The evolution of iOS The Evolution of iOS [cover]" src="https://images.idgesg.net/images/article/2018/09/cw_evolution_of_ios_01-100770725-large.jpg" />Image by IDG / Torsten DettlaffJust as a computer would be useless without an operating system, so would a phone. In 2007, Apple changed the game with the introduction of its smartphone and first-ever mobile operating system.To read this article in full, please click here
At WWDC 2021, Apple's annual developers conference, we got our first glimpse of iOS 15 and much more.
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Apple’s iOS 15 preview earlier this week gave us a look at an important new feature coming to your iPhone’s notifications: help. A few new tools may act as a life preserver for those of us up to our eyeballs in a sea of notifications every day, regulating which apps and people are allowed to bug us, and when. But on the flip side, app developers get some additional tools for getting your attention, too, and could very well start sending you even more notifications — albeit in a less disruptive way.
First, the good news: the new notification features in iOS 15 look genuinely good and useful. There’s a new feature called Focus that allows you to choose which people and apps you’d like to see notifications from at a given time. It’s like...
Big news from WWDC: FaceTime will be available on Windows and Android! Apart from! Not really! Because the port! Is total shit! In case you missed the update, Apple has spent the past year trying to copy Zoom. Part of this is that FaceTime, its video calling app, is opening up. This is all well and good — besides the fact that you can’t really use FaceTime if you’re not on an Apple device. Can you you participate in a FaceTime call if you’re on on Windows and Android? Yes! But can you start a FaceTime call? No! Can you share your…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
Locating a stolen phone, even if it was wiped, may get a bit easier when iOS 15 arrives in the fall.
The annual Worldwide Developers Conference also shows off new WatchOS 8, Apple Wallet, iMessage, Apple Maps and AirPods tricks.
Apple hosted its second all-virtual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in two years. And as always, iOS updates were one of the main talking points of the event. Here’s a look at all iOS 15 features the company announced today at the event: Apple is introducing spatial audio to facetime to make you feel like you’re sitting in the same room as the other callers. A new voice isolation feature will separate your voice from background noise. And wide spectrum mode will let your mic pick everything around you. Facetime will also have portrait mode to blur your background. You can…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS
Starting off WWDC 2021, iOS 15 brings many improvements to the iPhone.
Apple is breathing fresh life into homegrown messaging service with news and photo sharing tools as part of its iOS 15 update.
Widgets can be placed anywhere on the home screen in iPadOS 15. | Image: Apple
Weeks after introducing its most powerful iPad Pro devices ever, Apple is today announcing the latest version of iPadOS — and there’s a clear focus on making Apple’s tablets more capable productivity machines. At least if you find yourself using split-screen mode a lot, that is. Otherwise, there aren’t any radical changes for the platform.
As rumored, iPadOS 15 will make the homescreen more customizable and allow for more flexible placement of widgets. You can now stick them anywhere you’d like, a capability that came to iOS 14 last year. But iPadOS 14 didn’t offer the same functionality, and widgets could only be placed in the Today View sidebar despite the tablet’s vast screen real estate.
Apple is also bringing the App Library to...
Apple needs a distraction, and it needs one fast.
On Monday, the company will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021) during one of the most fraught moments for developer relations in Apple history. While Apple emerged from the Epic v. Apple trial in a seemingly strong legal position, its reputation took a body blow. Evidence revealed the company doesn’t “treat every developer the same” — it cut special deals with big companies like Amazon and Hulu and made arbitrary, cutthroat decisions to lock competition out and lock users in.
Developers have known or suspected these things for years, and at first, online reactions seemed muted. This is the third year in a row that the shadow of antitrust regulation has hung over...
SMS is an acronym that means "Short Message Service." It refers to standard text messages on cellular devices.
It’s been just over three weeks since the Epic v. Apple proceedings kicked off, and the news has been relentless. So as we wait for a verdict to roll in, we’re taking a quick turn through all the biggest takeaways from the trial. A lot of the juiciest points didn’t speak directly to the verdict — like the profit structure of the Xbox or the troubled history of Fortnite crossplay — but that’s part of the fun of a massive trans-corporate dustup like this. Once you start digging through CEO Tim Cook’s inbox, all sorts of interesting stuff comes out.
1] Apple keeps iMessage closed in order to sell more iPhones
We’ve known for a while that Apple isn’t going to make iMessage available outside of iOS devices, but this trial showed exactly how...
Microsoft Teams is already a popular chat application for companies, but with its new personal accounts, Teams is moving out of the office.
Other than Apple’s case note slideshow, its internal emails are perhaps the only interesting thing to emerge from Epic’s assault against the App Store. They provide a glimpse into how company execs think.Android v Apple
As you might expect, there’s plenty of information concerning how Apple works to differentiate iOS from Android, and a little insight into how the company sees services as a way to retain iPhone users. “I am concerned the iMessage on Android would simply serve to remove an obstacle to iPhone families giving their kids Android phones,” Apple’s Phil Schiller — now an Apple Fellow — told other executives.To read this article in full, please click here
Apple considered fighting a Google/WhatsApp acquisition with iMessage on Android.
There are few apps that lock iPhone users into Apple’s ecosystem quite like iMessage. For us Android users, it can lead to a frustrating experience when trying to communicate without our iPhone-toting friends, often leading to lost messages and a lack of feature compatibility. As it turns out, in an alternate universe iMessage may have been available on Android years ago. As reported by The Verge, Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue tried to bring iMessage to Android as early as 2013. Unfortunately, other Apple execs, including Craig Federighi, didn’t like the idea. The news comes courtesy of the ever-so-juicy…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
Despite expanding some of its services to other rival platforms like Android, Apple naturally still keeps some of those under lock and key. FaceTime and iMessage have long been regarded as examples of Apple’s dominance and, to some extent, monopoly. That’s precisely the play that Epic Games is making when it presented documents showing how Apple could have expanded iMessage’s … Continue reading
Eddy Cue pushed to bring iMessage to Android as early as 2013, according to a new deposition made public as part of the Epic case. Currently Apple’s senior VP of software and services, Cue wanted to devote a full team to iMessage support on Android, only to be overruled by other executives.
The line of questioning is likely to play a significant role in Epic’s antitrust lawsuit, which argues that iOS app store exclusivity represents an illegal use of market power. Epic has made clear in previous filings that it plans to make iMessage exclusivity part of that argument, citing a 2016 email from Phil Schiller that argues iMessage expansion “will hurt us more than help us.”
“We have the best messaging app and we should make it the industry...
Rumors claim iOS 15 could upgrade iMessage into a social media network, but how? Here's what Apple could learn from other messaging apps that have already taken the social media plunge.