The iPhone 13 Pro Max and 12 Pro Max are the most significant smart devices Apple has actually ever made. Both gadgets have a 6.7-inch screen, making them substantially larger than the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 13, 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini and 4.7-inch iPhone SE. While the hardware differs, all iPhones generally run the very same software in spite of their size. If only there were more methods to utilize the Pro Max’s larger screen.
Fortunately, there is. Apple ought to draw motivation from the iPhone’s bigger cousin, the iPad. Apple’s tablets are loaded with additional functions that make apps easier to utilize on a larger screen. The business even renamed the iPad’s software application “iPadOS” in 2019 to differentiate it from the iPhone’s iOS.
The iPad’s user interface had actually developed so much by that point, it no longer made good sense to lump both os together. I’m not recommending something as drastic as a rebranding to “Pro Max OS.” But I do think both Apple and its customers might benefit from iOS 16, the next major iPhone software application variation, having new functions that specify to the larger-size iPhone. Doing so would not be basic. Adjustments would need to be made to bring iPad-specific functions like multitasking to the iPhone Pro Max. But Apple already has a history of customizing apps and software to specific products, as it showed with the original iPad and Apple Watch. So I ‘d trust it to do the same in this case. Here are the iPad features I believe would equate well to the iPhone Pro Max.
The iPhone Pro Max’s big screen is terrific for concentrating on a single app, like reading or seeing TV. But I ‘d enjoy to see a variation of the iPad’s multitasking capabilities on the iPhone Pro Max too. Having the ability to see more than one app on screen might avoid me from switching between apps so often. Apple offers 2 main options for running several apps on the iPad’s display: Split View and Slide Over. The very first is self-explanatory; it lets you divide the screen in between 2 apps. Android phones have actually likewise offered split-screen mode for years. Slide Over is a bit various. Instead of splitting the screen, you can open an app in a drifting panel that can be placed on either side of the screen. If Apple were to bring any of these functions to the iPhone Pro Max, I think Slide Over would be the most beneficial. Compared to Split View mode, it’s a better way to make use of a smartphone-size screen. You ‘d have the ability to devote most of the screen to one app while rapidly checking another. I ‘d like to glance at my Slack messages in a column along the side of my screen while using the majority of the iPhone’s screen to catch up on emails. This is an example of an iPad function that Apple would likely have to modify considerably for the iPhone rather than bringing over the current variation.
The iPhone Pro Max is big for a phone, but it’s still little compared to an iPad– even the iPad Mini. One way Apple could make this work is by formatting Slide Over apps like interactive widgets that you can view while running another app. Widgets are already developed to show a great deal of info in a space that only inhabits a portion of your phone’s screen. As such, it’s easy to imagine widget-like Slide Over apps that you can pin to any corner of the iPhone Pro Max’s display screen. Still, getting the iPad’s multitasking functions on the iPhone Pro Max is a long shot. Part of the iPhone’s appeal is that the software application corresponds no matter which design you own, so I doubt Apple will threaten that. In the meantime, we are stuck to the handful of existing iPhone Pro Max-specific functions that were actually introduced for the iPhone 6 Plus. For example, default apps like Mail and Messages take advantage of the iPhone Pro Max’s larger screen in landscape mode to show a column of message sneak peeks together with the currently seen message. Yes, I know Steve Jobs notoriously mocked the concept of using a stylus with a mobile phone. But hear me out. The Apple Pencil has shown itself to be an important iPad companion over the last several years. Now, it’s time to bring it to the iPhone Pro Max as an optional accessory. I’m not alone in wishing for an iPhone-compatible Apple Pencil. My colleague Patrick Holland has actually been asking for an Apple Pencil since he reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro Max in 2020, stating a MagSafe Apple Pencil would be “a killer accessory.” First, consider the iPhone Pro Max’s audience.
It’s for individuals who are willing to pay top dollar for the biggest screen and best cam offered on an iPhone. The Apple Pencil appears like a natural addition to the Pro Max, both for photographers and those who just desire a giant screen. I envision those who frequently retouch pictures on their phone would gain from editing with a stylus that’s more exact than a finger, particularly considering that popular apps like Adobe Lightroom and Pixelmator have Apple Pencil assistance. An iPhone-friendly Apple Pencil could also interest those who frequently take notes or increase files from their phones.
The rumored iPhone 14 Max, which would be a 6.7-inch variation of the basic iPhone, would benefit too from an optional pencil device. The success of Samsung’s Galaxy Note line (which has now been combined into the Galaxy S Ultra household) also suggests there’s an audience for styluses. I need to confess I do not discover myself utilizing the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s S Pen really typically. However it has actually been available in helpful for writing down notes during meetings or quickly catching thoughts when I’m composing a review and happen to be away from my computer. Again, it would not make good sense to just broaden the current Apple Pencil’s compatibility to the iPhone Pro Max. Rather, Apple needs to create a smaller sized version of the Pencil with a smaller sized tip that’s better matched for a phone-size screen.