Apple Revamps iPhone Software, Adds Augmented Reality Features

Alain Brian
Juin 6, 2017

Apple also introduced iOS 11, the next version of its iOS operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad.

Apple is bringing drag and drop to the iPad, so you can drag files and drop them into other apps.

Files is here! The app will now let you search your files across different products like Dropbox and open them up. This will make replying on-the-go much easier. Apple said it has also updated the processors in its iMac and MacBook Pro lineup to Intel's most recent "Kaby Lake" processors.

"You're dealing with one Siri", said Apple software chief Craig Federighi. Apple said that makes the Mac a great platform for development virtual-reality "experiences".

Apple wants Siri to become your personal assistant. Using the latest advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence, new male and female voices are more natural and expressive, adjusting intonation, pitch, emphasis and tempo while speaking, and can translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. The tablet's dock will be made similar to the Mac's as users will now be allowed to add significantly more apps to it. It automatically adjusts the display to the movement of the content.

New features coming to iPhones and iPads include messages that sync to Apple servers in the cloud. Apple has been slow to bring P2P payments to Apple Pay, despite the 375 million users who have access to the app. They can be about a news article based on the user's preferences or predictive suggestions about what task they should do next. That money can immediately be used in retail stores that take Apple Pay orcan be moved to a bank account. The iMac Pro can also be maxed out with 128GB of ECC memory and a 4TB SSD drive, all cooled by a new dual centrifugal fan system that hopefully won't require you to wear headphones all day long while you work. Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favorites to let them know they are driving and can not respond until they arrive at their destination. There's a new "Today" view to show new apps, a space to show off new games, a new tab for non-gaming applications. "Way more hardware than I thought or (have) seen over past years".

Finally, Apple executives also emphasised several times during the presentation that the on-device learning means that that the system is more secure than alternative assistants like Google Assistant.

iOS 11 is due out later this year (likely in the September timeframe) with the beta out today for developers.

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