We follow up on the new UIActivityViewIndicator and other things you may have missed in the Apple Event. Tim follows up on getting older apps ready for the new iPhone X aspect ratio. We also discuss Face ID, fast charging, the weight of the iPhone 8 Plus, AppleCare+, and product price increases and demise. Kudos to TD Bank and it’s mobile banking apps. Swift 4 is released. We discuss the Apple Watch LTE bug messing up LTE connections, and more rumored delays on iPhone X. Kaleidoscope is coming to iPad and some cool 3D face construction is discussed. Picks: The Ultimate Guide To iPhone Resolutions, iPhone X Screen Demystified.
This week we follow up on the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. The discussion revolves around our impressions of the TouchBar, changes in the hardware configuration and the future of the MacBook product line. We also discuss whether this is in fact a mac for professionals. We touch on the approaching end of Swift 2.3 as well as json2swift. Picks: Paintcode 3, PipTube, UnsafePointers, How to Use NSTouchBar on macOS and Amaziograph.
Apple’s WWDC Lottery announcement anchors the show. Additionally we discuss the Macbook speed bump and some changes to App Store Review Guidelines. We chat about getting around SanFrancisco during WWDC, where to stay and commuting to reduce expenses. We also discuss the benefits of attending. We follow up on annotations & instrumentation for Android, Android Studio and the Motor-Trend Apple Car story. We discuss the changes to Apple’s developer website: WWDC and App Store Guidelines. We also revisit developer success and salaries. Picks: Hatching Twitter, Classic Programmer Paintings, OOP is Bad and Curing Our Slack Addiction.
We started on Apple’s new Apple Watch TV commercials, Apple TVOS Gold Master and all of Apple development products under one roof. We briefly discussed issues with Apple Transport Security, the lack of USB-C cable in second wave TVOS Dev Kits and Apple TV WWDC give-away conspiracy. How will the Apple TV app store work? We discussed challenges with Paypal’s SDK and challenges uploading large bitcode laden builds to Github. Picks: Outlook for iOS, 19 Tips for Everyday Git and Swift Apprentice.