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Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, said: "We are going to take the world's most advanced operating system and turn it up to 11". That's particularly noticeable with all of the new Pencil features, like easy screenshot annotation, which mimic plenty of Windows Ink capabilities.

Ahead, see some photos of the new features.

iOS 11 is available to developers now, with an official release expected in early September.

Siri: Siri - Apple's virtual assistant - will be more useful in iOS 11, according to Apple, thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Siri has gained the ability to perform on-the-fly translations from English to Spanish, French, German, Italian or Chinese. This feature is in beta and will add more languages in the months to come.

But it's also possible that the HomePod could expose Siri as less capable than Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana, Blaber said. And Microsoft is likely going to be one of the first companies to integrate one of its apps into the new Files app. Redmond is now working on integrating OneDrive into the new Files app in iOS 11.

If you haven't hopped on the online money sharing train yet, you may just want to reconsider online money transactions with Apple Pay's new person-to-person payment option. Apple has also expanded SiriKit support to include more robust integrations with third-party services. There are also several updates coming to iMessage, including the ability to send money to friends (like you can with Venmo or Square Cash) and an app drawer to keep all those new iMessage apps introduced previous year nice and tidy. HomePod will only work with devices running iOS 11.

"When you're driving you don't need to be responding to these kinds of messages, in fact you don't need to see them". Even though they're available on the cloud, your messages will still be protected with end-to-end encryption. The new iMessage comes with a redesigned app drawer for apps and stickers, as also the ability to sync better with the iCloud so you can access it across the full range of Apple devices. The Apple Maps app has been updated with indoor maps for major airports, lane guidance while routing, and speed limit alerts. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor can be used to authenticate payments in the Apple Pay iMessage app, and payments that are received through iMessage will go onto the user's Apple Pay Cash Card.

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iOS 11 is finally official.

There's a new mode to reduce the distractions experienced by motorists while at the wheel. However, you can list certain people who can reply with "urgent" to get through to you. People who are tempted to unlock their phone in a moving vehicle will receive a message saying "you will not receive notifications while driving", and those who text a driver will get an automatic reply saying "I'm driving with Do Not Disturb turned on".

Apple has also introduced new features for iPad on iOS 11.

The Memories album now has automatic re-orientation in video playback when you flip your iPhone around. He claimed this year's WWDC is the largest of the kind for the technology company. Apple said that makes the Mac a great platform for developing virtual-reality "experiences", although the company didn't announce any consumer VR products. Apps built with ARKit will be able to use computer vision to identify surfaces and add 3D objects.

Apple unveiled new hardware, including a Siri-powered speaker, and previewed upcoming iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch features at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference.

The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. "You can open a second app right from the Dock, and both apps remain active in Slide Over as well as Split View". And yes, drag-and-drop is here, and it's glorious.

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes with a screen almost 20 per cent larger than the 9.7-inch model.

Another redesign: The App Store now mirrors the look-and-feel of Apple Music, with a new Today tab for featured games and apps.



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