iOS

As has long been the story at One Infinite Loop, what Apple giveth is what Apple taketh, and Apple’s latest rendition of OSes is going to be no exception. Listed in the developer release notes for both iOS and macOS, Apple is deprecating support for what are now their legacy graphics and compute APIs: OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and OpenCL. Instead, Apple is strongly encouraging developers to use their proprietary Metal API, which has been available for a few years now. Apple’s lack of interest in Khronos’s Open APIs has not gone unnoticed over the years. Apple never added support for OpenGL ES 3.1 or later on iOS, and similarly macOS doesn’t go beyond OpenGL 4.1 (Khronos is up to 4.6 now). Instead, Apple has been...

Apple Announces iOS 12: Siri Suggestions, Faster Performance, 6 Years of Support, & More

Among the many announcements made this week at Apple’s 2018 WWDC Keynote, we saw the unveiling of iOS 12. Apple's event follows Google’s event last month in showcasing their...

11 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/5/2018

The Apple WWDC 2018 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 1pm ET)

Kicking off at 10am PT (1pm ET) is Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference keynote speach. We're live from always sunny San Jose, California, to see what Apple has...

22 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/4/2018

Steam Link App to Bring Steam Games to iOS & Android-Based Phones, Tablets and TVs

Valve this week announced plans to enable streaming of games from Steam library to devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Separately, Valve plans to make Steam...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/10/2018

Sony’s Open-Ear Xperia Ear Duo Available for Pre-Order, Set to Ship in Late May

Sony this week began to take pre-orders on its open-ear Xperia Ear Duo headset. The non-obstructive device has been in development for years and is designed to allow a...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2018

Bringing Vulkan to Apple's Platforms: Khronos Group Announces Open Source MoltenVK 1.0 & SDKs

One of the unfortunate outcomes of Apple's desire to build their own top-to-bottom software ecosystems is that the company has gradually pulled away from supporting common APIs, particularly in...

18 by Nate Oh on 2/26/2018

Apple’s $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Accelerated, Available From Today

Following widespread criticism for reducing SoC frequency because of battery degradation, Apple announced plans to cut down the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement for the iPhone 6 and...

96 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2017

The Apple 2017 iPhone Event Live Blog

We're here at Apple's new Steve Jobs theater on their new corporate campus for the company's annual iPhone reveal event

122 by Ryan Smith & Joe Shields on 9/12/2017

Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Apple has discontinued its iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle personal media players. The only iPod that remains in Apple’s fleet is the iPod Touch, which is based on the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2017

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Review: Iterating on a Flagship

The iPhone 6 was a runaway success by any measure. The A8 SoC may have been built on a temperamental 20SoC process – something that dogged all other...

378 by Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 10/10/2016

The iOS 10 Review: Refining the iOS Experience Both Over & Under the Hood

The momentum of the mobile space has changed in the past year. As the market for high end smartphones approaches saturation, the focus on the software side has moved...

111 by Brandon Chester on 9/13/2016

Hands On with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

As the iPhone 6’s design turned 2 years old the iPhone 7 was launched to continue the two year cadence for their smartphone designs. As you might expect from...

91 by Joshua Ho on 9/7/2016

Apple Announces iOS 10: Continued Refinement

As we get to iOS 10, there are a number of new features that Apple has added to iOS. While not a total redesign on the order of iOS...

15 by Joshua Ho on 6/13/2016

More Than Throughput: Next Generation Wi-Fi Testing with Ixia's WaveDevice

It’s been quite some time since I first started writing for AnandTech, and without question there’s been a lot of changes that have happened to our testing methodologies in...

44 by Joshua Ho on 3/25/2016

Google Updates Youtube For iOS To Support Slide Over And Split Screen

Today Google shipped an update for the Youtube application on iOS. The update brings the app to version 11.10, and it's one of the more significant updates the app...

10 by Brandon Chester on 3/22/2016

Hands On With the Apple iPhone SE

It’s probably not a secret at this point that a number of people were disappointed when Apple seemed to move away from the 4” form factor with the iPhone...

84 by Joshua Ho on 3/21/2016

Hands On With the Apple 9.7 Inch iPad Pro

Over the past few months I’ve been able to spend some quality time with the iPad Pro and I’ve found that while the iPad Pro isn’t quite a computer...

67 by Joshua Ho on 3/21/2016

Apple Releases iOS 9.3

Along with the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro, today's Apple event came with an official release of iOS 9.3. iOS 9.3 has been in beta for quite some...

11 by Brandon Chester on 3/21/2016

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