IOS 11 Brings FLAC File Support to iPhones and iPads

Though a few lucky developers have access to the update, the official public beta for iOS won't be available for a few more weeks. Even then, Apple says it won't know who you are - it'll just get an anonymous ID to help process a response. "ORCRP001070-topic.html" class="local_link" >Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.

In AI, Apple for the first time showed how user behaviour in one app can influence what information is presented in a different app. Federighi demonstrated how a search in the Safari web browser for trips to Iceland would prompt the Apple News app to show news stories about the island. "The most important thing to do is to build a really solid foundation", Cook told Bloomberg Television on Monday. (Many reviewers have suggested that the current incarnation of Apple's assistant already trails competitors in key respects.) "This is the start of the AI wars", he said. But so far, interest has been strongest among gamers, developers and hardware makers rather than everyday users.

Apple is the epitome of change.

Apple is introducing a 10.5-inch iPad Pro in an attempt to revive interest in its once hot-selling line of tablets. They will also have the ability to allow messages from certain contacts to come through. These devices will only keep the most recent messages in local storage.

For photos, Apple is replacing JPEGs with a new format meant to reduce file sizes. These phones won't receive security updates and some apps and games will stop working. Apple will also have new tools for organizing photos and creating sharable videos.

"We also see the announcement of a person-to-person option in Apple Pay as a big deal as it may signal a larger move toward debit card-like payments that could open up new pools of payments profit for Apple", the analyst said in a note to clients.

Apple doesn't have the same demands on its business to commercialize consumer data, and it's taken a stronger stance against digital tracking. Multi-room support is limited to more $350 HomePods, or whatever AirPlay 2 speakers get released, but there doesn't seem to be a plan for a Google Chromecast Audio or even an AirPort Extreme type of a solution to add AirPlay 2 to older speakers.

Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying- and unsafe urge to look at a text message while you're driving.

Apple has added a new Do Not Disturb While Driving mode to iOS 11.

  • Arturo Norris