Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Floex » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:32 pm

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The Wingbut AR demo looked pretty awesome.

Missed it because I was at work. Just catching up on my phone and that Homepod looks pretty cool. I've been looking looking at buying a Sonos for a while but this looks pretty sweet depending on if it has Spotify integration.

Sending cash via Apple Pay over iMessage is gonna be pretty handy too with my mates. Read something about a one handed keyboard and password auto fill in apps too which I've been wanting for ages.


Yeah, the Homepod actually looked really good. Be interested to hear how good it is in comparison with a SONOS.

Glad the whole Mac (pretty much) is getting a much needed upgrade. Seems a good time to invest in a new machine.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Mafro » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:09 pm

I'm still on my mid-2013 13inch MacBook Air. Zero problems with it and I can't really see myself upgrading for at least a year. Pretty obvious the Air line is as good as dead now so when I do upgrade it'll probably be to the 13inch Pro since that basically seems to be the Air replacement. I still don't get the point in that 12inch MacBook.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Eighthours » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:44 pm

So, having had the iPad Pro 10.5 for a week, I think it's the best Apple device I've ever owned. It hits the sweet spot in terms of size and it's blisteringly fast. I'm typing this post now with the Smart Keyboard I bought, and it feels surprisingly great! In the end I decided against the Logitech Slim Combo, as while it does everything (full case rather than just protecting the front, holder for the pencil, backlit keyboard), from the reviews it sounds like it does none of them particularly well, unfortunately!

In terms of apps, I've been amazed by a couple. Affinity Photo is well out of my skill range really, but even a complete noob like me can whizz everything around and see the power of the software. Lumafusion, though, is a revelation. It's a video editor, designed to be the first 'Pro' level one on iOS. It's pretty astounding - the app laughs at manipulating multiple 4K video tracks, and since it's a pain to be in front of my Mac compared to carrying my iPad around with me, the prospect of doing some actual serious video editing without needing to use Final Cut Pro X is strawberry floating excellent. Lumafusion is very user-friendly and a big set of video tutorials has recently gone up. The roadmap for development is very promising, too.

As an amateur electronic music noodler, it's lovely to report that the Pro can load a bazillion apps into Audiobus or AUM without even starting to fall over.

I've barely used my Apple Pencil yet! Need to dive into some tutorials for Procreate, though I am the world's worst artist.

Anyway, if you're on the fence, buy this thing. It's fabulous.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Mafro » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:27 pm

I didn't really pay attention to the ARKit stuff at WWDC but some of the stuff people are doing with it looks cool as strawberry float.



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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Eighthours » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:17 am

The iOS11 public beta is out, apparently. Definitely trying this on my iPad.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by rinks » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:02 pm

Sod that. I've got too many apps that I'm going to lose.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Mafro » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:06 pm

It's kinda annoying the amount of apps I have that haven't been updated to support 64-bit. It's not as if the devs have been able to do this for over two years or anything.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by rinks » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:29 pm

I'm thinking of buying a new iPad, and keeping my current one on iOS 10, with all the old apps. It's the original Air, so I reckon this will be the last update it will qualify for anyway.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Mafro » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:49 pm

I've got an iPad 4 which isn't supported by iOS 11. Only ever gets used for reading comics and nothing else these days anyway so I'm not really arsed.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Eighthours » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:39 pm

rinks wrote:I'm thinking of buying a new iPad, and keeping my current one on iOS 10, with all the old apps. It's the original Air, so I reckon this will be the last update it will qualify for anyway.


My Air 1 becoming very slow was the main reason I upgraded.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by rinks » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:50 pm

Mine's still running like new, and there's not a single mark on it, which isn't bad going. I bought it on launch day, so it's getting on for four years old. I'll kind of resent replacing it, but I do fancy some of the features of the Pro range. Just don't know whether to go BIG.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by KjGarly » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:16 am

Updated to iOS 11. Regret doing so :slol:

Random apps opening by themselves, safari taking over 10GB in space and I’ve no idea how to get it back (it’s the profile for Apple Watch Beta which is over 4GB I think it downloaded more than once)

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by KK » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:30 am

If I've learnt anything over the years, especially recently, it's never to install any firmware at launch. I wait a few days if not weeks before installing...it allows everyone else to strawberry float up their hardware first.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by Floex » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:37 am

Installing betas :fp:

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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Eighthours » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:20 pm

Having been excited about it yesterday as I really want iOS11 on my iPad, I'm holding off for at least a couple of beta versions!

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | WWDC 17 | Live @ 6PM
by KjGarly » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:24 pm

Floex wrote:Installing betas :fp:


To be fair I’ve been using beta updates on my phone for a while and they haven’t been bad. So I thought ‘hey, not been so bad before so should be fine with 11 right? Right???’

Yeah like strawberry float it is :toot:

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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Mafro » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:40 pm

No chance I'd be installing a public beta on my main devices this early when the official release is still at least three months away. The Sierra one last year was a shambles and I had to roll back to the previous OS it was so bad.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by massimo » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:24 pm

For those who have installed the beta, would love to hear your opinions.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Moggy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:33 pm

massimo wrote:For those who have installed the beta, would love to hear your opinions.


They would tell you but they've bricked their devices and can't post anymore. ;)

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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Ad7 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:52 pm

massimo wrote:For those who have installed the beta, would love to hear your opinions.


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