Certain functions are not available on the iOS remote because it has traditionally not had a file system: loading music, DSP filters, etc. With the new versions of iOS, it has a file system (if not great) and it supports external storage devices (if not universally). So I think it is time to enable those missing features.
These iOS capabilities, plus the availability of serious apps, change the way we use iOS devices. I’m a photographer and I’m on a lengthy trip in Europe; for the first time in my life, I bring only an iPad, no laptop, use it for photo processing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, which also sync to the cloud and back to my desktop at home, acting as backup, complementing my external SSD drive.
(Moderators: this is obviously a feature request but I posted it here because platform support is of more general interest than many detail features.)
I see the same real-estate on my tablet and the PC. It’s just that some features are missing/unsupported on Android/iOS devices (tablets which display Roon’s UI in landscape not phones/“tablets” that display the portrait UI and don’t support editing functions at all).
All computers contain a file system internally, but iOS did not until recently expose it to users.
E.g. you could not copy a folder of image files from your camera memory card into the iPad, and then copy that folder to an external drive. Apple thought photos should go into the Photos app. Nowadays you can.
No, no, I’m a simple man.
I buy an album, from HDTracks for example, download it, and copy it into Roon. Today I have to use a Windows machine. I don’t want to, the Windows machine is used for only two tasks these days, and photo is on its way to iPad, don’t want to have to keep the Windows machine just for Roon.