Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature

Posted June 27, 2017

Though it's the now the latest and greatest version of the operating system, it will stop receiving important security and performance updates from Apple when iOS 11 launches, leaving users potentially vulnerable to bugs and glitches. And if you're not a developer, Apple also has something called the public iOS Beta Program, and if you own an Apple device that supports the new iOS, you qualify for a preview. In the short term, dropping this old hardware and software can free up valuable RAM and storage space for new features.

After all, one of the main reasons Apple is launching Files is to give iPad owners more flexibility to use their tablets as improvised laptop stand-ins.

Whether it's planned obsolescence or just the natural order of things, the iPhone 5 is not long for this world. On that page, you will see the option for Offload Unused Apps.

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This shift will have significant implications for users who still rely on older apps that aren't updated often or, in some cases, may not have been updated in years. Developers of those apps should take note of the situation and update their apps if they want to keep them in a working situation.

This feature won't be useful with every app, as some apps like Facebook already store settings and user data on the cloud. Other handy features include an automatic login to new devices simply by bringing it close to a Mac or other iOS 11 devices. But Apple has added some new features to its new top-of-the-line slates, including the ability to drag and drop between apps, and split the screen so that multi-taskers can run more than one app at a time.

iOS 11 also improves the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro. It's hard to say exactly how this new functionality will play out, but with Apple now embracing NFC it's definitely one to keep an eye on. The iOS 11 mobile operating system now paves way to wonderful possibilities for augmented reality in games as well as apps. The company also announced several new augmented and virtual reality integrations, including AR capabilities on mobile devices and VR integrations on laptops and desktops.