Apple announced a huge number of features for iOS 11 during WWDC 2017. Many of the iOS 11 features are only available for iPad, but there are still plenty of great improvements coming to the iPhone too. The final version of iOS 11 is due to be announced at the 2017 Apple Event on 12th of September (only 5 days from the date of this article).
Some iOS 11 features:
Camera and Photos features – particularly Live Photos with new ‘Effects’ that are very fun to use: Loops, Bounce and Long Exposure. There are also new filters, and Portrait photos on the iPhone 7 Plus have been improved too.
The App Store – has been completely redesigned with Apps, Games and a new Today tab.
Messages – get several new features including a new App Drawer which contains the new Apple Pay feature for paying contacts via iMessage as well as Stickers and lots more.
Siri – has become more natural and more intelligent and now offers Translation into Chinese, Spanish, French, German or Italian.
Apple Music – is also improved with new Friends features. You’ll be able to see their public profiles to find out what they’ve been listening to.
AirPlay – has been upgraded to AirPlay 2.
Control Centre – has been redesigned to fit onto one page, and it’s customisable with access to more settings than ever before.
The Lock Screen and Notifications – have been combined to make things more convenient, and there’s a new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature which is a great new safety feature we expect many will make use of.
Indoor maps – are coming for shopping malls and airports, and there’s now Lane Guidance for when you’re using the Maps app for driving.
iOS 11 will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 19 and iOS 11 GM is available to Developers and Public Beta testers
For a list of features available in iOS 11 visit our iOS 11 section.