Apple has finally fixed the irritating volume indicator in iOS 13, and now Apple’s SVP of software Craig Federighi indicates in future versions of iPadOS the company may fix another full-screen annoyance, Siri.
When using Siri on the Mac, the virtual assistant only takes up a small amount of the screen real estate. However, when you use Siri on an iOS device, the assistant takes up the whole screen. As spotted by iHelp BR, that may change in a later version of iPadOS.
Craig Federighi – Apple’s vice president of software – confirmed in an email that the company is studying the possibility of correcting this in the future.
The company executive confirmed the information in response to Juliano Rossi , who had questioned Craig about Siri’s interface taking up the entire iPad screen and disrupting its use. Juliano told us that he asked for something similar to what exists on the Mac today, in which Siri is displayed in a small window in the corner of the screen. To his surprise, the iOS boss himself decided to respond.
Federighi said it was too late to do anything about it in the launch of iPadOS, but things could change in the future.
Craig replied me back! 😳
The mail was about my request for Siri on iPad to behave like on the Mac, without filling the entire screen.
Well, maybe next year. pic.twitter.com/7xIgxDB7hf
— Juliano Rossi (@_JulianoRossi) June 9, 2019
Federighi’s reply led iHelp BR to create the mockup at the top of this article, to give you an idea of how it might look.
While iPadOS might not include an “improved” Siri display, it does bring many new desktop-class features that brings additional functionality to the iPad. Features include a new Home screen with widgets, an updated Split View, improved Apple Pencil support, and more.