iOS 10 and macOS Sierra: Networking for the modern Internet

“During a session named Networking for the Modern Internet (video requires Safari, or you can look it up in the iOS WWDC app), Apple Distinguished Engineer, Scientist, and Technologist Stuart Cheshire took the stage to explain new networking features in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra,” Iljitsch van Beijnum reports for Ars Technica. “Soon the engineer revealed what developers can do to take full advantage of ECN, IPv6, international text in networking, cellular versus Wi-Fi, and network quality of service.”

In the full article, van Beijnum covers:

• IPv6
• Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)
• International text (in networking)
• Cellular versus Wi-Fi
• Network Quality of Service (QoS)

“The bad news is that there are some things that developers have to do to make their apps work better over the network,” van Beijnum writes. “But the good news? There are some things that developers can do to make their apps work better over the network!”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Cleaning up how some apps deal with the presence of Wi-Fi Assist on iOS will be very welcome.


  1. Despite the obnoxious number system, if we were all on IPV6 right now, the Internet would be MASSIVELY better! The IPV6 standard has some great features that, if used by ISPs, developers and websites, would make our networking a lot safer, reliable and functional.

    But WE WAIT
    And Wait
    and wait

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