Smarter Siri and More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

Particularly on iPad, the Files app could be perceived as bringing a bit of a Mac feel to Apple's handheld device while also addressing the needs of power users who have been calling out for such functionality. Self-destructing photos is one of the most popular features of Snpachat.

It was the company's second iPhone to support five major versions of iOS: six, seven, eight, nine and 10. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $38.74 a month for 24 months; 0% April, on Verizon device payment ($829.99 with a 2-yr contract, $929.99 full retail). It's hard to say exactly how this new functionality will play out, but with Apple now embracing NFC it's definitely one to keep an eye on.

After all, one of the main reasons Apple is launching Files is to give iPad owners more flexibility to use their tablets as improvised laptop stand-ins.

The beta version is available for select developers right now, so if you have a developer account you can test it out today even.

Will you be picking up a new iPad Pro?

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A bunch of early iOS 11 testers have noticed that the updated Camera app is going to come with the ability to read QR codes, just in case you come across any on your travels. Apple's speaker will be launching in the U.S., U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year.Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying - and risky - urge to look at a text message while you're driving.Apple says its new feature knows when you are driving and switches your iPhone into the new "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode. You can also quickly return to your favorite apps using the redesigned App Switcher. Besides that, a new high efficiency image file format has also been developed that'll significantly reduce the file size of images captured with iPhones/iPads.

Since June 2015, any newly created apps have been required to support 64-bit processing, so any that have been updated during this period should not be affected by the changes. The mode will get activated automatically when you connect your iPhone/iPad to your auto via Bluetooth or cable.

iOS 11 will deliver "the biggest AR platform in the world", Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, said Monday in a statement.

There are plenty of reasons to try the iOS 11 beta on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  • Regina Walsh