The successor to iOS 10, the unsurprisingly named iOS 11 – is expected to debut in September 2017, alongside the new iPhones in fall. It was unveiled by Apple at WWDC 2017 on June 5, and introduces a lot of features that are sure to please both iPhone and iPad owners. Truly a major update for iOS. Especially when it’s got all these new features:
An entirely new app store design that separates Games and Apps for the first time. This is arguably the most exciting update in iOS 11!
A new customizable dock that turns your iPad into a laptop replacement and offers access to frequently used apps.
Siri gets smarter and a more natural voice and uses on-device learning to offer suggestion and also has a translation feature.
Drag and Drop
Drag and drop comes to iPad making it easy to drag images and more from one app to another and launches split screen mode when dragged to the side of screen. On iPhone it is available for some apps.
Peer-to-peer Apple pay
An extremely useful feature – this will allow us to send money to our friends using Apple Pay, through the convenience of iMessage.
DND while driving
You can now choose not to receive notifications while you’re driving, which your device will automatically be able to detect.
Revamped control centre
The all new all-in-one control centre will provide quick access to multiple apps and functions without having to swipe, unlike earlier. A headline feature indeed!
Lockscreen and notifications
They are combined into one screen.
There’s support for indoor maps – allowing you to navigate bookstores, malls and more.
Airplay2 and music update
Aipplay2 offers multi-audio streaming, and users can now listen to their friends’ playlists.
Camera and Photos
Improve image quality with optical stabilisation, true tone flash and HDR. A new format – HEIF will be used to reduce the size of images.
The Pencil is now integrated into the iPad – introducing support for inline drawing and mark-up options.