iOS 11 is out now and here's everything that changed

iOS 11 is now out, bringing a massive amount of changes to both iPhone and iPad (and yes, even iPod). We've known about it since WWDC in June, but now you can finally go hands on to try it out.

Here is the full change log. Keep in mind that iOS 11 makes 64-bit apps a requirement, dropping support for 32-bit apps, which will need to be updated by the app developer to work with iOS 11, and future iterations.

App Store

  • All-new App Store designed for discovering great apps and games everyday
  • New Today tab helps you discover new apps and games with stories, how-to guides, and more
  • New Games tab to find new games and see what's most popular with top game charts
  • Dedicated Apps tab with top picks, dedicated app charts, and app categories
  • App pages include more video previews, Editors' Choice badges, easier access to user ratings, and information about in-app purchases

Siri

  • New Siri voice is more natural and expressive
  • Translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish (beta)
  • Siri suggestions based on your usage of Safari, News, Mail, and Messages
  • Works with notes apps to create to-do lists, notes and reminders
  • Works with banking apps for account transfer and balances
  • Works with apps that display QR codes
  • Hindi and Shanghainese dictation

Camera

  • Portrait mode now supports optical image stabilization, HDR and True Tone flash
  • Photos and videos will take up half the space with the new HEIF and HEVC image and video formats
  • Redesigned set of nine filters optimized for natural skin tones
  • Automatically identify and scan QR codes

Photos

  • Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure Live Photo effects
  • Mute, trim, or choose a new key photo for Live Photos
  • Memory Movies automatically adapt content for portrait and landscape orientation
  • More than a dozen new memory types including pets, babies, weddings, and sporting events
  • People album is more accurate and stays up to date across devices with iCloud Photo Library
  • Animated GIF support

Maps

  • Indoor maps for major airports and shopping centers
  • Lane guidance and speed limit information with Turn-by-turn directions
  • One-handed zoom with double tap and swipe
  • Interact with Flyover by moving your device

Do Not Disturb while Driving

  • Automatically silences notifications while driving and keeps iPhone silent and display off
  • Optional iMessage auto reply to alert selected contacts that you're driving

New features designed for iPad

  • An all new Dock provides quick access to your favorite and recently used apps and can even be shown on top of active apps
    • Dock resizes so you can add all of your favorite apps
    • Recently used and Continuity apps are available on the right
  • Enhanced Slide Over and Split View
    • Apps can be easily started in Slide Over and Split View from the Dock
    • Slide Over and background apps now run simultaneously
    • Apps in Slide Over and Split View can now be placed on the left side of the screen
  • Drag and drop
    • Move text, images, and files between apps on iPad
    • Multi-Touch to move multiple items at the same time
    • Spring-loading to move content between apps
  • Markup
    • Markup works across documents, PDFs, webpages, photos and more
    • Instant markup anything in iOS - just place Apple Pencil on what you want to mark
    • Create a PDF and markup anything that can be printed
  • Notes
    • Instantly create a new note by tapping on Lock Screen with Apple Pencil
    • Inline drawing available by simply placing Apple Pencil in body of a note
    • Search handwritten text
    • Document scanner autocorrects for skewing and uses image filters to remove shadows
    • Table support to organize and display information
    • Pin important notes to the top of the list
  • Files
    • All-new Files app to browse, search and organize files
    • Works with iCloud Drive and 3rd party cloud file providers
    • Recents view for quick access to recently used files across all apps and cloud services
    • Create folders and sort files by name, date, size and tags

QuickType

  • Flick down on letter keys to enter numbers, symbols and punctuation marks on iPad
  • One-handed keyboard support on iPhone
  • New keyboards for Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Georgian, Irish, Kannada, Malayalam, Maori, Odia, Swahili, and Welsh
  • English input on the 10-key Pinyin keyboard
  • English input on the Japanese Romaji keyboard

HomeKit

  • New accessory types including AirPlay 2 speakers, sprinklers and faucets
  • Expanded occupancy, time and accessory based triggers
  • QR code and tap to pair accessory setup support

