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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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 (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 (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 (2/28): iOS – Relocate Control Centre on iPhone X

Control Centre on the iPhone X is not so bad to reach in the top right corner if you are using two hands at the same time, but it is a real nuisance if you are doing it single handed, particularly with your left hand.

It is all perfectly well to say that a feature is badly implemented, but it’s not if you do not suggest an alternative way of implementing it!

I’ve been thinking this through solidly in the back of my mind since getting the iPhone X and I figured out perhaps the best way for them to fix this.

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