Apple iOS 11 will make these older iPhones, iPads and apps obsolete


Apple are expected to release iOS 11 some time in September along with their new iPhone 8 handsets, the software looks impressive from what we have seen so far and it brings a wide range of new features to the iPhone and iPad.

Some of the new features aren't available in the beta version, such as the augmented reality experiences.

Following in the footprints of its rivals such as Samsung, which started allowing screen recording, as well as GIF creation on its Galaxy flagship smartphones, Apple appears to be ready to add that functionality in iOS 11. But aside from the ridiculous name, Apple was dropping weed puns like they were some new edgy teenager trying to impress a class of new peers. Cihra contends that Apple should have offered a stripped-down model to better compete with Amazon Echo, which has versions costing $50 to $230, and Google Home, which retails for $129. He most liked the enhancements to its mobile operating system with iOS 11 and improvements to the Siri personal assistant.

The Camera app has been enhanced, with a simple long exposure setting added, and videos and photos will be stored in new formats (HVEC and HEIF) which will save on space, but (Apple say) still be compatible for sharing with other devices. This is an intelligent feature gets automatically triggered, as it can sense the user is travelling on road.

It can even send a message on your behalf by sending "I'm driving" without you doing a thing, to at least let your caller know you haven't ignored them for no reason.

CoreML is a new framework for machine learning that enables processing to happen on the device and help apps to predict outcomes and learn from experience. The new version of Safari is the fastest browser, as per the company.

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Should you download the iOS 11 beta? 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.

An earlier report by the Sensor Towers had hinted on the Apple's decision to drop support for 32-bit devices and app with the software upgrade, but the action Apple would took was never officially confirmed. Despite the company's insistence that HomePod will sound incredible, it all feels like too little too late to take on the growing smart speaker market. Created to deliver a superior audio experience, the HomePod - despite its clunky name - could very well prove to be a sleeper hit for Apple once it hits store shelves later this year. It includes new features for watchfaces, such as complications updating based on time of day or location and a new Siri-based watchface.

Apple Maps is also getting a major upgrade.

Apps also get their own tab, while the search tool will also include content from Today as well as a list of apps and games related to your original terms. Finally, the App Store will now make in-app purchases more discoverable.

Control Center now offers more customization, enabling quick access to frequently used controls all on one page, and a new Lock Screen delivers a more convenient way to see Notifications all in one place.

CFRA analyst Angelo Zino said the news out of WWDC is positive and he reiterated his strong buy rating on Apple stock.