Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) headquarters will be busy nowadays to get everything in order for the WWDC in June. As of now, there has been no official word on the exact date, but the event is expected to be as exciting as was last year. Developers and tech journalists are eagerly waiting to see the brand new versions of iOS and OS X, but they will have to wait – though only for few months.
With just a few months to go until the event, it will be interesting to see what features and updates users desire in the new versions, which could make their Apple experience much easier.
Third party keyboards
The virtual keypad of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has remained unchanged since the launch in 2007. In the upcoming design, Apple might take inspiration from some other company’s software keyboards and implement them. The company could adopt the next words suggestion technology from BB10 or SwiftKey.
Also, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might consider allowing third parties to install their own keyboard. It would be great for the third party users to find virtual keyboards in their App store like from BlackBerry. Additionally, BlackBerry will also get other sources of income as their hardware sales are declining.
Improved Siri from Apple
The voice commands have become the most sought-after technology in the mobile world, and lots of Android powered devices like Samsung are enhancing the technology. It would be great to see Apple further improving the technology in Siri, as well.
Some of the reports suggest that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would be coming up with improved voice commands for its range of devices. The iPhone maker is hoping that an enhanced Siri would soon become the prominent feature in the devices. Rumors suggest that an advanced version of Siri would be much more aligned with the third party apps; where currently so many restrictions are in place.
Apple’s Siri enables users to book seats in restaurants through Open Table, but there are still some restrictions, which could only be resolved when Apple works in close collaboration with its app developers.
More control on camera
The iPhone has a brilliant camera, helped by its processor, lenses and sensor to bring in a good result. However, there is always room for something more like, for example, the Nokia Lumia 1020, which allows a user to control every little detail including ISO, contrast, focus point etc. Though several app do offer the same thing for iPhone, it would be easier and better to have it built in to the iOS default camera UI.