Editor’s Desk: Our WWDC Wish Lists and Apple After Steve Jobs

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At this point in the Apple calendar, most of us are starting to get our hopes up for a WWDC flagship week that gives us our first glimpse into the future of Apple platforms.

But not everyone is looking forward to it, with Tripp Mickle’s new book, after steve, for the first time this week. He lifts the lid on some of the biggest developments within Apple in the past decade as he analyzes the company’s transformation “from an innovative company to one with operational excellence.” It sure seems to be an enjoyable read.

WWDC wishes

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off on June 6. For Apple watchers, WWDC will probably be the most exciting event of the year, as it gives us our first glimpse into the future of Apple’s software across its various products.

With the keynote approach less than a month away, we’ve compiled our wishlists for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS 13. They’re worth checking out for those interested in the future of Apple platforms.

Spotlight on Apple by Wwdc19 Craig Federighi Reveals Ios13

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In her Wish List for iOS 16, Kristen Romero-Chan outlined her hopes for a more customizable home screen with interactive widgets. She also wants to see an overhaul in the Home app and Google Pixel-style Magic Eraser widget in the Photos app.

On the iPad side, I personally would like to fundamentally rethink iPadOS after two years of frequent updates. My iPadOS 16 Wishlist includes features like Desktop and HomeKit hub modes, support for professional Apple apps, and improved multitasking. Interactive UI elements and multi-user support also make my list.

Our Mac expert, Brian M. Wolf, has made five predictions for macOS 13 that he expects to further blur the line between mobile and desktop as well as the potential for “huge” changes, while our Apple Watch fans Luke Filipowicz calls for some basic quality Life improvements in watchOS 9 this year.

If you are a developer and would like to attend the WWDC22 in-person presentation of the keynote speech in June, you can now apply online from tomorrow.

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After Steve Buck

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As the iMore team looks forward to WWDC, Wall Street Journal’s Tripp Mickle has been revisiting Apple’s last decade in his new book After Steve: How Apple became a trillion dollar company and lost its soul.

The book further details some of the notable stories in recent Apple history including the company’s purchase of Beats, the development of the Apple Watch, the Scott Forstall and Apple Maps disaster, and much more, while examining the tension between CEO Tim Cook and design. Philosophies of both President Jony Ive.

Because Apple is so secretive, it’s always fun to get the inside scoop while navigating Cupertino. From the excerpts I’ve seen so far, this book appears to be packed with new stories and insight into previously known stories, as Mikkel spoke to more than 200 current and former employees, along with other key characters. I expect after steve A must read for tech geeks and Apple fans.

iPhone 14

Not a week goes by in the Apple world without some iPhone 14 news. In the past week or so, we’ve seen a few iPhone 14 stories break, including leaked iPhone 14 display panels that suggest only Pro models will get the new design.

Apple partner Foxconn is also said to be working on a recruitment drive to help produce the iPhone 14. According to the report, Apple asked Foxconn to ramp up hiring plans early in order to try to avoid delays and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

iPhone 14 front panels are leaking

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Recruitment was paused after that, after a seven-day ban was imposed on the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, where the world’s largest iPhone factory is located.

The iPhone is Apple’s most important product, as the company’s latest quarterly results once again show, so it’s no surprise that rumors about the next best iPhone seem to never stop.

We won’t see the iPhone 14 until the fall, but Apple will soon ramp up production in an assembly process that runs like clockwork in a typical year. It will be interesting to see if the current lockdown policies in China will affect Apple’s ability to produce iPhone 14 models at the scale needed or whether we may see limited supply at launch or even slightly later than the regular product.

farewell fond

Although you’ll see my name on the site for a few more days, it’s worth noting that this will be the last editor’s desk column at iMore. Next week is my last visit to the site (for now, at least, who knows what the future holds!?).

Leaving iMore, a site I’ve so much enjoyed writing for over the past year (and reading for several more years before that), was definitely a tough decision to make. I’ll stay around the internet Two weeks into the holiday, so make sure of it Follow me on Twitter If you want to know what’s next for me.

As usual, thanks for reading!

– Adam

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