Augmented Reality

  • Augmented reality technologies that apps from the App Store can use to deliver content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more

Machine Learning

  • Core machine learning technologies that apps from the App Store can use to deliver intelligent features with machine learning data processed on device for high performance and user privacy

Other features and improvements

  • Control Center redesign brings all controls on one page
  • Control Center custom controls including accessibility, guided access, magnifier, text size, screen recording and Wallet
  • Apple Music now helps you discover music with friends. Create a profile so friends can listen to playlists you've shared and see the music you listen to most
  • Apple News now includes Top Stories picked just for you, recommendations from Siri, the best videos of the day in Today View, and great stories selected by our editors in the new Spotlight tab
  • Automatic Setup signs you in to iCloud, Keychain, iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and FaceTime with your Apple ID
  • Automatic Setup restores device settings including language, region, network, keyboard preferences, places you frequently visit, how you talk to Siri, home and health data
  • Easily share access to your Wi-Fi networks
  • Storage optimization notifications and free up space in Settings for apps like Photos, Messages, and more
  • Emergency SOS calls emergency services based on your current location and automatically notifies emergency contacts, shares your location, and displays your Medical ID
  • FaceTime lets you capture Live Photos from the other person's Mac or iPhone camera
  • Easily check Flight status in Spotlight and Safari
  • Definitions, conversions and math support in Safari
  • Russian and English bilingual dictionary
  • Portuguese and English bilingual dictionary
  • Arabic system font support

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver descriptions support for images
  • VoiceOver tables and lists support in PDFs
  • Type to Siri support for basic search queries
  • Spoken and braille caption support for videos
  • Dynamic Type increases text and app UI to larger sizes
  • Redesigned Invert Colors make media content easier to view
  • Highlight Colors improvements in Speak Selection and Speak Screen
  • Switch Control typing can scan and type whole words at a time

In addition to the iOS changes, Apple also released the following iOS 11 security update and changes:

Exchange ActiveSync

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to erase a device during Exchange account setup
  • Description: A validation issue existed in AutoDiscover V1. This issue was addressed through requiring TLS.
  • CVE-2017-7088: Ilya Nesterov, Maxim Goncharov

iBooks

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: Parsing a maliciously crafted iBooks file may lead to a persistent denial-of-service
  • Description: Multiple denial of service issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
  • CVE-2017-7072: JÄ™drzej Krysztofiak

Mail MessageUI

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to a denial of service
  • Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.
  • CVE-2017-7097: Xinshu Dong and Jun Hao Tan of Anquan Capital

Messages

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to a denial of service
  • Description: A denial of service issue was addressed through improved validation.
  • CVE-2017-7118: Kiki Jiang and Jason Tokoph

MobileBackup

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: Backup may perform an unencrypted backup despite a requirement to perform only encrypted backups
  • Description: A permissions issue existed. This issue was addressed with improved permission validation.
  • CVE-2017-7133: Don Sparks of HackediOS.com

Safari

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing
  • Description: An inconsistent user interface issue was addressed with improved state management.
  • CVE-2017-7085: xisigr of Tencent's Xuanwu Lab (tencent.com)

WebKit

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to address bar spoofing
  • Description: An inconsistent user interface issue was addressed with improved state management.
  • CVE-2017-7106: Oliver Paukstadt of Thinking Objects GmbH (to.com)

WebKit

  • Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
  • Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting
  • Description: A logic issue existed in the handling of the parent-tab. This issue was addressed with improved state management.
  • CVE-2017-7089: Frans Rosén of Detectify, Anton Lopanitsyn of ONSEC

Apple also released a few other security updates:

  • Xcode 9: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 or later
  • WatchOS 4: All Apple Watch models
  • tvOS 11: Apple TV (4th generation)
  • Safari 11: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Aside from this, Apple has also detailed a few things that iOS users might want to check out before updating to iOS 11. Once updated, you might want to change a few settings as well.

Which security update are you most excited about? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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