iOS 11 News: Release Date & New Features

iOS 11

Apple has Unveiled the Latest Version Operating System, iOS 11 for their iPhones & iPads at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017). Here are the Best & the iPad Exclusive Features on iOS 11. Apple hasn’t set a Proper Release Date for iOS 11, But Expect to see it in the Autumn just before the New iPhone 8 Release. The Developer Beta of iOS 11 Available Now, with a Public Beta following later this Summer.

iOS 11 Supported Devices:

iOS 11 is the Apple’s Next Major Update of its Mobile Operating System for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The iOS 11 is Compatible with 64-Bit Devices only, meaning the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad 4 do not Support the Latest Software Update. New iOS 11 lost Support for 32-Bit Apps and Phones.

iOS 11 What’s New?
1. Messages

Apple iOS 11 puts a Bigger focus on featuring a Redesigned App Picker, iCloud Syncing, Apps, and Stickers. The iCloud Syncing feature will Sync all your Messages when you set up a New Phone, and if you Delete a Message on One Device it’ll Disappear (Deleted) Everywhere i.e – On all your Devices.

2. Apple Pay

ios 11 apple pay

In iOS 11 you’ll be able to use Apple Pay to pay other People Directly from the Chat using a New App in iMessage. Transferred Money from Apple Pay will go into a new Apple ‘Cash Card’.

3. Siri

ios 11 siri translation

Apple has Updated Siri Voice Search to be a lot more Natural. Siri got Intelligent and will now be able to Translate and Speak Out the Response. There is also Deeper Integration that will let you ask Siri to follow-up Questions. Finally, Siri now uses ‘On-Device’ learning’, which means it’ll look inside your Apps and Offer Suggested Actions based on your Activity and Usage.

4. Camera and Photos

In iOS 11 Apple moves to HEVC for Video Capture – the same Standard used by Netflix for its 4K Broadcasts. This New HEVC for Vide Capture Help Videos take up much Less Space on your Device.

Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus can now take advantage of the HDR mode and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), meaning better Exposure and Colors and better in low-light conditions.

5. Redesigned Control Center

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Control Center now has a huge focus on 3D Touch Interactions for things like controlling your Music and Accessing Shortcuts and more Customizable. Now you can Add Toggles like Screen Recording, Notes, Timer and much more to your Control Center from Settings >> Control Center.

6. Swipe Down for Lock Screen

You can now Swipe Down on the Home Screen to Access the new Lock Screen and the Scroll further to see all your Earlier Notifications.

7. Maps on iOS 11

ios 11 maps

Maps are still one of Apple’s least Impressive Apps. On iOS 11 Apple Updated Maps App with Line Guidance is coming to Navigation and Indoor Maps for a certain number of Airports is also in the works.
New ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode that understands when you’re driving and will block all Incoming Distractions in iOS 11.

8. Apple Music

Apple Music now features some Social aspects and you can share your music with other users right from the app.
You’ll also be able to see what your mates are Listening.

9. New App Store

ios 11 app store

In iOS 11 Appstore has been Redesigned. It has a similar UI, with Big Art, Bolded Text, and more Defined Categories just like Apple Music App. Games and Apps have their Own Tabs, and In-App Purchases have their Own Section.

App Pages got a New Look, with a Less Busy UI and Highlighted Reviews. The Homepage Highlight all New Apps on a Daily Basis.

10. Lots of Smaller Extras

The Podcasts App got Better. Now, you can now type to search in Siri rather than using your Voice.
Finally, Screen Recording is now Native and can be Started with a Button (Toggle) in the Control Center.
QR Code Reader is Finally built-in to the Camera App on iOS 11.

iPad Exclusive Features:
1. iPad Dock

ios 11 ipad dock

Now you can put as many Apps as you want in the Dock. Just like the macOS, it’ll pop up anywhere when you Swipe up from the Bottom of the Display.
You can also Drag an App out of the Dock and Flick it into the Split-Screen Mode.

2. New App Switcher

iOS 11 on the iPad is very much influenced by the macOS. You can now Swipe up on the Display to Access a New Multitasking Menu.

3. Drag and Drop

On iOS 11 you can Drag Images, Text, and URL’s Between Apps in Split Screen-View. This lets you do things like move text from Safari to a Word Document.

4. Files

Apple iOS 11 brings a much deeper file system to the OS via a New App called Files.
Files can Sync Documents and Pictures with Third-Party Apps, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive, as well as Apple’s Own iCloud.

5. Improved Notes

iOS 11 adds in a few Apple Pencil Tricks & Tweaks. Tapping on the Lock Screen with the Pencil Tip takes you straight to the Notes App, and Markup lets you Sign Documents without any Hassle. The Notes App also has a Document Scanner Built-In.


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