I forced the update on my HomePod. It is possible with iOS 17.
I want this feature in the UK.
I think the main difference between the UK and US though is that we actually have a pretty ‘competitive’ electricity supply market where you can pick your own supplier, whereas in the US, it’s still based on you getting your supply for whoever your local generating provider is?
If you want to ensure you’re using Green electricity, you can sign up to Octopus, Ecotricity or one of the many other carbon neutral providers (even EDF is 100% carbon neutral - although that’s based on nuclear power so you might not want to use them).
So, you shouldn’t need a grid forecast to ensure you’re only charging at ‘clean’ times - you can get your supply from Octopus, for example, and know that 100% of their electricity is always from renewable sources.
Not gonna happen, the UK would sooner develop their own app for it, than use something built in… thank back to Covid
They made an app and spent billion on it, when it was built in to the OS on both Apple and Android
We can yes, but the way it works is slightly more complex than that. Octopus will pump 100% of clean energy into the grid for every bit that I use, but the energy I’m actually using from the grid might not necessarily be clean, so it’s only half the battle.
Like @davidwalton has linked below, we already have an app for that. And the data is public too, because we also have third party apps as well. Websites like https://carbonintensity.org.uk (who run the API Apple and others can plug into) and apps like this do the same thing Grid Status on the App Store. So it’s definitely a feature that can be expanded to the UK with relative ease.
This isn’t quite the same as being baked into the system for deeper integration with the smart home and charging appliances in addition to push notifications, which is more what I’m after.
Frustratingly my work coffee shop app still doesn’t work (though it’s the same tech as the Caffè Nero app) but when I go onto it, it says “iOS 17 is here! Update your app to get the latest features”, sending me to the App Store where there is no update available.
iPadOS 17 runs dreadfully on anything that is not an M series chip. The frame rate is absurd, and sometimes completely freezes mid gesture animation and skips to the conclusion of the animation or is just unresponsive to your gesture, requiring multiple attempts. It’s very jarring on my personal iPad. It’s like I’m living in low power mode all of the time.
Have you restarted it? Could be that it’s stuck with re-indexing everything on device? Aside from that, that’s not good to hear!
Yup. Been with it a few days now (it’s the device I spend most of my time on). Even done a completely fresh factory default install.
I’m not sure if it’s the processor that’s bottlenecking or the ram. But I suspect a bit of both. iPads have always generally struggled with subsequent software updates in my experience beyond the version the year it shipped. But the A12Z iPads held out better, only really starting to show their age with iOS 16, and now especially with 17.
Huh that’s strange, my mini 6 is fine. No different to 16.
iPad mini 6 has both a much smaller screen, and a much more modern processor (A15 Bionic) though compared to the A12Z on my iPad Pro. I’d expect that to handle iOS 17 remarkably well, given it’s the same chip that’s inside iPhone 14 and 14 plus.
I’ve got iOS17 on my 2020 iPad Pro and I haven’t noticed any issues yet. I use it to watch most of my media and I play simple Apple Arcade games on it.
iPadOS17 (and betas of it) have been fine on my 2018 iPad Pro 11 (A12X I believe)
You said it runs poorly on anything other than M series initially so I was responding to that. Ridiculous that it’s so bad on your iPad Pro though, the model with an A12Z is only 3 years old!
Ah, okay! That’s because I only have pros to test with, and so the jump is straight from A12 architecture to M series. The recent Airs are M chips too. I’d forgotten about the mini, that’s my bad.
The A12Z is a five year old A12X with one extra GPU core (8 vs 7).
I have two A14 powered iPad Air 4, which seem to be working fine.
Although, TBH they do still feel broken as the lack of 120FPS is supper jarring.
I know, but the model of Pro they used it in is 3 years old. If it was going to be a problem they shouldn’t have used it.
I’m not that sensitive! It’s dips below 60 that are noticeable to me and are frequent on my iPad with iOS 17. And I know for others, they can’t perceive it until it dips below 30, so the issue won’t be perceivable to some.
With that said, I think consistency probably matters more in your ability to perceive the frame rate than the actual rate itself. But 60 has ruined me. I can’t go back to 30 anymore and not notice how sluggish it is.