS6 needs to include a swiping app like Shapewriter. The biggest pain on the iPhone 4 is the keyboard. Much time is wasted making corrections.  Before the iPhone 4, I had an Eris. The best thing about th Eris was Shapewriter – it saved a lot of time. Unfortunately, the day after I got the iPhone 4, Apple pulled Shapewriter from the App collection. Weird. Havign a swiping app (Swupe It was ok, too) would give us a welcome  alternative to the frustrating iPhone 4 keyboard.