With iOS 11, iPhone can detect when a user is driving and then automatically silence notifications. Whilst on iOS 10 these apps still launch, on iOS 11 you can only hope that the developer continues to maintain the application and releases an update.
While the Google Home and Amazon Echo focus on being smart assistants, Apple has put the emphasis on the quality of sound.
Photo Credit: Siri on Apple’s new operating system, iOS 11, will speak to users in other languages.
Two generation old, Android 5.0 Lollipop supports Virtual Reality, and there is also standalone headset called Daydream in The Google Ecosystem.
Alongside this, the company has announced upgrades to all its operating systems- watchOS, TvOS, macOS, and iOS.
These newer 64-bit iDevices running iOS 11 will also lose their ability to run older 32-bit software, something Apple has been warning developers about for almost a year.
There are also better options for portrait mode and improved photography at low light, Apple said.
The first thing you’ll notice about the updated Siri is its voice as the Apple’s digital assistant has a more natural tone now. In addition, Siri can help you translate English words into Chinese, Spanish, French, German, or Italian.
For instance, Apple initially resisted enlarging the size of iPhone’s screen despite strong sales for larger-display phones made by Samsung and other rivals.
It also has a “Musicologist” feature for streaming Apple Music through commands barked at Siri, as well as being able to answer queries about the song playing, such as ‘who is the guitarist?’ and so on. This time, users will be able to type to Siri in iOS 11 so that socially awkward tech nerds can rejoice! It will include a “do not disturb while driving” feature that will be a safety benefit to all road users and not just cyclists. This also means that if you do not have an Apple Developer Program membership, but grab hold of the profile itself, the update will still be available for you to download. On top of that, you might want to consider using an older iOS device to try the first beta.
Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new “smart” home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.
Apple Maps is adding floor plans of malls and airports, making it easier to plan ahead. Apple will also have new tools for organising photos and creating sharable videos. He also spoke briefly about the TV app, which is now supporting channels with video content from 50 partners.