Although Apple’s iOS 11 includes a lot of new stuff to enjoy, but also take away few features. One of example is the 3D Touch gesture which enabled faster access to the app switcher and a quick shortcut to move back to the previous apps. Now there are no longer present in iOS 11. As mentioned in a bug report Developer Confirmed that this was an intentional removal by Apple.
More specifically, developer Bryan Irace shared the Apple engineer's response to the question on Twitter, Confirms the removal of the feature and will not be back. ‘Please know that this feature was intentionally removed.’ This dispels peculation that the lack of the gesture in the first two iOS 11 Developer Beta was merely a bug.
Although This gesture was much faster than double click the Home Button to close an app, but still don’t understand why Apple would remove something such useful. Perhaps it interferes with the gestures of the upcoming bezel-less iPhone 8 somehow related. You can watch Craig Federighi demo the gesture at the original iPhone 6s event below,
In this year WWDC Apple launched two new iPad, respectively, 10.5 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro, they both equipped with A10X Fusion chip, new iPad Pro CPU performance increased by 30% and graphics performance increased by 40%.than previous-generation. Now TechInsights has confirmed A10X chip featured a TSMC’s 10-nanometer FinFET process.
TechInsights has analyzed the chip that the SoC is fabricated using a 10-nanometer process, but the A10 and A9X use 16mm processes. This results in a high-performance chip which becomes first TSMC 10-nanometer chip to show up on a consumer device.
Ultimately what this means is that in terms of design and features, A10X is relatively straightforward. It’s a proper pipecleaner product for a new process, and one that is geared to take full advantage of the die space savings as opposed to spending those savings on new features/transistors.
A10X (96.4mm²) is 7% smaller than A10 (125mm²) and 9% smaller than A9 (104.5mm²) compared to previous non-X "series SoCs. And the previous "X" Series Chip, A10X 34% smaller than the A9X, 20% smaller than the A6X. In other words, iPad SoC has never been so small like this chip does.
The TechInsights shows some details about the A10X layout, including the 12 GPU clusters on the left and the number of CPU cores on the right. It is said that the new SoC is similar to the A9X SoC, but there are some differences: A10X includes 3 pairs of Fusion CPU core, and A10 and A9X only 2 pairs, and L2 cache bump to 8MB, up from 5MB on the A9X.
iPhone At 10: Apple's iPhone Sales Has Reached 1.2 Billion Units In Ten Years, Bring $738 Billion In Revenue
According to market research firm Statista data shows that Apple's iPhone sales have reached 1.2 billion units in ten years. Statista using information from Apple to make this estimate, the firm also think that Apple may have just hit this milestone, and estimated the iPhone in past 10 years for Apple to bring $738 billion in revenue. In addition, the profit is good too at an estimated $100bn over the iPhone's life so far.
iPhone also made Apple a huge global company where previously it was a well-off, but much smaller firm. Apple's still capable of commanding a high margin for high-quality devices and that we love it, allowing Apple to sit on a $256bn cash pile. According to the data, Apple breaks 100m units in 2011, 200m in 2012, 500m in 2014 and 1 billion in 2016.
That 1.2 Billion figure is pretty staggering, but if we average the figure in the past 10 years, the better experience of this product's best-selling level:
Sell 328,767 units per day
Sell 2,301,369 units per week
Sell 9,863,010 units per month
Sell 119,671,188 units per year
In addition, Statista also announced the sales figures for generations of iPhone:
iPhone: 6.1 million
iPhone 3G: 15 million
IPhone 3GS: 30.1 million
iPhone 4: 94.8 million
iPhone 4S: 9810 million
iPhone 5: 143.4 million
iPhone 5S, 5c: 1.637 billion
iPhone 6 / 6Plus: 2.224 billion
So is the iPhone going to be broken in the next decade? Or the Indian market grow into a new iPhone sales engine? Will Apple continue to maintain strong innovation? We will wait to see what happens!
Apple today quietly released the first public beta of macOS High Sierra to public beta testers, which the non-developers can download and test macOS High Sierra. Apple's macOS High Sierra has been available for developers since June 5th, the version is mainly designed to improve and refine macOS Sierra.
Once you sign beta testing program from Apple's beta testing website, you will receive updates through Mac App store. We also recommended you, that before installing a beta, make sure to create Full Time Mochine backup, but also running on a secondary device. Because there is a new File System (APFS), so the update will takes some time.
Along with a new file system called APFS, which designed for modern storage, the so-called High Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC aka H.265) also coming to macOS High Sierra, and many of the existing apps are being updated. Photos now includes a new persistent side view and packed editing tools, like iOS 11 Siri on Mac is gaining a more natural voice and support for more music-related commands.
Apple has spent sometime to talk about Safari changes in macOS High Sierra, has introduced the new autoplay blocking feature for videos, new Intelligent Tracking Prevention to protect your privacy. Mail storage is being optimized to takes about 35 percent of less space, iMessage now can be stored in iCloud, and finally a new iCloud Drive file sharing option also available.
The update also introduces Metal 2, the next-generation of Apple's Metal graphics API with the support of machine learning. By the spring of 2018, the system will starts Support external Thunderbolt 3 GPUs, be able to extend and creates awesome VR content.
iPhone New Accessories: InkCase i7 Plus, A Case That Adds An E Ink Second Screen to your iPhone 7 Plus
You probably heard a lot of third-party accessories that adds second screen into your smartphones. Like ESTI Inc, Oaxis is a company that has been developing E InkCases (Second Screen Cases) for Android and iPhones for a number of years, I believe lots user has heard this company too. E InkCases are cases that provide a dual screen for the back of the smartphone.
And now they just announced a new case for the iPhone 7 Plus, It has the latest Carta 1.2 E Ink panel; the most advanced E Ink screen available in the industry. A huge improvement is the contrast now brighter or darker when compared to the E Ink Pearl used in most e-reader devices like Amazon's Kindle., this enables user to read ebooks and documents very easily.
The InkCase i7 Plus featured with a 5.2 inch E Ink Carta display, which the resolution at 960×540 with PPI of 217. It comes with 128MB RAM and 256MB of storage space. With an IP67 rating of waterproof, dust and sand proof, the shockproof case and improved BubblePro Technology, which can be sure your device will fully be protected. It is also extremely lightweight (80g), up to 5 days of battery life support.
The Inkcase has a dedicated app for iOS and has a ton of features. such as camera filters for selfies, an e-reading app, news, weather, and photos so you can customize the E Ink screen with an image or slideshow, you can even browse the internet. The InkCase i7 Plus is available on Kickstarter for just $123, the price goes up once 300 of them have been sold.