Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (28/28): iOS – Always On Display for OLED Devices

If there is one feature that multiple Android devices now have, that the iPhone X does not have, it’s the Always On Display (AOD).

The AOD is where if your phone is locked and put to sleep, the screen will show at least on the Samsung Galaxy S8:

  • Time & Date
  • Battery Percentage
  • Notification Badge Icons

Having this feature on a smartphone, is what would likely reduce half the times people wake up their smartphone to check notifications, time and battery level.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (27/28): iOS – Changeable icons on the lock screen on iPhone X.

The iPhone X is the only iOS device today that has a unique home screen.

It is unique because of the lock at the top for Face ID and the buttons at the bottom for Flashlight and Camera.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (26/28): Xcode/Development – Native stand-alone watchOS and tvOS apps.

This is the 3rd last post in this series, and be rest assured I’ve saved one of the best till last.

I’m sure there are many developers that want to support watchOS and tvOS, but don’t want to have to build a whole iPhone and iPad app just so they can publish a watchOS and tvOS companion app.

On the other hand, there are other developers that have made apps for iOS, that can’t be bothered supporting watchOS and tvOS.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (24/28): watchOS – New Watch Face that’s a mix of modular and Siri

Ever since I got my Apple Watch Series 2, I have always predominantly used the modular watch face.

The reason I use this watch face, is because it gives you the most details on your wrist when you look at it at a glance.

The one thing that drives me mad at times with the watch face is that Apple introduced in watchOS 4 a Siri watch face that changes the information shown based on time of day etc., but I’m personally not a fan of the layout and it’s algorithm for what it shows you.

What I hope Apple introduces eventually, is a watch face that is like the modular, but certain fields can be updated based on time of day or depending on what you are doing with your watch.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (23/28): iOS – Battery Percentage always visible on iPhone X.

I knew going into getting the iPhone X that the battery percentage would not always be visible in the status bar, but is visible if you swipe down from the top right to show Control Centre.

If you move Control Centre to the multitasking screen like one of my previous posts suggested, it would make it even harder to see.

The more and more I use my iPhone X, the more I feel that Apple could easily add an option to display battery percentage instead of the battery icon.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (22/28): Xcode/Development – Rewrite Storyboard component of Xcode in Swift

In Xcode 9, Apple has re-engineered the Source Editor entirely in Swift.

For those that don’t know, Source Editor is basically the view in Xcode where you type all of your thousands of lines of code. Think of it as the Microsoft Word part of the Xcode IDE (Integrated Development Environment).

When Apple re-engineered the Source Editor, the performance was dramatically improved, allows you to grow and shrink text and a few other benefits added to it.

But as many developers know, the two main areas of app development in Xcode used the most are the Source Editor and the storyboard.

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