On Monday, Apple announced iOS 11, and with it came the first Beta, which is for developers. This means users now have the option to blast high-quality music files straight from their iPads and iPhones. The iOS update will be available free to iPhone, iPad, and iPod users sometime this fall, Apple said.
- Third-party apps will be able to support integration with Apple Music. But it appears things are finally about to change.
We covered all of iOS 11's most exciting new features in an earlier post, but there's also some bad news surrounding Apple's next-generation mobile platform.
After all, one of the main reasons Apple is launching Files is to give iPad owners more flexibility to use their tablets as improvised laptop stand-ins. This may include games, but it's likely to be productivity apps that will be the biggest concern - if you're dependent on any of those apps and plan to either upgrade to iOS 11 or buy a new device with it pre-installed, you'll need to either update or find replacements for those apps. Using the cameras, processors and motion sensors built into iOS devices, "ARKit allows developers to tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed and compelling virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more". There is a way for you do gain access to the iOS 11 Beta.
"Reinstall the app will place back your data, if the app is still available in the App Store", Apple notes. But Apple, why did you do that?
Limiting reviews to the most recent version made sense a few years ago.
The company sometimes uses WWDC to announce new products, as it did last night when it introduced the HomePod, (a smart home speaker introduced by Apple under the guise of "reinventing home music"), which is Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo or Google Home. Although, the autofill feature is a great feature to talk about and Android will also get the feature in its next iteration.