Other key elements of the new iOS update are augmented reality, Apple Pay, Do Not disturb while driving, professional capabilities for Photos and Camera apps.

Amazon Prime Video is expected to be available on Apple TV later this year, along with the releases of iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

iPad owners can use iOS 11 to run split-screen apps, dramatically improving productivity. Apple has a new Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil available to purchase separately that work with the iPads.

The Files app keeps all your files in one place, irrespective of wherever they are stored.

Regular iPad users will also love the new multi-tasking features, which include a new iPad app dock, new app switcher (swipe up) and drag-and-drop functions - manage images, text, links and more, like never before.

Soon, you will be able to engage in AR-experiences on your iOS 11 running devices because Apple is building augmented reality directly into the core of iOS, giving developers the tools to blend the physical and virtual worlds.

Apple has announced a new smart speaker device and a new iPad Pro, as well as upgrades to its mobile and desktop operating systems.

The move is the first into a completely new area by Apple for more than two years as the world's most valuable technology company.

The enhanced Siri can now also translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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Apple appears poised to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker that would create a new digital pipeline into people's homes. What we got was...well, pretty much in line with that, really.

On-device learning will be more proactive and offer suggestions based upon your usage of Messages, Safari, News and Mail. You can receive cash cards from acquaintances that can also be transferred to your bank account. A host of updates is being rolled out for general use, including Siri updates, payments through iMessage and the storing of iMessages in the iCloud.

For instance, Apple initially resisted enlarging the size of iPhone's screen despite strong sales for larger-display phones made by Samsung and other rivals.

Users can set up an auto-reply, letting their contacts listed under "Favorites" know that they're driving and cannot respond at the moment.

Apple is also updating the operating software for its Apple Watch, including new watch faces, more personalized alerts that use machine learning to tailor information to you based on your routines and tastes.

Apple Maps has added several indoor maps for major airports and shopping centres worldwide. There will also be two sections for Games and Apps.

The A10X Fusion chip is a 64-bit chip ast Apple claims is faster than the chip in most laptops shipping today. You can sign-up for them right now. "We want to reinvent home music".

The redesigned App Store is set to launch as part of iOS 11 later this year. The update will later come as a free software update for iPhone 5S and all subsequent models, this fall.


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