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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.
Uninstall native, unnecessary apps
Mentioned already, many businesses offer their own sideloaded apps that effectively replace the pre-installed apps on the iPhone or iPad. It would make more sense to allow IT managers — using MDM services — to remove unnecessary apps that aren't needed, particularly for enterprises that aren't yet BYOD ready.
While some apps and features might be necessary for iOS to function properly — these would obviously not be made available for removal — what good is it having a Mail or Safari app if a third party is already provided?
For those who need to make business trips in places they are unfamiliar with, the first place they will look is their maps application. For those who are traveling abroad or roaming, chances are that these data-intensive apps will churn up the data bills. It would make more sense to allow users to select and download high-resolution aerial street data over wi-fi on their home turf before they travel abroad. This cuts down on data bills, and ensures that the user isn't left stranded in a place where they don't know their way around.