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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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (21/28): iOS – 3D Touch on Messages Changes

I had not experienced 3D Touch properly until I got my iPhone X to see how it fits into my usage.

The feature I probably use most is 3D Touch on Settings icon to go straight to battery to see screen on time usage.

I am more than willing to use 3D Touch more on other apps from the home screen at the very least, but at least on stock iOS apps they don’t provide a great experience.

The second one that deters me from using it, is the messages app.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (20/28): iOS – 3D Touch on Music Icon Changes

I had not experienced 3D Touch properly until I got my iPhone X to see how it fits into my usage.

The feature I probably use most is 3D Touch on Settings icon to go straight to battery to see screen on time usage.

I am more than willing to use 3D Touch more on other apps from the home screen at the very least, but at least on stock iOS apps they don’t provide a great experience.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (19/28): Xcode/Development – Re-add collapsable methods to Source Editor

Xcode 9 came with a re-engineered Source Editor, built entirely in Swift.

When you re-engineer something, it basically means starting from scratch and producing a similar product to before that has benefits from going through that process.

Doing this for the Source Editor resulted in faster scrolling, change font size of text via keyboard commands and a few other benefits.

The one omission from this whole re-engineering process is that they have not re-added collapsible methods.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (18/28): iOS – Option to fade between songs like iTunes

When I started to put this list of the top things I want to see Apple work on for software in 2018, I knew this would of been my 2nd most requested feature behind the Dark Mode API.

I want Apple to bring the optional music fade effect from iTunes to the iOS music app.

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