MacVoices #23280: More with Josh Centers on Taking Control of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 (2)

Our conversation with Josh Centers about his new Take Control of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 continues with a look at the challenges of keeping up with iOS changes and their impact on different devices. We address the confusion between iOS and hardware changes and consider the fragmentation in the iPhone lineup. We touch on the limited improvement in the iPad camera and the iPad’s functionality compared to a Mac. We highlight specific features and discuss frustrations with accessing menus and features on various devices. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:


0:00:00 Introduction to “Taking Control of iOS 17 and iPad OS 17”
0:00:12 Portable Keychain Charger Cable for On-the-Go Charging
0:02:04 Handling Fragmentation and Compatibility Challenges in iOS Devices
0:04:14 Exploring Special iPhone Features in a Separate Chapter
0:06:01 Covering Older iPhone Models in the Book
0:07:48 Addressing Differences in Gestures and Muscle Memory in iPhones
0:09:53 Usability Issue: Action Button Placement
0:10:35 iPadOS 17: Notable Updates and Personalization
0:10:45 Conclusion and closing remarks
0:12:17 Window control feature on iPad Pro (name unknown)
0:12:30 Improved Stage Manager in iPadOS
0:13:51 Lack of Improvement in iPad Camera
0:15:25 New Tools in Notes App, Geared toward iPad
0:17:00 The iPad as a Mac replacement?
0:17:29 iPad vs MacBook Air: Which is More Useful?
0:18:45 iPad’s Limitations as a Work Device
0:19:09 Frustration with Google Docs on iPad
0:21:06 Desire for iPad to be a primary work device
0:22:47 Upgrade policy for the book and future updates
0:24:22 Anticipating a Year Until the Desired Event
0:24:30 Introduction and Overview of Josh’s various projects


Josh Centers manages the TextExpander Blog and is the Editor-In-Chief of Unprepared.lifeas well as a Take Control Books author. He is a former Managing Editor of TidBITS and the publisher of Apple Buying Advice. He’s also an occasional contributor to Macworld, Boing Boing, and The Sweethome. You can keep up with him on X/Twitter, and his blog at


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