What the iPad Pro needs in iOS 10

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jclardy, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    So both iPad Pro's are here. What they need now is software to take advantage of the awesome hardware. But the biggest thing I have noticed in using my iPad Pro is that iOS style notifications suck on the iPad.

    Take Slack for example, a great app and it has an amazing iPad Pro ready UI. But when I leave the app I have to resort to push notifications. Unfortunately slack seems to delay their push notifications by a bit so if I am using the iPad I don't get a slack notification until a few minutes after the message appeared. So essentially what I am asking for here is improved background states for apps on the iPad - because that is the real issue with an app like Slack.

    The second issue with notification is the size. They are massive on the iPad Pro, and they don't need to be. Give us simple Mac style notifications in the top corner, the navigation bars for two active apps shouldn't be blocked by a notification popup.

    And the last one is for people who have FaceTime calling linked to their phones - incoming call notifications. I understand the thought process on the iPhone - it is a phone, therefore call notifications should be of utmost importance. But it is also 2016, if a call comes in it should just be a notification that sticks to the top. And on the iPad it should never be full screen. Ever.

    What are you guys looking forward to in the next iOS revision for the iPad Pro?
  2. Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
    the only thing i want is a file management system and the ability to connect to usb devices
  3. yep-sure macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    I don't own a Pro, but I think what you described above applies to the entire iPad range.

    The iPad needs its own dedicated version of iOS that's more than upscaled versions of iPhone software. The notification system you posted above is a great example.

    To expand on it - it's so unintuitive. You might get a message notification alert at the top of the screen, dismiss it. Then have to swipe from the right of the screen to load the messages app and reply. OSX style notifications in the top right would address that. Hell even having the OSX style notification centre as a slide over app from the right would be better than the iPhone version we have on the iPad today.

    Another thing, that perhaps could be specific to the Pro's, should be Bluetooth mouse support. Not so much for iOS itself, but for 3rd party apps like Remote Desktop that could really benefit from it.
  4. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Bring me mouse support or a new Smart Keyboard with a trackpad .....then Apple has given me life .....
  5. jclardy thread starter macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Totally agree with you guys on USB file system support and mouse support - I really want Xcode on iPad but I have though a lot about how I would use it...I'm pretty proficient with keyboard shortcuts but still having a trackpad to scroll around text quickly would be nice.

    Agreed, some way to open a notification in the secondary window would be huge. Like maybe a drag/drop system for notifications, so you could drag a text message down to make it become the secondary app...(and tapping it would keep the same primary action, swiping to the side would dismiss it, as usual.)
  6. russ99 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2009
    My wishlist:

    Multiple user accounts on one Apple ID
    Different screen arrangement choices, like on OS X, tired of the same app rows.
    Limited file system (don't want to open door to hacking)
    USB key access for files, movies, etc.
    Glances, like on Apple Watch
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I don't think the new iPad Pro will be upgradable to iOS 10. I mean, it only has 2GB of RAM...

    /sarcasm off
  8. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Let me recommend you something called a MacBook
  9. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    Hope they sort the stupid long list of icons in Split View... just make it a swipeable page grid with homescreen-sized icons.

    Want but won't get:
    1. Mouse support
    2. File system
  10. mrklaw macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008

    Yep. Give me a full smart case with surface style keyboard (with proper keys) and trackpad, and a rear adjustable stand.

    Also top/bottom split screen so I can watch netflix etc in a decent aspect ratio. Or just let me scale PiP larger to fill the top of the screen.
  11. username: macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    I agree 100% with OP. The rest of the ideas in this thread are stupid. Phone calls should not take up the whole screen and iPad Pro 12.9 should have more differentiation like smaller notifications.

    I don't use slack but for other messaging apps I don't get a two minute delay between messages appearing in-app and the notification popping up. That might be an app problem not an OS problem?

    I hope iOS 10 brings some improvement to multitasking and the way apps interact with each other.
  12. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    Forgot about portrait split view!

