Apple Wants to Curb Distracted Driving with New iPhone Setting

Fortunately, iOS 11 comes with a new feature which will help users extract more longevity out of their device's internal storage.

Reports suggest that Apple will incorporate a feature in iOS 11 which will allow iPhone users to exchange password simply by approving a nearby phone and sending them the password.

iPhone users will have the option of sending an autoreply to contacts listed in "Favorites" to let them know they're driving and can't respond until they arrive at their destination. Essentially it means you can log people into your network just by moving their iOS device close to yours. Although the company has been intending to explore the market for connected homes recently via iOS 10 Home app and Home Kit, all that it needs is an ideal hardware to string everything together. It gives a real and natural-seeming file management system to iPhones and iPads which also integrates with third-party online services. But in iOS 11, you can now enable a new feature called Automatic Reader View that always opens articles in Reader View. The sign-up process is already live and it's likely that you will be able to download them later this month, that too for free, unlike their developer-only counterparts.

Apple SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, announced the features of Apple's latest iOS 11 at the WWDC 2017 event. While it feels counterintuitive to imagine Apple will allow other payment systems to use its NFC chip, it' will have implications in other implementations of NFC, from retail and logistics to temporary auto hire keys. For example, if you search for "Iceland" in Safari, Siri will surface Iceland-related articles in the News app and bring up QuickType suggestions in Icelandic.

Sure, it's a bit of an unusual bet by Apple, but it's also worth watching.

A QR code - short for quick response code - consists of a random pattern of tiny black squares against a white background, capable of holding 300 times more data than a traditional one-dimensional code.

For the first time, Apple is debuting its own augmented reality ecosystem, giving iPhone and iPad developers access to computer vision technologies.

Apple will reveal more details concerning this feature on June 9 at WWDC.

In addition to this, while newer devices will be eligible for the upgrade, some of the older apps available on the App Store will no longer work.

While the deleted apps will still show up on the Home Screen as greyed-out icons, they can be re-installed with just a tap. So it senses when you are driving and it turns your iPhone to the "do not disturb" mode. "We should not lose sight of the fact that drivers using the iPhone are involved in thousands of crashes", Feldman told the Huffington Post.

  • Arturo Norris