Apple Revises Applications and Apps Store Functions
Today Apple announced several changes to the way the iPhone Apps Store will work. It will now support subscriptions and the ability for users to download additional levels of software such as games (as those levels become available). It will also support peer-to-peer gaming and contact sharing via Bluetooth with other iPhones. Apple is also going to allow iPhone developers to access hardware profiles on the iPhone, so they can develop new applications such as FM tuners that will interact with the device itself. Apple also said that it will allow developers to build Google Maps directly into their own applications, and will enable turn-by-turn directions. Apple said that it is finally bringing push notification to iPhone OS. Apple said that it had to re-work how its background processes work to better manage battery life. Apple is adding a new API that will support audio and video streaming to the iPhone, as well as in-game voice support.
Review: Apple iPhone 7 Plus
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus offers a few tricks that the smaller iPhone 7 doesn't. I particularly like how the dual cameras work together and how the larger power cell pushes battery life past a single day.
Apple Puts Its Foot Down, Will Require Apps Support iPhone X
Apple today told developers that soon all new apps submitted to the iTunes App Store must support the screen of the latest iPhone. "Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, included in Xcode 9 or later," said Apple in an email to developers.
Apple Reiterates that All New Apps Must Support iPhone X
Apple today released a new beta build of iOS 11.4 and reminded developers that they need to use the latest tools and support the newest devices as they code their apps. "Starting July 2018, all iOS app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X," said Apple on its developer web site.
iOS 11 Won't Support Peer-to-Peer Apple Pay Right Away
Apple today reiterated that iOS 11 will reach iPhones, iPads, and iPods Touch beginning September 19. Not all the new features will be available at launch, however, with Apple Pay on deck for later this year.
There will be turn by turn Apps... but I dont think they are allowed to use Google Maps...
AndNav 1 for Android was a victim of this. It used Google maps. So AndNav 2 uses freeware maps... but it isn't as good.
Lot of Good things here...
I still believe Apple should have never signed a contract with AT&T. The iPhone could be much more then what it is today.
Good luck Apple and congrats to iPhone owners.