When Apple highlighted all the noteworthy improvements for iOS 11 during WWDC 2017, we certainly felt excited about the latest updates to this software that runs across its mobile platforms, the iPhone and the iPad. With all the improvements and updates coming our way, it looks like Apple "cranked it up to 11" with the next iOS.
Here's a list of all the new features we're excited about on iOS 11.
New iMessages features
The Messages app drawer will be easier to access and navigate in iOS 11 requiring just a single tap. Messages will be synced across all Apple devices as well with "Messages in iCloud." Another feature making its debut in iOS 11 is person-to-person payment support via the Messages Apple Pay app.
Siri will get more nuanced speaking voices and will be smarter too with "on-device learning." This means the voice assistant will try and predict what you're going to do next based on your past activity. Siri will also do English voice translations for a number of languages including Chinese, Spanish, German, French and Italian. More languages are expected to be added at a later time.
Camera and Photos apps get new iOS 11 features
iOS 11's Camera and Photos apps are getting tons of new features.
A new video and photo compression format (HEVC and HEIF, respectively) will be introduced in iOS 11 that will cut the file sizes to half with the same quality. New filters and effects will be introduced including long-exposure mode, loops and bounces in Live Videos. A new Depth Kit for the iPhone 7 Plus also makes its debut for more depth-sensing effects.
Redesigned Control Center, Unified Lockscreen, and Notifications