IPhones will block texts while driving in new update

Audrey Hill
June 11, 2017

Although the HomePod and iMac Pro are slated to arrive towards the end of the year in December, the iPad Pro is now available for order with shipments expected to arrive starting next week.

At this point in time, we only have our hands on the first developer beta of iOS 11.

Apple brings its traditional file management to the iPad with iOS 11.

Audiophiles who keep their music in FLAC format will be pleased to find that you can now play these on an iPhone or iPad.

More news: Boko Haram attacks leave 6 dead, dozens hurt in Nigeria
More news: Sailing - America's Cup semi-finals becalmed as racing postponed
More news: Payton: Nick Fairley's condition 'significant and serious'

"It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, to CNN. Still, they won't be allowed to input destinations while driving.

Apple appears to be solving this problem in iOS 11. Among the upgraded features for Siri will be new and more natural male and female voice options and the ability to translate English words and phrases into five languages: French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. Other navigation apps, like Google Maps, will also work, although not quite as easily.

According to the document, applications will now be able to use the chip to "read tags to give users more information about their physical environment and the real-world objects in it". For instance, one can indicate to the device that they are the passenger, which will override the feature and enable one to use the iPhone.

Apple announced its newest iOS 11 firmware for iOS devices a few days back at its WWDC 2017. While manufacturing has been said to be delayed because of supply issues, mass production of the new iPhones has now started, Latvian designer Benjamin Geskin noted in a tweet yesterday. With iOS 11, that part of iOS's settings menu is now known as "iPhone Storage" (presumably, it's called "iPad Storage" on Apple's line of tablets, though we haven't had a chance to verify that fact just yet).

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER