Impressions after a week of using iOS 11: the pros and cons of the new Apple platform
03.07.2017 0 Comments
Recently much attention has been given to the new iOS 11 on the iPad. Files and icons can now be dragged to open a new application, the opportunity to work simultaneously with three applications. But the new OS brought many new features on the iPhone. Browser Business Insider Corey Protin was beta testing iOS version 11 during the week and described the advantages and disadvantages of new Apple’s mobile platform compared to previous releases.
One of the most notable innovations in iOS 11 was the redesigned control center. Now all buttons and switches are on the same page, and the user can customize them on your own. It is really convenient, although users of jailbroken devices are unlikely to be surprised, said the journalist.
Many of the staff application got style like Apple Music and Apple News iOS 10 with major headings and boldface labels. Thin fonts have been a hallmark of iOS 7 and minimalist design in General, but now Apple moves away from them. The application title Calls, Notes and Messages are noticeably thicker. On the other hand, Safari, “Watch”, “Map”, “Recorder”, “Weather”, and some other programs have not changed.
An important innovation of iOS 11 related to the handling of files and documents. In the OS there is a new app “Files” that allows you to manage files in a memory of the mobile device and in cloud storage. In fact, it is a more functional file Manager, which iPhone and iPad users have lacked for a long time. Of course, no open file system failed. “Files” — rather, the clipboard across all applications where you can download the files after downloading from the Internet or for processing from different places.
Protin said a new voice for Siri and support for instant translation. It can be very useful during travel and communicating with foreigners. Ask Siri, what’s Spanish for “hi! How are you?”, and it instantly translates the phrase.
Special attention is given keyboard to enter text with one hand. According to the journalist, this is his favorite feature. Now, on the widescreen of the iPhone keyboard can be pushed to the left or right side, which simplifies typing with one hand.
In iOS 11 the updated engine work with screenshots. If before the image is saved in the Photos app, now it remains at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. During this time, you can open the image, edit it to draw arrows, to write a text or paste form and mail it to you. However, not without mistakes: after working with the text return to the main panel is not possible. This add-on significantly slowed down the creation of screenshots.
Another significant innovation 11 iOS – the App store, which got a new design. The structure of the application completely redesigned. Appeared tab “Today”, which shows recommended apps, separate ratings of various programs and games, there is a tab for updates and search. Users will receive a daily selection of interesting applications from curators in the catalog. Will get accustomed to the new design, is not yet clear – for Apple typical of experiments and a long search for optimal solutions.
As for the obvious shortcomings of iOS 11, most of them related to the status of the operating system: at the moment the update is at the stage of beta testing. Apple before each update indicates improved stability and increased speed of the OS. It is planned that iOS 11 will be the most reliable and fast, but now there are some notable podragivanija and over and over. They appeared irregularly and cannot be treated with restart, which can cause a definite negative.
iOS 11 hasn’t exactly made the iPhone worse or more inconvenient: improved the interface of the regular programs, there are advanced functions. Update can be called extensive, although mostly it relates to the iPad version. The company returned a few years ago and directed its efforts to improve the “tablet” version of OSes. This was expected with the release of the 12.9-inch iPad, but as they say better late than never.
11 iOS is really worth to install. It will noticeably improve the functionality of the iPhone and will make the smartphone more convenient. Recall that the final update will be released this fall.