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WWDC 2017: Expectations from iOS 11

With the Worldwide Developers Conference – WWDC 2017 just a couple of hours away, all eyes are now on Apple. The company is expected to announce their gen-next Operating Systems at this event, along with their plans for the future. The company is expected to launch the gen-next iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS updates at the event. The iOS 11 is expected to be one of the biggest announcements at this event.

Apple’s next generation iOS will be a major one, as it would power Apple’s 10th anniversary devices – the iPhone 8 smartphones. This is going to be one of the key highlights of the WWDC 2017. We will update you with all the announcements from Apple, but before that, here’s what we expect from the upcoming iOS 11 update:

iOS 11 at WWDC 2017: What to Expect

Apple’s gen-next iOS update will bring out a number of new features. Let us take a look at what we expect Apple to announce at the WWDC 2017 event later today.

  1. Improvements to Facetime

Facetime is expected to get a facelift! The upcoming version of the iOS is expected to bring out changes to facetime. This will include a major change to the way audio calls are handled. It has been observed that Facetime Audio offers a better call quality than traditional calls. However a common complain has been that it consumes too much data. Perhaps Apple should look forward towards trying to improve the data consumption with this update.

2. Dark Mode

Another update that is expected to come out with the iOS 11, Apple is now expected to bring out Dark Mode – this has been a feature which has been demanded for a long time, and Apple might finally bring it now.

3. Battery Performance Tweaks

With every Apple update, the one thing that has been constant is that the company always brings improvements to battery life. Users who have used older versions of the iOS would know what a long way we have come when it comes to battery life. With the iOS 11 too, we expect the battery life to get longer. This time, the phone will get an ‘intelligent’ battery saver which will come with contextual awareness.

Leaked documents in the past have said that this feature is ‘smart’ – it works like – if you leave your home Wi-Fi network with less than 20% battery, it will automatically switch on the low power mode.

4. Group Notifications for Individual Apps

Another major feature likely to make its debut with the iOS 11 is a pretty basic one and is something that should have been there since the start! If one app is sending 5 notifications at different points of time, they will no longer appear as 5 different notifications but would be threaded under one common notification.

5. Increased iCloud Storage

In addition to the aforementioned features, iOS 11 is also expected to bring to the users an increased storage space when it comes to iCloud. While Apple does offer 5 GB of free storage, but with the images and videos getting bigger and heavier, we expect Apple to announce increased storage on iCloud as well!

Article written by Kishan Jobanputra

Based out of Rajkot, Kishan is an avid traveler, and a featured travel writer. He also happens to be a major tech enthusiast, and one can almost call him an Apple evangelist. He loves to recommend the brand to people. He is a journalist by profession. Contact him at kishan@newsient.com