iOS 11, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will start rolling out to iPhone and iPad users on Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights of iOS 11 .
->>Release date and time
The new operating system will be released to the public as a free software update on Tuesday, 19 September, a few days before the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus go on sale.
->> Revamped App Store
Apple has completely redesigned its iOS 11.The new-look store has several new tabs along the bottom of the screen enabling users to filter by Games, Apps and “Today” – a daily changing selection of highlights from the App Store.
The Today tab will also include in-depth features and interviews with developers, as well as exclusive premieres, new releases tips and how-to guides.
Apple has introduced an Updates tab, allowing customers to quickly see what has changed in their favourite apps and games with the latest update.
Search has been enhanced, allowing users to search according to their needs.
Apple has used machine learning to create more natural voices for both the male and female versions of Siri, adjusting intonation, pitch, emphasis and tempo while speaking. Siri has been updated to better understand context and offer results that it thinks the user will be interested in.
Indoor maps will cover a small selection of world cities, including London – and Heathrow and Gatwick – with more locations to be added at a later date. Speed limits and lane guidance have also been added to make navigating on the roads a little easier.
->>Looping Live Photos
A similar way to Instagram’s Boomerang feature.
Automatically creates “memory movies” from collections of photos of pets or birthdays on your iOS devices.
High Efficiency Image File Format reduces the file size of every photo taken, so they take up less space on your iPhone.
->>Money transfers in iMessage
With iOS 11 update released, Apple is integrating Apple Pay into the Messages app, allowing users to make and receive payments with friends and family instantly on their phones.
Users can send money and get paid in Messages, or tell Siri to pay someone, using the credit and debit cards they already have in Wallet.
Alternatively, they can transfer it from Apple Pay Cash to their bank account.
->>FaceID and Animojis
These include FaceID – a new authentication technology that can verify the user’s identity by scanning their face in 3D. FaceID replaces TouchID on the iPhone X.
->>Do not disturb while driving feature
This works by detecting when you are driving and automatically silencing notifications to keep the screen dark.Users also have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favorites to let them know they are driving and cannot respond until they arrive at their destination.