iOS 13 Wishlist: What Fans Want To See From Apple's Next Major OS Update

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It feels just like yesterday since Apple released the iOS 12, 12.0.1 and 12.1 firmware. Aside from that, there’s also the new iPhones and iPads. With all these wonderful items, MacWorld’s Jason Cross has come up with a wishlist for the iOS 13 that can unleash the full potential of the iPhones and iPads.

Keeping It Fast

With the iOS 12, one of the things that all iPhone and iPads users noticed was its performance boosts. The keyboard and share menu springs right open where there used to be a short delay, apps launch faster, and scrolling is smoother with fewer dropped frames.

Hopefully, all of these aspects mentioned will be the main focus on the iOS 13, making better and faster than ever.

Dark Mode

Apple’s macOS Mojave comes with the Dark Mode feature and a great number of apps come with this feature as well. On the iOS 13 platform, the Dark Mode feature should definitely be on-board.

A More Powerful Siri

Don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying we don’t enjoy Siri’s company with a day-to-day life. The virtual assistant is as helpful as it can be.

What we’re asking is to make Siri smarter and more powerful. Just to name a few examples:

  • Better voice recognition.
  • Faster response times.
  • More “fun” activities like trivia and games.
  • Able to give more accurate answers to a much broader set of questions.
  • Major expansions to new domains like music and shopping.

Change That Volume Popup Please!

Adjusting the volume is something many of us do on a regular basis on our iPad and iPhones. On the iOS 12, what’s really annoying is that whenever you adjust the volume, a volume popup that takes up the whole middle of the screen appears. And in the case of iPhone users, seeing it just… *sigh*

Let’s just say it would be better if it didn’t take that much on space. Hopefully, that will be the case on the iOS 13.

A More Powerful Camera

Apple’s camera technology is great – there’s no doubt about that. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for some upgrades here and there.

Software-wise, take for example iPhone XR’s portrait mode. It shouldn’t be limited to human faces. Aside from that, there are still a few things that Apple could upgrade like its camera interface by letting the user control frame rate and resolution of video recording without jumping into the Settings app, or giving the user control over white balance, ISO and shutter speed.

A New Home Screen

Since the iOS 7 firmware, there haven’t been any significant update to its iOS home screen. Given the way iPhones are right now, it’s probably time to re-think the home screen.

The icons could look different or something. For example, give us icon designs that are specific for Light Mode and icon designs for Dark Mode.

YouTube 4K and HDR Video Support

Given that the iPhone XS Max and iPads have super high-resolution displays, these devices should also be able to view YouTube videos 4K and HDR video. Hopefully, with the iOS 13, it will allow such features.

Always-On Display

Who doesn’t like an always-on display? Sure, you can argue about battery consumption. However, smartphones like the iPhone XS and XS Max come with OLED displays. And OLEDs only use energy for the pixels that are lit up, so lighting up a small percentage of the screen only uses a sliver of the battery.

Notification Synching

Let’s say you have an iPhone, iPad and a Mac. You’ll often get notified about the same thing on all of them, right?

It would be nice if Apple could allow something like a notification status to sync through iCloud. That way, whenever you dismiss a notification on one of your devices, the same notification will be dismissed on your other remaining devices.

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