Hey guys,what IOS you use at your phone? What OS you use at your MAC Book? Answer on this question is usually last version in both cases.Well did you know that Apple will bring us new version of iOS and OS soon?Yeah that’s right and it will look so nice and it will work much better than any previous version.Judged by article that i find today we will all love this so i suggest you all to read this and also watched YouTube video, please send me your opinion i really want to see what all you think.
Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is approaching fast. WWDC is an Apple-hosted conference that allows developers from all over the world learn about Apple’s latest and greatest technologies that are incorporated within their software. WWDC is typically opened with a keynote hosted by Apple’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice Presidents of various departments. The conference, and opening keynote begins at 10:00 AM Pacific, 1700 GMT on Monday, June 10th, 2013. The opening keynote is where Apple has traditionally shown off its new operating systems. In the past years Apple has shown off its latest iteration of iOS at a special announcement. However, as with 2012, this year the unveiling will be at WWDC.
Since Apple introduced iOS to the world in January of 2007 we have seen a significant increase in both the capabilities and functions available for both user and developers within the operating system. Even with advancements like the iOS App Store, multitasking, and Siri, there are still some things that it would be nice to see change. Some of these items will be specifically for developers while others will be geared towards consumers. I will cover both iOS and OS X. First, let us start with iOS.
I have been using iOS since the original iPhone was released in June of 2007. I have seen a lot of things change over this time. Many of these things below are things that I have realized need to be changed, in my opinion. I am not sure how many, if any, Apple will unveil with iOS 7. Despite this, here’s the list.
Ability to Add Custom Items to Lock Screen and Notification Center
The Lock screen, which has been present since iPhone OS, has remained relatively unchanged. Notifications are allowed to appear from an app or email. With the introduction of iOS 5.1, the ability to quickly take a picture from the lock screen was added. An iOS user is also capable of changing the volume of an item that is currently playing, as well as pausing and starting audio. While all of these are nice features, there are some items that are much more useful. For instance, I would love to have the ability to have the current weather appear in my lock screen. It would not have to be animated, however having it up to date would be a much better utilization of the lock screen.
In conjunction with the lock screen is also notification center. I would love to be able to have custom items, that are not notifications be able to be added to the notification center. Right now there are only three widgets available, Stocks, Weather and Sharing. An iOS user can remove these, but you cannot add anything additional. It would be a great benefit for Apple to allow developers to add widgets.
The calendar application has one job, to keep a calendar. It does this quite well. There is one thing that is some what bothersome within Calendar. If I have an event in Notification center and I attempt to click on the “x” to delete the calendar reminder, it just re-appears without actually clearing. This may be a setting that I do not have set properly, but if it is, I cannot locate it and it quite annoying.
There has been a backlash amongst many iOS users that Apple has been using too many skueomorphic design cues within their applications. THe biggest one was the reel-to-reel tapes within the Podcasts application. Apple has since removed this “feature”. There are still examples of this, most notably within iBooks and Newsstand. Both of these use the bookshelf metaphor to display items. While it can be quaint, it does seem to be missing the point of smartphones and forcing an outmoded metaphor upon users. It would be nice to see this reduced.
A second example of some skueomorphism is when composing an email message using Siri. When the dialog appears, it looks like a postcard, including a place for a stamp. While postcards are still a feature of society, I am sure their heyday has waned and they are not longer nearly as popular as they once were. The usage of a postcard, most likely, holds more mainstream recognition than a reel-to-reel tape deck, but it still seems out of place.
Now, there are places, like Garageband where this metaphor is absolutely necessary. If you are attempting to play a guitar on your iOS device, one would expect a guitar to be shown. There are places for the metaphor to exist and there are places that it should not. Skeuomorphism should be kept to an absolute minimum.
OS X Style multi-tasking and/or side-by-side windows
I am one who is constantly referring to more than one item at a time. While on OS X, this is not a problem because I can have more than one window sitting side by side. However, on iOS I must keep switching back and forth between two applications to compare items. It would be a great service to be able to have two items appear on the screen at the same time. Even if it was only a browser and a text application it would be fantastic. I know this could be done programmatically by a developer, by using a UIWebView and a UITextView, however it would not be a elegant of a solution as just allowing two apps to appear on the screen simultaneously.
