Last year, Google Assistant gave a tough competition to Siri.
Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the latest operating system for Mac computers.
The money can be stored on a virtual card and used with Apple Pay, which Apple expects will be accepted in 50 percent of USA retailers by the end of the year.
The feature, announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) now taking place in California, comes after a number of lawsuits in North America where drivers distracted by their phones have been involved in life-changing crashes.
The event started with Apple CEO welcoming the audience, praising the Apple developer community which already has 16 million registered developers and added three million a year ago. Apple also plans to highlight daily app and games of the week.
Total revenue for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is expected to increase from $5.2 billion in 2016 to over $162 billion in 2020, according to the IDC.
It also debuted the iMac Pro, created to be its flagship desktop machine. The most important of these is that apps will take up less space on your device and will, therefore, not need support for extra memory.
iOS 11 itself offers a number of changes, such as an upgraded voice for Siri and better speech translation features. iMessages will soon be synchronised via Apple’s iCloud, and will also be receiving epayment support. Alexa has not yet officially made its way across the world to other countries, but in the US, users have been seen to greatly enjoy using the voice-controlled speaker and assistant.
Apple announced a new version of its powerful iOS tablet, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2.
Apple is also updating the operating software for its Apple Watch, including new watch faces, more personalized alerts that use machine learning to tailor information to you based on your routines and tastes.
New Control Centre: Apple has not change the iOS look and feel much with iOS 11. Other navigation apps, like Google Maps, will also work, although not quite as easily.
A new Apple Pen was also announced, and Tom Warren of The Verge says it beats Microsoft’s competing Surface Pro, just slightly, on one key spec.
Apple also shared the latest version of watchOS4, which continues to put the emphasis on the Apple Watch as a fitness device.