2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
In a couple of months, in June, Apple, in accordance with the routine should announce the release of the next version of its mobile operating system - iOS 9. There is no doubt that we will have an increase in performance and getting rid of previous bugs. But which of the innermost user wishes will the Cupertinos deign to realize?
The coveted list, which would be worth submitting to Apple in the form of a petition with thousands of signatures, according to the edition of Businessinsider, should have no less than a dozen items. And one more - what if you get lucky?
Simplified Settings app with search
From year to year, iOS is learning more and more complex things, and i-gadgets acquire new modules - the number of parameters that require correction for the well-coordinated work of everything and everyone is growing proportionally. Plus, for each more or less serious application, its own set of settings is provided, often scattered across different sections. Through the efforts of responsible developers, it is still far from complete chaos, but if Apple decides to add a separate item to Spotlight directly for Settings, many will say a sincere "thank you".
Teach Siri some Google Now tricks
The voice assistant does not need an in-depth educational program in iOS, the Siri database is large enough, although not exhaustive. The problem is the lack of a mechanism for learning user habits. The service, for example, does not remember the history of the questions asked and cannot draw profound conclusions. In fact, it was not possible to go far from the “question-answer” system, but I would like, of course, something more. At least import of allowed data from daily used applications - so that frequently asked questions have fewer inappropriate answers.
Siri will not interfere with new "friends"
Apple has already taken an important step by integrating the Shazam search engine into its service, making life easier for aspiring music lovers. This has become one of the brightest options in iOS 8, so what prevents you from continuing your practice in the "nine"? Dismiss pride, listen to the voice of the people and let third-party developers create their own Siri add-ons. Cupertino has enough intelligent specialists, but a priori they are not able to cover all areas at once - let's find an application for the work of other bright minds.
Share NFC controls
Leading experts believe that Cupertinians will not waste their energy on active experiments with this module. Probably, this year its use will be limited to establishing a connection between Apple Watch and iPhone, as well as work in the framework of the Apple Pay project. The latter can be considered as a restrictive sign, because if you give outsiders access to the NFC chip, how many will there be those who can resist the temptation to build something for illegal financial manipulation? But in the long term, removing restrictions in this area will undoubtedly benefit the entire iOS ecosystem.
New energy saving algorithms
Just as OS X Mavericks introduced fundamentally new and far from useless methods of extending battery life, so in the case of iOS 9, the community will be pleased with the demonstration of progress. What exactly can be implemented is a task for engineers and, presumably, they already have something to offer. As a fresh example, the energy system of a gadget called the Apple Watch, which from the first days was mercilessly criticized for more than modest performance, is a good example. Now the angry exclamations have died down, new interesting tricks have been shown to the world, and the development of something similar for iOS is perceived as "a matter of technology."
Night mode interface for all windows
From simply dimming the screen brightness to a systematic redesign of all applications, services, menus and, in general, the graphical component of iOS, as such. Yes, starting from the seventh version, the light appearance of the system serves as its most important business card. But isn't it time to start thinking more about the eyes of users? A display flashing like a radiant star in the darkness of the night is capable of delivering more than a little discomfort for someone who is just trying to find out the current time or view notifications.
Access to all virtual keyboards from a single application
The well-known globe icon serves its purpose well, but as new applications from third-party developers are added to the system, confusion begins to grow. The consolidated opinion of active fans of writing sequels to "War and Peace" with iPad in hand comes down to the following - to arrange the keyboard icons in the menu and add access to their personal settings from the base application window. So that you do not have to waste moments on switching in the Keyboard section, risking missing out on a visiting muse.
Removing standard applications with the ability to restore them
The aspect that was, is and will be controversial, but if Apple seriously expects to reach out to the hearts of jailbreak fans and return them to the "true path", then it's time to change the rules. For example, in this format - let at the time of buying a new iPhone, the entire first page, as now, will be completely filled with excellent, but not at all necessary applications from the manufacturer.
What the user considers necessary, he will leave, and as the priorities change, he can easily, painlessly and free of charge return the deleted. Still, do not forget that behind each icon lies a certain amount of occupied megabytes, and versions of Apple smartphones with only 16 GB of memory are still on sale.
Bring iTunes Match to mind
The question is urgent, but simple - Apple is required to speed up work to eliminate the annoying errors of this service. With all the benefits, including the very reasonable $ 25 / year cloud rental rate, the number of complaints from users is still high. If, as numerous circumstantial facts indicate, the team of Tim Cook really intends to push humanity to even more active use of wireless technologies, then leaving such a gap in their own development is simply ugly.
More, much more animated wallpapers and widgets
The audience, genuinely amazed at the richness of colors, styles and imaginations of designers that were demonstrated during the presentation of the Apple Watch, yearns for the same for other iOS devices. There is never too much beauty, is it? Don't be greedy, Mr. Ive, let the creative impulses of your subordinates unfold for the greater delight of the grateful fans of the brand.
Solving problems with landscape mode in phablets
More than six months have passed since the presentation of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The world has seen, tasted and accepted several major updates for iOS 8, and problems still occur. Apparently, it's not such a simple matter to adapt the software to new proportions and screen sizes. But we all believe in the talent and persistence of programmers from Cupertino, who are able to make everything work as expected by the release of iOS 9. And also catching up with magic from their strict superiors.
Apple Maps radical update
Rather, this is a general wish, not directly related to the future version of the OS, but reflecting the way of thinking of users. Apple's mapping service still lags far behind its older and wise brother in the person of Google Maps, although it has almost ceased to "please" with obvious misunderstandings. It would be nice if the next version adds functions for displaying public transport routes and bike paths - the latter, I suppose, people with Apple Watch Sport will be especially grateful.
PS. Take a look at Minsk through the eyes of Apple Maps:
The ability to customize the Control Center
The benefits of having this section are not discussed, but there are some complaints about its organization. They stem from what was said at the very beginning. As iOS becomes more complex and is overgrown with all sorts of novelties in full growth, the problem of fast orientation arises among the legion of switches. The advanced user would like to be able to customize the Control Center interface to their liking, and it would be nice if Apple would do it halfway.
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