Apple's New Big Bet: Augmented Reality

Elizabeth Williams
June 7, 2017

Apple has allegedly added support for lossless FLAC audio files in iOS 11, according to reports from Reddit users who have installed copies of the developer beta, spotted by The Next Web.

The tech giant revealed it will be launching a person to person payment app with iOS 11 - another feature that was previously rumored.

Unfortunately, those with legacy devices won't get to realize any of its benefits. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has for more than a year been showcasing the strength of Apple's services businesses, such as the App Store and iCloud storage, in part a reflection of a dearth of new blockbuster gadgets and slowing growth for Apple's flagship product, the iPhone. The ability to swipe apps from the dock and run two programs side-by-side in the same window might well convert a few of the laptop faithful, and I also loved how easy it was to just click on links and photos on websites, then drag them right into emails. If you want to see if any of your beloved apps are in danger, go to Settings General About App Compatibility, which will list apps that "may slow down your phone and will not work with future version of iOS if they are not updated".

Apple's ARKit, though, has the potential to democratize the technology by bringing it to roughly a billion devices without requiring separate hardware or software, as some competitors do.

What Siri learns on one device is synced across all devices, but this is still private thanks to end-to-end encryption, Apple says. It means you will be able to keep more photos and videos on your device.

Many took to Twitter to praise Apple for its latest safety feature. But for thousands of developers at the event, the conversation was abuzz with another topic: augmented reality.

Now for the question you're all here for: when can you download iOS 11?

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Apple will hope that these changes, along with the introduction of a new 10.5-inch iPad will help the iPad recover and reinforce its position.

It did include the new ARkit, which Hall believes is a sign that Apple is going ahead with an "all-in AR effort" that 3D scanning modules on the upcoming smartphone would likely support. The new male and female Siri voices sound more natural. Now you have a new Today tab which features the hottest and most popular apps at a glance, with daily "Game of the Day" and "App of the Day" picks.

The legendary Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnell once said that when you need that extra push over the cliff, you turn the amps up to 11.

The "Offload App" feature is also available app-by-app. Apple's speaker will be launching in the USA, U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year. Apple recommends you do not install this version unless you are genuinely a developer as it's still buggy and unstable software.

Users can now find out what their friends are listening to from within the Music app.

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