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iOS 11.3 is available today

iOS 11.3 delivers exciting new immersive augmented reality experiences, new Animoji for iPhone X users, access to personal health records in the Health app and more. This free software update also offers customers more visibility into the battery health and performance of their iPhone.

New AR Experiences

The introduction of ARKit with iOS 11 put augmented reality into the hands of hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users, making iOS the world’s biggest AR platform. With iOS 11.3, apps can now deliver AR experiences that use vertical surfaces like walls and doors, in addition to horizontal surfaces like tables and chairs, and more accurately map to irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables.

Using advanced computer vision techniques to find and recognize the position of 2D images such as signs, posters and artwork, ARKit can integrate these real world images into AR experiences such as filling a museum with interactive exhibits or bringing a movie poster to life. The view of the real world through the camera now has 50 percent greater resolution and supports auto-focus for an even sharper perspective.

Animoji

Four all-new Animoji bring iPhone X users’ expressions to life as a lion, bear, dragon or skull. The A11 Bionic chip and TrueDepth camera give users the ability to record and send Animoji messages (and even create Animoji karaoke videos) using their voice and more than 50 different facial muscle movements.

Business Chat

Business Chat is a new way for users to communicate directly with businesses using the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. Starting today, Business Chat will be available in beta in the US and top businesses in retail, finance and hospitality will begin rolling out this new messaging feature for customers. When searching for a business in Maps, Safari, Search or Siri on iPhone and iPad, users will see the option to contact the business using Messages to ask a question about a product or service, or make a purchase using Apple Pay. These conversations can be continued on Apple Watch or Mac. Users are always in control of whether they share any contact information with a business on Business Chat.

Health Records

The new Health Records feature helps patients of more than 40 health systems including Duke, NYU Langone, Stanford and Yale view their medical records from multiple institutions right from their iPhone. With the inclusion of these new institutions, patients have greater access to their medical information including lab results, medications, conditions and more. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with a passcode.

Data & Privacy

iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 introduce updated data and privacy information that makes it easier than ever for users to understand how their personal data may be used. A new privacy icon and detailed privacy information will appear whenever Apple asks for access to personal information to enable features, secure Apple services or personalize an iOS experience.

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What’s coming with iOS 11.3?

Performance issue is being resolved with iOS 11.3, the next version of iOS operating system. In addition, Apple announced the coming innovations with iOS 11.3 on its website. Let’s take a look at the innovations that will come together.

Test results of IOS 11.3, which is made available for developers, emerged. It can be seen that performance in published GeekBench scores clearly increased.

The single core result has risen from 1306 to 1510. In the test where all the cores are used, the scissors in the middle is getting more open. The multi-core score of 2247 goes up to 1621 with the 11.3 version.

New Animoji Characters

The animation that comes with iPhone X, thanks to TrueDepth camera technology, allows you to send emoticons in three dimensions by sensing your facial expressions.

With iOS 11.3, there are 4 new animations. These are lions, bears, dragons and skulls. With these 4 animations, there will be a total of 16 animations that iPhone users can use.

Augmented Reality technology was one of the issues that became important with iOS 11. With iOS 11.3, the operating system’s AR technology goes even further. With ARKit 1.5, which comes with iOS 11.3, horizontal surfaces such as tables and chairs can now be detected on vertical surfaces such as walls or doors. At the same time, the ARKit is now able to perceive items with irregular shapes such as a round table.

On the other hand, another feature that comes to mind about AR is 2D stuff. Plates, posters or works of art can now be perceived by ARKIT. The user will be able to interactively view 2D items on the camera. For example, by reading the poster of a work of art in a museum, you will be able to see and experience the 3-dimensional state of that work on your phone. Finally, for ARKIT, the camera will offer 50% better resolution and will have support for auto focus.

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Battery and Performance

New information is added to the Battery tab in the Settings app with iOS 11.3. Users may have information about the health of the battery under the battery tab and whether it should take it away.

Let’s just say that this feature will only be available after iPhone 6 and later.

At the same time, the power management system, which reduces the processor speed, can be turned off in case of short battery life and shortened battery life in order to extend the life of the device.

Commercial chat feature

Another feature that comes to the fore in iOS 11.3 is commercial chat. Offered under the name Business Chat, this feature allows customers to communicate with the organization only by messaging without having to go to or search for the institution. This feature, which will be released as Beta with 11.3, will initially be supported by Wells Fargo, Hilton, Lowe’s, Discover and a number of other companies.

The customer will be able to make hotel reservations through Apple Payments by messaging with the relevant institution. Yada will be able to purchase a chair that she likes to chat with Lowe’s. If the feature will be coming to Turkey and it will be supported by the company which is currently unclear. One of the highlighted features is that Apple does not forward the contact information of the client to the related companies.

