First look at Files, the new file manager in iOS 11

This update will add various features to the AI helper including translation and Personal DJ, which recommends music to listen to based on what you like the most. With this update, there will be a dedicated place for recent files on your iPad, but also those in apps, on your other iOS devices, in iCloud Drive, and across other services like Box and Dropbox. I will look at that stuff when I get the iPad Pro.

Once you have determined that your Apple device is compatible, visit the Apple Beta Program website and enrol yourself in the program. The latest iOS dubbed as iOS 11 comes with a lot of new changes like the revamped App Store, Smarter Siri, AirPlay, the camera and obviously better UI.

The Files app is present and accounted for on both devices-it's not iPad-only as Apple implied during its WWDC keynote-but is now a barren place. Now you can access all your notifications by swiping down and by swiping up you can get the widgets. Starting with iOS 11 you'll be able to drag and drop items from one app to another. The new Retina display is also much brighter at 600 nits, utilizes the p3 color gamut, and supports a faster refresh rate at 120Hz. The tool can even secure a spot in the new customizable Control Center. With pre-orders underway, Best Buy states that if you pre-order the larger tablet, you will guarantee yourself a $50 gift card, while the smaller 10.5-inch iPad Pro will get you a $25 gift card. Simply tap your Apple Pencil on the Lock screen and start taking notes immediately.

A bunch of Siri upgrades are to be expected whenever a new iOS rolls around, but hidden away in the Accessibility menu under General in Settings for iOS 11 is a new Type to Siri option: When Siri is launched, you can type out your question rather than speaking.

Apple has prepared developers for this transition, announcing through an iOS 10 beta earlier this year that apps will have to support 64-bit hardware in the upcoming version of iOS - that would be iOS 11 - to work on those devices. You can also use voice commands to make the payments. Today tab is meant for discovery - to help you find new apps that're making buzz. Search Ads will still be present in the redesign as you can see in the image above showing on integrated into the top of a search.

Virtual and augmented reality product company Marxent has been developing AR apps for Apple products for six years. It will however be not made available for the iPhone 5 and 5C as they are considered to be not powerful enough to use all the features provided in the OS.

  • Arturo Norris