Four biggest and most groundbreaking innovations for iOS 12

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Goldfrapp, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Goldfrapp, Oct 5, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    1. Clear iCloud mail badge once mail has been read on Mac (I know this one sounds too futuristic but one can hope)

    2. Display all-day events in Up Next Widget (Apple's 24-hour events display just fine, but all-day events don't, yeah, this makes total sense)

    3. Download all of your music with a single tap (I'm sure no one else has ever wanted to be able to do that but still)

    4. Remove traces of old credit cards from (in case you didn't know, they are permanently tied to your Apple ID)

    Feel free to chime in
  2. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    1. performance mode optional setting for user to completely kill animations including the fade in/out that reduced motion does

    2. a means to disable the extra bloat that imessage now has and return it to its roots of conveying information using the alphabet, not everyone needs emoji and all the animation stuff. facebook messenger and snapchat are available for that.

    3. add a reboot phone button in settings like the turn phone off setting. make it accessible via 3d touch. with iOS 11, I've been having to reboot more and more than I ever had with any previous versions.
  3. MjWoNeR macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2010
    Push email through apple servers. Aka Gmail push.
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    proper dark mode. i said dark mode, not some "inversion" to create dark.
  5. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    2) can be fixed at any time and has nothing to do with the OS. It is the way icloud mail servers handle mail/push.

    IMAP and MS Exchange work just fine syncing read status.

    This is highly (probably the highest) likely as Apple moves to more OLED devices. It makes more sense with the battery savings to have the pixels off vs on (whites/grays)
  6. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    It doesn't matter whether it's iOS or iCloud. iCloud is an integral part of iOS. And the fact still remains, iCloud Mail does not have this groundbreaking innovation.
  7. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    Ok but the point was it has nothing to do with iOS 9, 10,11 ,12 or 20. It's a back end issue completely separate from the OS version. The mail app as-is is more than capable of handling syncing read status. Apple needs to change this server side.
  8. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Who said it had anything to do with iOS in the first place??????

    I just said it would be nice to have this groundbreaking innovation in iOS 12.

    Whether it’s iOS or iCloud is irrelevant to this thread.
  9. KGB7 Suspended


    Jun 15, 2017
    Rockville, MD
    You posted a wish list, nothing about it is innovating.

    Having a personal teleportation device in the phone would be innovative.
  10. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2014
    Make iMessage icon BLUE like the messages lol. Why is it green when green represents the crappy android texts? Never made sense.
  11. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    I'd like to see blue too, but not every iphone user uses iMessage, so are their texts crappy too? It isn't iMessage app, it is messages app.
  12. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    It will stay green for as long as Phone icon stays green. Don't ask me why.
  13. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    the facetime icon is green as well
  14. Type4O macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    I don't think the items mention thus far are groundbreaking. Surely groundbreaking would be a fundamental change in the way iOS works. For example, and it has been said many times: redesign the home screen so it isn't just a list of apps but is capable of having live widgets.

    A non-groundbreaking want is the ability to close all apps from the switcher in one go, or have them automatically close if not used after a certain amount of time. There would have to be exceptions for those that must stay open, such as the August Lock app. Actually, that would mimic the Watch dock to some extent.
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The apps are already not in use by the device after some time that the user left them, with some occasional exceptions, so seems that part of it is basically already three.
  16. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I think the only way Apple would ever be able to clear up this misconception (that apps in the app switcher are actually using resources) would be to get rid of the app switcher altogether. Why people continue to liken iOS to Android in this respect will forever confuse me. I see it so frequently with iPhone users where they go into their app switcher immediately after closing an app to swipe it away. What they don't understand is that by doing that, it's actually costing them battery life because iOS has to start from scratch and reload everything when they go to use that app again.

    There's hundreds of articles out there explaining this if anybody thinks I'm full of it.
  17. hlfway2anywhere, Oct 30, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017

    hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
    Your whole thread is about updates to iOS 12 and you list this as an update...
  18. Casfin macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2016
  19. Chorx macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2011
    All I want Apple to do is let power users (or maybe even make the concept approachable to regular folk) to configure advanced Automator/Tasker like if this than that system macros.

    It could help people gain such a good relationship with their device. Configuring your phone to fit perfectly into their life, letting people solve issues “only they have” could be a huge boon, and it’d make the geeks (like myself) jump with relentless joy.

    Another thing I’d kill for is a power users keyboard. On Android I had metakeys configured under each key (swift key) that would flip over if I held the key down for a very short amount of time. This made it very easy for me to communicate with my coworkers, as I heavily utilize symbols and numbers in slack. Considering the Taptic Engine is fat and away in a league of its own, a little bit of a haptic bump when typing would be a treat for me as well (you can configure this in swiftkey for Android, not on iOS for some reason).
  20. minato21 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2015
    I can already do this. Just add all your music to a playlist and it will let you download every song on it. I know its more than just a tap but it's still better than going through your entire list
  21. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011

    Custom Siri activation phrase.

    The UI and gestures of the iPhone X without the notch in the middle.

    Siri to be able to read web search results instead of “web results”.

    iMessage keyboard in ALL Apps.
  22. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    iOS 11 is already ten years ahead of the competition, so realistically it's very difficult to come up with possible innovations in iOS 12. I can guarantee Apple will wow us though with incredible new technologies next year.
  23. skillwill macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    I would be okay with them adding absolutely nothing, it’s beyond time we had an iOS that just works properly, that is released finished - not with missing features, lag, inconsistencies in design, and choppy animation. We’re not talking about natural software bugs here.

    iOS 12 needs to be a “Mountain Lion” “Snow Leopard” “High Sierra” type release where they just work on making it a really solid OS which is a delight to use straight away. There’s not one single feature I would rather have than them do this. Making it good in time for .3 every year is not good enough.
  24. -BigMac- macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thats exactly why it is green. Blue looks better, as your comment states. Why would Apple promote it being OK when youre not in their ecosystem?

    This is a terrific marketing tactic. Everyone hates the green bubbles
  25. martint235 macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2016
    Really? 10 years?

    As to the topic, someone has mentioned it above already but widgets on screen. I miss Pure Calendar from Android, being able to dedicate a whole screen to your calendar that you can swipe to. Oh and as a follow on, being able to put the screens in any order I like whenever I want.

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