Apple WWDC 2017: iOS 11's upcoming Files app spotted ahead of keynote

Toby Manning
June 6, 2017

Apple on Monday launched a bunch of refinements in all its four platforms - tvOS, watchOS, macOS and iOS - at this years annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with iOS 11, watchOS 4 and updates to its Mac line of desktops and notebooks. The speaker is similar to cheaper devices from Amazon and Google.

The 10.5in iPad Pro gets a new A10x Fusion brain, which Apple reckons is more powerful than many current (non-Apple) laptops. The next iOS may also have new features designed for artificial intelligence, the application of computers that learn and understand things like humans.

It reads "The developer of this app needs to update it to work with iOS 11".

Besides playing music, Apple's Siri digital assistant will also respond to requests for information and other help around the house.

Apple is trying to make augmented reality a reality with new tools for iPhones and iPads.

Apple fans favourite online store the AppStore also gets an upgrade where the new store will make discovering apps and games easier than ever before. And of course it'll also work with the sexy new Siri-operated HomePod speaker that Apple also announced at WWDC 2017. The latest iPads comes loaded with iOS 10, however, they will be updated with the official launch of iOS 11 this fall.

Apple made a major fintech play that shouldn't be underestimated. Introducing the 10.5in Apple iPad Pro.

Logitech iPad Pro keyboard caseThe Logitech keyboard case for the iPad Pro 2017 tablets provide versatility through use modes.

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Apple says its new feature knows when you are driving and switches your iPhone into the new "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode. The new iPad starts at $649 and will start shipping next week.

The iMessage app now sinhroniziruete messages between devices and can encrypt the data. Apple Pay Cash will however, be available in the United States only.

With updates such as a reworked Safari that comes with features like autoplay video blocking and "intelligent tracking prevention" to cut back ad trackers, along with other updates such as rolling out of the Apple file system and inclusion of a new graphics engine in the form of Mantle 2, the OS sure looks to be a victor.

Apple also took the lid off a new, high-end version of the iMac - a 27-inch, darker gray iMac Pro, with up to 18 cores Intel Xeon processor and AMD Vega GPUs.

Use Apple Music with your friends: "Shared Up Next", lets your friends add music to a playlist without interrupting the current song.

The macOS High Sierra offers an all-new file system, support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and an update to Metal, Apple's advanced graphics technology. Before, Apple Pay transactions could be done only with businesses and institutions.

Apple Pay's usage will be extended in iOS 11 as users will be able to make payments right in the Messages app. iOS 11 will also enable users to ask Siri to make payments using the credit and debit cards saved in their Wallet.

Apple Maps will get lane guidance for highways and floor plans for indoor malls and airports.

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