IOS 11: Here's What To Expect From Apple's Most Advanced Software Ever

While that might work in China, it is because users are generally cleverer than Apple users in the USA who found the process of finding and installing other apps in Messages was taxing their tiny brains.

iPhone will automatically detect when a user is driving and will silence all notifications in order to keep the screen dark while the user drives. Taking it a notch further, Apple's AI assistant will now work with a much wider selection of apps starting with iOS 11.

Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favourites to let them know they are driving and can not respond until they arrive at their destination. It's more desktop-like, and includes things such as dragging pictures from one app to another.

Most users have no idea they can even do it, developers and analysts say.

"It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", Federighi said. The Smart Keyboard is available in charcoal gray for $159 (US) for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and $169 (US) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

With iOS 11, users can take pictures in portrait mode with optical image stabilisation, True Tone flash and HDR.

Users can set up an auto-reply, letting their contacts listed under "Favorites" know that they're driving and cannot respond at the moment. The app also gets real-time lane guidance. Siri will now offer suggestions based on personal usage of Safari, News, Mail, Messages and more using on-device learning.

You will also be able to create continuous video loops with new Loop and Bounce effects.

Apple has also introduced changes to the App Store, App Store for iMessage, Control Center, Home, AirPlay 2 for consumers.

Apple's digital assistant is getting smarter.

Affected devices include the iPhone 5, released in 2012, and the iPhone 5c, released in 2013.

If you're still debating about whether or not to try the latest software features on your own devices, you should probably wait for the public betas later this month.

  • Arturo Norris