Apple has several major iPad-focused features planned for next year’s iOS 13 update, codenamed „Yukon,“ according to information shared by Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman on Twitter.
Apple is said to be working on a revamped Files app, in-app tabs similar to the tabs that are available in macOS apps, support for using the same app side-by-side in Split View multitasking mode, and unspecified improvements to Apple Pencil. Some of this information was previously shared by Gurman in reports on Bloomberg, but details such as a revamped Files app are new.
Gurman also previously said that some features originally planned for iOS 12 will be pushed back [...]
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Thursday, April 5 Mac mini is three-and-a-half years old: Apple today confirmed that its revamped Mac Pro will be released in 2019. It’s an opportune time for a reminder that the Mac mini hasn’t been refreshed in three-and-a-half years as of April 16. 1,267 days ago as of today, according to our MacRumors Buyer’s Guide. We asked Apple for a comment, but it’s unlikely they’ll break silence. Apple predicted to accelerate its capital return [...]
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has a new report out this morning, claiming that Apple is working on future iPhone models that will incorporate „touchless gesture control“ as well as curved screens. The company is said to be looking at how it can differentiate its flagship product in a smartphone market that’s becoming increasingly saturated with devices.
According to people with knowledge of Apple’s plans, the touchless control feature is described as a hover-like gesture system that would let future iPhone owners navigate iOS „by moving their finger close to the screen without actually tapping it.“ This technology would be advanced enough [...]
Apple’s second-generation iPhone X and so-called iPhone X Plus could be priced from $899 and $999 respectively in the United States, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani.
iPhone X and iPhone X Plus dummy models via Ben Geskin Daryanani said the current iPhone X has experienced „limited success“ at $999 and up, leading him to believe that lowering the base price by $100 could reinvigorate sales of the 5.8-inch model. A widely rumored 6.5-inch model, dubbed iPhone X Plus, would then fill the $999 price point.
While this is merely a prediction from one analyst, the strategy could make sense if iPhone X sales [...]