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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

While people are whinging about product prices in Australia, I thought lets get back to the main point of these forums which is to discuss Apple related stuff.

With WWDC just over 5 weeks away, what are people hoping for in iOS 6? What's on your wish list?

I'm hoping for a more useful home screen which means widgets! The home screen hasn't changed since the iPhone was released in 2007.

How about a customisable lock screen.

Safari with tabs on the iPhone

Automatic App Store upgrades

Chomp integrated into the App store for easier App searching.

I would also like the ability to change settings such as turning bluetooth on/off, airplane mode etc by swiping somewhere on the home screen, instead of having to drill down into settings.


And on a hardware front, I want the home button gone, eradicated, unless they come up with a solution that makes it last longer than 1.5 years before it starts playing up.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:26 PM

All I want is Siri to work like its advertised, nothing more nothing less.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:41 PM

Siri works perfectly for me when I try to make a call, right up until I'm asked 'Home or Mobile?' I don't have a speech impediment and yet I can never get Siri to cotton on to the fact I am saying, "Home" (or even "Mobile"). I mean, it's a 50/50 proposition. If you don't know what I'm saying Siri, just take a (I said a bad word) stab at it.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

All good suggestions. I'm looking forward to iCloud properly integrated with OS X. I expect that will be launched before the end of July (when they close iWork.com). I'd also like to be able to export iWork for iOS documents to other apps!
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:38 PM

try an American accent perhaps!



View PostDylstra, on 03 May 2012 - 08:41 PM, said:

Siri works perfectly for me when I try to make a call, right up until I'm asked 'Home or Mobile?' I don't have a speech impediment and yet I can never get Siri to cotton on to the fact I am saying, "Home" (or even "Mobile"). I mean, it's a 50/50 proposition. If you don't know what I'm saying Siri, just take a (I said a bad word) stab at it.

If you don't ask, there will be no answer!
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

Also true multitasking... Or at least be able to swipe the iPhone screen to get to previously opened Apps like on the iPad.

None of the home button rubbish.

Did I mention I despise the home button.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

Ok, I want the new android feature, if you get a phone call and miss it, and the screen goes black before you notice (and they don't leave a message) the minute you pick up the phone the proximity sensor lights the phone up to show you the missed call, and naturally if there is no missed calls, the screen stays asleep.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:42 PM

As long as iOS 6 is same price here as it is in the US I promise I won't complain.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:49 PM

What free :P. lol
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

Ha ha Jamie.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:16 AM

I would like to see Widgets that can be placed on a customisable lock screen in the same way as Android has now. In some ways Apple has been playing catch up with Android in some features eg. notifications and the "pull down" notification list from home screen.


The iPhone wins hands down is usablitity but it would be nice to have the customisability that Android already enjoys.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

I agree with you Jamie D.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

View PostKen Gracey, on 04 May 2012 - 08:08 PM, said:

Ok, I want the new android feature, if you get a phone call and miss it, and the screen goes black before you notice (and they don't leave a message) the minute you pick up the phone the proximity sensor lights the phone up to show you the missed call, and naturally if there is no missed calls, the screen stays asleep.


Another nice feature in the software that the Samsung S3 is running is that if you have a contact open on screen and you raise the phone to your ear it will automatically dial that contact.
That's the sort of wow or cool factor that has simply been lacking in iOS recently there has been nothing really groundbreaking for a while. Ok Siri is kind of cool and a minor wow but from what I hear and see its just not that reliable.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

Wow I missed that one Jamie, that's another neat feature that apple has missed.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:25 PM

More features of the new Android version on the S3: (from http://gizmodo.com/5...android-emperor)

Android Tweaks
As mentioned before, Samsung's overhauled ICS with some nifty new tricks. These include:

  • Smart Stay, which uses the forward-facing camera to determine if you're looking at the phone. You can set time intervals from as little as 15 seconds, which result in a small flashing eye logo in the Android notification bar. If it recognises that your eyes aren't focused on the phone anymore, the screen dims.
  • Direct Call, which will auto-dial a contact if you have their contact details or a message open. By moving the phone to your ear, the proximity sensor; accelerometer and gyroscope all kick into use, and automatically dial the contact's number.
  • Smart Alert, which will make the phone vibrate in your hand and flash an LED if you pick the phone up after a missed call.
  • S Voice, which is a Siri-like voice recognition feature, that you can use to enquire about the weather; take a photo ("Hi Galaxy, please take a photo" to open the camera app, or "cheese" to snap it), and other tasks such as locking the phone, or controlling music. Each demand can be configured by the user.
  • Social Tag, which links photos of friends in your photo gallery to their Facebook or Google+ accounts, using facial recognition.
  • S Beam, which pairs other Galaxy S III phones (and only them, for now) via NFC, shares photos, videos, files or even albums of media over Wi-Fi. If your friend's S III doesn't have Wi-Fi enabled, S Beam will automatically turn that user's Wi-Fi on, and then off.
  • AllShare Cast, which pairs to TVs, laptops or tablets over Wi-Fi, mirroring whatever's on the S III. You can also use the S III as a game controller.
  • PopUp Play, which will literally pop a video out of its player, rendering it in a small thumbnail so you can continue watching while surfing the web or doing other functions on the phone. The thumbnail is movable around the display, even if it's pretty small.

I believe that there are some very smart features here that Apple could learn from and may, in fact, prompt them to make some of their own. We need to get the WOW factor back in to iOS.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:09 AM

There are some cool features on Android that Apple could learn from, but some of them aren't practical and can confuse a user. Apple are after simplicity and ease of use.

The Pop up movie feature is really not practical. Why would you want to continue watching a video while you're browsing the web on such a small screen. You'll be constantly moving the video out of the way to read the website you're surfing. And really you can only concentrate on one thing at a time.

Otherwise, yes, Apple needs to bring the wow factor back to iOS.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:02 PM

a pop up movie window on a smart phone? thats just plain stupid
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:59 PM

I hear they include a free magnifying glass with every phone :mosking:
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:08 AM

TNice one X
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