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    Default iOS 8 ??

    Soooo iOS 8 is probably just over a month away... What is your wish list?

    Watch Utility appears on another iOS 8 leak while FaceTime goes down for iOS 6 users

    These are interesting... Not sure if fake or not, but the one thats in Safari, I reckon (if real) is a 4.7 inch screen, as the current 4inch screen can not fit that much in.

    Not sure what this Tips thing is... a help guide??

    Also not sure why'd they would bring over text edit or preview? Though its interesting, because both text edit and priview save in the cloud for seemingly no reason (other than moving between macs)

    My wish list:

    -Up next in music (I loveeee up next on iTunes and use it all the time)
    -Improve battery life
    -Better performance
    -Improved Maps
    -Calculator in iPad already!!
    -Quick reply notifications
    -Better selective backup system
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    I'm really looking forward to iOS 8 because no doubt they're refining some of the things that aren't so great about iOS 7. I just pray that it will work on my ageing iPhone 4S!

    My wish list:
    • Quick reply notifications
    • The ability to set at least some default apps like mail and browser
    • Better iCloud sync performance between iOS and OSX
    • A better Siri for Australia


    I'm also hoping the new phone will do something about payment solutions like paypass so hopefully that's built into iOS 8 as well.

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    The better Siri for Australia should sound like Scarlet Johannsen. Just don't tell Mrs Entropy.
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    If Siri is going to sound like Scarlett I vote Siri should respond in video (don't tell Mrs OzRacing) :-)
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    Siri to freaking understand Australian accent ..
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    Hahahha great ideas guys


    More ideas: :P

    - Airplay to multiple speakers on iOS devices
    - Airplay to be moved back to the individual Apps
    - Guest account
    - Tweet and FB from Notifications centre
    - Proper Notifications centre weather
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeley View Post
    I'm really looking forward to iOS 8 because no doubt they're refining some of the things that aren't so great about iOS 7. I just pray that it will work on my ageing iPhone 4S!

    My wish list:
    • Quick reply notifications
    • The ability to set at least some default apps like mail and browser
    • Better iCloud sync performance between iOS and OSX
    • A better Siri for Australia


    I'm also hoping the new phone will do something about payment solutions like paypass so hopefully that's built into iOS 8 as well.
    I suspect our 4S phones will be left out next time. Its part of the reason I'm saving for an upgrade

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    The 4S will run it, I'm pretty sure... They seem to run ios 7 very very well, and both the 3GS and 4 got 3 major updates. My hope however is the iPad 2 gets it. I do wonder if this is a tweak upgrade, thus not much is actually added to make it more demanding, if the 4 will get another limited release, considering 7.1 increased speed on it, plus they still sell the 4 brand new in India and possibly other countries ( if I recall correctly). I doubt it but it would be cool!
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    Another thing I want - the ability to mute or leave group chats in messages

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    Very good suggestion. I want better do not disturb control - like geofencing.
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    What we should have got with Control Center the first time, a toggle for Cellular Data.

    And do something, anything with Passbook. I am sick and tired of needing cards and tickets for everything, but many companies haven't heard of Passbook or the equivalents for Android and Windows.

    Also, improve the look of Messages. How that ever passed QA I'll never know. So white text in green bubbles on a white background is easy to read is it?
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    They need an option that reduces the white. TBH I don't mind it but I know a lot of people do and it must take a toll on battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldmacs View Post
    They need an option that reduces the white. TBH I don't mind it but I know a lot of people do and it must take a toll on battery.
    Is the Reduce White Point under Settings>General>Accessibility>Increase Contrast what you're after? Or is it an option to change the colour scheme in parts of iOS?
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    the whole colour scheme - its just too white for some people and strains their eyes. In addition to that displaying white I believe uses more battery than displaying darker colours?
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    If I'm not mistaken, the use of dark colours on LCDs actually consume more power, and especially since the backlight is on either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldmacs View Post
    the whole colour scheme - its just too white for some people and strains their eyes. In addition to that displaying white I believe uses more battery than displaying darker colours?
    The "displaying white using more battery" might be true for AMOLED display tech, but seeing as iPhones have always used LCD displays, it's not a factor here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence250 View Post
    Is the Reduce White Point under Settings>General>Accessibility>Increase Contrast what you're after? Or is it an option to change the colour scheme in parts of iOS?
    To my eye, none of the options under Accessibility seemed to change the look of the Messages screen. If anything is too difficult to read, usually green SMS rather than blue iMessage, I triple-click Home to invert colours. Much easier to read.
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    I agree, especially since the gradient of the text 'bubbles' seems to get lighter as they appear toward the top of the screen.

    I just wonder what OS X 10.10 (what a mouthful) will look like with the rumoured re-design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyling View Post
    The "displaying white using more battery" might be true for AMOLED display tech, but seeing as iPhones have always used LCD displays, it's not a factor here.

    Wops, I stand corrected, I just assumed it was the same for all screens :P
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