My wishes for the next iPhone

Every day I see new articles about the iPhone 6 which is not launched and probably won’t be launched earlier than August – according to the rumors. This basic fact doesn’t stop people from writing about what the new iPhone will be like. The bigger screen size is by now like a fact, even though we haven’t actually seen the new iPhone. But, of course, we have seen pics of a couple of mock-ups that is supposed to show what the iPhone will look like.

I’m really not that interested in those kind of details. I’m more interested in features and there are a couple of things that feels like ”it has to come soon”.

A way to pay with your iPhone

When I sell books at an event I use iZettle for payments. People can pay with their card and a PIN code, or pay me in cash. The receipt is sent to the customers e-mail. When I want to send money to a friend, I usually do it with Swish. You register for the Swish payment service, which means that your mobile number will be connected to your bank account. So all I need to know about my friend is that she or he has registered for Swish and then I just send the money to her or his mobile number.

So far I think Swish works only with the Swedish bank system – which brings up the subject of the American bank system: how come you guys over there in that big country with so much innovation going on, still can’t use bank services as easy as we do it in Sweden? I mean, I can even manage my bank account on my iPhone… and it’s not even a new thing.

Siri for more languages

Come on Apple, it sucks that we can’t use use Siri in Swedish! I can speak English, but that doesn’t help when you ask Siri to call up someone with a Swedish name and such. It’s too silly if I have to figure out how an English speaking person would pronounce a Swedish name…

iCloud and Apple ID

Please Apple, make it easier for the average user to understand how it works! I am an Apple coach for a couple of persons and my experience that they don’t really get how neither iCloud nor Apple ID works. Well, this is of course a question for all of Apple’s devices.

iMessages and FaceTime 

This is of course connected to the part above, iCloud and Apple ID. When someone sends me a message all my devices go crazy… When someone wants to FaceTime with me, it’s crazy again. I get it, it’s splendid that I have access to both iMessages and FaceTime from all my devices, but what if a device could sense that the other devices are close to it and therefor it would just start the message alarm on the one device that is active.

I mean, Facebook’s messenger app doesn’t behave so crazy and what’s more, no matter from where I check my Facebook messages, I can always reach them from any device. iMessages has this annoying thing of not showing the last conversation from my iPhone on my computer for example. Not until that conversation will go active again because I or the other person sends a new message, can I see the full conversation on my computer.

Well, that was all for now!