Apple's WWDC marks 'the start of the AI wars'

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Apple's WWDC marks 'the start of the AI wars'

Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, unveiled the new iOS (iPhone operating system) at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in California, and explained how "do not disturb while driving" will operate.

The next generation of iOS was announced at the WWDC in San Jose. The new version of iOS will bring new experiences and capabilities to the iPhone and iPad when it lands. Both models will also be available next week in Apple Stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers (prices may vary) in the USA and 37 additional countries and regions, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

All of this has heightened the expectation that the iPhone 8, expected later this year, will also be a more AR-centric device, as many are already anticipating.

Siri can now even translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

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Apple News users will now get personalised suggestions from Siri alongside stories curated by the Apple News editors under the Spotlight tab and videos under Today View. Thanks to the new screens equipped, Apple Pencil is more responsive than ever with a 20-millisecond latency for fluid and natural drawing. "What Siri learns about you on device is kept synced across all of your devices and kept completely private, readable on all of your devices".

Apple will no longer support 32-bit devices and apps, instead it will only operate on 64-bit devices and apps.

Apple also showed a sneak peek into a new all-in-one desktop called the iMac Pro. Apple also adds in a new tech called High Efficiency image File format (HEIF) to reduce the size of photos taken with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The advanced Retina display is Apple's brightest iPad display yet and features antireflective coating, making content easier to see indoors and out. Nonetheless, the high-profile developer conference marked Apple's headlong pursuit of one of the most important battlegrounds in wireless. These phones won't receive security updates and some apps and games will stop working on them. That would be another way to prevent distracting texts while driving.

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We got a new Dock, which can be stuffed with far more apps than the old one, and that acts as an app switcher accessible from anywhere - not just a Home screen.

This is done to prevent the driver from getting the urge to check their phone while they are driving.

iOS 11 introduces the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature to help users stay more focused while driving. You'll also be able to use sat nav features and you can edit to allow select contacts to be able to bypass this feature.

Apple then introduced a music speaker, its first hardware since Apple Watch was rolled out two years ago.

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