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Longer PIN code for enhanced security
iOS currently provides two kinds of password security on the lock screen: A complex alphanumeric password, or a simple four-digit PIN code. In the case of the latter, most wannabe hackers are more than able to memorize a simple pattern, thus rendering the simple PIN code useless. And many owners don't want to use the longer alphanumeric password, because after a while it becomes tiresome when picking up their iPhone or iPad after only a few moments, in spite of company IT policies.
Enhancing the simple four-digit PIN code by a few extra blocks, such as seven or eight, would vastly improve security and simplicity for the end user. Everyone can remember a four-digit PIN code, but not everyone can memorize an eight-digit code.
Set default apps
After the Maps disaster, Apple apologized and recommended rival services to use in its replacement. Google Maps shot to the top of the Apple App Store within hours of its release. Along with this, there are plenty of alternative apps for Apple's own in-built features, not limited to maps, browsers, and email clients.
Apple can't control the monopoly on this anymor, and should instead embrace its own ever-expanding App Store by allowing users to set default applications. This makes even more sense with sideloaded apps provided by corporate customers.
Apple may have been accused (and accused others) of stealing ideas, but instead the industry should take a leaf out of each other's books and embrace common ideas. With the iPad in particular, Apple could allow users to multitask easily by embracing a feature first seen in Windows 7, allowing users to "snap" two apps side by side — like the Surface.
The iPad has a large enough screen to do this in portrait mode, and could allow a FaceTime or Skype call on one side of the screen while being able to make notes on a Pages document on the other side.