Apple Announces Smart Speaker, Device Upgrades, and iOS 11

Wednesday, 07 Jun, 2017

Apple will retire several products from the update rotation as of iOS 11, including the iPhone 5 and 5C and the fourth-gen iPad.

It's never the final version of course, because iOS is updated regularly throughout the year.

Despite the fact that the new iPad Pro's 10.5in display gives it 20% more screen space than the original 9.7in model, it doesn't feel much bigger in the hand. Some of the apps that will support the new device are the legendary Pokemon Go. With iOS 11, it appears Apple is finally allowing that to happen. These all take a backseat role to Apple's headline announcement though, the launch of augmented reality on the iPhone and iPad.

Apple just announced their first challenger to compete against Amazon Echo and Google Home voice-command driven smart wireless speakers, while simultaneously taking on Sonos whole-home audio solution.

You see, iOS 11 is only compatible with devices running 64-bit processors. It has updated its Navigation app where the user can see speed limits and lane guidance. Predictably for Apple, the platform is called ARKit.

ARKit works by pulling the camera, CPU, and GPU, and motion sensors altogether. The data from these inputs is combined with computer vision technologies to enable the creation of complete augmented reality scenes.

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"Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. By giving iPhone users access to AR, Apple hopes to lead the way in future development.

What Apple introduced with AR on mobile is significant, maintained Bajarin. Apple claims that it has made Siri smarter in iOS 11 with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Apps that only run in 32-bit will not show up in search results in the new version of the App Store, or be available from the Purchased tab if they have been downloaded previously. The aptly-named Files app lets you view and organise files on your iPad and in your cloud storage accounts. And it's not just your local files; the app will integrate cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive and Box. With that in mind, iOS 11 will include a do-not-disturb mode that people can turn on when they are driving.

Apple Pay- Apple Pay has added a feature of person to person payments and is also integrated with iMessage app. Stock apps across the OS have been updated and refined, including indoor maps in Maps and curated news feeds in News.

Another outcome of iOS 11 dropping the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c (and changing which required iPhones are compatible with the Apple Watch for the first time) is that iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users will need a newer iPhone if buying a new Apple Watch running watchOS 4 out-of-the-box this fall. If you're prone to glancing at your phone while you're in the auto, this mode is built for you. It's burdensome to specify more details about the application essentially from a symbol and name, notwithstanding without a grain of doubt Apple is, at last, going to offer iOS users some administration apps to manage the internals of the device.