When Apple unveiled iOS 11 earlier this week on the WWDC stage, one of our most thirsted-after features appeared to be simultaneously confirmed and debunked, depending on your device of choice. Another new feature for Messages is iCloud syncing, so that all your conversations will transfer automatically whenever you sign in to a new iOS device. Apple's own apps including Siri, Apple Music, Photos, and Mail will get significant updates, while deep learning technology will understand a user's preferences over time for better Siri responses, text suggestions, content to read and more.
The company also introduced its updated operating system for the Apple Watch.
The change will arrive alongside iOS 11, and will bring the game store more in line with the likes of iTunes and Apple News. It came as a surprise that the Amazon and Apple collaboration was the only news talked about today at the conference, rather than any of these developments.
Siri has also become more predictive across different iOS apps.
While Apple typically launches new iPhones shortly after its iOS updates, this year's phones are expected to be delayed past the usual release date in September.
With iOS 11, users can take pictures in portrait mode with optical image stabilisation, True Tone flash and HDR. It's a voice-activated speaker that uses Siri.
Developer Chengyin Liu noticed the latest addition while using the Uber app.
The Mail app will feature new messages on top, split the screen when composing a new message, and will take up 35% less space.
If you're a regular Apple Pay user, you'll be pleased to hear that you can now transfer cash to friends and family. There's a 12-megapixel camera, just like the iPhone 7, with a 7MP selfie cam.
Then, as reported by Engadget, a developer document emerged seemingly-confirming that iOS 11 will let developers create apps that make use of the iPhone's NFC chip.