Keynote at the start of theApple WWDC 2017, which took place yesterday on June 5, 2017 at 19:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time, were among other things the new iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad as well as the new MacOS High Sierra for iMac, Mac, and MacBook presented. Also new models of almost all devices (except the iPhone, of course) as well as completely new innovations like the Apple HomePod were shown at the 2,5 hour long WWDC 2017 keynote. First of all, here are the innovations regarding iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad. The rest will follow in further posts;)
Kicking off Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote there was a funny video showing the world after suddenly all apps disappear - APPOCALYPSE! You can find the video HERE.
There were already rumors about the new iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad, as it was on Twitter and consequently in the media the message about a mysterious Files App made the rounds in the Apple App Store. This called for iOS 11 and had a folder as an icon. In the course of the evening it became clear: Files is actually a new app from Apple and it comes with that Finder under macOS or OS X quite close. With Files on iOS 11, sorting, organizing and managing files is just as easy on the iPad as it is on the Apple desktop and laptop computers. But there are other innovations that belong to the new mobile operating system.
Presentation of iOS 11 and many other Apple innovations with Tim Cook and cronies.
Innovations and improvements
In the running text, all innovations and improvements of the upcoming operating system for iPhone and iPad would go beyond the scope of this blog. Therefore, here are the most important things in somewhat clearer lists. For some points I have added a suitable video from the Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote.
Lock screen and notifications become one screen - it is displayed as a screen lock and when you pull down in the home menu
System settings screen becomes simpler and clearer; Details of individual settings are called up using 3D Touch
Messages now runs via iCloud, which saves storage space and synchronizes chats on all connected devices
In addition, Apple Pay can soon also be used for private transfers; Amounts can be sent directly in the new messages
Siri gets a more natural voice and is supposed to improve both her understanding and her pronunciation through deep learning / machine learning (assistant becomes AI)
Siri can now automatically transfer bookings on flight or hotel pages to the calendar or show distances to chat partners as Auto Correct in messages
And Siri is synchronized via the iCloud with all Apple devices used by the customer, so that she is equally smart everywhere
In addition, the AI learns interests and related words. For example, if you have read something about Iceland, Auto Correct shows "Reykjavík" when you enter Rey, etc.
(Hopefully Siri will also learn to set the alarm properly in the future. In the Apfelot house, the response to “Set an alarm clock at 6:30 am!” Is often the answer “What time should I set the alarm clock?” - there the machine can still learn a lot ...)
Live photos can now be cropped and edited in loops (repetitions)
In addition, individual frames (individual images) can be searched and one of them can be used individually as a still
A long exposure time can also be simulated by joining the images - without a tripod!
Maps and driving
Apple Maps now receives building plans for shopping centers and airports
There is a new one Do not disturb when driving Mode that is activated automatically; the iPhone detects itself when it is in a moving car
Passengers can deactivate the lock on their Apple smartphones. If a contact replies to the absence message with “Urgent”, then the driver's lock screen is released and the message is put through.
HomeKit and Music
HomeKit: In addition to familiar functions, Apple's smart home application now also has “speakers”, also and above all for multi-room systems. That goes along with that Apple HomePod, a music and Siri speaker
Apple Music: With Apple's music app, you can now see what your contacts are hearing. You can also share your music, create a profile and playlists, etc.
Third party providers can interact via MusicKit; Shazam for example, recognized songs can be added to the playlist / library
New App Store for iOS 11
The nine-year-old App Store has been fundamentally redesigned for iOS 11
Today shows the latest publications and stories as well as advice
GAMES shows games, individual genres and top lists
Apps brings applications and sorting options
New app pages provide more information, backgrounds and insights
In-app purchases are possible directly via the App Store
Machine learning and AR
The AI is getting stronger and the iPad and iPhone are getting smarter through machine learning
Using Core ML, developers can also link images and language with the AI
Augmented Reality (AR) plays a bigger role, also in conjunction with the camera and 3D touch
LEGO, IKEA, Wingnut AR (AR Studio by Peter Jackson) and more develop apps, games and entertainment for them Augmented Reality
iOS 11 on the iPad
Especially for iPad there is an approximation to macOS through many innovations
The dock with the apps is getting bigger and more multifunctional
By Apple Files App makes managing data (also with iCloud, Box, DropBox, Google Drive and Co.) easier
Drag and drop opens up new possibilities and a much faster workflow
A better keyboard with multiple key assignments makes typing faster
The Apple Pencil has new functions and is more integrated into the system
Notes or notes is expanded, e.g. with a search function in handwritten notes
Documents can be scanned with the camera, after which editing is possible
The so-called markup / mark up is also possible for screenshots directly after the recording
Other interesting topics of the Apple WWDC 2017 keynote
In addition to iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad, there were also messages, hints and demos with regard to tvOS, watchOS and macOS. In other entries here on Sir-Apfelot.de it will also be about these issues. There is also a new iPad Pro as well as new MacBook and iMac models - the Mac has been "reinvented" for the professional target group and equipped with an incredible amount of power. The result: the iMac Pro in space gray.
Then there is the HomePod, a smart speaker for music with excellent sound and integration of Siri, HomeKit and so on. There is also news from the Apple Watch; their connectivity and opportunities for third-party providers have grown with watchOS 4. And the new macOS is called High Sierra.
As I said: all topics will be dealt with in the coming days. Some are so far only important for developers, as the individual systems and devices will not be released until autumn or December 2017. Some innovations such as the HomePod will not come to Europe until 2018.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.