Apple has had a class action complaint filed against them in January, and appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday to argue that it shouldn’t be held liable for iPhone related distracted driving accidents. Julio Ceja, a resident of California, filed the complaint after being involved in an accident where the another driver was texting on an iPhone. Ceja complained that Apple should lock drivers out of their device completely whilst the vehicle is in motion.
Apple have shared a new video series, highlighting the iPad and iOS 11. The promotional series of videos covers features such as multi-tasking, the new dock, the new Files app, signing documents, and mark up with the Apple Pencil. iOS 11 is expected to be released within the next month, shortly prior to the upcoming iPhone launch.
A new feature discovered in the latest version of iOS 11 beta features the ability to disable Touch ID through the SOS feature. By pressing the sleep/wake button five times on an iPhone, the SOS screen appears, where you can see your Medical ID, or make a call to emergency services. If you cancel out of that screen, your passcode is needed to reactivate Touch ID. The feature is not advertised, and is being called by some the “Cop Button”, in response to authorities using force to unlock iPhones using a suspect’s fingerprint.
Apple have set aside a ONE BILLION DOLLAR War Chest for Hollywood programming, according to the Wall Street Journal last Wednesday. This amount should see Apple produce as many as 10 television shows over the next year. Hollywood veterans Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who used to preside over Sony Pictures Television, are supposedly in control of the budget. Currently, Apple have released two television shows through Apple Music: Carpool Karaoke and Planet of The Apps.