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

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  1. JGIGS macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly the 3 biggest pluses to using Android are 1. How well notifications are done on Android 2. How clean the springboard can be set up 3. Customizing said springboard. Big fan of having my main spring board icons themed to look unified.

    iPhone = more efficient os that requires less processing power, good hardware, easy to use os but not the most efficient. Notifications especially are a cluttered mess. I mean at least have a setting to allow us to sort them by app and let you just clear them for one app a la Android.

    What's kept me from upgrading to a new iphone has honestly been that lack of useful changes to ios.

    Hoping for some nice changes in ios 11 but I'm pretty pessimistic.

    Yup file directory and being able to access those files from your computer and being able to use your phone as a storage device just seems like a no brainer though cloud drives do make it a bit less necessary.
     
  2. JarScott macrumors 68040

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    Which will always remain unrealised because HURR DURR THE iPAD CAN GET BY JUST FINE RUNNING THE EXACT SAME VERSION OF iOS AS iPHONE CAUSE THEY'RE TOTALLY THE SAME PRODUCT WITH THE SAME REQUIREMENTS.
     
  3. FactVsOpinion macrumors 6502

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    It won't be invalidated, though. Any features that are not introduced can still be seen in the video and will potentially inspire Apple to create something like it down the road.
     
  4. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Says who? How else do you expect to access your apps? They're literally in front of your face for you to tap. It couldn't be any simpler.

    Did you want the OS to read your mind and KNOW which app you want to use?

    I get it, it's boring yet simple. You want new for the sake of new!
     
  5. satchmo macrumors 65816

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    I don't get the vitriol over this. Its not as it was passing it off as official Apple plans.

    There are many talented designers whose online mockups have helped them find work. Notably Matias Duarte, now their VP of design at Google.
     
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    Making the web/iPad more interactive is a good idea. Would love to see functionality like the 3rd party app "File Browser" built into the iPad so I can easily go to/from my Mac via my iPad. But on the other hand I am wary of Apple these days.

    Apple sometimes removes functionality for no good reason. And no I am not going to rant anymore about the headphone jack on the phone. I am talking about things like in Logic Pro where you can't use an alias to point the application EASILY to an external drive housing the huge sound library. That capability used to be in Logic and they removed it. it can still be done but it is much more difficult now and I had to use a 3rd party solution. Another step backward is after the last iTunes update my "Home Videos" disappeared and I had to search out how to get iTunes to recognize my HUGE collection of home videos. I stumbled onto an easy solution myself but could not find THAT solution anywhere.

    And the fact all media is under something STILL called "iTunes" shows laziness by Apple. Something like "iMedia" would be much more inclusive. And redesign the interface too which was fine when it was first invented (for iPod "tunes"). For years now, iTunes feels like it was designed by a blind builder with a hammer. They just keep adding rooms without caring what the final outcome looks like....which predictably...is a mess.

    With Apple lately, it is a step forward in one area and a step back in another. Or no step at all...
     
  7. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    Invalidated was a poor word choice. I meant that the article has a short shelf life in comparison to the effort put into it.

    Some of it, like drag-n-drop, he mocked up last year.
     
  8. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    This! The springboard has to change.. Though, I've thought for the past few releases of iOS this was going to finally happen. I doubt we'll see it in iOS 11 either :/
     
  9. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope they work on a redesign of the music app. I like Apple Music and subscribe, but I don't want it integrated into my library. I use my local music library, which I've built up over 14 years in iTunes. I use Apple Music like on-demand radio and discovery for stuff I want to own.

    The first few versions of iOS had a great media player in the iPod app. Fast, easy to navigate, and syncing with iTunes worked great. Now, despite not using iTunes Match or iCloud Music library, editing playlists on mY phone and then syncing to iTunes results in duplicate playlists, I have songs that aren't actually duplicates syncing twice to my iPhone, etc.

    Now, even trying to watch a locally-downloaded movie or TV show takes forever, because instead of caching purchased metadata or simply showing me local videos only, the TV App wants to load a bunch of stuff before allowing me access.

    The ideas are sound, but they are pushing the store content ahead of local content, and I'm not a fan. They are trying to sell me something I already own; I've been a longtime purchaser of iTunes media, but I still like syncing it to my device instead of streaming it. I really wish they'd fix the basics, which were never broken to begin with.
     
  10. HiRez macrumors 603

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  11. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    lol people hating on this are jealous Apple won't have thought of this and will probably ignore the ipad again in iOS 11 and wonder why sales aren't fantastic as they bring out more emojis.
     
  12. SeattleMoose macrumors 65816

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    You sound as cynical as I do..."more Emojis" is the new "but Safari is snappier". ;)
     
  13. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Heeeyyy that's just not fair. Don't forget sticker packs for Messages and Apple Music DJs.
     
  14. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I'm not sure why a persons concept gets put front and center as news. Over the years you get so many that take concepts as fact, expectations go up, WWDC hits and then all we hear is people upset that the real thing isn't anything like the concept at all.
    Just keep expectations to a minimum until you actually see the real deal and you won't be let down as often.
     
  15. sputnikv macrumors 6502

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    to put in your resume when applying for jobs (such as at apple)
     
  16. edgonzalez32 macrumors regular

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    Serves as a great portfolio piece. Why not make one? Offers a good topic of conversation and if the designer has a passion for UX and UI, why not rethink something we all use?
     
  17. Paperdrop macrumors newbie

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    Oh I get it, its copy and paste.
     
  18. jamesrick80 macrumors 65816

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    Chromebook can do this....
     
  19. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    This guy has been reading my mind! System wide drag and drop between splitscreen apps is the single most needed feature on iPad Pro!!!
     
  20. TurboPGT! macrumors 65832

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    The only somewhat good ideas in this video are: iPad needs a better way of calling up the next split view app, obviously, and drag and drop between split view apps.

    The shelf, however, is a terrible idea, and is everything that is wrong with user concepts.
     
  21. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks great, but keep dreaming. I expect zero features that make the iPad more useful. iOS 11 will come with more emoji though! :rolleyes:
     
  22. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    and handling multiple files. Batch uploading to apps is a real PITA.
     
  23. JaylenFast macrumors newbie

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    Do people actually use drag and drop even on the mac? Im always 'saving as', and pasting, placing, inserting...
     
  24. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    I absolutely disagree. This kind of drag and drop functionality,
    especially when you hold the pencil in your hand would be mind blowing on the iPad! Actually the realization of the old Microsoft courier concept!
    --- Post Merged, May 19, 2017 ---
    Haha my 65 year old mom does it to, and through the menu that is, not via hockey..
     
  25. MadeMyDay macrumors member

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    Well though out concept. It may give Jony a kick in the pants to up his game.
     

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