Apple's new app rules tighten grip on China's tipping

Xavier Trudeau
Juin 12, 2017

In a policy update for the App Store that coincides with the iOS 11 developer release, Apple added the following line: "Apps may use in-app purchase currencies to enable customers to "tip" digital content providers in the app".

Clearly Apple believes loyalty to its brand is now so strong that it can ignore market needs and that those who declined to upgrade their laptops a year ago will now surrender and buy the port-less 2017 model. Anyone with more modest tablet needs - those who don't need to sketch on the screen with the Apple Pencil, for instance - should stick with the baseline 2017 iPad that was introduced back in March.

On the hardware side - there are a lot of improvements here.

But that seems to be the way of things.

It can also be used to get information from the web using Apple's Siri voice-control system - and it's a decent speaker that can compete with Sonos and other established hi-fi units. Even editing multiple 4K video files in iMovie was a surprisingly painless process, partially because the updated 12-megapixel camera can shoot native 4K footage. And there's product you use at your desk that's designed for indirect manipulation. I threw a couple extra layers on top of a RAW image in Affinity Photo and tweaked the whole thing in real-time. It's basically the 9.7-inch iPad Pro but built to conform to the trend of leaving bezels out.

As expected, there are a lot of new features and updates on the new iOS, so we made a decision to compile a list of the top 10 features you need to know about iOS 11. Almost everything feels effortlessly fast - now we just need the software to catch up to the hardware.

Like Milanesi, Dawson and Gillett cited several iOS 11 feature additions and enhancements that they said will improve the iPad Pro's efficacy as a computer. That's about to change. The latter creates a very prominent cutout that juts into the screen.

Among the devices that will support iOS 11 is the iPhone 8. "If the user wants to know more about each account, you can just click on any of the items to get a detailed view". For business travelers or anyone who wants to learn a new language, this feature alone might be the reason to switch to Apple. The app has a rating of just 2.8 and comments indicate it fails most of the time.

Indeed, within three years of launch, it has become the highest-grossing timepiece in the world with an estimated 3.6m units sold last year.

In day to day use, the iPad Pro 10.5 inch is a cracking device, the best advantage it has is the full-sized Smart Keyboard - typing just feels so natural with that small increase in size.

The new video demonstrates these features, showing off the new dock, drag and drop functionality, and Files application that are sure to make the iPad experience more productive than ever.

The future of the iPad looks bright.

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