Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

IOS 11 beta 1 is now available to download


Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced the new feature as part of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose. The app and website passwords will stay stored in form of Keychain, which will only be accessible only after you authenticate it with your Touch ID.

The new feature brought to Apple Pay lets user send payments to each other using iMessage.

iOS 11 will be available in beta from next month ahead of its official release which is likely to be in September.

The new option of One Handed Keyboard has been added to the new iOS. There is also embedded Apple SIM2 and new iPads support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE Advanced3 make it easier to stay connected when travelling in more than 180 countries and regions, as per company's claim. While this feature is useful for the sake of convenience, it poses a major security threat that downgrades the overall security of Apple's once-touted end-to-end encryption scheme.

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Apple is trying to change that in iOS 11, with improvements to Siri's voice so she (or he, should you prefer) sounds a lot more natural.

iOS 11 will allow users to take better Portrait Mode images with optical image stabilization (OIS), True Tone flash and HDR.

Apple Maps will get lane guidance for highways and floor plans for indoor malls and airports. Apple's also adding new photo-editing tools to the Photos App, and there's machine learning technology to detect a person's faces.

Mac models were also boosted to work with virtual reality gear, a move by Apple into technology that Facebook has embraced with its Oculus unit.

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iOS 11 on iPads brings a new customizable Dock that will provide access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen. Developers will get a new set of APIs (application programming interface) to be able to integrate these in their apps. It uses the same 12MP rear camera as the iPhone 7, along with a 7MP front-facing shooter.

Apple has also announced that the file system of macOS will now be called as Apple File System, which offers better data transfer rates than the previous file system.

"HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a lovely speaker that is less than 18 centimetres tall, can rock most any room with distortion free music and be a helpful assistant around your home", he said.

Speaking to 5,300 attendees who are mostly app developers at the mega hall of McEnery Convention Center, the head honcho of Apple gave an introduction and brief insight on all the new announcements, followed by detailed presentations by respective product heads. The App Store has been redesigned completely as well with this update. All of those upgrades are also included in the new versions of the iPad Pro 12.9in model.

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It features a gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation into a stunning new space gray enclosure, and it's the most powerful Mac ever made.

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