Monday, May 20, 2013

iOS 7: What it needs, and what it won't be getting

CNET - The next major update of Apple's iOS software is almost upon us! But which features does Apple's grid-based operating system desperately need to add, and which ones will Tim Cook and pals probably ignore completely?

That's what we're asking in this video, so hit play on the clip above as we rattle through the apps and tweaks that we want to see in iOS 7, as well as the things we probably won't. A fresh, "flat" redesign? How about some kind of "kids" mode' to stop pesky kids spending your cash on virtual in-game currency?

Furthermore, we'd love the power to change iOS' default apps, so you never need to open Apple Maps again -- but is that really likely to happen, or is it just wishful thinking on behalf of cartographically confounded smartphone owners everywhere? How about a proper file system? Plausible? Or will Apple refuse to give up the control it has over how you store and access your stuff?

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