Various leaks indicate the latest flagship device, which might be named something other than iPhone 8, and two other new iPhones could be delayed due to OLED screen supply constraints and other issues.
The function reportedly works simply: if a device running iOS 11 tries to join your Wi-Fi network, your nearby iOS devices will get a pop-up asking if you'd like to share your password.
With the release of iOS 11, third-party developers will be able to work with the iPhone NFC chip for the first time.
Apple appears to be solving this problem in iOS 11. A developer preview of the new operating system is now available, and a public beta for iOS users is set for release later this month. For example, your app might give users information about products they find in a store or exhibits they visit in a museum.
While the phone will still work (and it's a little bit awesome that it still does), users won't be able to download the latest apps or security upgrades to protect against hackers and vulnerabilities. When the iPhone is brought closer to the connected iPad (without even touching it), a prompt will indicate on the iPad that an iPhone wants to connect to the WiFi network. That means Uber users will now be able to stop the app from accessing their location when they are not using it.
- Apple announced this week a new way to help drivers stay focused on the road with a new feature called "Do Not Disturb While Driving".
Apple executive Craig Federighi made the announcement Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California.
Whether it is planned obsolescence or just the natural order of things, the iPhone 5 is not long for this world.