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With iPhone sales still doing a roaring trade, the user satisfaction scores that Apple are so proud of are starting to tick down as iOS 6.0 takes hold. You don’t need a map to figure out why, but what could it mean for iOS 7?
The Surge Continues
Now the launch fuss has died down, sales of Apple’s iPhone 5 are continuing around the world with new markets about to come on-stream this week. While the phone may be setting sales records, the operating system that runs it, iOS 6.0 is going down in users’ estimations.
A survey by On Device Research of around 16,000 users shows they are a little less satisfied with iOS 6 than the previous version. While this isn’t dramatic news, it could mean that the OS has peaked in usefulness in the eyes of users, or is just becoming boring. For Apple, now could be the time to do something dramatic about it, to make the next model of iPhone and iPad (the one after the mini) more appealing.
While the OS itself is a fairly mild upgrade on the surface, with Facebook integration the highpoint for many users, it is likely the Maps application is the cause of the lagging scores. While some users say it is faster and snappier than its Google-powered predecessor, all those issues with names and misplaced locations will cause a fair amount of negative feedback.
Other negatives include some developers feeling snubbed by the look of the new App Store, bookmarks vanishing from Safari and other complaints. Your mileage may vary depending on your device and the services you use when upgrading.
Google To Find the Right Map?
Google has said itself that it is working on a replacement Map application for its own service on the iPhone but that it won’t be ready for some time, possibly a couple of months or longer. In the meantime, the likes of Garmin and TomTom (who’s own app doesn’t make the same mistakes) are promoting theirs heavily in light of Apple’s woes.
While Apple’s app has integrated turn-by-turn navigation, voiced by Siri, it might be worth checking the route before you set off. No one really seems to missing Apple’s own YouTube app which is easily replaced by Google’s own and the other changes in iOS 6.0 seem to have met with a largely positive response.
So, while Apple doesn’t drastically need a radical overhaul for iOS 7.0, we’d like to think that they are working on something to bring new life to the nearly six-year old operating system. A new look would be welcome to utilise the power of the new processors and retina display, while greater customization is something many users ask for.
If Microsoft can put lots of useful information front and center in Windows Phone 8, can Apple really afford to ignore the stupidity of a weather icon that doesn’t show the weather, a clock that doesn’t show the time and so on. What would you like to see in iOS 7.0 that would put it in a more positive light?
Apple iPhone 5 release date has been the hottest topic to discuss since last summer. The Cupertino, California based company was to release new iPhone in summer last year as per the usual iPhone release trend but this time they decided to let people wait 15 months instead of 12 for the new iPhone come in the market. Also the iPhone which was announced during the conference on 14th Oct 2011 was iPhone 4S not iPhone 5. This was the great disappointment to the gadget lovers.Apple iPhone enthusiasts were expecting to hear announcement of iPhone 5 during the conference but their faces seen upset when Apple announced iPhone 4S instead of iPhone 5.
The rumors were floating at various technology websites on the release of iPhone 5 but the ultimate product was something different! iPhone 4S. This time again rumors are spreading on the release date of iPhone 5 but we cant say anything till this adorable device actually comes in the market.As a human nature people cant stop talking about likely release date of iPhone 5. According to the famous Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple will now follow the new trend and loveable device iPhone 5 will be launched in sep/oct of this year.
This Japanese blog provided legitimate information previously, so if we go by that, there is good chance that iPhone 5 will be released during fall this year.But other technology blog says that Apple will release iPhone 5 in the World Wide Development Conference (WWDC) which will be held during the month of June. But if we think from different point of view, Apple would not announce iPhone 5 so early while they are still selling millions of pieces of iPhone 4S each month. Apple would not like to lower down the sale of iPhone 4S which is still a hot product in the market.Bookmark this article to get time to time updates on iPhone 5 release date.
Updated on: 10 April 2012
Yet another news comes on iPhone 5 release date from the HR head of Foxconn . He said the possibilities of iPhone 5 release in June this year are quite high. It is known to the entire world that Foxconn has good business… read more
Updated on: 18 June 2012
The worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) started and finished without announcement of the most awaited next generation iPhone, i.e. iPhone 5 (or new iPhone, latest iPhone whatever it will be named as) leaving….read more
With the iPhone 5 becoming the most speculated and eagerly awaited device in the pipeline, a lot of technology crazy people are sitting on tenterhooks, whiling away their time wondering about the new surprises Apple will be offering with the new gadget. The gizmo freaks have begun listing down a range of new features that the iPhone is most likely to have which is going be ground breaking once released.
The desperately awaited features listed are the following:
An enhanced processor A5. The iPhone 5 will definitely have an extra edge over the older versions with a new advanced dual core processor chip which is the same as that of the iPad 2.
The next most awaited feature in the iPhone 5 is the iCloud service. The iCloud service is crucial to be able to sync the iPhone 5 with any desired media file without having to store it in the phones memory.
The brand new user interface, iOS 5.0 which was introduced in the WWDC 2011, is most likely to make its presence visible in the iPhone 5.
iMessage is another new feature in this category which might be available in the iPhone 5 which will allow easy communication between iPod, iPad and iPhone users.
The newest iPhone version is bound to undergo a storage capacity hike. With the steady need for space to store digital media, it will not be a surprise if iPhone 5 comes loaded with 64GB storage space.
Finally, to top it off, the 5MP camera in the iPhone 4 may give way to a better resolution of at least 8 MP in the iPhone 5. To competitors t bay it may even go an inch further to ensure 1080p HD video recording facility.