New iPhone feature can block texts while driving


Members of the media photograph a prototype Apple HomePod during the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, US June 5, 2017. The mode in the updated OS turns an iPhone's screen black and stops a user from replying to messages. The new operating system, which will arrive this fall along with the rumored iPhone 8, includes hundreds of new features.

From Deutsche Bank's perspective, the key incremental announcements were the smart speaker, the availability of peer-to-peer payments on Apple Pay, and the introduction of a workstation version of the Mac. As a music-playing device, it will also be a challenger to Sonos, whose wifi-controlled speakers are used by many smartphone users for home entertainment. Its new smart speaker, the home-pod, is a voice-activated device that uses the Siri voice assistant.

Apple introduced new editing tools and effects in iOS 11, making Live Photos feature even more powerful.

With iOS 11, iPhone users will be able to Portrait Mode images can be taken with optical image stabilization, True Tone flash and HDR.

If an iPhone user is only a passenger in the auto, rather than the driver, then they can disable Do Not Disturb While Driving.

Users will be able to customize the Control Center. It will let you enable quick access to frequently used controls all on one page.

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Apple said it had updated the processors in its iMac and MacBook Pro lineup to Intel´s most recent "Kaby Lake" processors.

Apple is expected to announce plans this week to make its Siri voice assistant work with a larger variety of apps, but initial changes were expected to add just a small number of capabilities. This includes videos, articles, reviews and interviews pulled together by Apple's own App Store team, along with tips and how-to guides.

Apple has also brought Drag and Drop feature to the iPad Pro which is a nifty little feature that makes use of all the real estate of the tablet.

Apple Maps is also getting a major upgrade.

macOS 10.13 High SierraA new version of macOS was shown off during the two-hour-long keynote, which brings with it Apple's new file system (APFS), an update to Apple's Metal graphics suite that offers VR support and provides developer access to the GPU, and updates to Safari including autoplay blocking and intelligent tracking protection.

The company said that augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices, thanks to the new platform called ARKit.