Apple unveiled iOS11 at their World-Wide Developer Conference recently and here at Techscheme, we thought you’d want to know a bit more about it. The new operating system will soon be making its way to your mobile devices so we’ve gone ahead and put together news of the new features you should be expecting, as well as when you’ll be able to update. If you’re looking to upgrade your Apple device remember that at Techscheme we’ll save you up to 12% off the recommended retail price and you spread the cost over 12, 24 or 36 months.

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iOS 11 on iPad

We’ve talked a lot here on Techscheme about how the new iPad Pro is a great option for those looking for a hybrid device to replace their laptop. With new versions of the Pro range around the corner, iOS11 is working to make that even truer. It implements a dock feature like you get on a Mac, it’s always there to access with a simple swipe up to help streamline your app-to-app switching.

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They’ve also made changes to keyboard shortcuts by adding a flicking gesture to your touchscreen vocabulary. Letters and symbols now sit on the same keys and you simply have to flick them to access the symbol you want making typing a lot quicker than having to switch back and forth between keyboard layers.

The Apple Pencil is also going to be getting new features. Instant Markup will let Pencil users lets you draw or make notes on photos or documents while Instant Notes will let you jot down notes from anywhere straight away, even if you’re on the lock screen.

If you’re looking to get yourself an iOS tablet that can replace your laptop, but don’t fancy waiting for the new Pros, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch still packs a huge punch, while at Techscheme we can save you up to £123 on the device.

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iOS 11 on iPhone

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Most of these changes will affect both Apple devices but some will be more useful for

certain devices. The Do Not Disturb while Driving feature, for example, will shut down your iPhone to notifications while you’re behind the wheel, even sending messages to those who try in contact with you. If you’re in desperate need for whatever reason, you can just type ‘urgent’ into the phone and it will free up your features again.

 

Sticking with driving for a moment, new Apple Maps now has lane assist and speed limit information so that you’re never at a loss while navigating. You’ll also find that Apple Maps will come with you to the inside world as they add navigation for Airports and Malls around the world.

The Camera is also getting a new upgrade, with improved compression for storing photos and videos that’ll free up precious space on your hard drive, alongside a few new software features. New filters promise a more expressive Portrait mode while Long Exposure mode will let you take some arty shots with real motion blur. The big addition to Camera though is Live Photos with new Loop and Bounce modes to create your own GIF-like images to mess around with.Camera - Copy.gif

Of course, to really take advantage of these features you’ll want the best iPhone you can get your hands on, right now that’s the iPhone 7, available from Techscheme with savings of up to £95.

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General iOS 11 Changes

Now on to some changes that’ll make a real difference to you no matter what your preferred device is; huge improvements to Lockscreen and Control Centre make the whole experience of using an iOS device more efficient. The new Lockscreen merges with Notification Centre to give you access to all your notifications and alerts without ever having to unlock your phone. Unless you’d like to respond them, presumably.

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Control Centre’s revamp has a similar all-in-one theme with app shortcuts, music and system controls all in the same place, ready to tinker and toy with after a simple up swipe. Lastly, Siri returns smarter and more natural sounding. New male and female voices for the AI promise to sound more natural while upgrades to its contextual and deep learning make your favourite pocket advisor even smarter.

When do we get iOS11?

If you’re signed up as a developer you can get hold of the new iOS now, whereas normal users will need to wait until the autumn. Of course, if you’re not a developer but you’re desperate to get in on the action, Apple promise that the beta version should be available by the beginning of July.

Model

RRP Savings

Techscheme Price

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 256GB £1029.00 £123.48

£905.52

iPhone 7 256GB £799.00 £95.88

£703.12

So, there we have it, more information is being released about iOS11 all the time, and it keeps getting better. Remember if you’re looking for the place to pick up great Apple tech, then Techscheme is the place to be. To take advantage of these deals, your employer will need to be signed up to our benefits scheme, that’s free to do, so ask them to pay us a visit today.