How iOS App Development Will Change in the Next 5 Years

How iOS App Development Will Change in the Next 5 Years

If you have even the slightest insight into iOS app development, you probably know that developers praise it for its coding simplicity. Users love their iPhones because they look nice and are super user-friendly. Compared to Android apps, iOS apps require fewer code lines since the Swift programming language is less verbose. As a general rule, you can do more with less coding and this trend seems to follow what Apple and iOS app development are all about - creating seamless, recognizable, perfect products that delight customers and are a pleasure to work with for iOS app developers.

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Apple World Today News Update: April 27, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 27, 2018

Happy Friday! Today's podcast has a fun story about Apple's rumored AR/VR headset that may arrive in 2020, what Apple says you should look for in a Wi-Fi router now that it's no longer making them, and news about a fun Apple Music deal:

Dual 8K displays blasting your eyes with augmented or virtual reality? A WiGig connection to a powerful but lightweight computer? That's what may be in store for us in 2020 with Apple's rumored AR/VR headset

  • Apple has published a recommendation on what prospective Wi-Fi router buyers should look for

  • Apple's giving away another month of free music to those who have been on the three-month Apple Music trial but haven't signed up. The deal goes through May 27

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Apple World Today News Update: April 5, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 5, 2018

Just a note - we'll be taking a "sick day" tomorrow to go to a MLB game, so there will not be an Apple World Today News Update podcast tomorrow (April 6). Today we have a few stories about some of Apple's future directions:

  • Apple's Pro Workflow Team could be one of the most important and useful groups for the near future, working on fine-tuning Mac hardware and software for the creative pro market
  • We take a look at MicroLED technology, where it's most likely to be used first at Apple, what companies Apple is partnering with, and talk about a product about two years out that could benefit from this display tech
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Apple World Today News Update: March 22, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 22, 2018

Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast has news on where Apple's future revenue growth will come from, a unique proof-of-concept app that wants to make it easier to assemble IKEA furniture, and a rumor about trial production of this year's iPhones:

  • Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty sees Apple's future revenue growth coming not from iPhones, but from services and wearables
  • A developer has created a proof-of-concept AR app that could make it easier to understand those sometimes nebulous IKEA furniture assembly instructions
  • Rumors! Trial product of this year's three iPhones could start as early as June
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Apple World Today News Update: February 14, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 14, 2018

Today's podcast is somewhat shorter in length, which should be useful for those of you who forgot today was Valentine's Day and are still rushing around trying to buy gifts and set up restaurant reservations...

  • The Apple Watch Series 3 finally appears in the refurb section of the online Apple Store, although GPS+Cellular watches are not available yet
  • Apple has published an ARKit/Augmented Reality mini-site that includes details on ARKit, phone technology, and apps that use ARKit
  • A Barclay's analyst thinks that Apple's 2019 iPhones may add a rear-facing 3D sensor for AR purposes
  • YouTube TV adds a number of Turner networks today, but also announces a higher monthly fee for new subscribers starting March 13
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Apple World Today News Update Podcast: January 3, 2018

Apple World Today News Update Podcast: January 3, 2018

Augmented Reality isn't proving to be "the next big thing," Apple adds a news podcast feature to Siri in the newest iOS 11.2.5 beta, and Mophie creates a product that can keep a USB-C MacBook running for up to 15 hours over what the internal battery can offer:

  • A recent survey from Apptopia shows that developer interest in AR appears to be nearly nonexistent, with AR apps making up only about 0.03% of all apps in the App Store
  • Soon, you'll be able to ask Siri to "Give me the news" and get a short news digest podcast in return
  • Mophie's new Powerstation AC is going to be very popular with MacBook owners, as it can give the little laptop a total of over a day of battery life
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AWT News Update: October 9, 2017

AWT News Update: October 9, 2017

It's a slow news day in the Apple world today, but we have a few stories to educate and entertain you:

  • Be sure to check out this week's sponsor, AR Tape Measure, a free app for measuring distances, angles and areas from your iOS device. 
  • iOS 11.1 developer beta 2 shipped today, adding a host of new emoji and returning 3D Touch gestures to the user interface
  • Intel is getting out of the augmented-reality eyewear business
  • Sightings of the new iPhone X in the wild are being reported
  • Face ID is likely to come to the iPad Pro line in 2018
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AWT News Update: August 3, 2017

AWT News Update: August 3, 2017

Today we look at employment possibilities with Apple, Fitbit's upcoming smart watch, and one blogger's view of how Apple accidentally leaked details of the upcoming iPhone:

  • Are you a mapping expert? Check out the 70+ job listings Apple has for those who have background in geospatial information services, navigational aids and fleet management
  • Fitbit says it will have its "Apple Watch-killer" smart watch ready for the holiday shopping season
  • Daring Fireball's John Gruber speculates on how Apple accidentally spilled the beans on some details of the upcoming 10th-anniversary iPhone
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AWT News Update: July 18, 2017

AWT News Update: July 18, 2017

Today's AWT News Update takes a closer look at AR, improvements in App Store customer service, and how Bluetooth LE will soon gain a lot of range:

  • A writeup on TechCrunch pointed out how Apple is well-positioned to "own" the augmented reality market
  • Apple adds a new role to iTunes Connect, letting developers designate a person to respond to App Store reviews
  • Bluetooth LE gains a mesh networking piece, which could vastly improve the capabilities of home automation networks including those using Apple's HomeKit framework
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AWT News Update: July 13, 2017

AWT News Update: July 13, 2017

We have a few short stories that add up to a long podcast today:

  • Bloomberg reports that Apple's iOS will have a huge advantage in augmented reality over Android
  • Fast Company says that the upcoming iPhone 8 may use lasers for AR depth detection and faster autofocus
  • We tell you about a free photo filter app that's available to anyone with the Apple Store app loaded on their iOS device

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AWT TV Episode 5: Apple Watches, AR/VR, ecobee3 lite, and Luminos

AWT TV Episode 5: Apple Watches, AR/VR, ecobee3 lite, and Luminos

Last night we live streamed episode 5 of AWT TV, and it was a good one. Featuring just Steve and Marty (Dennis is taking a much-needed vacation), the show celebrated the second birthday of another revolutionary Apple device -- the Apple Watch. 

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AWT News Update: April 20, 2017

AWT News Update: April 20, 2017

Leaked eye injuries, influential people, and paying cable bills with Apple Pay are all on today's AWT News Update:

  • A contractor leaked some documents that outline some eye injuries that might be related to testing of AR glasses or other technologies at Apple
  • Tim Cook wrote a nice statement about Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu, who made it to the 2017 TIME "Most Influential People" list
  • Time to pay your overly-expensive Comcast bill? Use Apple Pay!
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AWT News Update: May 28, 2015

AWT News Update: May 28, 2015

Today in the world of Apple...

  • Apple may announce a reward system for frequent Apple Pay purchases
  • Augmented Reality company Metaio was acquired by Apple... and the world is just finding out about it
  • Two more Apple Stores are set to open in New York, one in a few weeks, one later this year
  • Guess what company will be the world's biggest Mac-supporting company soon? IBM
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