Published: Mon, June 12, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

MashTalk: With iOS 11, Apple is giving the iPad a productive future


IOS 8 launched alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - the first Apple smartphone with a 5.5inch display, so it would make sense for the United States technology company to design a keyboard to help those with smaller hands. We've now discovered six new features that make iOS 11 much more convenient to use.

In case you missed the news, Apple refreshed its iMac computers last week, introduced a new iMac Pro, and refreshed its MacBook and MacBook Pro computers with the latest seventh-generation processors from Intel.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled a new 10.5" iPad Pro to replace the 9.7 " inch model.

Some of the changes coming to Siri were first announced onstage during the keynote address Monday, such as the ability to do on-the-spot translations, personalized recommendations in native apps within iOS 11 like Safari, Maps, and News, and both male and female versions of the assistant will get a more expressive voice.

Apple has finally announced support for AR based apps and has opened iOS 11 to developers to create wonderful, new AR content.

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The clip will undoubtedly go a long way to building anticipation for the range of apps and experiences ARKit will bring to the iPhone and iPad once developers start really getting to grips with its capabilities.

iMessage will now keep messages in sync across all your apple devices - Macs, iPhones & iPads so that you can pick up where you left instantly. The new Apple Watch update also comes with a Quick Switch feature, which changes the types of workouts in a session.

As you can figure out from its name, this iOS 11 feature provides users an option to share their Wi-Fi network password with another user (or a guest) who is also using an iOS device. A developer preview of the new operating system is now available, and a public beta for iOS users is set for release later this month. Starting with iOS 11, Siri will be able to help you complete money transfers, as well as help you stay on top of your checking, savings, and credit card accounts.

Apple's new keyboard is created to make reaching across the 5.5inch display more comfortable. I never thought safety would be a reason to stick with Apple, but the company is full of surprises lately.

My only major complaint with the iPad Pro is the optional $159 Smart Keyboard. "There's a lot there [in iOS 11] that tore down barriers" to working on an iPad Pro. And, most frustratingly, no home button for jumping back to the home screen. Our usual set of benchmarks (below) certainly point to some big performance gains, but here's the most important thing: Hardly anything I threw at the Pro over a week of testing managed to trip it up. The breadth of application categories that Apple mentions makes me believe it has bigger plans. The keyboard kept falling off the iPad's magnetic connector too.

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