Items tagged with ios 11

Everyone likes to crack jokes about the notch on the iPhone X display (okay, maybe not everyone, but it's a point of criticism that Samsung was quick to pounce on), but Apple isn't laughing. Just the opposite, Apple is showing how serious it is about the notch by putting out a mandate to developers to support the new display when releasing new apps or updating existing ones, effective July 2018. "iOS 11 delivers innovative features and the redesigned App Store to hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Your apps can deliver more intelligent, unified, and immersive experiences with Core... Read more...
Cellebrite, an Israeli company known for selling solutions to law enforcement agencies around the globe to unlock smartphones, is back in the news again. This time around, the company is touting a new solution that would make it possible to crack just about any device that is currently running Apple's iOS 11 operating system. To understand why this announcement is so pivotal, we must rewind to just over two years ago. Following the San Bernardino terrorist attack that left 14 people dead in late 2015, Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice got into a war of words about device encryption and backdoor... Read more...
With iOS 11.3 beta now out for people to dig around in, there are folks doing just that, looking for what Apple has in store for the future. One of the things that has been discovered, while digging around inside the beta OS, is evidence that Apple is working on a single sign-on service for the web. This was evidenced by the discovery of something called "SecureChannel." The indication with that discovery is that Apple is working on a solution that will let users log into various websites using their Apple ID. Think something along the lines of logging into various websites using your Facebook... Read more...
It’s not often that Apple previews an upcoming iOS release, especially a point release, outside of major events WWDC. However, the circumstances regarding recent events surrounding performance throttling with worn batteries on older iPhones has forced Apple's hand somewhat. So today, Apple is giving us a preview of what to expect from iOS 11.3, which is set to be released to the public in March. Let's get the big one out of the way first: iOS 11.3 will now show your current battery health, and even recommended if your battery needs to be serviced. This is an upgrade from the current battery... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, iOS enthusiasts that have clung to the practice of jailbreaking have anxiously awaited a public software release to "unleash the beast" so to speak. The first proof-of-concept untethered jailbreak was announced earlier this month by Alibaba’s Pandora Labs, which was based on the work of Google Project Zero researcher Ian Beer. Today, there's a fully-fledged jailbreak that has been released for Apple's current generation of smartphones, which include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (and all other 64-bit iOS devices for that matter). The jailbreak, which is... Read more...
There is quite a controversy brewing in the Apple community today, and it is specifically related to the batteries and the performance of older iPhones. It's a given that a smartphone's battery performance will deteriorate over time, but some iPhone users are alleging that not only have their iPhones lost battery life over the years (which is to be expected), but that overall system performance has also suffered as a result. A reddit thread has popped up in which redditor TeckFire alleges that his iPhone 6 Plus had been slug-like in performance since upgrading to iOS 11. Anecdotally, iPhone users... Read more...
Way back in the day -- dating back to just after the release of the first iPhone -- hackers chipped away at the security defenses in iOS to give users functionality that was lacking in the default software. This practice is known as jailbreaking, and it is something that Apple unsurprisingly frowns upon since it breaks through its “walled garden”. Ian Beer, a researcher working for Google's Project Zero team, announced via a tweet that he has discovered an exploit that could jailbreak devices running iOS 11.1.2 or older. Project Zero is tasked with finding bugs in competing software,... Read more...
We are not trying to spark of war of words between iOS and Android users, but when it comes to platform fragmentation, it does not really exist in the iPhone community. What is equally remarkable, however, is how quickly iPhone owners adopt major iOS updates. According to the latest data from Mixpanel, iOS 11 has found its way onto around half of all iPhone (and presumably iPad) devices in less than a month.The data trend shows iOS 11 and iOS 10 both bouncing around the 44 percent, but at its peak earlier today, iOS 11 adoption reached 49.28 percent, versus 46.58 percent for iOS 10, and just 4.15... Read more...
Apple released its iOS 11 operating system late last month, and users have already run into a number of problems with the operating system. There have been complaints about battery life, and two quick point releases have been issued during the first month of availability (iOS 11.0.1 and 11.0.2) to fix lingering issues. Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is taking Apple to task over its toggle switches for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Control Center (blue represents on, gray means off). In previous versions of the iOS, toggling either the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth switches would actually completely... Read more...
If you own and iPhone or iPad device and have not yet upgraded to iOS 11, you may want to hold off for the time being. A new study by researchers at Wandera, an enterprise mobile security and data management outfit, indicates that battery drain on mobile devices running the latest version of iOS is significantly higher compared to iOS 10 and earlier versions of Apple's mobile operating system. The report show that on average an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 runs out of battery life in just 96 minutes, whereas the same devices running iOS take 240 minutes to drain the battery from 100 percent to... Read more...
The iPhone rumors and leaks are coming in hot and heavy, even more so lately as we get closer to Apple's official unveiling next week. One of the biggest reveals dropped as we headed into the weekend. Someone at Apple (presumably) leaked out the company's forthcoming iOS 11 GM code. This is the same version that is being installed on whatever iPhone devices Apple is planning to launch, and it tells us quite a bit about what to expect. To prevent confusion, from this point forward we will refer to Apple's next flagship as the iPhone 8. This could also end up being called the iPhone X (pronounced... Read more...
If setting up a guest network is “beneath” you for a home’s wireless network, Apple has devised a different way to provide internet access to friends or family. iOS 11 includes a new Wi-Fi password sharing feature that makes logging on to a new network relatively simple. For starters, you’ll need to have at least one device with iOS 11 installed that is already connected to the wireless network. As long as your friend is also running iOS 11, he or she can go the Wi-Fi option in the Settings app on their device and tap on the name of your wireless network. When the password prompt appears, they... Read more...
Apple is still embracing the tablet form-factor, and that is readily apparent with the new all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which replaces the previous generation 9.7-inch model. The 10.5-inch iPad is largely able to keep the same dimensions and weight of its predecessor by shrinking the bezels to accommodate the larger display. The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro joins a refreshed 12.9-inch model, both of which include TrueTone displays that are 50 percent brighter. The displays also incorporate ProMotion technology, which is just a fancy way of saying that they have a refresh rate of 120Hz instead of 60Hz.... Read more...
Apple has just announced the latest iteration of its long-running iOS software platform, which powers hundreds of millions of iPads and iPhones around the globe. While iOS 11 doesn’t rewrite playbook with regards to the all-important user interface, there are a lot of thoughtful additions that have been made to make it even more useful for everyday consumers. For starters, Apple Pay has gained the ability to tackle person-to-person transfers, allowing you to easily send or receive money to/from family and friends. This functionality is included across all iOS devices and the Apple Watch. Apple... Read more...