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Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceApple's chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality.Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead.AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person's view with computer-generated images.One expert suggested Mr Cook's view was becoming more popular in tech circles.Mr Cook expressed his opinion at an event hosted by the University of Oxford, in response to a student's question about what technologies would prove transformative."I'm incredibly excited by AR because I can see uses for it everywhere," Mr Cook replied."I can see uses for it in education, in consumers, in entertainment, in sports. I c...
Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

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Owners of iPhones and iPads who install the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system will find that some older apps will stop working.The move will generally affect apps that have not been updated in the past two years. Although many will have been abandoned by their developers, owners will still use some of them frequently.It is a consequence of iOS 11 being restricted to running apps written in what is known as 64-bit code.The number signifies how much data a processor can handle at once - the larger the figure, the faster a computer can potentially operate.Dropping support for 32-bit software lets Apple streamline its operating system and helps it run more quickly since it no longer needs to load software libraries to make sense of the older programs.Apple has explained in the ...