Apple globally rolled out the latest iOS 11 on Tuesday for iPhone and iPad users. According to a report by web analytics company StatCounter, iOS 11 is now active on 6.2 percent devices globally. It also states that on iOS 11 active devices, internet usage via Safari web browser has reached 6 percent. In comparison, Apple s iPhone internet usage on the older iOS 10.3 was over 70 percent as opposed to the 12.6 percent on Google s Android Nougat. Also Read - New iPhone SE to be the most affordable 5G phone from Apple, to launch in 2022Also Read - iPhone 13 launch date and more details tipped as part of new leaks
StatCounter s CEO Aodhan Cullen comments on Apple s progress saying, Apple is good at migrating users to its latest iOS upgrades but this performance is particularly impressive. He further adds, Such is the rapid rise of iOS 11 that digital advertisers could soon see an impact due to a feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that makes it harder for advertisers and publishers to track users online.
As with every iOS upgrade, iOS 11 also brings a host of new features for iPhones and iPads. Apple has redesigned the AppStore on iOS 11 making apps and games discovery easier. Siri also has a more natural toned voice and can make US English translations into Mandarin, French German, Italian and Spanish. Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus now has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), HDR, and True Tone Flash with iOS 11. Apple has also introduced new HEIF and HEVC image and video formats to save more space on your iPhones and iPads. ALSO READ: iOS 11: It s beyond just an upgrade, here s your guide to get familiar with the new iPhone, iPad OS
More interesting features include new effects for Live Photos such as loop, bounce, and long exposure. Probably the most exciting feature on iOS 11 is screen recording that can be activated by customizing the Control Centre. Apple s Do Not Disturb feature now works while driving, and it will automatically silence notifications. iOS 11 also brings augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads across different categories like gaming, shopping among others. ALSO READ: iOS 11 now supports Screen Recording: Here s how to use this feature
iOS 11 also brings a redesigned Control Center, and profile creation on Apple Music. Apple says that iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for iPad . iOS 11 brings an all-new Dock on the iPad. This Dock provides quick access to favorite and frequently used apps and documents from any screen. There s a Split View and Slide Over to make it easier to work with multiple apps.