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While the iPhone was largely absent from the announcements at WWDC, Apple did give a sneak peek into the future of the device with the unveiling of a new version of iOS, which also powers its iPads.

The new feature, which will be part of iOS 11, is an automatic setting that will come with the operating system upgrade.

With the next version of the iOS system for mobile devices, messages will sync in the cloud. Facebook most recently added the ability for users to send money to one another through the Messenger app, and others are expected to follow soon.

Apple is pushing the Mac as a machine that's made for virtual reality, with new hardware and software updates built for VR. You can also now use Apple Pay, with TouchID authentication, so you can quickly send payments via iMessage. That money can immediately be used in retail stores that take Apple Pay or can be moved to a bank account. Apple Pay is getting a P2P option in iOS 11, which will be integrated into Messages.

Siri is getting a new voice, and the Mac is getting a new name. Siri will also offer suggestions based on your personal usage of Safari, News, Mail, Messages and more. Both feature significant new features, including faster refresh rates, a new processor, and more.

Apple will also be expanding SiriKit beyond its current capabilities to allow third-party developers to integrate additional features such as task management, lists, QR codes, and more. By reducing the bezels by almost 40 percent, Apple was able maintain a slim profile that's only marginally bigger than the 9.7-incher (while still weighing just one pound).

Camera and Photos features will also gain several improvements in iOS 11, including compression improvements from a switch to High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) as well as a new "HEIF" format for image capture.

Control Center ditched the three-pane layout and is now a single panel so you can to get sliders and toggles right away, and it incorporates 3D Touch so you can access more specific, granule controls with a long press on the screen.

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It also features the cameras first introduced with iPhone 7, and is powered by a new A10X Fusion chip. In the Photos app, Memories videos will now be viewable in portrait orientation, with the photos and videos dynamically formatted for proper presentation in each orientation.

I was also able to briefly try some of iOS 11 features for the iPad Pro.

Apple Maps now has floor plans of shopping malls and airports, so users can plan their expedition.

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, which opened June 5, could sound the death knell for almost 10,000 mobile travel apps.

Shared Up Next is a new Apple Music feature that makes it easier for users to share playlists with DJs at parties and events, or with other users in a crowded room. What's more, Apple has opened up Apple Music to developers, giving them full access to the 40 million songs in Apple's cloud catalog.

Apple's iOS 11 is now available as a public beta to developers and will be available later this Fall with the introduction of an updated iPhone lineup.

It also enhanced its workout app to, for instance, support high intensity interval training.

You can expect to see new applications that will augment the way you view, interact and work this fall. The keyboard gains drag-and-drop style enhancements as well - users will be able to type numbers and symbols by flicking on individual keys, rather than having to go for the shift buttons.

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