iOS 11: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Apple iOS 11 is now available for download. In this update, Apple has revamped the App Store. You can now customize the control center and type to Siri or ask it to translate phrases in select languages, among other things. The bad news is if you update, you can't use 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps. Let's walk you through the highlights of the update.
A brand new App store
In iOS 11, Apple has completely redesigned its App Store. The app developers now get more space to attach images and text to describe their software. The update also provides a more visible display for games. According to App Annie, games make for almost 75% of the revenue garnered from the app store, therefore, it's not surprising that Apple has made it more eye-catching.
Tweak the control center
Once you install the update, you will be able to change what's in the control center, the one that you get when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Moreover, it has been designed to accommodate more widgets at once. The new update also comes with a bevy of new emojis. Take your pick from zombies, T-rex and several more.
New things with Siri
Siri has learned some new tricks. It can now translate English into several languages - French, German, Italian and Spanish. All you have to do is say, "how do you say" and then the desired phrase, then "in Italian" or whichever language you choose. Also, you can activate "Type to Siri" in accessibility settings and you can type your questions instead of saying it.
No more support for 32-bit apps
With the latest iOS update, you get a new built-in app called Files, which is pretty much self-explanatory. You can make use of this app to sort out your files on the iPhone, iPad, within iCloud Drive, Google Drive and a host of other apps. Now comes the sad bit or the 32-bit. 32-bit apps will not work after you install iOS 11.
How to check?
According to reports, the support for 32-bit apps has been dropped because it will let Apple streamline its OS and it will run faster as it won't need to load software libraries to execute older programs anymore. If you want to know which of your existing apps will cease to function, got to Settings > General > About > Applications and check.