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Apple iOS 11 is now official

The 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has finally kicked off and with it comes the announcement of Apple‘s newest OS — the iOS 11.

The Cupertino giant’s new software, as usual, carries a handful of improvements and refinements from its older versions. These include:

  • Added iMessage apps and stickers in Messages
  • Redesigned app drawer
  • Apple Pay person-to-person payments integrated with iMessage app
  • Synchronized conversations across iCloud, iOS, and macOS
  • Siri blended into iMessages
  • Siri uses Deep Learning for different intonation of voices
  • Siri has on-device learning to give smarter suggestions
  • Translation for Siri
  • Improved image quality using Portrait Mode
  • New Loop and Bounce effects for Live Photos
  • Tweaked Control Center layout
  • Drag and drop feature for the iPad
  • App pairings for the iPad
  • Files app for file management
  • Indoor maps for airports and shopping centers on Apple Maps
  • Lane guidance, speed limit, and Do Not Disturb feature for when you’re driving
  • Support for multi-room audio for iPhones, iPads, and 3rd party speakers
  • Redesigned App store
  • ARKit for augmented reality at the core of iOS

The iOS 11 will be released sometime in September with a public beta coming later in June. Supporting devices will include iPhone 5s and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th gen, iPad mini 2 and later, and iPod 6th gen.

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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1 Response

  1. LuuhLala says:

    I am actually expecting a great revamp… RIP Apple OS

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