Will Apple Be The First To Make Headway Against Distracted Driving?

Posted June 07, 2017

Instead of showing off an app, Apple showed the ARKit - the company's set of tools for developers to add augmented reality elements to new or existing apps.

"Apple aims to localize optimization to boost sales in the fiercely-competitive Chinese market", he said.

Apple is partnering with LifeFitness, StairMaster, Schwinn, and a few other makers of cardio equipment to add the technology into their machines, but it likely won't start showing up in gyms until this fall.

Apple, as always, has stressed its commitment to customer privacy.

This is something which it has been criticised for, especially following the San Bernadino shooting.

The main issue Apple faces is that its Siri platform is very powerful but isn't deployed in the smartest way from a consumer's point of view.

HomePod will be available starting in December, initially in Australia, the United Kingdom and the US.

Apple hosted its WWDC keynote Monday, detailing highlight features on iOS 11, just weeks after Google hosted the keynote for its I/O conference, where it detailed highlight features for Android O. For the first time in the history of iOS, a new operating system release has been announced that focuses more on iPad than iPhone.

Siri now has better translation features, improved speech, as well as the ability to learn from user behaviour.

Users will able to send and receive payments inside iMessage using the credit and debit cards.

That's the same for the iPad 4 or earlier Apple tablets too.

'Whilst the responsibility for not using a hand-held phone at the wheel lies firmly with the driver, we welcome developments such as Do Not Disturb While Driving, which could remove the temptation to answer the phone for some drivers'. Alternatively, it can use the wifi antenna on the phone to detect when a user is moving at speed.

It is not clear how it would differentiate drivers from passengers.

"It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", stated Apple's Craig Federighi.

The company is also making changes to the UI, with the Control Centre being given a sleek and much cleaner look.

The particularly bad news is even if you do upgrade, you may find some apps and games disappear from the App Store anyway.