At the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 in San Jose, California, Apple announced updates to tvOS, macOS, watchOS and iOS. Last year in iOS 10 update Apple introduced some great improvements to the lock screen and it’s stock apps such as third party integrations in messaging and maps app. And this year, Apple is back with some new updates especially focusing on productivity for the iPad with iOS 11.
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Developers can now download a preview of iOS 11 through Apple developers page. There will be a public beta program available for iOS users later this month at beta.apple.com. And the public release of iOS 11 will be available in the fall for the iPhone 5s and later, all iPad Airs, all iPad Pros, the iPad 5th generation, the iPad mini 2 and later and the iPod touch 6th generation.
Here are some of the major iOS 11 features we should be excited about :-
- Type to Siri Accessibility
Siri is a voice assistant but users had been asking for another way to interact with the witty AI through text-based input. Seems Apple has heard you guys as the company has included the ability to interact with Siri through typing.
- 3D Touch for Lookup
With Apple iOS 11, one can now 3D Touch a word to LookUp to search the dictionary or get suggestions from iTunes or App Store.
- Password Autofill for apps
The password autofill for apps feature might just use your fingerprint as an authentication instead of a password. Alternatively, it might be based on a data previously saved by you just like in Google Chrome.
- Screenshot and Markup
This was demoed during the iPad Pro presentation as it is a key feature in the iOS for iPad. Apple is also bringing the feature to the iPhones it seems which will allow a user to mark things up in a screenshot or edit it to share quickly.
- QR Code Support
QR Codes are a big deal in many parts of the world and until now, Apple users had to rely on third-party apps to scan a QR code. With iOS 11, Apple has baked in the QR Code scanning capability in the camera system thereby removing the need to scan using another app.
- NFC reader mode
Apple has brought in NFC tags reading capabilities to the iPhone through their latest iOS 11. Apple’s iPhones will now be able to read NFC tags and read messages that contain NDEF data.
- Screen Recording
Apple has also introduced screen recording in iOS 11 which will essentially allow users to record their iPhones screen. This will comes in handy for all those tutorials and app developments.
- Share URL’s with 3D Touch in Messages
We believe this feature has a lot in common with the drag and drop URL feature shown during the iPad Pro demo. Users will be able to 3D Touch a URL to share it in the Messages app.
- SOS on iPhone
This feature in iOS 11, we believe, will allow users to input emergency contacts which then could be contacted during distress.
- Redesigned Podcasts app
Apple has redesigned the App Store in iOS 11 and it is also bringing in a revamped Podcasts app.
And just a bonus tip for you is that now you can also download paid iOS apps for free without jailbreak your iPhones!
- One-handed Keyboard
Apple in iOS 11 has allowed users to use the one-handed keyboard which could minimise the keyboard to be used single-handedly as seen in GBoard.
- Wi-Fi Password sharing
Users will now be able to share the Wi-Fi passwords in iOS 11, something that not even Android can boast of.
- iOS 11 Update For Apple Pencil
The functionality of the Apple Pencil will be improved as part of the iOS 11 update. For example, the Notes app will support searchable handwriting, inline drawing. And tapping on the Lock Screen with the Apple Pencil will open up your most recently opened note.
- Revamped Apple Music Profiles
Apple has revamped the profiles on Apple Music. So you can see what your friends are listening to and check out the playlists that your friends curated. Plus there is a new Music API that gives developers full access to the Apple Music service, 40 million songs, featured content, recent search, Cloud Library access and Users’ For You recommendations.And are you looking for some high quality bluetooth speaker in cheap price? Check out this article:- Top Bluetooth Speakers Under 3000
- News App Update
Apple’s News app is being updated with a new Spotlight tab. And the best videos of the day will be shown in the “Today View.”
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So, this was all the latest information available about the new Apple iOS 11 update and it has a ton of improvements and new features. Share your personal views about this new update from Apple in comments I would like to hear what our viewers think about this new update. 🙂