    Definitely this and a grid of icons instead of the long scrolling list (I've a ton of apps because of 128gb and it takes ages to find the one I want at times).

    And freedom to slide the divider instead of it snapping to 25/50/75%.
  13. richinaus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2014
    just improved home screen to me - the pro seems to have huge potential and it is like a kids toy interface.
    The apps on the other hand are great......

    The apps I use on it are a dream for tablet use - Adobe sketch, Procreate, Pinterest, Curator, Lightroom, Graphic, Shapr3d [huge potential], day one, feedly [a bit buggy], Evernote, Netflix, zinio etc. the list goes on how much I love the iPad pro [with pencil].
  14. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601


    Jul 4, 2015
  15. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Don't really need multiple profiles but at the very least, a guest account. Also, split view on the same app would be really useful for me on Safari and Excel. I'd consider buying the 12.9" when that gets implemented.
  16. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    I'm pretty happy with iOS.

    I'm ambivalent about mouse support. The one thing I think could be useful is if I could do something similar with the iPhone that Microsoft is doing with the Lumia - then I could see mouse support being useful.

    Here's what I DON'T want:
    • User Accesible File System - not have to worry about "organizing" my files is one of the reasons I like iOS. I think the concept is out-of-date.
    • Anything that makes the iPad more complex to use. I have a Surface if I need/want a Desktop OS.
    Basically, keep iOS powerful, but simple.
  17. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    That already exists. NotesPlus has it inside the app. MyScrip Stylus provides a handwriting keyboard to any app. Works better than handwriting recognition in Windows 10 in my tests.
  18. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2015
    I want more split screen verticle vs horizontal would be nice, quick switch between the two apps and being able to spin either app maybe the same animation as if you double tap home button. background would be cool for music etc there are apps that do this but I couldn't get it to work otherwise. I don't know if that USB port is completely open but if not they really need to. Being able to dock it into a hub and hook up whatever peripheral you need. Sounds like they have a lot of music devices but if they want to do pro network storage, input devices, monitors. I think the big one would be if you could somehow run full blown desktop applications. Like you don't even need to bake in a desktop operating system you would just need to be able to run or convert applications. Microsoft was working on running or converting android apps to work on Windows phone, if something like that could be done with desktop software that would open things up.

    If not something like that I think people just need to be willing to pay for desktop class software and people will write it. There are some really great apps out there already. To me searchable notes are amazing, I always take notes at work and wish they were searchable. Good notes is looking really nice so far. I'm not an artist but procreate is really nice. So the more of those apps the better. I like those type apps more than trying to do laptop type stuff honestly. I kind of feel like these are more fun when you aren't trying to do desktop type stuff.
  19. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601


    Jul 4, 2015
    I'll try them. Considering Win 10 has damn good recognition this must be good. But is Myscript properly system integrated? The reviews look very mixed.
  20. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    I think some of the reviewers misunderstand what MyScript Stylus is for. It works like any other keyboard in any app. But not perfectly. For example, I had issues with MS Word. It seems MS Word does not just take passive input from the keyboard, but interacts with it more directly (perhaps: MS Word processes keyboard input character by character, but MyScrip outputs word-by-word). With respect to Win 10, I just tried it a little. There might be better way to use handwriting once you get deeper into the system.
  21. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601


    Jul 4, 2015
    I tried it today. It's very good, it borrows well from all systems before it. I can't make it do accented characters but it shows promise and I hope Apple goes further. I liked the way Newton allowed us to write just about anywhere instead of only text entry section at the bottom.
  22. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
  23. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    unless Apple finally has the balls to have a file system, every other little update is basically meaningless
  24. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    For the later, isn't that what the new powered usb adaptor is for?
  25. 5684697 Suspended


    Sep 22, 2007
    Winnow the split view apps by making them selectable in a settings panel. This is a must have. It is unusable right now.

    A freaking set of arrow keys on the iPad onscreen keyboard!!!!!

    Variable icon size for the apps. At least three sizes should be available.

    Make text size selectable in more places, like for the time remaining on videos for example.

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