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Topic: iOS

PSA: Don't install iOS 11 beta on your main iPhone unless you hate yourself

06/07/2017, 02:06 pm

Every year, Apple debuts a new version of iOS in beta form. Every year, you get excited and want to test it before it's ready for public consumption. Every year, you will regret doing so.

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Inside iOS 11: Apple's Control Center grows modular, gets customizable

06/07/2017, 01:06 pm

For the second year in a row, the iOS Control Center has seen a major overhaul, as the latest revisions in iOS 11 are even bigger than last time -- including the ability to add or remove shortcuts.

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Inside iOS 11: Run four iPad apps on screen at once with Apple's newly expanded multitasking

06/07/2017, 10:06 am

Multitasking capabilities on the iPad have gone up to 11 (or, to be more exact, four) in iOS 11, giving users the power to run more apps onscreen at once than ever before.

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First look: The best iOS 11 features for iPad

06/06/2017, 09:06 pm

Apple will introduce a wide range of enhancements to its mobile platform when iOS 11 sees release this fall, including a host of iPad-specific features like multitasking, a customizable dock and redesigned app switcher. AppleInsider takes a closer look at how the beta runs on iPad in this video.

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Apple could expand NFC capabilities beyond Apple Pay in iOS 11

06/06/2017, 08:06 pm

An Apple developer document published this week suggests iOS 11 will open up near-field communications hardware in iPhone 7, and presumably future iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch models, beyond Apple Pay.

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Inside iOS 11: Apple makes it easier than ever to free up space on your iPhone

06/06/2017, 06:06 pm

In Apple's newly released iOS 11, people needing a quick way of freeing up space on an iPhone or iPad can receive suggested options that can give more storage on your device, often immediately.

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Inside iOS 11: Early FLAC audio playback comes to iOS via new Files app

06/06/2017, 03:06 pm

An unexpected feature of Apple's first iOS 11 developer beta is rudimentary support for FLAC audio playback, which may hint at broader compatibility coming in the final release.

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Apple's iOS 11 leaves iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, 4th-gen iPad in dust in 64-bit transition

06/06/2017, 03:06 pm

In one fell swoop, this fall's forthcoming iOS 11 update will mark the end of support for not only 32-bit apps, but also legacy 32-bit devices. That means owners still clinging to their iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and fourth-generation iPad will be left behind -- or forced to upgrade.

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Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to Control Center

06/06/2017, 01:06 pm

A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple's iOS 11 is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface.

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Inside iOS 11: Apple's Photos app gains native support for animated GIFs

06/06/2017, 11:06 am

Apple's newly released iOS 11 update adds support for viewing animated GIFs in the native Photos app, and also automatically sorts them into a dedicated folder of animated images, making it even easier to find the pictures you are looking for.

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Apple's first iOS 11 beta signals beginning of end for tens of thousands of 32-bit apps

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

When iOS 11 launches later this year, it won't support legacy 32-bit apps, giving users and developers a few months to prepare for the upcoming change, estimated to affect up to 187,000 applications.

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Apple drops Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo integration in iOS 11

06/05/2017, 07:06 pm

Though Apple introduced a multitude of features with iOS 11, the company also removed core functionality from the next-generation mobile operating system, namely system-level integration with certain social media services.

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Apple redesigns App Store app with Apple Music-esque design

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

The iOS App Store is getting its first major redesign since launching in 2008, with a fresh new look complete with user interface elements reminiscent of the Apple Music app.

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Apple unveils iOS 11 with P2P Apple Pay transfers, a new sound for Siri, AirPlay 2, more

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

The next major update for iOS is turned up to 11, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook joked on Monday in unveiling the software update. It includes a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, the ability to directly transfer money to friends with Apple Pay, a new voice for Siri, and multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2.

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Apple 'Files' app for iOS 11 appears on App Store ahead of WWDC

06/05/2017, 03:06 am

A placeholder listing for an as-yet-unannounced app called "Files" was spotted on the iOS App Store just hours ahead of Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference, suggesting Apple plans to grant users direct file management access in iOS 11.

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WWDC 2017 keynote rumors: What to expect from Apple -- and what not to

06/04/2017, 02:06 pm

With Apple's annual WWDC right around the corner, AppleInsider looks at what is expected to be at the event, and the likelihood of the rumors surrounding possible hardware refreshes.

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Nintendo Switch online services include iPhone-based in-game chat, costs $20 per year

06/02/2017, 01:06 pm

Owners of the Nintendo Switch will have to pay a fee for online services in 2018, with subscribers to the currently-free service receiving access to a selection of classic Nintendo games and smartphone-based voice chat with others as part of the deal, a service which will cost $20 per year.

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AppleInsider's official iOS app redesigned from the ground up with support for 3D Touch, podcasts, videos & more

06/01/2017, 12:06 pm

The official AppleInsider app for iPhone and iPad has reached a milestone version 3.0 release, packing in new features such as 3D Touch support, split view and slide over, easy access to our growing video library, and access to the popular AI podcast. And, it's all available for free with ad support, or ad-free with an optional subscription plan priced at just 83 cents per month.

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With WWDC set to kick off, Apple announces App Store developers have earned $70B since 2008

06/01/2017, 08:06 am

Since it launched nearly 9 years ago, the iOS App Store has delivered more than $70 billion to developers, while downloads have surged 70 percent in the last year alone.

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Microsoft launches previously web-based Planner productivity app for iPhone and iPad

05/31/2017, 02:05 pm

Microsoft has added another app to its collection of Office productivity tools for iOS, with a native version of Planner allowing users of the existing web app version to manage existing tasks and collaborate with other team members from their iPhone, without accessing the tool through a browser window.

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