Apple 2018 Software Wishlist: Conclusion

A couple of days I just wrapped up my first series of posts on a particular, where I post daily for an entire month.

If you missed a post, here is the entire list in order of day of release, not necessarily order of preference for what I want to see.

  1. All – Provide more information on the condition of batteries for ALL devices
  2. iOS – Relocate Control Centre on iPhone X
  3. iOS – Dark Mode API
  4. iOS – Improve reliability on older devices, due to Apple battery debacle
  5. Mac – Allow iOS apps to run on macOS
  6. iOS – Music App Search Consistency with iTunes
  7. Xcode/Development – Reducing App File Sizes
  8. iOS – Relocating Volume HUD
  9. iOS – Turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Control Centre
  10. All – Improve Security
  11. All – Consistent Siri Experience across all devices & continuity support
  12. All – Make Siri less reliant on web search results
  13. All – Reduce Siri’s need for Apple’s servers for all commands
  14. All – Offline Siri Voice Interpretation
  15. iOS – Ability to hide home bar on iPhone X
  16. iOS – More flexible home screen layout.
  17. iOS – Increase Face ID frequency for scanning your face
  18. iOS – Option to fade between songs like iTunes
  19. Xcode/Development – Re-add collapsable methods to Source Editor
  20. iOS – 3D Touch on Music Icon Changes
  21. iOS – 3D Touch on Messages Changes
  22. Xcode/Development – Rewrite Storyboard component of Xcode in Swift
  23. iOS – Battery Percentage always visible on iPhone X
  24. watchOS – New Watch Face that’s a mix of modular and Siri
  25. watchOS – Re-arrangeable toggles in Control Centre.
  26. Xcode/Development – Native stand-alone watchOS and tvOS apps
  27. iOS – Changeable icons on the lock screen on iPhone X
  28. iOS – Always On Display for OLED Devices

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Top 10: Announcements I want to see from Apple in 2018

There is no doubt, that Apple has had a great 2017. They released the latest iPad Pro with the ProMotion 120Hz display, iPhone X and the iMac Pro along with software updates for all.

Apple has also had a few hiccups throughout the year including the announcement of the HomePod, supposedly released in December but delayed to probably as late as March 2018.

Lots of people also reported a lot of issues with iOS 11 not running well on older devices and recent controversy over Apple supposedly slowing down your older devices on purpose.

In this Top 10, I want to go over (in no particular order), what I personally want to see from Apple in 2018. This list may be different to yours since I am an app developer and is based on the devices I currently own, but I imagine a lot of people would have a few from my list.

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iOS 11 Wishlist – Updated

Update #1 – 9th May: Added Rumours section to this post.

Update #2 – 10th May: Added features to wishlist based on ideas from EverythingApplePro video linked below.

Apple’s WWDC 2017 is just one month away now, so I have taken the time over the past couple of weeks to complete this list.

I will this year be taking the same approach as I did for my iOS 10 Wishlist, but I will also be doing also not just for the next version of macOS (let’s call it 10.13 for now) but for watchOS 4 as well, as I got myself an Apple Watch Series 2 for Christmas and after using it for a few month or so, I can start to get a feeling of what needs to be added to that OS and you may expect a review from me on it at some point in the future.

Anyways we expect the usual announcement of all these software updates at WWDC this June and released in September this year.

As many of you would know, iPhone is now 10 years old, which is 10 years since the initial version of iOS (then called iPhone OS) was released. We are expecting new hardware this year that represents a more significant change compared to last year, but that’s another discussion point for another time.

Because we have a major update in hardware this year for the phone alone, it may also mean we get more significant updates to the operating system itself.

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Initial Impressions: WWDC 2016 Keynote

UPDATE #1: Changes to list of compatible iOS 10 devices.

Apple’s WWDC has just started with the opening keynote, where the company announced:

  • macOS Sierra
  • iOS 10
  • watchOS 3
  • tvOS 10
  • Swift Playgrounds

In this post with the event having finished not that long ago, here are my impressions of everything announced:

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Top 10: Reasons to get the iPad Pro 9.7inch

The iPad Pro 9.7 was recently announced as the 2nd member to the iPad Pro family of devices. It is designed to be a step-up from the iPad Air 2 which is still on the market and got a US$100 price drop.

In this post I am going to list the reasons I recommend you to consider upgrading or switching to the iPad Pro 9.7inch.

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Top 10: Reasons to NOT get the iPad Pro 9.7inch

The iPad Pro 9.7 was recently announced as the 2nd member to the iPad Pro family of devices. It is designed to be a step-up from the iPad Air 2 which is still on the market and got a US$100 price drop.

I recently made a post on the Top 10 Reasons to get the iPad Pro 9.7inch and you can read after this one, by clicking here to open in a new tab.

But in this post I am going to list the reasons I recommend you to consider upgrading or switching to the iPad Pro 9.7inch.

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