iOS 7 rumored to include Flickr and Vimeo integrationAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
To date, most iOS 7 rumors have focused on the new, "flatter" look that the operating system will reportedly sport. Things are a little different today, though, as a new report has surfaced with some alleged details on a couple of new features that may be built into iOS 7.
According to a source speaking to 9to5Mac, Apple will be including an "increased presence of third-party social networks" in iOS 7. Flickr and Vimeo are the two services that are specifically called out in the report, which claims that both social networks will be deeply integrated into the next version of iOS, just like Twitter and Facebook are integrated into iOS 6. Users are expected to be able to sign in to Flickr and Vimeo through the iOS Settings app and post content directly to both services using iOS's system-wide share functionality as well as use those credentials to log in to other App Store apps.
While still very much a rumor at this point, integration with Flickr and Vimeo sounds like something that'd please a number of iOS fans. iOS users are only able to share content with services that are built in to the operating system, such as Twitter, Facebook, SMS and YouTube. There's been no word of the upcoming iOS revision allowing users to share with any service or app that they've got installed like Android users can, and so the integration of Flickr and Vimeo into iOS's system-wide sharing seems like it'd be the next best option.
The source of today's leak cautions that any features that are currently being tested inside of Apple could be yanked before an official iOS 7 announcement. The good news is that Apple has said that it plans to give us our first peek at the next version of iOS at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, which will take place from June 10 through June 14. What do you iOS folk make of today's rumor? Are there any other services that you'd like to see Apple integrate into iOS?