Cmd + Tab Support
In lieu of having side-by-side applications, as mentioned above, adding a feature very similar to OS X’s CMD + TAB option would be a great compromise, even if it was only available while using a keyboard. A user could easily flip back and forth between two windows and it could just about feel like they’re using a laptop.
I know I find it cumbersome to have to save my document, double-click the home button and then find the application I want to switch to. If I could just hit CMD + Tab on my keyboard, I would be all set.
Wireless sync actually works as advertised
As I am sure many others can attest to, I have a Love-Hate relationship with Apple’s Wireless Syncing. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it does not. There are times when the only solution is to restart my computer in order to get wireless syncing working. I can shut down iTunes, kill iTunesHelper, and even restart my iPhone or iPad and it doesn’t connect. This resorts to restarting my iMac, which isn’t difficult or THAT much of a burden due to Auto Resume with my applications, but it is time consuming.
I would love to see Wifi Syncing work as advertised. There are times that it does work as advertised but it is not nearly as consistent as it should be.
Better Inter-app file sharing
Right now with iOS there is no way to actually share files between two applications, without the use of a 3rd party service. Right now, if I want to have a text document between two applications, both applications must support dropbox or box.net. There is no way to have one file able to be opened by more than one application. This is for security , which is definitely understandable. It would be a much better solution if there could be a file that could be opened between applications. This could be similar to the way that Windows Phone 8/Windows 8 handles it by allowing an application to share data as long as that application meets specific requirements. These requirements could be set by the developer and would not allow unusable files to be shared. Sharing between files is a feature that is desperately needed within iOS.
iOS currently has a feature where iOS where suggest an auto-complete of the word you are currently typing. While this can be helpful, it would be nice to get multiple options for what you’re typing. Many other mobile platforms have the ability to suggest multiple possibilities. It would be a huge jump in usability for many users to have this option.
One of the features that many developers, and even users, would love to see the ability to offer trial applications. Currently, the only “solution” is to create a “lite” version of an application. Typically a lite version has a smaller subset of features and is yet a fully functional application. There is the option for developers to allow in-app purchases, which can unlock some features. However, this is not the exact same as an actual trial for an application. The only negative to adding trial applications is that it may confuse consumers. The simplest answer, that still includes trial applications, is to actually have them in separate locations, or their own special folder.
Better app management
Application management within iOS is not simple. With the introduction of iOS 5 you were no longer required to use a PC to update and keep an iOS device up to date. For those that do not use a PC, managing applications should be easier. Right now, a user has to manually move the applications to folders and move them around. There should be a way, even on the iOS Device, possibly within settings, to manage which applications appear in which folders. It does not appear to be too difficult to be able to implement a feature that would make application management easier for users.
Ability to hide built-in Apple apps
One aspect to iOS that has added to the size of Apple’s iOS downloads has been the built-in applications. Throughout the history of iOS there have been more and more applications that have been added as defaults and are required to be installed. Some applications make sense to be required. These applications include, messages, contacts, phone (on an iPhone), settings, and app store. These should always be visible. It would be helpful for some applications to be able to be hidden. The applications would not necessarily have to be uninstalled, but just not visible on the home screen, if a user decided to hide the applications.
More frequent updates to Apple’s built-in apps
One of the most mind boggling items is that Apple does not independently update some of their own built-in applications. Apple removed the podcasts option from the Music application, and separated out podcasts into its own application. Safari, being an application that can be very vulnerable to security issues should be able to updated independent of the core operating system updates. A couple of other examples would be the camera application, mail and even the music application. None of these is required to be included in the core operating system and could easily be able to be updated outside of operating system updates.
iTunes Play Count
I am one of the few people who actually likes to know how many times I have played a particular song. I have some songs that have been played over 400 times. It would be nice to be able to see this within iTunes Match. It should not be that difficult to be able to match up playlist counts using iCloud. It would only require the syncing of a database between devices. I do not expect this to ever happen, but it would be a nice little feature that could be added.
Siri received a huge upgrade with iOS 6. Many new features were added, including the ability to open applications, check sports scores, and even make reservation for movies and restaurants. There are still some tasks that Siri cannot perform. Among those are the inability to create a contact. It seems strange that Siri can create a calendar reminder, but cannot create a contact. The only plausible reason that makes sense is because of the variations in names, along with pronunciations, would be a huge inhibitor to Siri actually getting a name correct when creating a new contact. There may be so many errors that it would be just be quicker for a user to manually create the contact.
