iPhone 6 & iOS 7: When Apple Gets Its Magic Back (Prediction)

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Next year could be the year when the iPhone returns to the top of the smartphone pile without any air of doubt – as the rumours about the iPhone 6 and iOS 7 are starting up already.

iPhone 6 & iOS 7: when the magic returns?

Some people, though, are saying this won’t happen, because it doesn’t need to – what’s the point of fixing something that isn’t broken? iOS 6 does have the same look as the iOS versions before it, though, and so do the phones, for that matter. The iPhone 5 didn’t depart much from the 4 and the 4S, so we need a big jump in form now.

No-one’s confirmed that Apple’s working on a new OS, but with Jony Ive leading the software team, there’s bound to be some trickery afoot. A new OS may well give us all those features that we’ve been dying to see for ages.

So, what new goodies could be coming to iOS? PhoneDog has some ideas – the iPhone 6 could feature animated icons that could give the user dynamic information. This info could pop up when the icon is touched, giving iOS 7 a whole new look that would set it apart from all the other OSs out there.

Apple likes to combine software platforms and these new features in its OS would be awesome. The company might want to think about making its new operating system work like Mac OS X does on desktop computers, though. A scrollable widget on the homepage and a Twitter client would be most handy. These apps could also have iCloud sync support, as we already see this with other Apple apps.

Some say this’ll be an Android rip-off, but Apple would change it about a bit to make it pure Cupertino!

So, an iPhone 6 gives us something to look forward to as the WWDC approaches next summer.

Apple might want to use the same naming system it used for the new iPad, which was called “The New iPad”. Do we need the iPhone 5S, or the iPhone 5XYZ123? The New iPhone would suit it nicely, especially if we see a new form factor.

Hardcore Apple fans might not want to ring these changes, but they have to accept that life and tech moves on fast now, and that they need to change or fall behind. The new screen size on the iPhone 5 went down well, so Apple purists can adapt here and there. Of course iOS 6 is a mighty fine OS, but it can always be made even better.

Apple has in the past told its fans why they don’t need NFC, wireless charging, big batteries and external storage, but 2013 might see the company listening to requests rather than issuing statements. These features are wanted by fans, so Apple should just get with the programme now. If these new features don’t go down too well, users will just ignore them. One thing’s for certain, it’s not the cost of these features that’s holding Apple back…’s always had glowingly healthy profit margins.

I’d like to see a revamped iOS 7 and a radically new iPhone body. Apple needs to look at how the competition is changing and evolving – as well as how quickly this is all happening. The company really needs to pull out all the stops if it wants to return to the iconic status it had in 2007 when it launched the first iPhone.

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