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Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature coming to iPhone iOS 11

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The new OS also comes with built-in real-time translations.

The biggest announcement of the evening was HomePod, a Siri-Power speakers created to rival Amazon's Echo and Google's Home. You cannot only control your home audio system and speakers but also play music on all your speakers in sync with one another.

The interface looks astonishingly similar to that of Apple News. Unlike iOS 10, the shades of the images are well preserved. "It will reinvent home audio", boasted Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple's speaker will be launching in the USA, U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year. The research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the USA are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than double its estimate from last year. Apple also announced a new macOS dubbed "High Sierra" that should please Mac users on both the professional and consumer side.

Apple isn't just a company, it is a community. That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smartphones, he said.

Apple had plenty of other announcements.

With the addition of Thunderbolt 3, a superior display, and much better processors and graphics, the new 27-inch is very much a souped-up version of the 2015 model. With Apple launching iOS 11, trust me it's going to only better Siri and help you have a better experience at enjoying life. Separately, iOS 11 has been tipped to bring Gmail push notifications back to their former speed as well as expand the NFC features beyond Apple Pay. It also happened moments before WWDC 2017 started. It will not actually block ads, though.

With the new Drag and Drop function, iPad users can "move text, photos and files from one app to another".

New features coming to iPhones and iPads, meanwhile, include marginal improvements such as syncing messages to Apple servers in the cloud, saving storage space on phones and tablets.

Apple also showed off ARKit - tool that will let devs build augmented reality (AR)-based apps.

App Store is redesigned: Apple has also totally redesigned the App Store. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations.

While users can turn on the iPhone's current "Do Not Disturb" mode (by swiping up and clicking on the moon icon), Apple have revealed the update's new feature responds to incoming texts from a fellow iPhone with an automatic reply, informing friends and family you're behind the wheel and unavailable.

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