"With iOS 11, we're delivering the biggest AR platform in the world, and it's available today for developers to begin building AR experiences using ARKit for hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users", Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering said in a statement.
When it's time to upgrade to the final public version of iOS 11, it will be straightforward and free, and the new operating system comes with some exciting new updates.
Both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro have been updated with the same advanced technologies. iPad Pro is the ideal device to shoot, edit and share pro-quality photos and videos. The next iOS may also have new features designed for artificial intelligence, the application of computers that learn and understand things like humans.
Apple's latest update to its Mac operating system focuses on core technologies and improved innards with support for numerous VR technologies.
Today will feature exclusive premieres, new releases and a fresh look at all-time favorites, as well as recommended tips and how-to guides to help customers use apps in innovative ways.
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With iOS 11, iPhone users will be able to Portrait Mode images can be taken with optical image stabilization, True Tone flash and HDR.
Can you believe Apple's iOS is 11 iterations old already?
Apple also unveiled a new augmented reality developer kit that would help Apple app developers integrate this technology that overlays digital images on the physical world, made popular by Pokemon Go. It also comes with an option that lets user to create auto-reply message to contacts listed in Favourites and let them know you are driving and can not respond until they arrive at the destination. That's relevant because they will ship with iOS 10, though there are features in iOS 11-which ships this fall-aimed at the new iPad Pro models. It also comes with refurbished app switcher that makes it easier to move between pairs of active apps, used in Split View and now Slide Over.
The main iPhone updates announced at WWDC were a single-screen Control Panel, a new feature that disables the phone while driving, and a redesigned App Store that makes navigating the site easier on a phone. When using the Apple Pencil on a ProMotion display, Apple claims that they only have 20 milliseconds of latency. And, for iPad, it brings new QuickType keyboard, which offers quick access to numbers, symbols and punctuation.
WatchOS 4 will also bring updates to the watch's fitness tracking, including a new user interface for the workout app and new integrations with gym equipment manufacturers. It seems like just yesterday we were excited about the prospect of an app store, or the ability to select and copy text. "If your app has a login screen, I have information for you".
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