Apple’s iOS 11 was released the other day and as expected, it seems that it did not take iOS users long to update their devices because according to a report from Mixpanel (via MacRumors), iOS 11 has since been installed on 10% of iOS devices after the first 24 hours of the update being released.
And it works very well: we’ve just tried it and we came away impressed. With this in mind, you can. This update adds new features like a Siri watch face that’ll proactively display the info that you need and the ability to pair your Apple Watch with compatible gym equipment to sync info like heart rate and speed. The iOS 11 update is available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5s. Apple emphasizes that this all happens using machine learning on the device, and it never sees your personal data. That’s where apps can use your camera to interact with your environment.
There still aren’t many full-scale AR games on the market, but you can get a taste of AR gaming with the new AR photo mode in Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade. So if you press on the photo, it comes to life for a brief moment.
Apple Pay in iOS 11 supports Venmo-style person-to-person payments. Apple apparently still has some setting up to do, but will activate the new feature in an OS update later this fall.
Ever wanted to know what you living room would look like with a new carpet, a new lamp and a chair in that unoccupied corner? The most impactful change, however, is undoubtedly the demise of 32-bit applications, which will now be incompatible with iOS 11 to prioritise more modern 64-bit equivalents.