Improved Mail app with Smart Folders, share sheet, improved searching
Proper external display support
Improved Files app (generally make it as close to the Mac Finder as possible). The main thing would be indexing of text content, Smart Folders, copy progress indicators
Multitasking - I’m actually pretty happy with it as is but I’m sure it can be improved.
Widgets on the Home Screen
Would be great if iPhone apps, when iPad is in landscape orientation, could be displayed as slide overs or some other way from the current method of taking over the whole screen in portrait mode.
Settings app support of split screen. (Lol, is there a reason this app does not support split screen??)
Smart Folders in Photos, Contacts, Notes and really, everywhere it’s possible to do.
Editing and creation of groups in the Contacts app.
Home App improvements
I don’t use FaceTime but from what I hear it could stand to be improved.
I actually really love Siri. Make it better.
Voice dictation is great. Make it better.
Setting this aside from the rest. I’d love to see Apple do something more with Messages to move it in a direction that might allow for people to more easily quit Facebook. That might just be a chip away at it sort of thing whereby each year more features are added that allow it to more fully replace FB. In particular, I’d love to see some sort of timeline feature along the lines of what Micro.blog offers. A sort of iCloud diary or iCloud journal. Make it easy for anyone to do some of the things they might otherwise go to Facebook for. I don’t think it needs to be an immediate replacement, just a step towards that. Maybe a new app with tie-ins to Photos, Messages, etc.
I am really really hoping for the 14’ MBP. I hope it gets a 5G card slot but I think this is not going to happen for a long time again, so I’ll live with a portable hotspot. (Likelihood: very high)
I am tired of doing the email app dance. For the love of everything, Apple, just let me send emails from Mail to OmniFocus populating the tasks correctly. (Likelihood: abysmal)
I would really like Shortcuts on the Mac. (Likelihood: high)
I’d like to see keyboard interception on iPad so that any dev can create its own text expander easily, but I’m not holding my breath. I would really like iOS multitasking to be fixed with real powerful and smart windows (but I’m even less holding my breath)
I think this thread is a great example of why Apple leaves so many people I satisfied … it’s a huge list of great ideas, some of which are probably more complex to implement than I, at any rate, would expect.
No way they’ll get to all of them — which means some (most?) of us will remain disappointed at least a little longer…