The second thing that Siri is incapable of doing is turning off alarms, given a time. For instance, if I wanted to turn off all alarms after 6AM, I would like to be able to say “Turn off alarms after 6″. Siri should know how to parse that. Right now Siri can turn off all alarms, or turn on all alarms, or just one specific alarm. Sometimes Siri will turn on a specific alarm for the time mentioned in the text, but Siri is not capable of being that specific.
As mentioned above, Podcasts was removed from the Music application. There is a bug in the podcast app. Let’s say that I am listening to a podcast, like “What the Tech” with Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott. If I turn off the screen, and hit pause on my headphones, wait for a few seconds, and hit start with my headphones, the podcast will play for two seconds and then pause again. I can hit start with my headphones and it will play for two seconds and stop again. Now, if I turn the screen on, the podcast will play properly. I can then turn off the screen again and the Podcasts app will continue to work properly. It’s a very minor bug, and there is a work around, but it just seems like an audio application should work. I mean, I have never had that issue with the Music app.
These are just some of the changes that would be nice to see within iOS 7. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Much like iOS, OS X does have its own issues. Let us look at the items we would like to see with the next version of OS X, OS X 10.9
OS X has had a long 12 year history since the initial release of OS X 10.0, Cheetah. OS X has gone through two versions where OS X would run on both Power-PC based chips as well as Intel-based chips. This was with OS X 10.4 Tiger and OS X 10.5 Leopard. New features added over the years have been Spaces, LaunchPad, and iCloud. Despite all of the positive changes, like having a much faster system with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, as compared to OS X 10.5 Leopard, there are still some areas in which Apple needs to improve OS X.
There are many users, who utilize full-screen applications. Currently, under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, full-screen applications are only able to be on one screen. This isn’t necessarily a big problem. However, if a user wants to have two full screen applications across both monitors it is currently not possible. I know there are times that I would like to have a full-screen window of a web browser and a full screen textedit window open, but I cannot have two full screen items.
Safari has added some cool features over the years. The introduction of Safari 6 included a new feature called Reader. One of the things that as been consistent across Safari is that it is not always the most stable application in the world. While it is generally stable, there are times that Safari can crash just when launching it. This is not a state when it is resuming, this is if nothing is launching. It would be nice to see a much more stable Safari in OS X 10.9.
Another aspect to Safari is that there can only be one version of Safari can be installed on a system at a time. Other browsers, like Chrome, allow for simultaneous version of the browser to be installed. Yes, the Chrome Canary is actually a separate application, but if one so chooses, they can have both the generally available version of Chrome and the very forward looking version of Chrome installed, and the data between the two is separate. This would make for a much nicer, and easy development, setup for users.
As time goes on many computer users install more and more applications. When choosing an application to to open a file with, it can quickly become apparent that something has gone awry with the choice of applications. As an example, I went to open a jpg image, below is what I get when I right-mouse click. 12 options for just Pixelmator is a bit extreme and shows just how wonky the whole right-mouse click menu can get corrupted.
The dock has undergone a variety of changes over the years. The addition of indicator lights and even, within OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, a translucent Dock. However, one aspect that has remained has been the reflection. A 3D effect was added with OS X 10.5 Leopard. Having an option to remove the reflection would be a nice detail for users who do not wish to be dealing with the resource usage.
One of the new features of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion included the ability to have multiple users logged into the same OS X 10.8 machine simultaneously, provided they are using Screen Sharing. I would like to see some more administrative features included with Screen Sharing. Most notably, the ability to remotely log off users and see who is logged in and their resource utilization. Screen sharing in general needs to become a more reliable protocol. If Apple hopes to allow an OS X server to become a remote-connectivity end-point, they’re going to need more reliability with screen sharing, as well an iOS app.
More frequent upgrades to Server.app, mostly to account for security updates in PHP, Apache, Postgres, and Ruby. Right now the most recent version of OS X, 10.8.4 Mountain Lion is still running PHP 5.3.15 and Apache 2.2.22. These are both woefully out of date. The latest version of PHP are 5.3.26 and 5.4.16. The latest version of Apache is 2.4.4. These updates provide much needed security updates. If Apple is expecting users to be able to compile their own PHP and Apache, it is not likely to happen for most users.
There are two other options that would be quite handy. The first is having NGINX as an option instead of Apache. NGINX is quickly becoming a big player in the realm of web servers. Plus, it’s always nice to have another option.
