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Apple is planning to unveil its next-generation operating system for iOS devices, iOS 11, in less than a month. Despite the imminent debut date of the new OS, we've heard very little about what we should expect to see in the update.

Based on the fact that iOS 10 offered very few features for the iPad, Federico Vittici of MacStories, who uses an iPad for much of his daily work, has imagined an iOS 11 update wishlist that overhauls the iPad interface, introducing new iPad-only features that many pro users would undoubtedly love to see.

Vittici collaborated with designer Sam Beckett to bring his iOS 11 wishlist to life, providing concrete examples of ways Apple could redesign the iPad experience.


System-wide drag and drop functionality that would let users drag content between apps or from one iPad split screen window to another is at the top of Vittici's list. Images, text, links, documents, and more could be dragged using intuitive long press gestures. In the example image below, text from an email is dragged into a list in Reminders.

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An imagined "Shelf" feature goes hand-in-hand with drag and drop, giving users a place to store anything on the iPad they want to reference at a later time. It's similar to the desktop on a Mac, storing items for easy access.

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Viticci's other iOS 11 wishlist items include a new Split View app picker with a search feature and a better layout, a Mac-style Finder app that works with iCloud Drive for a more consistent document-finding interface, a denser home screen, multiple audio streams, and a refreshed design with bolder typography and more of a focus on visual feedback.

For additional images and a more detailed explanation of the items on Vittici's iOS 11 wishlist, make sure to check out the full article over at MacStories.

Article Link: iOS 11 Concept Imagines Overhauled iPad Interface With Drag-and-Drop Functionality
 

garirry

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Here's a rumour. iOS 11 will be just like any other iOS in the past few years. Unnecessary upgrades and "improvements", something Siri, something share to your friends, something much more performance-efficient, something emoji. Oh and cringey WWDC as always. But as always, we will be overly excited for it then be awfully disappointed once we just get another absolutely pointless iOS upgrade.
 

Brammy

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What's the point of this? We're only 3 weeks away, iOS 11 is conceptually already finalized.
I'm generally a big fan of what Federico is able to do with the iPad.

That said, I have to wonder if it's worth spending 3 months on this. Plus hiring a designer and a movie guy to make it, only to have it invalidated in 2.5 weeks by whatever Apple announced.

I had a similar thought to yours, but I couldn't tell if I was just a little cranky today.

I like his iOS wish list stuff, but this felt like an expense of energy that didn't need to happen.
 

Ghost31

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Watching these concept videos every year is always a bit heartbreaking. I remember watching one of these last year and getting excited at all the possibilities only to find zero new iPad specific features. Like literally zero. All this stuff would be amazing on iPad and would actually convince people who aren't keen on tablets to give it a try, but I doubt we will get half this stuff
 

Relentless Power

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Watching these concept videos every year is always a bit heartbreaking. I remember watching one of these last year and getting excited at all the possibilities only to find zero new iPad specific features. Like literally zero. All this stuff would be amazing on iPad and would actually convince people who aren't keen on tablets to give it a try, but I doubt we will get half this stuff

It Makes me think of a concept art/renders for unreleased iPhones. They're always fun to look at and imagine what the user wants to see, but in reality, they typically never play out when the real iPhone actually releases.
 

mr.bee

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What's the added value in conceptualising copy/paste? Everyone knows how to do that and no one needs half a screen for it. This will only confuse. Back to the drawing board!
 
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Avieshek

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Was skeptical like many other numerous concepts, until watched this one. This is pure realisation of simplification, of what an OS was always meant to be, an expectation usually estimated from Apple.
What's the point of this? We're only 3 weeks away, iOS 11 is conceptually already finalized.
Did you even watch?
 
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Erik_Eriksen

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" System-wide drag and drop functionality that would let users drag content between apps or from one iPad split screen window to another is at the top of Vittici's list. Images, text, links, documents, and more could be dragged using intuitive long press gestures. In the example image below, text from an email is dragged into a list in Reminders..."

sharing data ? between apps?


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
 

bondsbw

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We need looser restrictions in the OS and more customization.

I need a Settings button in the control center more than I need Night Shift, stopwatch, or AirDrop icons.

Guest access: I want access to apps without unlocking the phone. Just like the Camera app today, each app that supports the feature could run in a limited mode until the phone is unlocked.

Home screen icon should be able to be placed anywhere on the screen.

Face tracking for orientation lock.

Automation (including ability to set silent mode).
 
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