Apple announces watchOS 4, new iPad Pro

The company unveiled the next major versions of its various software platforms, and iOS 11 was one of the main highlights of the event. And it's pretty easy to carry around because it weighs only one pound.

"iOS 11 gives iPad users the powerful app functionality they need to take advantage of everything iPad is capable of, and brings hundreds of new features and incredible updates to the iOS apps iPhone and iPad users enjoy every day", Federighi added.

You should probably be thinking about getting some new apps too.

The new app switcher looks a bit like Mission Control on the Mac, but even more advanced, with the ability to pair commonly used apps together in split-screen view.

Siri on iOS 11 sounds more natural with improved inflections that make it seem more human.

The Lock Screen has been beefed up in iOS 11 to allow the user to see all notifications in one location.

Similarly, old photo messages will now be stored in the cloud, thus freeing up more native storage in your device. Apple has also integrated Siri with the new payments service. The emojis also got a makeover with a more rounded design. The Cupertino giant is giving it a more natural voice as opposed to the robotic one.

"Today iMac gets a massive graphics production increase, faster CPU production, Thunderbolt 3 and a brighter Retina display along with support for 1 billion colors", said Ternus.

With iOS 11, Apple devices will have a universal sync of messages across multiple devices that are connected with a single account.

Big Picture: Apple announced changes to photo editing that could make people more likely to share fun photos via iMessage. They can use a keyboard or the Bluetooth-connected adaptive switch, which is specifically created to support the feature.

The iPad version of iOS 11 is heavily inspired by macOS and feature some familiar features from the full-sized operating system.

Apple Pencil Case: A case for the iPad Pro's pencil is now available for purchase, reports BGR.

The iPhone 8 will also have the necessary hardware, including a more powerful camera, to support augmented reality games and applications.

Android O, on the other hand, added an extra layer of protection for users when in the Google Play Store with the Google Play Protect, which provides virus scans. The same AR experiences devs will be making on the iPhone starting in iOS 11 should translate easily to Apple's glasses, whether they show up in 2018, 2019 or sometime after that. It's dropping support for all 32-bit only devices, which means if you're still using an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C you won't get any of the future software or security upgrades.

The technology comes in the wake of new, harsher penalties for dialling and driving that were introduced earlier this year, with many police forces seeing a big rise in the number of drivers breaching the new law.