iOS 11 Features: Finally the moment has arrived. People all around the world was looking forward to the Apple’s annual keynote the Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 (WWDC) and Tim Cook, the CEO of the Cupertino-based tech conglomerate kicks off the event in style. After launching the brand new watchOS 4 and iMac, Apple has finally launched the iOS 11 with more than 10 brand new features. So in this article, we have discussed on the just launched iOS 11 and its stunning features at length.
iOS 11 Features Compilation
iOS, the operating system of the iPhones, iPads and iPods, is one of the most used and most loved operating systems of the world. People all around the world has been mesmerised with its sterling features. But in this latest iOS 11, Apple has solely focussed on improving the ‘core technologies’ apart from incorporating new features. The Senior Vice-President of Software Engineering of Apple, Craig Federighi demonstrated and explained all the new features of iOS 11. So let’s check out the brand new iOS 11 features below.
The first feature Federighi explained is iMessage. Apple is planning to improve the iMessage for a long time and finally, they have included some major changes in this messaging application. The biggest feature of the iMessage in iOS 11 is the synchronisation between the iOS and the MacOS. Now, with the brand new iOS 11, if you delete a message from your iPhone or iPad, it will also be reflected on your Mac device.
After the messaging application, the next feature which Federighi explained is the payment application of the company, the Apple Pay. The US-based tech giant has improved the Apple Pay exponentially and introduces the person-to-person payment system. Not only that, Apple brings in a new Apple Pay Cash Card in the iOS 11, in which the users will store their received funds in a peer-to-peer transaction and can also transfer the money to the personal bank account.
With each iteration of the iOS, Apple has bettered the personal voice assistant of the software, Siri. So there is nothing new in it. But the new thing is Apple has ensured Siri’s voice sounds more natural while answering to the users. Moreover, with the inception of the iOS 11, Siri will now be capable of translating various languages such as French, German, Italian, Chinese, Spanish and English.
Apple has also included the ‘intelligence’ feature in Siri in this edition and now the voice assistant will suggest the things to the users which the users might find interesting. Just like a news article, Siri will now predict the users which they want to do next. The ‘intelligence’ feature made possible as Siri has finally accomplished to ‘on-device learning’. this on-device learning is synced with your other Apple devices too, but the company has made sure to “kept completely private, readable only by you and your devices.”
Fans were pretty disappointed with Apple Map system, especially when the arch-rival Google has done wonders with their Map application. So to satisfy their huge fanbase, Apple has revamped and improved the Apple Map system radically. Now, the Apple Map is capable of showing the indoor maps of airports and shopping malls of selected cities, with newly incorporated Indoor Maps feature. The selected cities include Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, London, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, San Jose, and Washington DC. As far the airports are concerned, Apple Maps will show the indoor maps of 20 major airports, including US and International airports.
Apple is very much concerned about the safety of their users, especially while they are driving and thus the company has introduced many driving assisting features in the iOS 11. This new iOS 11 feature has been incorporated in the Apple Map, and it includes lane guidance and speed limits which will help the users driving in the unfamiliar highways. Moreover, this new feature also comes with a brand new Do Not Disturb While Driving mode which will keep away all the potential distractions and will help you to keep your eyes on the road. With this mode on, the text messages won’t be shown on your screen automatically, albeit you will always have the option to reply in urgent cases.
As expected, Apple has revamped the Control Center completely and now the users will be able to change songs while listening to music as well as can avail the frequent and important setting just by swiping up.
Federighi also mentioned that iOS 11 will now come with the support for multi-room audio between iPads,iPhones and a limited number of third-party speakers. Moreover, with the new iOS 11 features, Apple Music will now come with more social elements and will now notify you which songs your friends are liking on the app most.
Forget virtual reality, augmented reality is the latest trend which is set to rule the technological world and Apple has incorporated the AR into haert of the iOS. With the newly introduced ARKIT, the developers will get the perfect tool to blend the digital entertainment with the reality.
The biggest change in the iOS 11 comes with the App Store and Apple has redesigned the App Store completely. Apple has incorporated a “Today” tab which will highlight the notable releases and the company has finally dedicated a tab for the gaming section.
Speaking of the upgraded camera app, the iOS 11 has upped their game with the imaging technology and therefore with the iOS 11, we are sure to get a more advanced version of the camera app than what we have in the iOS 10. What the new app does is allows users to take higher quality pictures with well over twice the compression support from before. So with greater picture quality picture and small size, it’s a win-win situation for iOS 11 users. It’s also worth mentioning that there are couples of gorgeous new filters that don’t just make you images more impressive but retains the natural look. Like a couple of other iOS 11 features, the Live Photos has got a facelift. You can now edit the video loops and use the Long Exposure effect to create fantastic blurry looks.
In-camera Augmented Reality
There is no doubt that Apple is gearing up to take moves towards augmented reality, especially since Apple CEO Tim Cook is constantly talking about the technology and how interesting he finds it. With the all new iOS 11, Apple is taking baby steps towards augmented reality, and clearly, it is a huge part of the company’s vision for the future. We have already talked about ARKIT, and that iOS 11 is rumored to come with AR support, now there are rumors that the iPhone 8 (supposedly Apple’s next flagship device) might come with a camera that’ll support. Of course what really happens remains to be seen!
Well, iOS 11 does look very promising, and the beta version is likely to come with a number of other features that aren’t mentioned here. While we are very positive about the features we have mentioned here, other features that you might in the beta version may not ultimately come to the final version of the iOS 11. That said the all-new iOS 11 bring tons of things on the plate that we are sure to enjoy.