It was a long-awaited revamp to the iOS when its newest release surfaced at the WWDC 2017 last week. The last major update to the iOS had been back when iOS 9 released. Even though the base look of the operating system remained unchanged in the iOS 11, several small changes helped it steal the show completely at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2017. Here’s a small rundown of what’s cooking in Apple’s labs and what you’re about to receive in the newest update.
Starting with the very basics, Apple revamped the control center completely now with a new unique look and this time a screen full of options. Word is in that customization options will additionally be available but there is no confirmation as of yet. Speaking of words, your favorite voice assistant SIRI is not only getting two new voices but also the ability to translate between languages. Even though it is still in beta mode, this will soon be perfected. Keeping in mind that Siri is currently the best voice assistant, Apple also released a set of smart home speaker device known as the Homepods. Without a doubt, Homepods are currently in competition with the likes of Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Even though some of the fans are underrating the Homepods, we believe the product is up to the mark and will be tough to compete with.
The biggest addition in iOS 11, in my opinion, was Apple Pay to iMessage. Apple Pay integration directly into the iOS 11 allows you to easily pay or receive money from your friends on the same OS. Chances are this feature will soon move to both major platforms i.e. Android and iOS. All in all, it has been a delightful event at the WWDC 2017 giving both Google and Samsung a run for their money.
Imran Abdul Rauf is a Digital Marketing Strategist, employed at CMOLDS, and specializes in content marketing, email marketing campaigns, lead generation, and other aspects of digital marketing. A content enthusiast by the day, and hardcore gamer by night, Imran is also a regular guest contributor at some of the top tech and digital marketing platforms.