Every year, I put together a list of the changes I’d like to see in the next version of iOS. I’ve been doing this for several years now. This year, I wanted to prepare something bigger. The tenth version of iOS due to be released later this year will be a major milestone for Apple and iOS users. It only felt appropriate to celebrate the occasion with a different take on my annual iOS wish list.
For the past few months, I’ve been collaborating with Sam Beckett (author of a fantastic Control Centre concept we linked to a while back) to visualize my iOS 10 wishes with a professional concept video and static mockups. Sam and I discussed my ideas for a couple of months, and he was able to visualize what I would like to have in iOS 10 – both for the iPhone and iPad – with a style and attention to detail I’m extremely happy with.
This is an incredible concept with a ton of great ideas and executions on possible features for the upcoming version of iOS. Over the past couple of months, since the iPad Pro hit the scene, it’s become pretty apparent that we’re in desperate need of a version of iOS that has more iPad centric features or a new version of the operating system, built for the larger screens of the iPad and iPad Pro lines.
With several of these potential features that Federico showcases in the video, I feel like we’d be much closer to a world where the iPad can be a desktop replacement. His ideas for the document picker, dragging images and text between different split-screen apps, and a more fleshed out split-screen interface show how that could be possible.
On the iPhone side of things, an advanced version of the Proactive section that was added in iOS 9 would be a welcome addition to the OS. While I appreciate the idea of it, I can’t say I find myself swiping right to launch a recent app or read the news, none of which I’m able to customize, unlike Google’s similar but much more useful feature, Google Now.
We’ll have to wait until WWDC to see if any of these ideas come to fruition. Great work by everyone involved in bringing these concepts and wishes to life.