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10+ ARKit apps you’ll want to use today

If you’ve upgraded to iOS 11 you may want to take time to explore some of the more interesting ARKit apps I’ve come across.

Stephanie Llamas, VP, Research and Strategy at SuperData Research says the mobile AR market will grow from $1.01b in 2017 to $18.69 by 2020, but while games account for 82 percent of revenue today, they will account for just 18 percent by 2020. I’ve not included too many games in this collection, (though I am still playing The Machines).

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Personalized iPhone healthcare for the rest of us? Doctella has an app for that

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Developers race to support iOS 11 and its Files app

It looks like developers were just waiting for Apple to introduce the Files app in iOS 11. Within hours of the introduction of the feature, we’ve seen multiple developers introduce Files support, and it seems abundantly clear the app is going to transform how people approach iOS productivity.

What is Apple’s Files app?

Files is Apple’s approach to real file storage, edit and retrieval on iOS. It is an app in which you can access every item you hold in online storage services.

The idea is that you can work on something on your iPhone, edit it on your iPad, and finish up on your Mac, PC or other device. Edits made inside an item in Files or one of the file services it hosts are automatically synced to all the other systems you have that use that service.

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Developers are racing to support iOS 11 and its Files app

It looks like developers were just waiting for Apple to introduce the Files app in iOS 11. Within just hours of the introduction of the feature we’ve seen multiple developers introduce Files support and it seems abundantly clear the app is going to transform how people approach iOS productivity.

Wax lyrical

Files is Apple’s approach to real file storage, edit and retrieval on iOS. It is an app in which you can access every item you hold in online storage services.

The idea is that you can work on something on your iPhone, edit it on your iPad, and finish up on your Mac, PC or other device. Edits made inside an item in Files or one of the file services it hosts are automatically synced to all the other systems you have that use that service.

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Apple’s got the energy to cut your wires

Apple’s decision to put its weight behind the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi wireless power standard will kick start the entire industry, experts say. But what is it, how does it work, and where might we be going?

Muscling in

Apple didn’t invent Wi-Fi, but when it became the first big computer company to build support for the standard into its iBook notebook Mac, it kick-started the standard into mainstream adoption. It’s doing it again, with wireless charging.

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iPhone X & Face ID: Everything you need to know

The iPhone X replaces the Home button and Touch ID with gesture controls and Face ID, sophisticated facial recognition software that learns to recognize your face and only lets you use your device once it has confirmed it is you. It is a new technology, here’s what we know about it so far:

The hype machine

This is how Apple’s chief marketer, Phil Schiller put it: “With the iPhone X, your iPhone is locked until you look at it and it recognizes you. Nothing has ever been more simple, natural, and effortless. This is the future of how we’ll unlock our smartphones and protect our sensitive information.”

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23+ questions Apple answered at Apple Park

A few days ago, I raised 23 questions I thought Apple might give us some answers to during its special event. Here’s what the company told us.

Steve Jobs

Apple hosted its iPhone unveiling in the all-new underground Steve Jobs Theater situated at Apple Park. Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a heartfelt and extremely touching tribute to his old boss. “Steve was a genius and one of the ways he showed that was his uncanny ability to unlock the talents of everyone he worked with,” he said.

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What the analysts are saying about Apple’s iPhone launch

Apple’s big reveal will happen on this day at 10am PDT and we’ll be live blogging events as they happen right here. While you wait, here’s a rolling selection of commentary from across the analyst community. Seen anything else? Send it in to see it added here. Will update again after the show.

On the $1,000 iPhone

“We’ve never had any phone that cost this much,” Creative Strategies analyst, Ben Bajarin told the FT. He observes that Apple recognizes the strength of its customer loyalty and is simply “giving them more options”.

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Apple’s 2017 iPhone 8 event live blog

Today may, or may not, go down in Apple’s history as the date it set the scene for another decade of smartphone industry leadership. We’ll know more after Apple’s iPhone event, which begins today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT (and 6 p.m. in the UK).

We’re expecting the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 range, an all-new Apple TV (with 4K video and improved gaming performance), and a truly smart Apple Watch with its own LTE connection.

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Apple’s 2017 iPhone 8 (and iPhone X) event live blog

Today may, or may not, go down in Apple’s history as the date it set the scene for another decade of smartphone industry leadership. We’ll know more after Apple’s iPhone event, which begins today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT (and 6 p.m. in the UK).

We’re expecting the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 range, an all-new Apple TV (with 4K video and improved gaming performance), and a truly smart Apple Watch with its own LTE connection.

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Apple’s iOS 11 GM leak: Where’s the money?

This weekend saw all Apple’s iPhone X news leak. It was interesting to learn more about what the company will announce tomorrow, but it’s left me with a sense of unease. Why is it that we now think we know what Apple will reveal tomorrow, but still don’t know what’s in the U.S. President’s tax return? Who really paid for these leaks?

What to expect

Let me summarize some of what we got told over the weekend. I’ll keep it short as I’m fairly certain anyone who wants to read these things already did:

  • Sizes: 5.8-inch, 5.5-inch, and 4.7-inch. 3GB RAM, 2GB in smallest device.
  • FaceID to replace Touch ID
  • A11 Fusion chip is a 6-core chip, two cores are high power.
  • Qi wireless charging.
  • 3D animated emoji.
  • Apple TV to get A10X Fusion chip and 3GB RAM: A big bonus for games developers and sufficient to support 4K content.
  • Apple Watch: Suggestion that Apple will make your watch an LTE phone.
  • Future iPhones: OLED iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

With iOS 11, ARKit, much-improved machine intelligence and a host of other anticipated improvements set to appear across the Apple product range, the millions of everyday consumers who don’t spend their lives glued to tech news websites will find a lot to like in Apple’s new smartphones.

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