Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Apple pushing macOS devs to release 64-bit apps

Apple pushing macOS devs to release 64-bit apps

Apple has made a lot of changes to iOS 11 so that the iPad can function as more of a desktop computer.

And if you release a major new version that drastically changes the core features of your app, you can press the big button to reset the App Store ratings.

iOS 11 also improves the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro. When you tap a particular app inside the iPhone storage page, you can click Offload App, which will also make that app appear greyed-out on your home screen, and allow you to reinstall it at any time.

- iOS 11 will support augmented reality (AR) applications. That's a macOS feature where the user drags a file and hovers it over a folder and it opens on its own. You don't have to wait to try iOS 11 though.

A developer beta version of iOS 11 was released yesterday. It will be available for all models of the iPad Air and iPad Pro, as well as for the iPhone 5s and up, 5th-generation iPad, 6th-generation iPod touch, and iPad mini 2 and up.

- Siri now a more natural tone of voice than before, and it can be used for translations from English. That means you won't get to use the feature that much.

- Third-party apps will be able to support integration with Apple Music.

In what is certain to be a welcome move for app developers, Apple has announced that all the reviews and ratings their app has accumulated over the period of its existence on the app store, will no longer disappear when the devs release an update. Along with features that keep you off your iPhone while driving and a new dark mode for nighttime use, the tech giant is rolling out a screen capturing tool to make it easier to record videos of your iPhone's screen.

According to recent reports, Apple plans to launch three new iPhones this year sometime after the release of iOS 11: an iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and a new flagship phone rumored to be named the "iPhone Edition".

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