At the beginning of iPad and iPhone’s life, iOS 6 was considered all the operating system that these devices would ever need. Some other beliefs where that the escape hatch of the Home button will have in-app anxiety removed, the only way to Home screen was the object permanence of icon grids, the only way to provide affordance and context was by including pool tables and photo-realistic shelves, and AirDrop was considered an innovation.
As there was a genuine desire to keep iPhone and iPad accessible to everyone, this thinking was rooted.
IOS was not only held back by this fatal flaw, but it also allowed Android to become compelling sooner and faster, which might not have been the case.
Now, there is one point of view that suggests iOS’ easiest way to evolve is simply to have it turn into the Mac. The file system can be surfaced by the Finder, more features can be accessed thanks tot he menubar, a trackpad or a mouse can be plugged in if there is a pointer enabled, and many more.
Mac users are also iPad, and iPhone lovers and this thinking get its roots from there as they do not only want the hardware to let them do what the MAc does, but they are also used to it doing the job. Yap, this sounds out of this world, our modern and futuristic world, but while Samsung is getting ready to launch a foldable phone, Apple can’t fall behind, right?
With that being said, before demanding existing solutions, which is a cliche, we would rather state the problems that exist and could be solved in novel and new ways. That is another fatal flaw that did not allow Windows to dominate the modern age of mobile.