Saturday, November 11, 2017

iOS 12 will bring out the full potential of the iPhone X


If the iPhone X is the future, then iOS is the vehicle to take us to it. The latest Apple iPhone presents all kinds of small changes in iOS that make up for the lack of start button and notch on the camera, but for the most part, iOS on iPhone X is not so different from what it is on the iPhone 8 .
In fact, if the iPhone X shows us something, is that iOS is a little behind. Apple has done well to refresh it with new gestures and animations, but compared to the elegant curves and OLED screen of the iPhone X, iOS feels less modern than ever. And if the iPhone X is going to lead Apple in the next 10 years , then iOS will have to be three steps ahead. Here are 10 ways in which iOS 12 can roll the ball

Give us a dark mode

The iPhone X would be awesome with a true dark mode on iOS. As we can see in the Apple Watch, a dark theme takes full advantage of the OLED , erasing the lines between the glass and the screen, and giving the illusion of an infinite screen. Apple can announce the iPhone X as "all screen", but actually has a rather thick bezel.
We can simulate it with the option Invert colors in the Accessibility settings , but a true dark mode in iOS would eliminate the visual barrier between the screen and the bezel and make it look like you are holding a piece of glass from edge to edge.

Expand the scope of Face ID

Face ID is totally awesome on the iPhone X, but it's not perfect. Like the debut of Touch ID on the iPhone 5S, the Face ID is largely a work of progress , and Apple will surely improve the speed and reliability of this in future iPhone.
However, there are two things we would like to see: greater angles of recognition so that we do not have to focus so intensely on the screen while unlocking, and the possibility of adding a second face. With Touch ID, our spouses and children had registered fingerprints so they could use our phones without asking for our password (or our fingers), and we would like to do the same with Face ID .

Go all to the notch

Apple should use the notch for more than just static icons. OK, we'll admit: the notch in the camera is not as bad as we thought it would be. Although it still looks a bit silly in the images, in practice it's not that annoying, and in the right cases, it's really cool. But one thing is for sure: it will not disappear soon. So, if that is the case, we would like Apple to add even more functionality to the spaces around the notch, converting the status bar into a fully interactive space that eliminates the need to open the Control Center so often.
For example, touching the battery icon could show how much is left or by pressing the time you can toggle between it and the date. And this is a very good one: the Reddit Apollo application (seen above) uses the upper right space to show the sound settings so that your view does not get obstructed just because you want to turn up the volume.

Swipe anywhere to unlock

There is no doubt that at some point in the future our iPhones will automatically jump to the home screen as soon as we see them, but until that day arrives, we still have to swipe up . The problem is that you must slide from the bottom of the screen where the start indicator is. And we often forget it, which means we have to swipe twice to unlock.
Just as Apple deleted the bar in iOS 7 and let us swipe anywhere to get to the passcode screen, the ability to swipe up in the center of the screen would literally save hundreds of seconds every day .

Create a screen always on

The always active screens are being used in Android phones for some time. Now that Apple is finally using an OLED on an iPhone and can take advantage of its energy saving benefits, the time has come for a screen that is always on . A staple of Android's flagship products for years, it's an amazing, useful feature that shows things like time, battery percentage and notifications, with no need to do more than take a look at your phone.
We would love to see what a screen would always look like on the iPhone X, but above all it would be good if our phones do not turn on every time they need to alert us that a notification has arrived.

Add a double touch to turn off the screen

Without the Start button, the only way to turn on the iPhone X screen is to press the side power button, so Apple gave us a great gesture: touch to wake up . But it only works when the screen is off. To turn off the screen, we still need to press the power button. On LG phones, you can touch twice on the home screen to put it to sleep, and it would be incredibly useful on the iPhone X as well.

Put the applications in a drawer

Surely it would be nice if we could hide our applications in a drawer in iOS 12. We have been hating the icon network for years, but in the iPhone X it is completely criminal. With such a bright screen, we want to see our entire image of the home screen, but Apple still forces us to saturate our screen with icons .
It's time for Apple to give us the option to keep them hidden in the drawer of the Android application, showing the iPhone X screen in all its glory .

Smarter unlocking

We can discuss the merits of Face ID on Touch ID all day, but the bottom line is that we should not have to unlock our phones every time we want to use them. On Android phones, you can keep your phone unlocked when connected to trusted Wi-Fi networks or using certain Bluetooth devices, and a similar feature would be amazing on iOS. How nice it would be if you did not even need to use Face ID to unlock your iPhone X once you put an Apple Watch on your wrist
Fix the keyboard
The iPhone X keyboard has a lot of wasted space. iPhone X can give us more screen to work with, but when you're writing a message or email, you do not really get any space benefit with the iPhone 8 Plus. That's because Apple chose to place the keyboard with a considerable space under it to not interfere with the start indicator.
Enough, but at this moment, it 's pretty wasted . Apple has put the dictation and keyboard change buttons there, but why not add a favorite emoji row to the Touch Bar style? Or at least allow third-party developers to personalize it with their own buttons? Every pixel on the iPhone X is valuable, and it's a shame to have so much white space.

IPad style multitasking

iOS 10 brought some serious multitasking capabilities to the iPad , but it no longer needs to be relegated to tablets. Now that the iPhone X screen measures almost six inches, we should be able to run two applications comfortably at the same time . Or use a PIP window and drag and drop. The iPhone X giant screen and gesture-based navigation open up a wide variety of multitasking possibilities, and iOS 12 needs to be incorporated.
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