IOS 11: Big updates for Siri, iMessage, Apple Pay, Files app, more


The new iOS will be released in the fall. The phone will block most notifications to reduce temptations behind the wheel.

During Apple's WWDC keynote earlier today, company executives officially took the wraps off of iOS 11.

The announcement marks a detente of sorts between the two companies, which have been locked in a streaming rivalry for years. It is unclear, however, how users will be able to export JPEG images for sharing in a more common file format. There are new watch faces.

Chief among them: a Siri-enabled speaker called HomePod, a brand new product category for Apple. A kaleidoscope face shows trippy animations, and new Toy Story character watch faces let Woody tell you the time.

"We're enabling - for the first time - two-way data exchange in real-time with gym equipment". If you have an Apple developer account, simply visit this link on your iPhone or iPad and you'll be able to install Apple's new beta configuration profile.

If you hit workout goals, you'll now get fancier animations to give you a greater sense of satisfaction. In iOS 11, Maps will also provide better navigation while driving like speed limit, lane guidance so that one can avoid missing a turn or an exit. The free OS upgrade will be available in the fall.

Apple has made a drastic change in its upcoming iOS 11 update.

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In an effort to retain more advanced users who might be thrown off by the operating system's Fischer Price appeal in comparison to Android, the company has finally included a native file manager. Both models will be available next week in Apple Stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorised Resellers (prices may vary) in the USA, while the devices will be available in India by later this month.

Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said the next Mac operating system will be named "High Sierra" in tribute to the California mountain range. Another Safari feature will stop video from automatically playing on websites. The browser is also adding "intelligent" tracking prevention in order to cut down on ads that follow you around the Internet. Also improved program for handling photos and maps.

Business Chat is a powerful new way for businesses to connect with customers directly from within Messages.

Apple also brought file system and virtual reality (VR) to High Sierra.

Drivers will still be able to use Apple CarPlay, of course, in cars that are equipped with it. Apple CarPlay is a auto interface specifically created to allow drivers to hear and respond to text messages using voice commands and to safely use other iPhone features while driving.it's available from a number of automobile manufacturers, including General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, BMW and Honda, and works through a computer screen in the vehicle. To bridge the gap, it's built a superpowered version of its all-in-one iMac that will be available in December.

Yes, only just over a year after Apple launched the 9.7in iPad Pro, they've killed it off in favour of a slightly bigger 10.5in model. The iMac Pro has a 5K display, 8-core, 10-core, and 18-core Xeon processor, supports up to 4TB of SSD, and 128GB of ECC memory.