I had an iPhone 4 for just short of 2 years. It was a great phone. It worked well, it looked amazing and I enjoyed owning and using it.
When I dropped it last year (and smashed the glass), I had a good think about replacing it with another Apple, or something else.
Being the geek I am, I couldn't move past the fact that Android had come so far since I purchased my iPhone 4 and so I opted for the newly released S3. Now the S3 has been a great phone too. I love some of the things Android offers that iOS simply can't do. Widgets and proper SIP clients being the primary ones.
But my S3 feels cheap and plasticy by comparison, and the iPhone 4 has a notice better screen and I honestly think the 5MP camera on the iPhone took a better photo than the 8MP camera on my S3.
Apple make some beautiful hardware, but their software has become years behind. So what will we see in iOS 7?
Can we expect Android style widgets or Windows phone style tiles? Can we expect proper VoIP integration, or ability to select default apps that differ from what Apple sets?
Or do we think we will see more of the same from Apple, where they keep tight control over as much as they can, in order to keep you locked into their platform?
2010 was a big year for Apple in my eyes - the iPhone 4 was a hugely innovative phone. The 4S and 5 left me with pretty underwhelmed - and iOS has been pretty unexciting all the way along.
I don't think we will see any revolutionary hardware from Apple this year, but I think there is potential for iOS 7 to make a big splash (If done right). And I could be coerced back....
So - what are your predictions for iOS 7?