The next ability that I would like to see return to Server.app is the ability to remote initiate software updates on a server. This option was available with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard but was removed with OS X 10.7 Lion. It would simplify management for OS X Server administrators.
The last option is to have the ability to manage previous OS X servers. This was present with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and prior. OS X 10.7 Lion had the option to manage OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard servers. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is not capable of managing OS X 10.7. Having the ability to manage previous version of OS X Server would simplify management for many users.
This is just a straight up pet peeve of mine. Dashboard’s weather widgets do not stay in place after a reboot. See the two images below, and that’s all that really has to be said. This is just crappy programming and should EASILY be fixed.
One of the things that is rather troublesome is how Apple’s file dialog does not automatically expand when using an iCloud-enabled application and not wanting to save to iCloud. I do this all the time with TextEdit. With no iOS equivalent for TextEdit, it is not worth my time to save files in iCloud. Therefore, I have to save them locally. When I switch the location from iCloud to Documents, I would expect the File Dialog to automatically expand to show me all folders, but it does not. There isn’t even an option to allow this change. If there was at least an option in Finder’s preferences, it would be a great feat.
While there are things that could easily be said twice, I’ll just put them all in this one grouping.
Apple has been neglecting their own applications. While it is true that some applications may not need as many updates, the inclusion of new features is always something that keeps users returning. Letting applications stagnate is not a good way to retain users, as well as bringing in new ones. Some examples on iOS include iTunes U, iTunes Connect Mobile (for developers and publishers), and Keynote Remote. As for OS X, iWork, Apple Remote Desktop, iBooks Author, and FaceTime. If users don’t remember they have the software installed, or it does not include features that they’re expecting, they are going to look for software that does fulfill their needs.
There are a few things that I would like Apple to announce, unveil, or show off at the WWDC Keynote.
I would love to see a single Software Development Kit (SDK) for ALL of Apple’s products. This would mean both iOS as well as OS X. I know there is one coding environment, but I mean one actual SDK. If I want to use a UITableView, it doesn’t matter if I am using it within an OS X application or an iOS application. All of the classes and methods are the same.
Apple TV SDK
On the subject of SDK’s, it would be a huge win for Apple if they released an SDK for the Apple TV. It could give another avenue for developers to push their creativity and come up with innovative solutions. Apple only sold 6.1 Million iPhones in five quarters, after the initial release in June of 2007. Apple has sold over 5.3 Million Apple TVs in 2012. It would make me think that it is time for an SDK.
It has been rumored for a a while now that Apple has been working on a competitor to Spotify, Pandora and Rdio. I am not sure what form it would take, how much it would cost per month, or per year, nor if there would be an OS X app, or if it would be built-in to iTunes. Regardless, if this came true, it would definitely send a huge blow to other streaming services.
When the iOS version of Podcasts was first released, I was not the biggest fan. It was buggy and didn’t work that well. The latest update, 1.2.1, has been quite stable and works quite well. The only question that I have is whether Apple will split out the Podcasts app from iTunes and have it be a stand-alone application. It does not seem like the something Apple would do, but they have surprised us before.
Just like with podcasts, it would be an interesting move to see Apple break apart iTunes into separate applications. For instance, there would be a separate application for Music, another one for Movies and TV Shows, another one for Books, and another for iTunes U. This would be the next logical move if the overall trend of heading towards an iOS-only model, splitting apart iTunes into different applications would seem like a logical move. This move would also greatly reduce the size of iTunes as well as allow for more iteration within each application instead of relying on an iTunes upgrade.
This is an absolute pipe-dream. Imagine if the application that you just downloaded required an account. Great, now you have yet another username and password to remember. Now picture instead of having to have another username and password, that Apple provided an option for allowing developers to use the iOS user’s Apple iCloud credentials instead. Yes, this would be done in a secure manner, but it would be quite interesting to see Apple get into the single sign-on game and make it easier for developers to create accounts by requesting the ability to use the existing credentials of the user. I do not think this will happen, but we do not know yet.
Albeit, these may seem like minor and esoteric requests, all of these items just means that Apple still has some work to do with iOS and OS X. I’m hoping that we see plenty of good additions and new features with iOS 7 and OS X. We will all learn Monday what Apple has in store for the future of each platform. If we see any of these items announced at the World Wide Developer’s Conference it will be a definite improvement to the overall platform of iOS or OS X.