Apple made a big splash on the smartphone market with its TrueDepth camera system in the iPhone X, which allows for facial recognition and other end-user features.
Earlier this year, when Apple officially announced the iPhone X, it also announced its next big push for biometric security: Face ID.
Netflix has had support for HDR content on mobile devices for a bit of time now, but, up until recently, that wasn’t available for any iOS devices — because the hardware didn’t support it.
iOS 11’s new Dock and multitasking features are huge updates to the OS. But system wide drag and drop support is the real hidden gem of this update. And this is the feature that will make users a lot more productive on the iPad. For some, it might just be enough to leave behind the Mac and finally embrace the iPad Pro.
iOS 11 brings systemwide drag and drop functionality to the iPad. If you can touch it, you can probably drag it. You can drag any kind of content, text, links and even files between different apps. This works across apps and with multiple files (including multiple file types).
For iPad Pro and Apple Pencil users, Apple Notes as a note taking and brainstorming tool just got a whole lot better. iOS 11 lets you draw anywhere in a note. You can instantly draw anywhere on an image. But what’s possibly the most interesting is the new Line & Grids section for background paper styles.
A new report from Fast Company details why even two years after its launch, Apple’s Smart Connector for the iPad has failed to take off among accessory makers. Apple first debuted the Smart Connector with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro almost two years ago. Since then, only four accessories have hit the market which make use of the connector.
iOS 11 adds more productivity-focused features in iOS. If you’re already using the iPad for getting work done, iOS 11 removes a lot of friction points. If you’re looking for a change, and your work doesn’t require you to absolutely adhere to the macOS platform, the new iPad Pros running on iOS 11 might just be enough to tempt you over.
At WWDC 2017 earlier this month, Apple unveiled the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a refreshed 12.9-inch iPad Pro featuring its latest A10X chip. In typical Apple fashion, the company only provided some benchmark numbers of its new chip and did not provide any technical details about it.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, probably has a pretty busy schedule on a day-to-day basis, with a lot to do, even when it looks like he’s just traveling and stopping in to local Apple retail sites across the globe.