iOS 11 Preview: Enhanced Siri, Voice Translation, Unified Control Center & More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's senior VP of software, Craig Federighi, took to the stage at WWDC today to give a preview of iOS 11, showing off new features like a smarter Photo Library and a redesigned Control Center.


    Messages is set to receive a redesigned app drawer that makes it easier to use apps and stickers, while a more optimized device storage system will make Messages backups smaller and faster, with messages stored and synced across devices over iCloud. Beginning iOS 11, for the first time, Apple Pay is also integrated into the Messages app.

    Siri is will become more naturally spoken, with a new voice powered by deep learning techniques. Also set to feature is a beta translation feature that will allow users to get live translations between English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. More languages are promised by Apple in the months to come.

    Lastly for Siri, a new on-device learning system will enable the virtual assistant to understand what a user is likely to want depending on circumstances and time of day. User data will be synced across all devices on a user's account with end-to-end encryption.

    Control Center will be substantially redesigned to appear on a single screen and fill the bottom half of an iPhone's display, implementing 3D Touch for sub-options within buttons, and sliders to adjust volume and brightness. The Lock Screen and Notification Center will be unified on a single screen, with a swipe up or down from the Lock Screen offering immediate access to notifications.

    Apple Maps will include detailed shopping floor plans for shopping malls in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, and London, with several other major cities also covered and additional ones to come. Major airports will also be included in the floor plans, while lane guidance and posted speed limits will be displayed during navigation.


    Apple is introducing an optional Do Not Disturb While Driving feature in iOS 11 to prevent distracted driving. HomeKit will also support a new AirPlay 2 protocol for supporting speakers, with a Shared Up Next feature for the protocol where multiple connected users can edit a party playlist. A new MusicKit API will let third-party developers get full access to Apple Music in iOS 11.

    iOS 11 will also bring several new features specifically to the iPad for its larger screen, including Drag-and-Drop, a new customizable Dock, a redesigned app switcher, and more.

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  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I'm Curious to see Siri' new capabilities and enhancements. That control center has me thrown off though. Looks slightly convoluted.
  3. roland.g, Jun 5, 2017
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    roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    Huge disappointment. Missing major overhaul to Springboard.

    BOO: new app switcher, dock and files app only for iPad.
  4. sza Suspended

    Dec 21, 2010
  5. Glassed Silver, Jun 5, 2017
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    Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    Same here. Looks overly complicated and nested.

    Also, I kinda hoped they'd bring CarPlay to the bare phone, but oh well...

    Glassed Silver:mac
  6. xero9 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    This is iOS 11? Wow.. I came in to this expecting to be underwhelmed but this..
  7. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    I really like the new Control Center!

    Still no dark mode :(

    Any why are they bringing Music App's oversized UI to AppStore and Messages? :(
  8. Mitsjke macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2015
    A whole new iOS number for a redesigned AppStore and Control Center
  9. viachicago22 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2013
  10. pvmacguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2009
    No real changes. Only updates the stuff for titty babies.
  11. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    God, it's like tetris/windows metro gone wrong. I thought this was a joke.
  12. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  13. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm not updating. I don't need more bugs and faster battery drain for this.
  14. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    I enjoyed the changes to Control Center. I really hated having to swipe between two screens, which seemed to defeat the purpose to me. Messages deleting everywhere is also nice.

    Other than that, sort of underwhelming. However, there have been bugs persistent since iOS 7, and if those are finally resolved, that would be nice.
  15. Sunny1990, Jun 5, 2017
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    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Badly Disappointed!!:mad:
    No Major Redesign!
    No DARK MODE!!
    Nothing impressive!!
    Seems like :apple: took pass on ios 11
  16. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    This new Control Centre would have been a great opportunity for some customisations. I really expected this once they showed this full-screen bubble-like interface. Is there really nothing?

    Odd that they skipped over release information and device compatibility…
  17. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    My thoughts exactly. I'm actually not all that interested in testing out the PB once it's released.
  18. drinkingtea macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2016
    What an absolute disappointment. My next phone will be a Galaxy; I've already had friends switch to the S8 and they've been very happy with it. Year after year of disappointment - no more. I'd rather have a bit of lag with a Galaxy than the same tiring iOS design.

    So disappointing.
  19. viachicago22 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2013
    Now we know why there hasn't been any leaks...there was nothing to leak. This is nothing but "bug fixes and minor improvements".
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  21. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    Gonna have to say I agree with the other posters here. Major disappointment. To me, this feels like a 10.x.x update. Tweaks, a few "features" and nothing more. Apple clearly hasn't heard the footsteps (Pixel, Galaxy, LG). It may be too late now.
  22. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    seems like the iPad is getting the better iOS 11 version.
  23. Relentless Power, Jun 5, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    @Sunny1990. Does this ever get tiring with the dark mode comments? We get it, you want dark Mode and it didn't happen. Was That really an expectation today? I don't think it was.
  24. Kerber0s34 macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2008
    Kelowna, BC
    Such a tease that their presentation is in "dark mode"
  25. iAdamator macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2013
    South San Francisco, CA
    I just want a quick way to delete the photos that get embedded into messages. If they make managing them easier, they can number iOS whatever they want!

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