Ultimate iOS 6 features wish list before WWDC
With Apple’s WWDC 2012 beginning on June 11 there are only a few more days to speculate about we want to see within iOS 6. We say only a few more days, as we’re pretty sure that we’ll be hearing much more about iOS 6 at the event, hopefully a preview and also a possible release just around the corner. With that in mind we’ve put together an ultimate iOS 6 wish list.
We’re not so hopeful about iPhone 5 news just yet though as the focus of WWDC does seem to be about software rather than hardware. By this time next week we reckon we’ll have heard the lowdown on iOS 6 and we’ll be able to see which of the following ideas have come to fruition. We’ve put together our list with help from our previous articles and also some selected suggestions in posts from BGR and Wired for inspiration. We think many of the following will be included in iOS 6 though we’ve thrown in the odd curveball to consider.
We’ll start off with three of the aspects that have been pretty well rumored and we’d be surprised if they don’t feature. The new Map app for iOS 6 with 3D mapping has been pretty well documented and so we think this is a done deal at the expense of Google Maps and also Siri for iPad looks very likely along with more Siri functionality. For example Siri could be used for posting social network updates and could be expanded for interaction with third-party apps and also offer more advanced tasks. As well as this we recently told of Facebook integration for iOS 6, although we think this will be pretty basic to begin with.
Other ideas include location-based profiles and actions although this seems less likely. It would be neat though if your phone could customize different settings automatically depending on where you are and also turn off notification sounds in certain locations. Improved multitasking looks likely as well as a new user interface and we think that widgets in the notification center have been a long time coming.
Another option that would be received well we believe, is automatic app updates. Many would appreciate this even if it required a connection to Wi-Fi or being plugged in to a power source to take place. Other inclusions in iOS 6 could be a revamp of current built-in Apple apps such as iTunes and Calendar and also the ability to remove them from the home screen if desired. Another addition could be improved email, possibly with a default for each account or multiple signatures and also the ability to add photos and files directly from the Mail app. Other app improvements could be live dynamic app icons and inter-app communication enabling apps to share data with each other.
Other iOS 6 additions could make more use of the lock screen and there could be new multitouch gestures such as two-finger tapping or swiping to bring up the multitasking bar for example. There could also be AirPlay 1080p mirroring and we also feel that there could be improvements to iCloud with such benefits as iCloud tabs to enable users to open tabs on their iOS browsers that they have open on their desktop browsers. An iCloud keychain also sounds like a good idea to sync iOS devices and Macs.
There are a huge number of ideas then, of things we’d like to see come to iOS 6, some things more functional than others and some more likely to feature than others and now we’d like to hear from readers about what you want to see fulfilled with iOS 6. Are there any additions you have on your iOS 6 wish list that we haven’t already mentioned? Do you think any of the features above are more vital than others and important for your own requirements? Let us know by sending us your comments.