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Apple Products

Inspiring concept for iOS 12

The concept design work for iOS 12 comes up with pretty good ideas. Here are concepts that iOS users will be very pleased with. What can be offered with the iOS 12? In the iOS 12 concept study by Ascending News, an even more simplified interface is considered. The clean and more aesthetic design appeals to the eye.

In addition, grouped notifications make us say “That’s it!” This feature, which collects multiple notifications from the same application in a single window on the Lock Screen, will hopefully real one day. As you know, when multiple messages arrive through WhatsApp, the screen fills up.

What is new in iOS 12?

A simpler display to make room for local storage is a great solution, which will catch up with the overflowing crowd. Guest Mode can make you comfortable when you entrust your device to those who want to look at your iPhone. The mode that prevents access to applications is very useful by protecting your photos or messages from unauthorized eyes. Reducing the need for power with less pixel and black and white transition to extend the battery life is also considered logical.

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It’s too early to know what features Apple is planning to add (other than improved Shazam integration, following Apple’s acquisition of the company), but we’ve got a long list of wished-for features we didn’t get last time.

When the active screen feature is always turned on and the screen is touched, it is targeted to look at the desired information quickly. The use of Face ID or Touch ID to lock down apps is also an innovation that we do not yet understand why Apple does not offer. With this feature, it is stated that you will only be sure that you are opening applications.

One day in the hope that Apple will take into account these feedbacks and add more features like this to future iOS releases.

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Apple News, Applications

Apple reveals 2017’s most popular apps, music, movies and more

Apple has unveiled its 2017 charts and trends, celebrating the most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks and Apple Podcasts. Editors and curators from Apple Music, App Store and iTunes highlight great content from indie artists and developers from around the globe.

Music

On Apple Music, Drake tops album of the year with “More Life,” while Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” gets top song honors. Taylor Swift’s album “reputation” has already shot up to #3 on the 2017 US top album charts, despite having only been available for a short period of time. Apple Music Up Next 2017 artists Khalid, Daniel Caesar and 6LACK all earned GRAMMY nominations as part of their success this year.

Apps

App Store editors identify four breakout trends in app culture for 2017: the introduction of AR (augmented reality) apps and games, the rise of real-time competitive gaming, apps focused on mental health and mindfulness and apps transforming storytelling and reading.

iTunes Movies

The top movie of the year was “Moana,” followed by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Wonder Woman.” iTunes is leading the charge toward 4K HDR content, with most of the top charting movies already available in 4K HDR as well as classics and holiday favorites like the Harry Potter series, “Home Alone,” “Office Christmas Party” and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

iTunes TV

Drama is the genre dominating the iTunes TV charts this year, with favorites like “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” topping the year. New series driving the charts this year were HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” PBS’s “Victoria” and FX’s “The Americans.”

Apple Podcasts

“Fresh Air” remains the most downloaded podcast of the year. Daily news has proven a popular genre, with new podcasts this year like “The Daily” from the New York Times and “Up First” from NPR charting in the most downloaded podcasts of the year. True crime continues to drive listenership with top shows like “A Murder On Orchard Street,” “Dirty John” and “S-Town.”

Books

This year’s iBooks fiction charts were filled with titles adapted into TV shows including “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Big Little Lies,” as well as “feel-good” fiction such as “Before We Were Yours.” “Hillbilly Elegy” topped the nonfiction charts, leading a wave of titles on current events and politics.

iTunes U

Computer science was a huge area of interest in 2017, with the top three courses on iTunes U focusing on learning to code and developing apps with Swift. Popular courses this year covered the breadth of human curiosity, from the language of music to human emotions to personal finance to machine learning.

Apple News

Analysis Reveals that Apple Does Not Slow Down Older iPhones on purpose

For a while, it has been said that Apple encourages its customers to buy new Apple devices by releasing software updates. To test if the speculation is much or less close to reality, Futuremark, a benchmarking company has collected data since 2016 from seven different iPhone models and three different versions of iOS. 100.000 results were collected during the process, in which each of the three versions were uploaded to and tested on each of the seven versions of iPhone devices. As explained in the following, the outcome of the analysis is not really consistent with the speculation.

iPhone 5S, the oldest one with iOS 11

The first set of data collected from iPhone 5S, which is the oldest iPhone that can run iOS 11. iPhone 5S is also known for being the first iPhone model that has a A7 as CPU and 64 bit chip. It is observed that, iPhone 5S has improved in terms of GPU after the software updates, although the opposite would be the expected observation.

