4 Features Users are Dying for in Apple Inc. (AAPL) iOS 8

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) developers have begun the processes of building the next version of the iOS operating system – iOS8. and as with each version build, the temptation to create a bucket list of features, which users are eagerly awaiting, has to be indulged. Let us take our shot and presenting four things that current iOS 7 users are clamoring for in the new iteration.


Wish No. 1

The most awaited feature, especially for the socially connected via tje SMS community, is a single Messaging App, which will allow users to switch between all of the popular ‘talking’ platforms iMessage, Jabber, Twitter, and  more.

Wish No. 2

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), while building the eighth iteration for iPads, iPhones and iPods should also include a conference call feature on FaceTime, an earlier feature on iChat.

Wish No. 3

Imagine the convenience of being able to reply from the notification box itself. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) should read up this list, surely. A feature which allows for quick texting on the notification box itself – say setting the alarm or placing a calendar update  – would be wonderful.

Currently, clicking on the notification leads one away from the window into the app-window. Returning to the original window is a big bother and becomes a bother, especially on mobile screens. Texting via the notification bar would save many a harried soul.

Wish No. 4

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) does have some great features on the OS X Mavericks version. Moving Siri to offline use would greatly improve the user experience as well as increase the level of engagement on the voice assistant.

Currently, Siri can be accessed only with an Internet connection. What happens when your location does not have good connectivity? Considering the fact that there is increased dependence on Siri, this does prove to be a limitation.

On the other hand, Mavericks already offers users a ‘enhanced dictation’ feature.

A download of about 800MB would move the working of the voice assistant natively. It would cease to be a cloud-based service but yet take all your voice commands, requests and provide answers, data, location, even as you are offline.

This is truly a feature that the student community would greatly desire as would many others, for whom Siri is part of the daily routine.

While these are some of the top in-demand features for iOS8, the expectation from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is also high. Will it disappoint and simply slap-on iterations to existing features or offer more productivity and performance features.  This will be a question that will be answered soon.

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