Apple’s newest iOS 11 update was officially announced on 5th June 2017 at WDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) and has been officially released on 19th September 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the prominent and eye-catching features Apple introduced in newest iOS 11 update.

‘APP STORE’ GOT A COMPLETE OVERHAUL

With latest iOS 11 updates, Apple completely revamped the overall interface and looks of App Store and introduced distinctive categories for apps such as Games, Music, Movies, Books, etc. Apple also installed a ‘Featured App’ system. The in-app purchase system also got an overhaul for a more eye-catching and attracting outlook.

‘IOS 11’ IS A GAME CHANGER FOR IPADS

Apple iPads takes extensive advantage from iOS 11 which makes multitasking easy by allowing more dock space. There’s also a newest app-switching system installed which allows drag & drop of images, text, pics, videos, etc. Apple also introduced the smart punctuation selection system in iOS 11 where anyone can pull a character key to insert punctuation without the need to constantly change the keyboard into punctuation screen. Apple Pencil highly supported for iPads to make it easy for highlighting certain objects on the iPad screen and share it with your friends.

 ‘APPLE MAPS’ ARE NOW MORE OPTIMIZED & DYNAMIC

iOS 11 revamped the Apple Maps with a more optimized and dynamic interface. The 3D touch and outlook of the maps provide a rich and delicate experience whether you search for a nearby restaurant to reserve a table or search for any location of your destination. Apple Maps also equipped with a smart guidance system to provide you accurate directions and shortcuts for your destinations.

‘APPLE PAY’ CAN NOW SEND MONEY ON IMESSAGE

With iOS 11 update, Apple users can now send or receive money thru iMessage app. The payments are done in a P2P mechanism. This feature can also be used for wireless transactions such as product purchase or bank payments or funds transfer. Just tap your finger for payment verification and voila! Your payment is successfully executed wirelessly, efficiently, and securely. This feature is enabled on almost all iOS devices including Apple Watch, Apple iPhone, and iPad.

 ‘APPLE MUSIC’ IS NOW MORE SYNCHRONIZED

Listening to your favorite music is more fun now. With iOS 11 update, Apple Music can synchronize your playlist or steam online with newest AirPlay 2 protocol. Not only this, you can also publicly share your music playlist with your friends and families. Apple Music also supports third-party music streaming apps. Whether you’re a fan of hip-hop or rock music, turn everything to the greatest upbeat by synching your music to different speakers or in multiple rooms thru AirPlay 2.

‘APPLE CARPLAY’ KEEPS YOU SAFE FROM CRASHES

It is essential that a vehicle driver shouldn’t be disturbed or distracted while driving to avoid possible crashes on the road and that’s why Apple CarPlay safeguards you from this disruption by knocking out unwanted push notifications. IOS 11 has an option of ‘Do Not Disturb’ which will automatically notify other people that you’re currently in driving mode.

This huge update of iOS 11 will sure open new challenges for iPhone and iPad apps development.

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