Four biggest and most groundbreaking innovations for iOS 12

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

  1. Joseph H macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2013
    Redesigned Home experience, integrating Proactive, widgets and featuring smarter icons.

    Overhauled UI with Dark Mode, providing the most immersive experience on OLED screens.

    Feature bumps to main apps - e.g. Smart Playlists, Playlist Sorting and Crossfade in Music, bulk-delete or archive in Mail

    Notification Grouping and Snoozing - defer notifications until later

    Do Not Disturb improvements - better, smarter scheduling and hides notification bubbles from icons for true ‘me time’. When turned off, “notifications you missed” screen catches you up

    Incoming Call Screen Redesign - swipe to minimise when not answering, rather than having to wait for caller to stop

    All New Contacts App - with social API, allowing for example viewing of Instagram stories or Facebook data, API for tighter integration with Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp etc. Set your own information (like birthday, email, etc) which is shared with people you have the number of who also have your number.

    Split Screen on iPhone X / Plus with Drag and Drop - 50/50 views top and bottom
  2. Chorx macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2011
    He’s talking about the icon for the app :)
  3. geta macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2010
    The Moon
    Nothing big or groundbreaking - just bring back the on\off toggle option for WiFi and BT from Control Canter, and full dark mode.
  4. Sharkoneau macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2017
    Just bundle notifications together by app in an expandable pane, like widgets, with a “show more” option. Other than that, nothing too pressing comes to mind.
  5. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    A more fleshed out Files app, like the option to access a Webdav (or other) share directly instead of only via an other app.

    True dark mode.
  6. -BigMac- macrumors demi-god


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Ohhh haha my bad

    I have a feeling changing it to blue would still entice people to complain. “I liked the green”, “this is just confusing with the other apps”, “apple isnt what it used to be”, “theyre changing everything steve set up”...

    Haha i cant see EVERYONE being satisfied on these forums
  7. trifid macrumors 65816


    May 10, 2011
    1. Siri 3rd party support, let me use Siri to play songs on Spotify, etc

    2. Home screen needs redesign, having 400 icons and trying to manage, find, use etc is less than ideal.

    3. Notifications revamp, make it more useful and aesthetically easier on the eyes, take cues from Android, and integrate control-center/notifications with home automation.

    4. (Impossible dream innovation wishlist) Revamped animations and reduced input-blocking to make the phone super snazzy and fast. Let the hardware scream and not be hindered by artificial slow/distrating animations nor input-blocking.
  8. Feyl macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2013
    Czech Republic
    All I want is a complete redesign and bug fixes.
  9. Type4O macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    I created a playlist called 'all' that has all my music in it. I can then do download for that playlist and voila!
  10. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    I agree. if they can depreciate the badge count on imessage when read elsewhere. they can do the same for mail
  11. jasonklee macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    • Font Book
    • Better Edit menu (perhaps a Mac OS-like contextual menu)
    • iMessage search (and you know what I mean by search)
  12. Type4O macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    What about background refresh?

    I was actually just wanting to keep my switcher free of apps I haven't used in a long time. I like it tidy.
  13. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    From what I understand apps that have background refresh enabled do so whether or not they're in the app switcher.
  14. kasakka macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    In what way is it ahead of the competition?
  15. netsped macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    I think they need to make a complete redesign. I just bought my mom a mid range Samsung smartphone with the latest version of Android and Samsung theme and I helped her set it up and wow, was really impressed by how fresh/modern the UI/UX felt. Then the notifications started pouring and wow again, the way they appear and get organized looks like the way they should be on every device. Don't get me wrong, I've been an iPhone user since 2007 and I've loved every iPhone I've owned but iOS is really feeling old and dated in the UI/UX department this days.
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Whether the app is in the app switcher or not actually can play a role when it comes to background refresh:
  17. Type4O macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
  18. Michael Goff macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I'd like a release with zero new features and all bugfixes and performance improvements.
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    I remember when iOS 9 was supposed to be that type of a release. In the early days it was full of different people complaining about all kinds of things and didn't really get better and more stable until some updates down the road.
  20. oldmacs macrumors 68040

    Sep 14, 2010
    ios 9 was slower than iOS 8 on pretty much every device. Not sure how Apple managed that.

    Back to the topic, I’d just like my iPad 10.5 to render animations without jitter.

    I’d also be happy with them fixing the files app to be useful (make it able to actually download all of your iCloud Drive to the device, some sort of feature to work with wireless external hard drives).

    Better multitasking interface (doing it through the dock is clumsy)

    Long press wifi icon to TURN WIFI OFF.
  21. simonmet, Nov 11, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017

    simonmet macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2012
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    I’d like Apple to release polished software again instead of an incomplete buggy mess.

    I’d like Apple to actually have their own QA/QC for software instead of expecting developers and public beta testers to act as free labour filing report after report just to try and get the OS back to a competent state. That is hostile and abusive behaviour. I’m willing to help with polishing and reporting obscure bugs but not with basic broken functionality. I’m struggling without work currently yet I’ve given Apple a huge amount in in-kind QA/QC. That isn’t right so it has to stop.

    We’re wasting time reporting bugs and broken functionality that have nothing to do with new features in the OS. Take the loss of 3D Touch app switcher and Notifications/Lock Screen via reachability; both since restored but why were they even cut in the first place? There are hundreds of other examples, you only have to read this forum as evidence of that.
  22. macfacts macrumors 68020


    Oct 7, 2012
    Dark mode would hide the notch. Apple doesn't want to hide it.
  23. Feenician macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2016
    Although some of the histrionics on here are a bit much, it's clear Apple are struggling to turn out a fully baked iOS .0 release every year. Bugs are to be expected, features coming in later point releases are fine (though it would certainly inspire more confidence if they were planned that way, rather than cut in a crunch and re-added later) but, for me at least, the quality is a bit lower than I'd expect from Apple. Yes, it gets fixed but still.

    They definitely need to either scale back their ambition or improve their development practices. As likable, knowledgeable and talented as Craig Federigi is, the buck stops with him.
  24. macfacts macrumors 68020


    Oct 7, 2012
    Thread title should be changed to "what are the biggest problems with ios11"
  25. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005

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