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After several months of rumors and speculations, we will finally get the first glimpse of iOS 7, the next generation mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad at the WWDC 2013 Keynote that kicks off at 10:00 am PT on Monday, June 10.
Every year Apple adds new features that have been inspired by jailbreak apps or tweaks, so we take a look at the jailbreak inspired features we hope Apple will include in iOS 7.
1. Quick Settings
A feature inspired by SBSettings and Notification Center based tweaks like NCSettings that give you quick access to Settings toggles from anywhere in the iOS.
It has been widely rumored that iOS 7 will feature a fresh new look with a very, very flat interface.
However, well-connected Apple blogger – John Gruber of Daring Fireball notes that one of his sources has told him that all the leaks regarding iOS 7 are wrong.
I know almost absolutely nothing. I don’t think I’ve been this ignorant of what’s coming, software-wise, for a keynote since the iPhone 1 back in 2007. Which is great…I’m super excited. [...]
At the D11 conference last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company plans to open up a “lot more” on the API front in the future, referring to iOS 7′s unveiling at WWDC.
This has naturally got everyone’s hopes up, including TouchKey, the makers of popular Android keyboard SwiftKey.
Speaking to AllThingsD, TouchKey marketing chief said:
“It’s great they are thinking in that way. That’s very different from the message we would have gotten a year ago. The most obvious API for them to open is the keyboard, because it is the greatest weakness. The keyboard is the thing that needs work more than anything on that platform. If and when the keyboard is liberalized, we would jump on it with the greatest speed we could bring to the table.”
Does your dad — or do you — have a fascination with the weather?
Is he always checking his iPad for local weather conditions, sending precipitation reports to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, or obsessively watching storm chaser videos on the Weather Channel app? If that’s the case, or if you’d just like to win something really cool for Father’s Day, then we have the giveaway for you. TUAW and Netatmo are giving away a Netatmo Weather Station valued at $179.
As featured in our review from last year, the Netatmo Weather Station includes both outdoor and indoor air quality sensors and also tracks temperature, humidity, and noise levels, all of which is available with a glance at your iPhone or iPad.
Waterfield Designs makes some of the nicest computer, tablet, and smartphone accessories out there, and by nice I mean customizable, good-looking, and durable. I’ve had a Waterfield Designs iPad Travel Express bag for about three years now, dragged it all over the world, and it still looks like it did when it was brand new. Well, that same durable design is now showing up in your pocket with the delightful Finn Wallet (US$29), which can be used either as a wallet (duh!) or to house a naked iPhone. Let’s take a look!