Best iOS 11 Features

Getting your hands on the iOS 11 public beta is fairly straightforward: You have to sign up for Apple's Beta Software Program using your Apple ID.

Apple's update to Metal, their programming interface for taking advantage of GPUs, will now support VR.

Rather than downloading the full app, other parts will be downloaded as needed, meaning users will see faster downloads, faster launches and less local storage required.

iOS 11's refinement and redesign of Apple's iOS ecosystem has been the talk of the town in the past 2 days.

More fundamentally, iOS 11 also gives us the Files app. However, the decision is bound to blindside many parties who don't keep up with such tech-y news, and users still comfortable with the now-obsolete devices.

Apple has been making devices with 64-bit processors rather than 32-bit processors since 2013, when it introduced them with the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air. With this update, there will be a dedicated place for recent files on your iPad, but also those in apps, on your other iOS devices, in iCloud Drive, and across other services like Box and Dropbox. But there are plenty of exciting tricks under the hood of iOS 11, including a simpler way to join Wi-Fi networks.

And if you release a major new version that drastically changes the core features of your app, you can press the big button to reset the App Store ratings.

With iOS 11, Siri will receive fresh male and female voices that are more expressive than ever before.

These are the changes that are coming in iOS 11: all apps that use location data will be required to offer an "only when using" option, instead of just "always" and "never".

This year's WWDC also included new versions of Mac laptops and iPads. Or will you buy a used iPhone 6 or above? Oddly enough, you can no longer swipe to close apps on the iPad, despite still being able to do so on an iPhone.

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