“Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t divulge any secrets during his question and answer session at the D11 conference on Tuesday, but he did reveal one interesting nugget about a change in the company’s thinking,” Jared Newman reports for TIME Magazine.
“In response to a question from AllThingsD‘s Walt Mossberg about Apple’s tight control over iOS, Cook suggested that Apple may let apps do more on the iPhone and iPad than they’ve been allowed to in the past,” Newman reports. “‘I think you will see us open up more in the future,’ Cook said, ‘but not to the degree that we put the customer at risk of having a bad experience.'”
Newman writes, “So what could Apple, realistically, open up on? Cook didn’t say, of course. But we can make a few educated guesses, based on Apple’s principle of trying to make the right decisions on the user’s behalf:”
Apple opening up iOS: Four ways it might happen
• Opening Up Siri
• Notification Center Widgets
• Setting Default Apps
• More Background Upload/Download Privileges
Read more in the full article here.