We can safely say that iOS 7 will be unveiled sometime in June during WWDC 2013, but a release date is not expected until several months later. Having been an iOS user since the start when it was known as iPhone OS I’m the first to say that the software has always failed to deliver some simple features that one would expect.
iOS 6 has some of the best features we have seen from the platform, yet it has been the one with the most issues as well. The new version promised so much with its new Apple Maps and improved Siri features, but it has failed to deliver on so many levels.
Some of the wanted features for the next version are all well and good, but some are never going to make it, while others are things that we should expect because Android users are already enjoying such features. No doubt you have heard the Apple faithful saying if you want those features then make the switch to Android, and I can say I have come close, but always feel as though this would be a wrong move.
While we have already looked at some features that would make iOS 7 truly special, we now thought we would look at some of the more practical features. The auto brightness is something that needs to be resolved, as this would go a long way to help prolong the battery, which we know has been a huge issue for iOS 6.
We’d also like to see the Photo app given a makeover and give you far more control over your saved images, along with the ability to edit this more than you currently can. How many times have you wondered when or where a photo was taking when you click on it?
Surely it’s about time that Apple gave us the capability to quickly access WiFi, Bluetooth and Airplane mode from the home screen instead of having to go into settings, where they are in different sections?
Apple Maps and Siri are certain to see updates in iOS 7, which as you would imagine is far more likely to happen than Apple making their mobile OS more open, which some rumors have suggested. While it is a nice thought of having more control over your iOS, we would hate to worry about far more security issues like Android users face on a daily basis.
Don’t get me wrong, I admire many of the features Android has and feel that iOS lags behind in several areas, but I also like the knowledge that my phone will not get any kind of malware.