Since 2013, with the launch of the iPhone 5S and iPad Air, Apple has been making devices that use 64-bit processors, rather than the older 32-bit processors. Many predicted that Apple will reveal the new iOS 11 at the Worldwide Developers Conference that took place on the 5 of June in San Jose, California. But it appears things are finally about to change. Apple ramps up the options in the iOS 11 update with tweaks and new features for iMessages.
After all, one of the main reasons Apple is launching Files is to give iPad owners more flexibility to use their tablets as improvised laptop stand-ins. Apparently, iOS 11 users can add the screen capture shortcut instead of flashlight, camera, clock or calculator.
We already know that some of the new iOS 11 features will not come to all of these devices.
The Do Not Disturb while Driving, part of iOS version 11, is expected to drop this fall. This year we saw our first look at the HomePod (Apple's response to Amazon's Echo) and the features we will see in the new iOS.
Apple has announced new features for watchOS 4, including major updates coming to Workouts, Activity, Music, all-new watch faces, and "GymKit", which provides a seamless connection between Apple Watch and gym equipment.
According to The Guardian, those using newer devices such as the iPhone 7 and the latest iPad will also be affected by the new software as some older apps are only coded to 32-bit and not for a 64-bit system.
On iOS 11 the feature is called Offload Unused Apps.
There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation. It can now also read your messages and speak more naturally in both female and male voices as compared to past year.
Tim Cook suggested that day had arrived in 2015, asking "why would you buy a PC any more" - before clarifying that he meant Windows PCs, not Macs.