My 2019 technology wish list:
- Apple: Add new iCloud storage plans. The 200MB family plan isn’t enough and the 2TB plan is too much.
- Apple: Make it easier to share photos with family members. Today, I need to create a shared album so family members can add their photos.
- Apple: Enable photos in a shared photo album to be sorted by date. Today, photos display in the order that they were added.
- Apple: add a visual indicator for which account 9 (iCloud, Google, etc) a particular contact is associated with.
- Apple: Make iCloud Drive disk and directory configurable on Windows. Today, the iCloud installs on the default Windows directory (e.g. C drive) which on my home PC is a small SSD drive with limited space. I’d prefer to change to another drive (e.g. D). OneDrive and other solutions provide this option. Note: the Windows symbolic link feature didn’t work for me and resulted in duplicate files.
- Apple: Introduce a new mobile VPN service integrated into iOS. I’m a big fan of VPNs (I use VPN Unlimited) but this these are too technical for most users. This aligns with Apple’s focus on privacy.
- Apple: Enable Mac backups to iCloud.
- Apple: launch a new wifi mesh router with WiFi 6 support.
- Apple: launch a less expensive HomePod.
- Apple: Release home automation hardware.
- Apple: Offer a less expensive annual Apple Music family annual subscription. Today, the service is billed month to month.
- Apple: Offer discounts when two or more subscriptions are purchased together (e.g. Apple Music and iCloud)
- Facebook: While I’m a Facebook user, I’d prefer to have a viable competitor
- Automobile: I’m in the market for a new car in 2019. I’m looking for a hybrid or electric all-wheel drive vehicle with excellent safety features and technology including Apple Carplay. I’ll be looking at the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid when it arrives in the spring.
- Pass privacy legislation in the United States
- Offer fast 5G service as an alternative to high speed cable for home use.
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