iOS 11, the eleventh major version of the Apple operating system has been unveiled by the Tim Cook at Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, 2017. As heard, this successor of iOS 10 is said to be a giant step for iPhone and a monumental leap for iPad. The operating system will make the devices more powerful, personal and intelligent than ever before. Excited? Obviously, but then there is no shortcut to September so, till then let's read something about it.
The first new thing you'll notice in iOS 11 would be the natural sounding voice of Siri. Apple has given its voice assistant a new visual interface which surfaces multiple results for your request and follows up questions. It can translate English phrases and words into French, Italian, Chinese, German and Spanish.
The new iOS 11 essentially turns Apple Pay into a square cash alternative. You will be able to send or receive money to your contacts through messages. All the money you receive will be collected in the wallet app and can be used for other Apple pay transactions or can be transferred to a bank account.
Apple has taken care of capturing moments where the new long exposure effect makes the iPhone more like a DSLR. More of editing tools are available for Live photos and also the Bounce effect which gives live photos an Instagram Boomerang effect.
The “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode is another intelligent element of iOS 11. The phone uses Bluetooth or motion sensors to figure out the running wheels and in that case avoids the notifications to surface on the screen, thus preventing you from being distracted.
Finally, with the new iOS 11, you can drag and drop between the two apps in split view, making the transfer of images, files, text and URLs an easier job. You can now easily drag and attach images from photos to mail or drag-copy and paste directions from safari to maps.
The new File app is another addition to your convenience. With this, you have one dedicated place for all your files and here you can easily organise and search for them.
The Control centre has been redesigned to become one panel only. Further, you can customise and change the settings for the things you do the most. For example, add home controls if you want the curtains to draw just by a tap on your phone.
iOS 11 brings ARKit, a new framework that allows iOS users to enjoy unparalleled augmented reality experiences. This framework takes apps beyond the screen by blending digital objects and information with the environment around you.
Yes, iOS 11 has made the Apple Pencil for iPad Pro more powerful, versatile and natural than before. With its Instant Markup feature, you just have to tap a PDF or screenshot with the tip of the pencil and you can start scribbling there instantly. You can also tap the Apple pencil on the lock screen and start writing right away. All these handwritten creations will be saved to your Notes app and you can easily search them too. You can also add colours to your emails and notes with the support of Inline Drawing. The text automatically gives way to the drawing, keeping everything legible.
All the users of iPad mini 2/3/4, iPad(5th generation), iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2 along with iPhone 5s and its successors can rejoice in this Apple upgrade in their devices in September 2017.