Is iOS 6 really a modern operating system?

Is iOS 6 really a modern operating system?

I think Apple has been focusing too much on bringing iOS features to Mac OS X rather than advancing iOS to evolve into a very smart mobile operating system. I know they have the resources to do both.

I’ve had the opportunity to play around with certain versions of the Android OS. I definitely don’t have a full grasp of it, but I like it. There are even mobile operating systems that predate smartphones which can do simple tasks that iOS can’t (without jailbreaking).

Here are some features Apple needs to bring to iOS in order to bring it up to speed:

  • The ability to set a time the device turns ON and OFF.
  • The ability for the alarm clock to turn the phone ON. (I used to turn my Nokia 6280 phone OFF at night and it would turn on with the alarm in the morning. Great feature.)
  • The option to turn Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G, etc. ON/OFF via the Notifications drop-down menu.
  • A home screen with widgets. (This could be thought of as copying Android and/or Windows Phone 8, but I’m sure Apple could add their own flavour to it.)
  • Swype. (And other soft keyboards.) Seriously.
  • More inter-app capabilities; if I copy text/image/link then any appropriate app (e.g., Clipboard) should be able listen to that copy command and save it appropriately (i.e., I never open the Clipboard app)

 

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