The current homescreen on my 10.5” iPad Pro running iOS 11b2.
The current homescreen on my 12.9″ iPad Pro running iOS 10.2.
Sometimes, change is unexpected. More often than not, change sneaks in until it feels grand and inevitable. Gradually, and then suddenly. iOS users have lived through numerous tides of such changes over the past three years.
As always, Federico Viticci at MacStories hits it out of the park with his yearly iOS review.
Tons of updates today. For those of you enrolled in the developer program, iOS 10 beta 3, watchOS 10 beta 3, and tvOS beta 3 are all available now (public beta members will likely see the updates tomorrow). Oddly, there wasn’t a new macOS Sierra beta released today so we’ll probably see that soon.
On the stable side of things, iOS 9.3.3, watchOS 2.2.2, tvOS 9.2.2, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, and iTunes 12.4.2 are all available. Hit software update on your device(s) to grab the latest updates.
Mail did get a few tweaks that make wrangling the unwieldiest of inboxes easier than ever. I’ve been using the iOS 10 developer beta on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro for the last couple weeks, and the public beta since its launch. Here are four of my favorite new Mail features. If you’ve found any other changes in the Mail app, share them with us in the comments.
The three-pane view in Mail and Notes is really nice on the larger iPad Pro.
In a wide-ranging commentary piece about why now is a bad time to buy a new iPhone, The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the iPhone 7 will start with 32GB of storage, replacing the infamous 16GB base tier offered since the iPhone 5.
Please let this be true. 🙏
About a month ago, I wrote that my wife, mother-in-law, and I had switched from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone SE. In the month that I was using the iPhone SE, I decided that I really didn’t like how small it was so this past Friday, I once again took advantage of T-Mobile’s JUMP On-Demand feature and switched to an iPhone 6s Plus.
Surprisingly, it didn’t take me very long to get used to the drastic change in size. When I originally upgraded from the iPhone 5s, I went to the iPhone 6 Plus and felt like it took me weeks to get used to how huge it was. This time it was markedly different–it felt normal versus the tiny size of the iPhone SE.
I guess my indecision about iPads and sizes has somewhat spilled over into the realm of the iPhone now. That said though, I think I’ve settled on the devices I’ll keep going forward. In addition to doing normal “phone stuff”, the iPhone 6s Plus is big enough that I can use it to read comfortably in bed (the 12.9″ iPad Pro is sometimes a bit awkward to use lying down) and the 12.9″ iPad Pro remains my workhorse for everything else.
Ever since the WWDC announcement a few months ago, I’ve wanted to get my hands on the font they used–which appeared to be a monospaced version of the San Francisco system font–but it wasn’t available anywhere.
That changed on Monday with the release of the Xcode 8 beta. Not only is SF Mono a real thing, I’ve installed it in Coda on my iPad and it’s glorious. If you’d like to grab the font, you can find it inside the Fonts directory in the Xcode 8 beta package: