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App and interface updates
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This is not the end! The geeky-feature road goes ever on. So before I go, ponder:
- Support for real developer tools, including Xcode and shell scripting (perhaps in a special “developer mode”).
- Robust support for audio devices and routing and so that apps can record audio simultaneously, ideally so that a tool like Audio Hijack might actually be feasible on iOS.
- Complete support for webRTC within Safari to enable video- and audioconferencing web apps.
- Handoff for Music, so that I can switch from my iPhone to iPad to Mac and my playlists just keep picking up where they left off.
- Support for multiple user accounts on iPad.
- Sharing of full-resolution photos with family members in the Photos app, including shared libraries.
- Multi-person FaceTime.
Do I expect Apple to fulfill all my dreams? No—I don’t really expect them to fulfill any of them.
(Via Six Colors)
Obviously I truncated the list. Read the article to see it in its full glory.
My big ask is still for better bluetooth and USB keyboard support. I would not mind some trackpad capabilities, too, but that seems a long shot.
In Japan we have need for better maps. I wish Apple would license Yahoo! Japan’s data here. We also need an update to the rendering engine.
Some other thoughts I can get behind:
Keyboard Shortcuts for Share and Action Extensions: Application extensions are such a vital part of the platform. They give users the ability to process and move data between applications mitigating the downsides of a sandboxed operating system. But activating these extensions through the touch interface can be tedious at times — especially if you’re used to having some applications’ keyboard shortcuts available system-wide, as they are on macOS. Giving users the ability to setup custom keyboard shortcuts for their most-used extensions would greatly improve the speed and fluidity with which power users navigate their devices.
Clipboard History API: Clipboard managers are severely hindered on iOS by their inability to monitor clipboard changes in the background. This leads to clunky solutions that rely on the app’s Today View widget, action extension, or drag and drop. iOS should keep a clipboard history of a dozen items or so and let applications access it through a new API. Users would have to explicitly allow access to this data through a modal dialog in the same way they give access to their location. This would prevent nefarious developers from accessing your data without your knowledge while empowering an application category that has been limping along for the past decade.
(Via Feature – Initial Charge)
What else would you like to see?