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Automatic app updates
Apps are updated all the time, and in many cases at least once or twice a week. While it can be annoying having to update all the time, this causes a fragmentation problem among enterprise users. Some iPhone and iPad users will be using one version of an app, while others will be using a newer version because they took the time to update. This can lead to security problems for IT managers.
It makes sense to allow automatic app updating, particularly if this can be set as a policy by the corporate MDM service. Of course, it would make sense to have this enabled over wi-fi only, so as to avoid "bill shock", particularly if the purse strings on the IT budget are particularly stretched.
Custom domain search in Spotlight
iOS' search engine Spotlight is currently limited to searching the device, the web, and Wikipedia. The latter two are near pointless for users who need to search their corporate domain — such as SharePoint, Google Sites, Google Docs, or any other search-enabled service within the firewall. It would make sense for those hooked up to a business or enterprise network to be able to quickly search custom domains for the content they need quick access to.
Unread item count on lock screen
iOS has a privacy problem. There are numerous options available for displaying incoming messages and notifications on the lock screen. For those dealing with particularly sensitive or personal work, it makes sense to display these items, but in a privacy-conscious way.
Apple could include an unread-count-only feature that would only display simply the number of unread emails, SMSes, missed phone calls, and suchlike in the lock screen, without displaying the first line of the message or the caller's name.