Following a huge anticipation, Apple iOS 11 has finally been announced. With this new software update for Apple iOS 11, both iPhone and iPad users will get major upgrades on their devices. The new iOS 11 will come to your iPhones and iPads, but when Apple announces its next iPhone, the iPhone 8, or whatever the company names its next iPhone as. The company has confirmed that the new software update will first come to the next iPhone. Apple said, “iOS 11 is available as a developer preview today and will be a free software update for iPhone and iPad this fall.” With an aim to upgrade its core technologies, Apple has unveiled numerous features for the iOS 11. The first feature introduced by Apple was synchronised messages between iOS and macOS. Following the digital payments’ success, Apple Pay has expanded the person-to-person payments, which has positioned Apple among various such services.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, said: “With iOS 11, we’re delivering the biggest AR platform in the world, and it’s available today for developers to begin building AR experiences using ARKit for hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users.” Apple iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for iPad, with powerful multitasking features, the Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil. Augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. Additional features include the ability to pay friends using Apple Pay, Do Not Disturb while driving to help users stay more focused on the road, even more, intelligence and a new voice for Siri and new professional capabilities to Photos and Camera.
AR: Apple has introduced a new platform for developers to help them bring high-quality AR experiences to iPhone and iPad using the built-in camera, powerful processors and motion sensors in iOS devices. ARKit allows developers to tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed and compelling virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more.
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SIRI: Apple has made a few interesting changes in Siri. The virtual assistant’s voice will now sound more natural. Also, Siri can now perform translations in various languages like English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish. According to a new ‘intelligence’ feature, Siri has been enabled to make suggestions which might be of interest to its particular users, like a news article on the internet. The assistant will be more predictive about its next steps. Apple has described it as ‘on-device learning’, which can sync with your system and yet remain ‘private’.
Apple Pay: Apple Pay users will be able to make and receive payments with friends and family easily and securely. They can send money and get paid right in their ‘Messages’, or they can ask Siri to pay someone, using the credit and debit cards they already have in Wallet. When users get paid, they receive the money in their new Apple Pay Cash account. They can use the money instantly to send to someone, make purchases using Apple Pay in stores, apps and on the web, or transfer it from Apple Pay Cash to their bank account.
Driving guidance: Apple in its iOS 11 has also added new improvements to Maps which can be used while driving in a car. Lane guidance and speed limits should help the users to navigate the unknown road. Additionally, there will be a new Do Not Disturb While Driving, which can help commuters to avoid possible distractions when your eyes should be focused on the road., There are options for ‘urgent’ cases too.
Control Center: The control centre has completely been revamped with a totally new look its the interface which you use to access frequent settings. A new Lock Screen delivers a more convenient way to see Notifications all in one place.