Yes, this post is insanely early, considering iOS 6 has just been released to the public. But, as many new features that it has, it’s getting kind of stale, like a bag of bread that has been left open for 2-3 days. Sure, iOS is a nice, solid operating system, I will admit, but there are some things that it’s lacking that I’m sure iOS users from 2007-2008, such as myself, would enjoy seeing.
Yes, we have the option to change our background on our Lockscreen and Homescreen, but that’s pretty much it, unless you Jailbreak to install Winterboard or Dreamboard. I would like to see even the ability to change small aspects of the OS, such as changing the icons, changing the color of the statusbar icons, messaging bubbles in the Messages app, different skins for the music player, and I could go on.
This has been something I have been after for a while. I mean, I would even settle for a live icon tile, such as Messages listing who texted you, Facebook for iOS telling you “New Message from -name here-” and small things like that. But, wouldn’t it be cool for Apple to finally jump on the Widget bandwagon? Android has been doing it for a while (Don’t get me wrong, I love both Android and Apple, I’m loyal to both), and it would be exciting to see even a Notification Center widget for, let’s use an example, Facebook. Where you can comment on a status, see a small live feed of recent statuses with your friends or a select group of people, and reply to messages, all within the Notification Center, or even a standalone widget. Granted, there are some functionalities like this with Jailbreaking, but it would be nice to see it in the stock OS with no modifications needed.
Third: More User Control
I would love to see more user control over the device itself. For example, there is a system browser available for jailbroken users called iFile. It lets you browse the filesystem and let you edit and delete files, as well as create new ones within the filesystem. It would be nice for a functionality to be added to iOS, as in a small folder on your device that you can add documents, pictures, and other important files that you can immediately push them to places like Dropbox, Google, etc.
In conclusion, this is what I would like to see in Apple’s next major software update, because sure iOS 6 was a “Major” update, but it really should be like an iOS 5.2 or like 5.5. So, leave a comment on what you would like to see in the next iOS major upgrade! 🙂