It hasn’t even been a year since iOS 5 was introduced to the public, and yet Apple iPhone owners (ourselves included) are already day dreaming about iOS 6. The truth is, even though iOS 5 brought a lot of new features to the iPhone and other iOS devices, there’s still a lot of things that could be introduced in iOS 6 for the iPhone 5. We’ll be looking at just a few of these features here–and we invite you to share any features you’re hoping to see, as well.
The first iOS 6 feature we expect to see is better Facebook and Twitter sharing capabilities. iOS 5 gave us the ability to share photos from within the iOS gallery to Twitter and as well as a few other features, but many iOS owners were hoping for the ability to share these same photos with Facebook. We were also hoping that Siri could assist us by sending Tweets and Status Updates. These are things that could be easily implemented in iOS 6–and they would be well-received by iPhone 5 users, too. So we expect iOS 6 to have better Facebook and Twitter functionality.
Another iOS 6 feature we expect to see is the addition (finally!) of turn-by-turn navigation. Pick up any Android phone and you’ll see that the feature comes standard. It’s something us iPhone owners have wanted for a long time, and it’s something that Apple is likely to bring to iOS 6 on the iPhone 5. The only question is who Apple will partner with to bring out turn-by-turn navigation that is both accurate and easy to use. Our bets are on Google or MapQuest at this point.
The third iOS 6 feature we expect to see is the ability to truly stream music through iTunes. iOS 5 introduced us to iTunes Match, a service that allows users to easily backup their songs through iCloud. Only problem is, this is not a true backup and then stream from the cloud to the iPhone situation, like Google Music is for Android phones. We think Apple will remedy this with their own iOS 6 iPhone 5 music streaming service. A good name for it: iCloud Music.
One other iOS 6 feature we’d like to see is the addition of an even better built-in camera editing app. The one that iOS 5 came with is fairly good, but it’s not as good as the built-in one on many Android phones. Apple could partner with a really good photo editing software company to build a really kick butt photo editor for the iOS 6 iPhone 5.
What iOS 6 iPhone 5 features would you like to see? Share your suggestions with us below and we’ll feature them in an upcoming article.