Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (15/28): iOS – Ability to hide home bar on iPhone X

Before the iPhone X was announced, I honestly thought Apple would do an on-screen home button from the view that it would help convert people from having a physical home button to an on-screen button, like Samsung did with the Galaxy S8.

The home bar at the bottom of the screen definitely caught me by surprise and I was warming to the idea of the gesture controls, because I could probably get use to them quickly and would be quite a refreshing change.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (14/28): All – Offline Siri Voice Interpretation

In the last post I want to make regarding Siri, it needs to have the ability to do all voice interpretation for pre-set languages offline.

Ever since Craig Federighi took over Siri as the Senior Vice President that overlooks all software including Siri, it has been slowly getting better.

One of the biggest issues with Siri to date, is that you still need to have an internet connection so Apple’s servers can convert voice to text to then do Siri’s functions.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (12/28): All – Make Siri Less Reliant on Web Search Results

Another aspect of Siri that drives me up the wall is when you ask it a complex question that Google Now or Amazon’s Alexa and they give you an accurate answer immediately, but Siri comes back and says “I found this on the web for…”.

The reason this drives me insane, is that this feature basically disensentivises the reason to use Siri, because it can’t respond to complex questions.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (11/28): All – Consistent Siri Experience across all devices & Continuity Support.

This one is very fitting, given the recent reports coming out after the HomePod release.

An issue I have with Siri these days is that you could ask one thing to Siri on your iPhone and it doesn’t work or do the same on Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac or on the HomePod.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (9/28): iOS – Turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Control Centre

Before upgrading to iOS 11 and getting my iPhone X, I knew people were not happy with how iOS 11 has changed the toggles in Control Centre for dealing with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so I had to test it for myself once I got the new software.

After using it for a few days, I completely agree with why Apple did what they did, but it’s half-baked.

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