Apple has brought in NFC tags reading capabilities to the iPhone through their latest iOS 11.
WatchOS 4 will also bring updates to the watch's fitness tracking, including a new user interface for the workout app and new integrations with gym equipment manufacturers. It offers some pretty social updates such as Siri's improved speech, translating sentences into different languages, and on-device learning.
Today Apple has officially announced its new iMacs in the WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2017. With Google and Microsoft already making their moves, Tim Cook's team has also jumped into the fray to conquer this next frontier in the tech industry. As a result, a slew of new features have been added to the upcoming version of iOS.
"When you finish that first drive we're going to suggest, 'hey how about we activate do not disturb while driving?'", said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi during the keynote. You can also invoke the Apple Pay feature using Siri now.
With this, users can now make payments directly fro the iMessage app. The camera quality is upgraded by the iOS 11, and the High-Efficiency Image Coding and the High-Efficiency Video Coding allows users to capture quality video with a smaller file size. The new camera app will use the new HEVC format compression for captured videos and pictures to offer the same image quality at nearly half the size on the user's device.
How Apple's Do Not Disturb while Driving mode will affect the iPhone's integration with infotainment systems such as Ford's SYNC 3, which offers Apple CarPlay right out of the box, is uncertain. What seems most interesting is the introduction of the new Apple File System, Pro and VR content creation as well as Metal for VR in High Sierra. But if you aren't interested in high-end photo editing, there are also some cool tools for editing your Live Photos: you can now turn them into animated loops.
Called "HomePod", the wireless speaker delivers awesome audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio.