Apple unveils iOS 11 with P2P Apple Pay transfers, a new sound for Siri, AirPlay 2, more — The next major update for iOS is turned up to 11, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook joked while unveiling the software update. It includes a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, the ability to directly transfer money to friends with Apple Pay, a new voice for Siri, and multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2.
Apple focuses on Discovery with App Store redesign — Apple is revamping the iPhone and iPad App Store to improve discoverability, and we got our first look during the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2017 keynote on Monday.
Apple focuses on discoverability in App Store redesign
The redesigned App Store is using a tab metaphor to show product categories such as Today, Apps, and Games—and each app gets its own page. The new app pages show details about each title, and can highlight in-app purchases, which should make developers happy. The new App Store is part of iOS 11, which is shipping as a free update for the iPhone and iPad in a few months.
Apple announces watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with Siri watch face, connectivity with gym equipment — The next generation of Apple Watch software has just been unveiled in the form of watchOS 4, a major update that will include new watch faces, including one driven by the Siri personal assistant. Other additions include connectivity with gym equipment, and support for syncing multiple playlists.