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

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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
     
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    What's the point of this? We're only 3 weeks away, iOS 11 is conceptually already finalized.
     
  3. sputnikv macrumors 6502

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    this is a really powerful concept. makes me excited of the unrealized potential of the ipad
     
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    Does seem kind of random. These kinds of things (especially being posted like news) make people get their hopes up, which generally leads to disappointment.
     
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    I love these ideas so much. Too bad we're probably not going to get any of them.
     
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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.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Unless this is based on rumors what's the point? How about put this together 6 months ago and send it to Apple.
     
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    Include Finder and MultiUser on it before anything else.
     
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    Knowing apple, we will probably see something like this on iOS 20
     
  11. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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    It cannot be said enough. The ENTIRE iOS Springboard UI of icons and folders needs a substantial overhaul. It is extremely cumbersome and outdated. This is Apple's opportunity to innovate. Not just features but how we access our apps.
     
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    Everyone knows that iOS is perfect. The real problem is the hardware, but that will be resolved when we get a new 10.5 inch iPad. How have we only lived with 7, 9, and 12" sizes for all this time!?!?!? There are 3 full inches of unrealized potential to explore!
     
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    And Apple does what with it in Six months? They likely have been developing iOS 11 before iOS 10 even launched. I'm not entirely sure if Apple would have a response to this.
     
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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
     
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    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.
     
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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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    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.
    Did you even watch?
     
  21. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Kinda late for concepts, when we are 17 days away from having iOS 11 Beta on our devices.
     
  22. Erik_Eriksen macrumors newbie

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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
     
  23. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    If you think about it, its pretty sad that no one in here is expects features like this in iOS 11, thats how much Apple lowered our expectations from iOS to iOS....
     
  24. bondsbw macrumors member

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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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