Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11

When Apple releases iOS 11 in the autumn, it's going to leave a handful of older iDevices behind.

Apple made an bad lot of announcements at WWDC17 this week including iOS 11.

Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the opening keynote address the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California.

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.

Apple briefly discussed expanded NFC capabilities of watchOS 4 onstage at WWDC, but neglected to talk about it for iOS 11.




This could be a big boost for the newly overhauled App Store in the future, and it's possible that Apple will eventually create a separate tab for AR applications as well.

But while you obviously still can't pair an iPhone with a Smart Keyboard or Pencil, the Files app and (partial) Drag and Drop functionality should be available soon in the palm of your hand.

You can swipe from anywhere to access your Dock which you can now customize with your own favorite apps. So your app doesn't have to be flawless from the very beginning, you can still release a v2 and clean your ratings. This allows you to switch apps quickly while working or performing other tasks. It will power Apple's upcoming smartphone iPhone 8. It can also be used to control Apple HomeKit devices.

Right before Apple's WWDC17 kicked off on Monday, Apple sent developers a bag of swag that included something called ARKit. It also acts as an app switcher: dragging the app icon from the dock to the screen will open it next to the app that is now open. For the rest of us, iOS 11 will be rolled out this fall, likely when the next iPhone is announced.

These iPhones and iPads are definitely slower than their newer counterparts, but this time around the compatibility cutoff has less to do with things like RAM or raw performance.

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