Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11

Laverne Mann
June 7, 2017

On the software front, Apple announced the details of two operating system updates - iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra, as well as changes to the Apple Watch with watchOS 4. "At the extreme, this trend risks devaluing both mobile operating systems and hardware, which could create risk to Apple's smartphone pricing power over time".

So beyond turning off your cell phone or leaving it at home, Apple has a new solution aimed at keeping drivers' eyes off the screen and on the road.

If you have one of the older iPhone models, you'll either have to live with the bugs and glitches, or update to a newer version of the iPhone that benefits from the safety and software updates.

He said that while he welcomed Apple's move, it is not a quick fix. The latter closes the world out, he said, whereas augmented reality can (in theory) improve what is happening at that time. And earlier this year, Cook said during an interview that AR could one day be as big as the iPhone. But for now, we'll just have to wait and see. However, the gem in the crown is, the all new iMac Pro, probably the most powerful mac ever. The success of Pokemon Go has proved that people have an appetite for interaction with virtual objects on a screen and ARKit is a natural fit in terms of what we want to do with our smartphones. In this update, Apple has revealed a new mode which will help users while driving.

Alexa and Assistant are the digital voice assistants of Amazon and Google, respectively.

iOS 11 is already in the hands of app developers, but the rest of us will see it this fall. In addition, Siri will be able to translate English words or phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

The new model features a display that's 20 percent larger than the 9.7-inch version, though it isn't much larger than its predecessor thanks to the device's smaller bezels.

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The "Offload App" feature is also available app-by-app. Like Google, Apple has been developing its own dedicated processor for AI, according to a person familiar with the plan.

When the DNDWD feature is enabled on your iPhone it will sense, via Bluetooth if you are connected or use Wi-Fi to triangulate your speed and position to determine when you're in motion. It was the first to kill CD drives on computers, remove USB ports from laptops, remove headphone jacks from phones and change charging cables.

Apple will be introducing a new feature for iPhones that will get rid of text messaging while you are driving. Contacts can receive an automatic reply saying that you are driving and will get back to them once you arrive.

Craig Federighi of Apple showed off the augmented reality software set to be a major part of Apple's iPhone 8. "We think this is going to be a real important step in safety in the vehicle".

Siri is getting smarter, too. To be fair, the whole tablet market is floundering.

What's really cool about the new feature is that after you stop recording, you can make edits and annotations to your recording.

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