Apple can still compel some users to upgrade more frequently.
Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi debuted Measure on stage this afternoon at Apple's yearly developer's conference, WWDC.
For kids, there are now controls that include time limits on specific apps or the whole phone. This week, with its new iPhone software, Apple showed users that it really isn't trying to force them to buy a new iPhone instead of hanging on to an older one.
Neither Steam nor Apple commented last week on why the app was rejected, and neither responded to requests for comment on Monday about whether the new App Store rules were indeed aimed at Steam. Users can come in and drop out of the call as they wish, though invitations will be made.
Downtime is another tool for parents that will allow them to partially disable their child's device for a period of time, like bedtime or school. Both features relied on the face-tracking abilities of the TrueDepth camera that's now exclusively on the iPhone X. According to the Apple website, users can now go to the Home screen by swiping anywhere on the Dock at the bottom of the iPad.
For those unfamiliar with the problem, the iPhone X grabs screenshots with a button combination of the volume up and power buttons.
Inside the Screen Time, settings page is an option called Downtime. We will update this post as more information becomes available. During the keynote, Lego presented an app that used a real Lego building set and turned it into an AR playground, where users could interact with characters and build virtual Lego sets on a table in front of them.
It looks like iOS 12 will bring support from RAW format photos for users. If you have an iPhone 6 or later, Apple will replace your battery for $30 - that's $50 off the original $80 cost of battery replacements - through December 2018.
iOS 12 introduces Grouped Notifications, making it easier to view and manage multiple notifications at once.
Consumers will still have to upgrade eventually, but five or six years for a phone is a much better bargain than two years, and it's way better than what you can get from any other phone maker.
As we had reported yesterday, coolstar, developer of Electra Jailbreak had recommended jailbreakers to restore to iOS 11.3.1 if they had updated to iOS 11.3.1 - iOS 11.2 using the OTA method.
Apple also added a number of new UI changes and features as part of the huge update.
Apple is also improving the QR code reader in the Camera app, which now highlights QR codes in the frame.