Friday, May 4, 2012

iOS 6 beta - what is Apple likely to give us at WWDC

Ever since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone nearly five years ago, the user interface of iOS has remained about the same. Nearly everyone can use an iPad, iPod, or iPhone without any trouble at all. If it ain't broke don't fix it, thats Apples motto. So aside from all rather drastic changes people are predicting, lets take a moment and think of what Apple is actually likely to do.
Here are the features that people have been wanting in iOS 6:
1. Siri support for all devices
While this one is possible, I don't know how likely it is. It was the main selling point for the iPhone 4S over the iPhone 4. Apple will never bring support for older devices, so that leaves the iPad 3rd generation as the only currently available option. If the iPad gets it at the WWDC with the release of iOS 6 it would be safe to assume that the iPod touch will get it also when its released in the fall.
2. Widgets for Notification Center
This is one of the more likely rumors out there. Android type widgets will never happen – thats not Apple. If you look a few years back when the iPhone was first released, it had stock apps and that was it. The following year the AppStore was released and millions of third party apps came to our devices. Similar to that, with iOS 6 apple had a few stock widgets so expecting third party widgets would not be too far fetched.
3. Facebook Integration
You would think that this one should have already happened with iOS 5, but it didn't. Facebook has about nearly 900 million active users worldwide, thats 3X the population of the United States. There is some talk of things not working at the business end of things. That is probably why we didn't see it in iOS 5 but its now nearly a year later and those are hopefully settled by now and we can enjoy native Facebook support.
4. IM Support in iMessages
This one probably isn't happening, there's no reason for it. iMessage is Apples thing, if you need an IM app there are plenty on the AppStore right now.
5. iPhone/iPod Touch Multitask Gestures
This one isn't going to happen, The screen just isn't big enough. If you have ever tried to do this on a jailbroken device you'll know that this doesn't really make things easier at all. Apple doesn't add features just because, they do it to make things better. They will never do anything that isn't more or less perfect.
6. Better native apps
This one is almost a given. Apple always improves its native apps. This year I'd like to see turn-by-turn directions in maps. I do not believe all the apps will be updated, just the ones Apple feels it could do better.
I hope that helps clear things up for you on what you can actually expect with iOS 6. Don't forget to get your UDID activated with at so you can use the iOS 6 beta!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Apple Announces WWDC 2012, June 11 – 15

Apple has officially announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set for June 11 – 15 in San Francisco. The event will take place at the Moscone Center and provide first looks at the latest iOS. Tickets for the conference went on sale April 25th for $1,599, selling out completely within two hours of availability.

“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunity for developers across the country and around the world.”

In the past, the WWDC conference has been used to announce new products and services such as the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iCloud. At last years conference iOS 5 was announced. Thousands of people rushed to get their UDID activated on websites like

This year it is expected that iOS 6 will be announced with several new features and enhancements. Here what we are expecting:

  • Facebook Integration
  • Per-contact read iMessage status
  • Automatic app updates option
  • Notification Center Widgets
 And much much more!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

iOS 6 Wish list

With iOS 5 our devices received many new features that were expected and a few that were unexpected but still useful. One thing that is on our minds now is what will Apple give us with iOS 6? If we know Apple we could probably expect some amazing new features as well as a bunch of less exciting but still needed features here and there. 

It is hard to consider iOS 6 with out taking into account the release of the iPhone 5 and maybe even the iPhone 6 for a 2012 launch, as the software features will probably collaborate with new hardware.

Things like the iPhone being on Sprint is rumored for a 2012 release so with that we should expect Sprints 4G network as well as full LTE connectivity. With this newly acquired speed Apple would have a lot to play around with as far as iCloud or anything else they have up their sleeves. 

Apple may or may not change the design from the iPhone 4 when they release the iPhone 5 but would probably do so for the iPhone 6.

FaceTime might receive a FaceLift (=P) with iOS 6. An HD FaceTime camera will probably be added with the iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation, and iPad 3rd generation to correspond with the Mac version of FaceTime. The iPad will probable get group video calls, and I would expect FaceTime to get pretty well integrated with iMessage. Who knows, with iMessage and FaceTime set up, Apple might work its way into the social network industry, it is like Apple to try to be in the cyber world as much as possible. This may or may not happen with the release of iOS 6, but I fully expect an Apple social network by iOS 7.

The new apps that Apple added will probably be tweaked as users have a chance to fully use them. Older stock apps might be improved also similarly so to what they did with the Mail app. Things like turn-by-turn directions is popular request for the maps app. A better comment system for the YouTube app is a big one too. The ability to reply to comments is needed, and if we can view videos in portrait we might as well not waste screen space and be able to see the comments.

The notification center will likely receive 3rd party widgets in either a later release of iOS 5 or iOS 6. So developers should be able to develop widgets and put them on the AppStore or maybe Apple will even make a new storefront dedicated to widgets. Another way they could integrate widgets is the way the integrated the newsstand app. A widget would appear as an icon and simple tap makes it visible but your still on your home screen.

Multitasking does its job very well but it could be better. Apps that don't support multitasking should just close and not show up when you press your home button twice. Also it would be nice to have landscape support with multitasking the way notification center does.

iOS 6 might also have Facebook integration the way it got Twitter in iOS 5, and depending on how Googles new social network Google+ goes we might get that also. In my personal opinion is that google+ is unlikely because Apple is currently "at war" with Google.

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