Apple iOS 11 unveiled


Apple has also updated the Camera all to include refined video and image compression, an improved Portrait Mode with support for low-light photography, and a new Depth API for developers.

WWDC 2017: Apple previewed iOS 11, a major update to the advanced mobile operating system. Users can now also drag and drop content on the iPad between apps.

Safari, Apple's web browser, is getting new features aimed at online annoyances.

Apple said that watch wearers will be able to link their devices with the gym equipment through NFC. The HomePod supports a list of features, including unit conversion, messages, news, podcast playback, reminders, translation, general knowledge, weather, traffic info, sports scores, setting alarms, timers, and will also work as a HomeKit bridge.

Apple's new iPad Pro gets a 12MP primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), and a 7MP FaceTime HD camera.

HomePod capped a keynote presentation that included updates to Apple's iPad and Mac laptop lines, and upgraded operating software enabling augmented reality for iPhones and iPads. Now it will have more natural male and female voices and translate speech, starting out with English, French, German, Chinese, Spanish and Italian as per the statement issued by the company.

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The company said its App Store has so far paid out $70 billion to developers, of which 30 per cent was made a year ago.

And that's on top of however many songs Apple sells through iTunes. But the bigger gamble is with contextual learning and the predictive suggestions that it'll now try to offer. This time, most will notice that the buttons have been squished into a single page, while others may be thrown off by the rather asymmetrical layout. Respected US reviewer Harry McCracken says it does sound pretty good for a speaker of its size too - at least in Apple's demo. Passengers who are just riding, and not driving, will have the ability to disable the feature.

Drivers will still be able to use Apple CarPlay, of course, in cars that are equipped with it. Apple CarPlay is a auto interface specifically created to allow drivers to hear and respond to text messages using voice commands and to safely use other iPhone features while's available from a number of automobile manufacturers, including General Motors (GM), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), BMW and Honda (HMC), and works through a computer screen in the vehicle.

A new Apple HomePod smart speaker is seen on display during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.

Touch ID on iPad Pro is more responsive and gives users a simple and secure way to unlock iPad, keep personal information private within apps and approve purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store. Apple Music subscribers will be able to listen to what their friends are playing, while third-party developers can now incorporate the feature into their own apps.

Apple have said that iOS 11 will be launching this fall and whilst they have not given a release date, we are expecting it is September with the launch of the new iPhone 8.