What’s New in iOS 11?

    What’s New in iOS 11?
    Launched during the Worldwide Developers Conference, on June 5, 2017, the iOS 11 is the latest and greatest iteration of the iOS. This new version takes the best and most advanced operating system and cranks it up to 11. Pun very much intended.

    iOS 11 introduces some acute design changes to the interface elements all over the operating system. Text is bolder, apps like Calculator and Phone have a new look, and the Lock screen and Control Center have been entirely redesigned.

    The all new Control Center is now very adaptable to its user and there are options to include an extensive range of settings. It has moved away from being split across multiple screens, and 3D Touch integration has expanded, so you can do a whole lot more without having to access the Settings app.

    In regards to the Lock-interface, it’s been connected to the Notification panel.  There is a distinct change, as swiping down will lead you to the Lock Screen. Your side swipes have maintained their function.

    There have been some audio improvements to the Siri’s voice. It has also been improved in regards to functionality.  With more connections among devices, Siri will be able to use that corresponding information in order to make your experience efficient and seamless.  Translation functions have also improved for the better. 

    There have been new features rolled out for the iPad. It can arguably compete with some of the better tablets available. The Dock allows for an easier experience when incorporating new apps – especially in work settings.  There have been even better improvements in terms of both Pencil and Keyboard functionality.  Specific to Pencil functionality, it can now be utilized within Mail or Notes.

    Images and URLs are now available to be seamlessly transferred between apps.  This can be especially useful for the marketers who require specific links for their landing pages.  In addition, Apple users are now able to search for the relevant files with the newly improved Finder function.  There have been recent improvements in regards to incorporations with third-party cloud services. 

    There are also new keyboard features, like a one-handed keyboard mode on the iPhone and a “Flick” option for rapidly typing numbers and symbols on the iPad, and many of the built-in Apple apps have been updated with new functionalities and features.

    Notes now allow you to be able to search for a specific style or brand of script. This may speak for the case for improved written notes  – especially if it can have such effective technological connections.  The Music function also allows you to be able to connect with other Apple users, to see what other people have been listening to.

    Messages can now be synced with your payment services.  This can make nights out with friends or family a seamless experience. Simply open your iMessages and request or pay people for goods/services.  This allows for a recorded money-sharing experience.

    The App Store is distinct now – it has been separated into two sections for different types of App buyers.  The most notable feature is the “Today” tab which gives you a snapshot of what Apps are booming in popularity or functionality.

    Furthermore, Apps can now do a whole lot more due to several new APIs Apple is integrating into the operating system, including CoreML and ARKit. CoreML offers machine learning tools to developers, while ARKit gives developers the ability to build complex and highly detailed augmented reality functions into their apps.

    iOS 11 was released to the public on September 19, 2017 and is now available for download on the iPhone 5s, the iPad mini 2, the iPad Air, all iPad Pro models, and the sixth-generation iPod touch and all the later models of each device respectively.