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CAIRO – 14 October 2017: On September 19 Apple released its new wholly-renovated iOS 11 for its smartphones and tablets. The iOS' release came following the launch of six new Apple devices on September 12: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K and Apple AirPower charger.
The operating system has many obvious updates, such as the change to Siri's voice into a much smoother and more human voice and the complete change in the look of the app store's interface. According to TIME the OS still has many more gems hidden within it. Here are a few:
You can now type to Siri: In case you are in a crowded noisy place, or one that is too quiet, you can type your question to Siri instead of saying it. From the Settings menu select General, then Accessibility, then Siri and finally turn the "Type to Siri" switch on.
Siri is now your new translator: If you love travelling, this new feature might come in very handy, as Siri has been modified to be able to translate English into German, Italian, French, Chinese, and Spanish. The modification allows you to playback the translation directly by clicking the play button.
No notifications while in the car: Texting and checking your mobile while driving could lead to all kind of problems, which is why the amazing iOS's Do Not Disturb While Driving feature is much appreciated. It silences your notifications and stops the screen from illuminating as soon as the phone connects to your car's Bluetooth. You can turn on the feature by going to Settings, then Do Not Disturb, and lastly Do Not Disturb While Driving.
Create GIFs from Live Photos: By adding three more effects to Live Photos (Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure) in iOS 11, Apple is allowing anyone with iPhone 6 or higher to create GIFs (Graphic Interchange Format) more easily and create them while the camera is still in use. You can access these new effects by opening the picture in Gallery and swiping up.
Type easier with one hand: You can now finally forget about suffering to reach with your right thumb all the way across the screen while typing. Press and hold the Globe button on the keyboard and you will be offered three options to place the keyboard on the right, left or center of your screen.