WWDC 2014 brought with it much more than anyone had anticipated.
Not only is AirDrop now available across devices, but Continuity brings with it amazing new capabilities like cross-device SMS, phone calls, and more.
File Sharing: Again, more than I could have hoped for. Inter-app file sharing, third party data providers, iCloud Drive, extensions, etc.
Mail.app: Haven’t seen the improvements yet, but Craig Federighi did mention that they are going to focus on the basics of making Mail a great email client. That’s, at least, encouraging.
No iTunes Radio in Canada. Might not even be necessary if Beats Music launches in Canada.
No Preview.app… Something to look forward to for iOS 9! No Live icons, but we got something better: first class widgets in the notification centre.
With less than 2 months until WWDC, there’s no better time to look back at my iOS 7 list and revise it for 8!
While it was improved over iOS 6, there’s so much more that can be done here simply from a compatibility and reliability perspective. While you’re at it, please make the Mac version, once a gold standard of mail clients, suck less.
I’ve heard rumours that iOS 8 might actually include Preview. Things I love to see are the signature feature and complete support for PDF forms.
Allow iOS apps to ‘share files’ with each other. The current iOS security model is prohibitive of such actions. This opens up a ton of new possibilities for apps, like Preview, to save changes to a document owned by another app.
- AirDrop compatibility between OS X and iOS.
- iTunes Radio in Canada, please.
- Calendar.app icon shows the right date, and Clock.app icon shows the current time (fixed in iOS 7), but not Weather.app, nor any third party apps.