These are my wishes for the WWDC Keynote tomorrow. They are presented in no particular order and shouldn’t be considered predictions.
Customizable Control Centre: The ability to swap out toggles would be a huge time-saver.
Improvements to iMessage: I would love to see iMessage expanded to allow richer media previews, stickers and digital touch support.
Complications on Lockscreen: Just like on the Apple Watch, allow developers to create widgets for the lockscreen.
Siri 2.0: Make it useful again.
Siri API: It’s about time developers get the opportunity to integrate with Siri.
More iPad keyboard shortcuts: Activating multitasking or split-screen view from my keyboard would be amazing.
Apple Music Solo App: In concept, it sounds great to combine everyone’s purchased music and Apple Music. In reality, it sucks.
Spotlight Search: Available in-app.
Dark Mode: Just like this.
Live Icons On Homescreen: Allow all app icons to live update like the default Clock and Calendar app.
Picture-in-Picture mode on iPhone: Just like how it works on the iPad.
Splitscreen mode on iPhone: Might as well add this too.
Drag-and-drop between apps: Done right, this would be amazing.
Redesigned app-switcher on iPad: Finding a specific app is a pain.
Guest mode: Also known as ‘Child Mode.’
I’m already assuming the name change from OS X to MacOS is real.
iTunes Overhaul: I’m talking a complete ground-up rebuild.
Siri for Mac: But please, let me type searches.
Touch ID: Allow my iPhone’s Touch ID sensor to unlock my Mac.
Dark Mode: The dark menu bar was a great start.
Photos for Mac: More editing tools.
Mac App Store: It’s time to make it relevant again.
Mail App: Make it useable again.
Redesigned homescreen: It was a valiant attempt, but the bubbly app homescreen has to go.
Glances: Make them easier to access and allow them to more frequently update.
Third-party Watch Faces: Micky Mouse is cool, but Winnie the Pooh is cool-er.
Apple TV Service: I’d love to see Apple’s vision for the future of TV consumption.
Hey Siri for Apple TV: I might actually use it then.
Updated iOS Remote App: This should’ve been updated since the get-go.