Apple’s iOS 7 is absolutely gorgeous. It’s also a lot more versatile than iOS 6, letting you multitask and tweak settings with ease. Add in seamless file sharing with other iDevices and it’s easy to see why nearly 60 percent of users upgraded in the first week. On the other hand, many have complained of sluggish performance (especially on older devices), shorter battery life, and even seasickness from some of the new visual effects.
The beauty of iOS 7 is that Apple can roll out updates as it sees fit. In fact, the company has already issued two updates addressing various bugs. But those are just bugs. Here’s what should really be on Apple’s to-do list.
At last, iPhone and iPad users can toggle Wi-Fi, adjust brightness and more from a single menu. Just swipe up from the bottom to reveal the new Control Center. You can even control your music from this new tool. However, there’s plenty of room for improvement. Although you can easily turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and off, you still need to open the separate settings app to connect to a new network or pair a device. Apple should let users access these menus by long pressing their respective buttons, which is exactly what the Galaxy S4 lets you do.
While Apple is at it, it should allow users to customize the app shortcuts for the bottom of the screen. At least for now, you’re stuck with Flashlight, Clock, Calculator and Camera. I’d much rather have a shortcut to the Settings menu than an easy way to crunch numbers.