Using smartphone contact tracing to track and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has been floated as a possible way out of the outbreak — but there are plenty of signs suggesting that its effectiveness is an open question.
A new video from Apple highlights how people have managed to keep creating during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a second release has launched a new "Today at Home" program to inspire creativity in others.
Following many suggestions that Apple is bringing sleep tracking to the Apple Watch, the company appears poised to further delve into its Beddit purchase and develop bedding and blankets to monitor vital signs.
Maybe 2019 was practice for Apple, as it is now used to releasing new products via a press release. That's what it had to do in March 2020 as the whole world self-isolated, and Apple Stores closed their doors.
Amazon's Prime Video app now features in-app rentals and purchases across Apple's platforms. While that's new, there's much more to the story — including the previously obscure Apple initiative that allowed it.
New screen-sharing software Screen brings remarkably good collaboration tools that will slot into your company's workflow startlingly easily, and let you work with colleagues on their screens or yours as you need.
Future iPads and iPhones could adapt to actually being used underwater, and a new way to sense orientation using the Face ID camera could see display rotation guided by the angle of your face in relation to the device.
Websites typically adapt to the iPhone screen, but that doesn't mean they all do it well. When you know you're going to always need to see the full desktop version instead, you can make your iOS device automatically display it.
Apple's iOS may get enhanced accessibility features that allow a device to audibly describe a scene captured by the camera, or present tactile feedback to enable people with low or no vision to take good photos.