On Thursday, Nielsen released figures indicating holiday desire for Apple’s mobile products knows no age limits; six- to 12-year-olds cited the iPad as their most desired consumer electronics product for this holiday shopping season, with the iPod touch and iPhone coming in second and third.
Om and the team over at GigaOM recently shared “7 Things We Hope Will Come True in 2010.” While that list of things are all well and good for our industry as a whole, I’ve identified a list of changes that web app providers could make that would make my work and life easier on a day-to-day basis. Here’s my web app wish list.
Yesterday, Apple released both an iTunes (8.0.1) and Apple TV (2.2) update. The Apple TV update has some great new features:
- Support for the Genius
- Support for HD Television Shows
- Numerous bug fixes
One unmentioned feature change is how Apple TV now handles Wish Lists. In the previous release (2.1), you could click through to the movie you wanted to rent/buy/wish and with one click of the remote, be in the bliss of watching your movie or highly anticipating its eventual release.
Now, with the 2.2 software, the Wish List button has been replaced with an Ellipsis button. The button takes you to a new screen whereby you can see more detailed information about the movie and then select whether you want to add it to your Wish List or not.
What stinks about this is that a formerly discoverable feature that was really easy to use is now buried in another screen. If Apple wanted to provide more information about the movie, they could have added a button to do so and still left the Wish List button alone.
Instead, the users of Apple TV now have to click twice to Wish List their movies. Maybe in the next Apple TV release (2.x), Apple will get it right and move the Wish List functionality back to a single click.
Has the Apple TV 2.2 update made other changes that you’ve noticed?