Now that Scott Forstall is out at Apple and Jony Ive has increased influence over iOS, I’ve assembled a list of iOS changes I’d like to see. Of course, I don’t know if Forstall had direct influence over any of these features, nor do I know if Ive can/will change them. But a guy can dream.
- The colored status bar. I’ve written about my aversion to this change at length, so I’ll only say that I find it distracting and unnecessary. There’s no need for it and I can’t not notice it.
- All the flippin’ leather. Find My Friends goes overboard with the Corinthian leather. I’d like to see it disappear.
- The Passbook delete animation. Scott seemed wonderfully pleased with this when he demonstrated it and I suspect it was his doing. Yes it’s fun the first time you see it. After that, you just want to delete the card. That is, if you have any…
- Passbook improvements. Passbook is confusing because, when you launch it for the first time, it does nothing. There should be a demo card in there for users to play with.
Would you add anything that I’ve missed?