Apart from a few hits here and there, not much is known about iOS 11 features. As the much-awaited mobile OS is set to see the light of the day next month at 28th WWDC, some rumored features have been making the rounds.
So, what are the most talked about features which are likely to arrive in iOS 11? A more powerful Siri, incredibly versatile iMessage and some other wildcards might set the tone for the next-gen iOS version. Let's have a glance!
iOS 11 Features Expectation
A Brand New Design
iOS 11 may come with a brand new design. Even though the OS has got several all new features in recent times, it hasn't got a new design since iOS 7–2013.
I wish iOS 11 had an exclusive design that would win attention not just from loyal fans but also from critics. Hopefully, Apple adorns the UI of the OS, making it more elegant, intuitive, neat and superior.
Group FaceTime Capability
Apple is rumored to introduce group calling capability in FaceTime very much like Skye. With iOS 11, iPhone users would be able to start multi-person calls through a group conversation in iMessage. As per rumors, up to five people at once would be able to participate in a call.
The tech giant is also rumored to make FaceTime Audio the default method of calling between iPhone users in iOS 11—very much like it replaced SMS with iMessage some years ago.
Major Update for Siri
Siri's AI codebase might receive a major update which would empower it to learn a user's usage habits—very much like Samsung’s Bixby. The contextual learning abilities and deep integration with iMessage and iCloud would make Siri ultra-smart.
With Siri's integration into iMessage means, it will provide suggestions in accordance with the ongoing conversation. As for instance, it will offer suggestions like where to go for movies, where to party tonight etc.
More iPad Specific Features
Apple is also planning to introduce more powerful iPad-specific features. The expanded Apple Pencil support for the iPad Pro is said to be a work in progress.
Apple's stylus would come with awesome hardware improvements and boast features like smoother on-screen zooming, panning, scrolling etc.
More Powerful Low Power Mode
Apple is expected to empower “Low Power Mode.” It would e able to intelligently monitor battery usage habits and develop a schedule whereupon it would get automatically activated.
Low Power Mode may also come with the contextual cues capability to determine the most appropriate time to turn itself on.
Considering iPhones don't come with the robust battery as other phones, it would be cool to have a super handy battery conserving feature.
As an iPhone user, I can't wait to put my hands on Dark Mode which has been rumored to embrace iOS for quite some time. But unfortunately, Apple is yet to introduce it.
Rumor mills are rife that the tech giant might finally bring the much-awaited Dark Mode with the upcoming version of iOS. Hopefully, they are able to hit the jackpot—this time!
All New Automator App
Apple is likely to launch a new app called “Automator” based on Workflow which the company acquired recently. It will be available for both iOS 11 and macOS 10.13.
The Home app might be dead in iOS 11 as its functionality will be built into Automator. It would replace the older-generation Automator app on macOS.
Apple will unveil iOS 11 on June 5 at 28th WWDC. Even though the mega event is just a few days away, I can’t wait to find out all the cool features that would set the ball rolling for my iPhone.
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Rest assured, I will keep updating this article to ensure you remain up-to-date with all the latest rumored features.
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