The new version of the iOS operating system is especially focused on the iPad, greatly expanding the capabilities of the tablet and taking a future wing to replace Apple’s PC
At WWDC 2017, Apple has officially launched the latest version of the iOS called iOS 11 which does not bring too many changes for the iPhone, but it is a hit for iPad. This is a huge update with a lot of new features.
The iOS 11 is especially focused on the iPad to extend the capabilities of iPad pro in the hopes that they could eventually replace the PCs.
The iOS 11’s Dock on iPad will be changed to show a variety of apps, not limit at the six apps. Users also can display this dock in every app, not necessarily leaving the main screen. If user want to enable split-screen multitasking, they can also directly drag the app’s icon from the dock. Multitasking interface is also completely changed, making it easier for users to manage running tasks.
In multi-tasking mode, users can drag and drop content between two applications through Drag and Drop.
Apple also added the Files app, which allows users to manage device files, as well as connect to cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox and iCloud Drive.
In multi-tasking mode, users can drag and drop content between two applications through Drag and Drop. Apple also added the Files app, which allows users to manage device files and connect to cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox and iCloud Drive.
Moreover, iOS offers a number of new features, especially useful for Apple Pencil pen such as quick screenshot or Notes application capable of scanning text paper with the camera and allows users to write directly and draw on it with a pen.
iOS 11 will be able better sync messages between iOS and macOS devices. For instant, when a user deletes a message on the iPhone, it will also be deleted on iPad and Mac.
Furthermore, users will also be able to send money to friends using the Messaging app via Apple Pay.
The Control Center was redesigned by Apple for a single page, but still full of features that users needed.
On iOS 11, Apple will use a new image format called HEIF, which offers two times more compression than traditional JPEG. In addition, it also helps to bring better image quality.
On the iPhone 7 Plus, Portrait Mode will be able to work with the optical anti-shake system, flash and HDR mode. Users will also be able to edit Live Photos, including cropping and applying effects such as bounce or long exposure.
Siri’s voice will become more natural when answering the user. In addition, Siri also supports translation in several languages such as English, Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Siri will also become smarter. This virtual assistant will give you the information that the user is interested in, such as a tip, and predict what you want to do next. Apple said Siri’s intelligence comes from the ability to learn from within the machine itself, and be synched between devices. No private data is sent to Apple and third parties.
On iOS 11, Apple officially added a series of new API related to augmented reality called ARKit. With ARKit, programmers can create smoother virtual reality applications, provide high accuracy and support complex effects.
On iOS 11, the App Store is refreshed with an interface divided into sections such as Today, Games, or Apps.
IOS 11 also brings many other features, such as map applications with limited speed warning, do not disturb mode when the user is driving cars, the ability to support multi-room speaker systems, Virtual reality platform ARKit …
Some of the smaller features include screen rotation, first-time setup, one-touch keypad, memory optimization, FaceTime Live Photos, QR Code recognition.
IOS 11 supports iPhone 5s or later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad Gen 5, iPad mini 2 or later and 6th generation iPod touch. Thus, 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5, IPhone 5c or iPad 4 will not be able to upgrade to iOS 11.