Apple has been tweaking the iOS 11 experience on the iPhone 8 and it is expected to bring forth a number of features that will enhance the smartphone in various ways. The open beta for the iPad has made the tablet a very efficient and fast piece of equipment that can be used to multitask and essential replace your laptop.
But, the iPhone is Apple’s marquee product and there a few exclusive improvements you need to be extremely excited about.
The iPhone has the best camera on any given smartphone (Google Pixel being the exception), and iOS 11 makes the experience even better with a few tweaks. You can now capture Instagram’s boomerang style live images called “Loop” and you can even add Bounce effects.
The portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus has been highly coveted and iOS 11 improves the feature even more. You can now use optical image stabilisation in this mode and even uses its HDR capabilities. Earlier, one could not use the flash when capturing portraits, but iOS 11 has enabled that option for low-light photography.
There is also a new format (High-Efficiency Image File Format) for images and videos which essentially utilises less space on your iPhone. It will let you capture even more images and make sure you always have enough space for storage.
Customisable Control Center
The control centre has been one of the most utilised functions on any iOS device, however, it always seemed cramped with options. However, the new control centre is more intuitive and can be customised according to your preference. You can place your most used features such as the email app or a shortcut to the camera anywhere on the screen. You can even use it to write notes or enable the driving mode.
Speaking of driving mode, you can basically save yourself from a fatal accident as the iPhone can now detect when you are driving through your camera. The iPhone will kick in the ‘Do Not Disturb Mode’ automatically as it senses when you are behind the wheel. The feature will basically block all notifications so that you do not get distracted while driving. If you get a call, the iPhone will automatically notify the caller that you are driving.
Send Payments To Friends
Since there are a ton of iPhone users across the world, one does not need to go to the bank to transfer money or even use a third party application. You can now link your credit or debit card to Apple Pay and transfer money to your friends in a fast and efficient manner.
Better Personal Assistant
Siri is now going to be using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the functionality of the virtual assistant. It has become smarter, faster and more efficient than ever before. Siri can also be used to translate select languages if you travel often.
We saw a glimpse of the capabilities of the ARkit at WWDC and there is no doubt that the iPhone will also take advantage of augmented reality. Apple will introduce AR games for the iPhone and iPad since it has become one of the hottest advancements since Virtual Reality. The ARkit has already enabled developers to create content for future devices.
A Better App Store
The App Store on the iPhone has party been the reason behind its huge success and things are only going to get better. The App Store has been completely redesigned as users will be able to discover new apps easily. It has a new clean and sleek interface that highlights some of the coolest apps available on the App Store.