Apple’s alleged plans to double down on the quality of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac software platforms, rather than rush to introduce new features, have been revealed in more detail by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg News.
The report claims that Apple’s software engineers will have more discretion to delay features that aren’t as polished, with the company essentially shifting to more of a two-year roadmap for iOS and macOS, rather than trying to release major feature-packed upgrades every single year without question. Instead of keeping engineers on a relentless annual schedule and cramming features into a single update, Apple will start focusing on the next two [...]
iOS 11 introduces a new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature that’s designed to block incoming calls, texts, and notifications while you’re driving, with the aim of cutting down on distractions to prevent accidents.
Do Not Disturb While Driving was enabled in the second developer beta of iOS 11, and is available now for developers and public beta testers. We went hands-on with the feature to give MacRumors readers an idea of how it works.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. An extension of the existing Do Not Disturb feature that blocks incoming notifications during set times, such as while you’re asleep, Do Not Disturb [...]
Apple this afternoon seeded the second beta of iOS 11 to developers, with the update coming as something of a surprise because betas normally come on Monday or Tuesday mornings.
iOS 11 beta 2 introduces a very long list of bug fixes to address issues that were discovered in the first beta of iOS 11, and registered developers should read over the extensive release notes to get an idea of what’s been fixed.
The update also introduces many new bugs and highlights many known issues, such as an unexpected pop when restarting an iPhone 7/7 Plus or an SOS notification that goes out even when an alert is cancelled, so this is still not a stable beta and it should only [...]