iOS beta feedback menu suggests drag and drop coming to 'iOS 11'

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If a new screen capture of diagnostic feedback is to be believed, Apple is planning on implementing some form of "drag and drop" functionality in "iOS 11."




A feedback screen captured by Steve Troughton-Smith for build 14F89 of an iOS beta shows a new field for the Feedback menu. The new field amplifies Split View, and adds Drag and Drop to the menu item.

The addition where it is positioned suggests that the feature will allow users to migrate data from pane to pane in Apple's split view, rather than a more encompassing feature or specific expansion of the file system for more user control.

However, build 14F89, as seen on the screen capture, is associated with iOS 10.3.2 and not the beta for 10.3.3. AppleInsider was not able to duplicate the feedback item.

Just in case you wanted another iOS 11 spoiler (this is an option in the Feedback app when filing a bug) /via @charavel pic.twitter.com/mQVlJjZbb4

-- Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith)
Very early Monday morning, a "Files" app for iOS 11 briefly appeared on the App Store. There was no information associated with the place-holder on the store, nor any screenshots.

Apple is expected to discuss new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS at Monday's keynote speech to launch the 2017 WWDC. AppleInsider will be in San Jose providing live coverage of the event starting at 7 a.m. Pacific.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,240member
    Can't wait.  :)
  • Reply 2 of 4
    blastdoorblastdoor Posts: 1,931member
    Very interesting. 

    Right now, it seems to me that the Windows 2-in-1 devices are much more versatile in their capabilities than an iPad Pro (with the tradeoff being UI kuldginess). But perhaps the iPad Pro will evolve to a point where its capabilities approach that of the 2-in-1s but without the kludginess. That would be pretty awesome.  
  • Reply 3 of 4
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,306member
    Great so please can we have true drag and drop in Photos on the Mac too?  It can drag to a few Apple apps but very limited compared to Aperture.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    larz2112larz2112 Posts: 286member
    This sounds pretty ambitious and interesting. It seems like it will be one of those features in which the GUI will make or break it. If done right, it could be a very slick, productive feature. If not, it could be buggy, confusing, and frustrating.
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