Apple launched it much awaited iOS 11 with a load of upgraded and a couple of new features that is worth our attentions. To a roomful of excited fans, Apple heads rolled out the huge Siri update, all new App Store with better UI, new Maps with enhanced features, much more secure Apple Pay, Airplay 2, ARKit, redesigned Control Centre, we will also have a revamped and improved iMessage, among a couple of other things. But here we are going to be talking about the new updates that the App Store, as well as Apple Maps, has brought about.
There are several things that we can touch on when talking about the new iOS11. We have got an extensive look at what the new OS offers and we know that there are several other things that weren’t mentioned by the Apple heads during the WWDC 2017 but that doesn’t mean that they won’t make it to the actual OS that is likely to launch along with this year’s iPhone that will be marking the 10 anniversary of iPhone. But of course this is only iOS 11 Beta version, and there is a good possibility that an of miscellaneous features that we have managed to discovered might not end up in the actual iOS 11 when it launches in September this year.
As for Apple Maps, they are rolling out a huge update where there are new mall and airport maps for a number of cities both inside as well as outside of the US. Those cities are as following: London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and San Jose. Although this is a huge step towards a better Apple Maps, it’s worth mentioning Google offers a much extensive and much more detailed and it’s likely that Apple Maps will never match up to that of what Google has to offer.
It’s also worth noting that Apple did not really offer the compatibility, but we do have a good idea of iOS 11 compatibilities. Here are the handsets are likely to be compatible with the following the handsets: iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus , iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first-generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second-generation), 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, iPad (fifth generation), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, and iPod touch (6th generation).
Some of the other things that we are expecting from the all new iOS 11 is a smarter Siri along with a Night Mode. The Apple heads did not mention the dark mode, but it is something that we caught from the picture that has “redesigned invert colors” written over it. There is a good possibility about the dark mode which is something Apple fans have been clamoring for a long time. But it is very well possible that the final iOS11 might not come with a dark mode. In the previous iOS, the iOS 10 beta came with a dark mode, but the final version didn’t. We have our fingers-crossed.