On the other hand, regarding CPU, the device has reflected some decrease in performance. Additionally, performance of the devices do not really show a significant difference when İos9 and İos11 are compared. Other iPhones, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 7, are seem to have had some decrease in performance as they are being updated, but again, not a significant amount.

At the end of the evaluation, Futuremark officially said that their test results show that there is no relation between the speculation and the reality, moreover the performances of iPhones were not going downwards that much as they are being updated.

Additionally, it is necessary to know that test environment can be different than the Daily life usage. It is arguable that we do not have any information if user’s real time experience was considered during tests.

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Apple News

The 5th iOS 11 Beta Is Available Now: “A giant step for iPhone.”

Apple has released its fifth beta version for iOS 11, which hosts major innovations. The test process continues for iOS 11, which has been announced by Apple during WWDC 2017 event and is exciting for iPhone and iPad users with dozens of different innovations. Continuing to stick to the two-week update period, Apple released iOS 11 Beta 5 on August 7th, after the fourth beta release on July 24th.

iOS 11 Beta 5

Let’s take a look at the changes that come with the fifth beta release of iOS 11, which will be released concurrently with the new iPhone model in September. Here is what Apple says about iOS 11:

iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.

The testing is now for iOS 11 Beta 5!

With an update of about 300 MB, iOS 11 Beta 5 is hosting the same bug fixes and improvements as its predecessors. We have to remind that owners of iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 3 and iPad 4 will not be able to take advantage of iOS 11 because the devices with only 64 bit support are supported.

To install the iOS 11 Beta 5 update for developers, you need to install the UDID record of your device or the developer profile. Here are the devices that can install the iOS 11 update:

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, 9.7 inch iPad, iPad Pro, 9.7 inch iPad Pro, 10.5 inch iPad Pro

Since Apple’s iOS 11 is still in beta stage, iOS devices may experience stability issues such as hanging, application incompatibilities, resetting. If you have a problem with these types of devices, it’s a good idea to make a backup before you load your device to reload your device after a lower slot is available to reset your device.

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Apple News

iOS 10.3.3 Is Available Now: What is New?

Apple completed the testing process for iOS 10.3.3, bringing the final version to users. So what does iOS 10.3.3 offer to iPhone and iPad users? Apple had released the very first beta update for iOS 10.3.3, right after iOS 10.3.2, which it released in May.

The brand offered six beta forms in about two months, and at last they are done with the testing procedure and iOS 10.3.3 is now available for iPhone and iPad users. The new iOS version, which comes with an update of about 140 MB, offers minor enhancements compared to iOS 10.3.2. It apparently focuses on overall error correction and security updates as opposed to new features. The only innovation coming with this version is three wallpapers that are special to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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iPhone and iPad users can install iOS 10.3.3 by following Settings> General> Software Update, or using iTunes.


Should You Upgrade To iOS 10.3.3?

Apple iOS 10.3.3 might be little however it is vital. The security fixes are important and it has no major new bugs, at any rate none which have so far ended up being more than segregated occurrences.

The flipside is iOS 10.3.3 releases rather excessively numerous bugs, particularly on the off chance that it is (not surprisingly) the last arrival of iOS 10. iPhone 5, iPad 4 and sixth era iPod touch clients will be baffled to be left with these forever.


What is Next?

By and by I have a sneaking doubt Apple may even now push out iOS 10.3.4, however there is right now no indication of it in beta testing and discharges typically cover.

All discussion now will concentrate on iOS 11. With a vigorously upgraded iPhone 8 propelling close by it, iOS 11 changes both how iPads work and is required to convey an all new Function Area for iPhones – whether all models get the last mentioned, be that as it may, will be worth viewing.

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Apple Announces: iOS 11 Will Offer Powerful New Features Soon

Whatever Apple does, it turns into a major update. We all get used to it; however iOS 11 seems to offer more than what we expect as it is an update for already world’s most advanced mobile operating system.

So, when does the update will be available? This Fall.

What is new and different in iOS 11?

This is a longer story. Let’s start figuring it out!

Powerful multitasking features seems to be available in  iOS 11 covering the Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil. As active users, developers also will find a platform to place virtual content as a result of the update in terms of virtual reality.

Apple sound caring about making Apple users life easier and safer considering additional but precious features such as Apple Pay to pay friends, Do Not Disturb to help users stay more focused on the road while driving, already-smart Siri as a smarter intelligence coming with a new voice, Photos and Camera for more professional use.

“With iOS 11, we’re delivering the biggest AR platform in the world, and it’s available today for developers to begin building AR experiences using ARKit for hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “iOS 11 gives iPad users the powerful app functionality they need to take advantage of everything iPad is capable of, and brings hundreds of new features and incredible updates to the iOS apps iPhone and iPad users enjoy every day.”

