iOS 7 features & ideas to break Android tradition
Apple is all set to announce its new operating system soon, hopefully in June at WWDC 2013. What can they do to be different from what we already have?
A great start for Apple and its iOS 7 is stepping away from copying Android and all the pointless built in apps we already have. Siri needs some pure magic to make it believable, there is definitely no point to the voice recorder and the calendar and Apple Maps revamp is very much needed. Many Android users say that Apple copies its ideas, and there are many iPhone users that do not agree with this.
When we look at previous iOS releases we can comfortably say Apple is not innovative, in some cases they just copy Android and then build on that idea to make it better, but what we need is something we have not seen before.
Yesterday we showed you a YouTube video courtesy of Ran Avni showing off the new iOS 7 and its multitasking brilliance, but this is nothing special. One commenter on that article said “A close all apps button eh? You mean like android has had for a while? Good to see Apple is keeping up its tradition of using pre-existing ideas from other companies and claim they came up with a new ‘innovative’ idea.”
Apple needs something special, and we do not mean just the way the new operating system will look, we also talked about the upcoming iOS 7 looking flat where all skeuomorphism will be removed. Yes the redesign is important but new features are needed, Apple cannot add the Android features such as Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll, Air gestures etc because this has already been done on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
iOS 7 Ideas
Voice recognition that only recognises your voice, we could say name our smartphone “iPhone Mark”, and when we shout this name out the iPhone responds with “Yes Mark”. How about talking to the iPhone with its new iOS 7 by saying “iPhone Mark, open Candy Crush App on Apple TV,” now there is a thought.
Siri cannot understand you at the best of times, so how about ‘Textual Siri’, we could type in a question rather than having pointless chats with endless amounts of crappy results.
How about iOS 7 on the next iPhone alerting us with the Siri voice when the battery is dying “Hey Mark, please charge me now or I will be no use to you.”
iPhone users can merge calls with other contacts so how about having this feature within Facetime, it would be great if we could Facetime more than one person at a time.
The list is endless and we could sit here all day pumping out ideas, ok some of them may sound stupid but that is what iOS 7 needs. Apple, please be different to Android, bring us something that is new, special and most importantly innovative.
What ideas can you come up for the new iOS 7?