iPhone 7 September 12? Liquid ingress warning in iOS 10, transit, marketshare back up


Apple rumoured to launch ‘iPhone 7’ on week of September 12 — According to noted industry blogger Evan Blass, Apple is planning to announce its next-generation iPhone lineup at a special event scheduled for the week of September 12th, in line with its usual [US autumn] launch cycle. [In other words, this is just unoriginal guesswork.]

Liquid ingress warning in iOS 10 beta protects iPhone against water damage — A new feature discovered in Apple’s latest iOS 10 beta warns users when liquid is detected in an iPhone’s Lightning port, a handy tool for saving compatible devices from irreversible water damage.

Apple Maps mass transit information for Vancouver, San Diego goes live — Apple has now added public transit directions for Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego, California for users of the Maps apps on iOS and OS X.

Apple’s share of the US smartphone market is creeping back up — eMarketer, a research firm, has released a report on US and UK market share for the iPhone and iPad. It shows that the iPhone’s market share is creeping back up (at least globally), while the iPad’s market share continues to decline.

Ford’s SYNC 3 expands to support Apple CarPlay — Ford is expanding its SYNC 3 connectivity platform, allowing compatibility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto throughout its entire 2017 U.S. vehicle lineup of cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles.