Apple has one hardware-specific feature planned that wasn’t announced at Monday’s WWDC keynote. In iOS 12, users will be able to use Live Listen, a special feature previously reserved for hearing aids certified through Apple’s Made for iPhone hearing aid program, with their AirPods.
After enabling the feature in the iPhone’s settings, users will be able to use their phones effectively as a directional mic. This means you can have AirPods in at a noisy restaurant with your iPhone on the table, for example, and the voice of whomever is speaking will be routed to your AirPods.
What a great accessibility feature for people with hearing problems.
Thom, you are giving so much free publicity to apple. Apple deserves some coverage but I feel the number of articles dedicated to them is totally excessive. Can’t these WWDC announcements be consolidated? All of the news sites I read are hyper amplifying the exact same generic “news” creating a huge echo chamber of unoriginal and uninspired corporate content.
Obviously it’s your site and all, but I hereby petition that osnews put a little extra effort to finding diamonds in the rough in order to promote smaller indy projects and to bring balance to the long tail
Edit: I don’t mean to sound unappreciative through my feedback. I know it’s not easy to keep articles fresh, I just wish we weren’t covering the same companies every week, is that what high tech news has boiled down to?
Edited 2018-06-06 17:03 UTC