What else is new?

  • App Store for iMessage makes access to apps and stickers more convenient.
  • Control Center lets users have a quick access to frequently used controls all on one page, and a new Lock Screen can be used to see Notifications all in one place.
  • Apple Maps comes with indoor maps for major airports and shopping centers around the world. So now, it is easier to find your way indoor, too.
  • Home supports more categories of accessories including AirPlay 2 speakers and more ways to automate your home with new triggers.
  • AirPlay 2 comes with a multi-room audio to easily control speakers using Control Center, the Home app or Siri.
  • Apple Music seems to compete with Spotify. Now, you can interact with your friends more than ever.
  • Apple News is even better at keeping readers informed and entertained with personalized top stories and suggestions.
  • One-handed keyboard mode on iPhone makes typing on the go even easier and a new QuickType keyboard will also be available for iPads.
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Apple News, Applications

Apple Unveils All-New App Store That Is Beautifully Redesigned

Apple keeps announcing new products and services these days. Every other day, comes another update. Now we are informed of the all-new App Store that offers easier design to reach apps and games than ever before. Since the establishment of the store in 2008, App Store users have downloaded more than 180 billion apps. Apple never stops developing the service with a budget over $70 billion for developers to provide a more vibrant software marketplace.

“Together with our incredible developer community, we’ve made the App Store the best app platform in the world, and more than 500 million unique customers visit it every week,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Now, we are taking everything we’ve learned from the App Store over the past nine years and putting it into a stunning new design. Every element of the new App Store is richer, more beautiful and more engaging.”

Today

Today tab is the start point for a daily destination all about games, apps and app culture. Within the tab, the App Store’s global team of editors will share the stories behind the apps and games. That means Apple is determined to be a love-brand in the future, too. Today will feature exclusive premieres, new releases and a fresh look at all-time favorites, as well as recommended tips and how-to guides to help customers use apps in innovative ways.

Games and Apps

As the most popular category on the App Store, Games will feature recommendations of new releases and updates, compelling videos, top charts just for games and hand-picked collections. What is new in this category: easier navigation among the over half a million games available, best match considering the perfect game for everyone.

Apps will also have its own tab with great recommendations, videos and hand-picked collections across 24 categories, as well as its own app charts.

Updates and Search

The Updates tab seem to provide to quickly see what is new in apps and games, and Search has been enhanced to include the editorial content found in Today, Games and Apps. Search by name, category, developer or topic, and you’ll receive relevant results for specific apps and games, as well as editorial stories, collections and in-app purchases.

App Product Pages

When it comes to app product page, Apple has redesigned the experience so that all developers can spotlight their apps with a more useful hierarchy. Each app will be localized to offer a more customized versions.

In-App Purchases

With the update in App Store, in-app purchases seems to be more discoverable and show up on an app product page and in search results, and editors can feature them in Today, Games and Apps. So overall hierarchy of the store will serve to make it easy to use.

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Recently Released iOS 10.3.2 Offers New Updates For iPhones And iPads

Last Monday, Apple came out with an announcement of iOS 10.3.2 offering new updates for iPhones and iPads. The updates are basically covering iOS 10.3 and the subsequent iOS 10.3.1. The first update was aiming to ensure security of iOS 10.3 against the risk of attack sent via Wi-Fi.

What is new in iOS 10.3.2?

The final version of iOs has been released focusing on bug fixes, security improvements and performance enhancements. iOS 10.3.2 removes two bugs in iBooks that allow a malicious book to open websites without permission. There was a very similar bug in Safari. With this update, this is also corrected.

With iOS 10.3.2, the bug causing some applications to gain root privileges has been fixed. Also, in previous versions of iOS, there were errors that caused some applications to gain access to core privileges and corrupt memory usage. A malicious SQL query also caused memory usage problems. Security is everything in our private iPhones, also especially when it is an iPhone memory can be counted at the top of the list to improve. Everybody might have problems with an iPhone. However, Apple is taking the control to remove this problem. And good news, Apple-lovers! These errors have been corrected by iOS 10.3.2.

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iOS 10.3.2 Released

IOS’s notifications feature caused some services to be rejected. Apple has also fixed this problem with the update. IOS 10.3.2 also removes the issue of certificate validation for untrusted certificates. Along with these, 23 errors reported to developers by developers have been reported to have been fixed with an update.

After the first update, we can say the second one is not a huge update. This slight changes might be an signal of upcoming bigger updates. Actually, rumors giving an indication of iOS 11 are spreading pretty fast.

If we ask what makes Apple Apple, we may have many answers. One of them is that Apple really cares about their customers’ satisfaction and knows how to be a love-brand by functional features.