Messages in iCloud is a great upgrade to Apple's messaging platform, working across both iOS and macOS devices. AppleInsider takes a deep dive on what Messages in iCloud can do, how it works, and where it has limitations.
This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss what we'd like to see out of WWDC, the key features from iOS 11.4, and Victor interviews Chaz of LIV Watches, who talks about his experiences making mechanical watches at a time when Swiss watch companies are trying to figure out where they fit following the Apple Watch.
With HomePod primed for launch in Canada, France and Germany, Apple on Tuesday expanded Siri's capabilities to provide compatibility with languages — and dialects like Canadian English — spoken in those countries, and announced future support for French Canadian.
With Tuesday's release of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4, Apple has finally rolled out much anticipated support for AirPlay 2 and named a few dozen third party speaker systems that are expected support the new multi-room audio technology in the near future.
Ahead of the unveiling of Apple's future plans for iOS at WWDC, the company has released iOS 11.4 to the public, including support for its ClassKit framework for educational apps, support for AirPlay 2, and the long-overdue addition of Messages in iCloud.
Apple's first smartspeaker will finally be coming to Canada, France, and Germany on June 18, the company announced on Tuesday. Later today it will launch AirPlay 2 and stereo pairing for the device, through the release of iOS 11.4 and matching HomePod firmware.
Apple has released its fifth developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1, with this third batch of betas seeded since the start of May indicating the operating systems are getting closer to a full release.
Arriving just one week following the third beta of iOS 11.4, beta four has is now in the hands of developers. Included in this late-stage beta are some notable improvements to performance, as well as a regression to one of the additions we saw in beta three.
Following last week's release of iOS 11.3.1, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing legacy iOS 11.3 code in a strategy designed to ensure iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are running the most up-to-date version of the mobile operating system.
As iOS 11.4 gets closer to its eventual release, fewer and fewer new features make an appearance in each iterative beta. The third incarnation of iOS 11.4 beta contains only two real user-facing differences worth exploring, relating to volume control and 3D Touch.