New iPhone feature to block texts while driving


In short, iOS 11 and the other new betas are very beta which is to be expected for a major new pre-release.

It works by withholding notifications of texts, instant messages and updates while the auto is on the move and connected via Bluetooth or cable, aiming to prevent drivers who would normally be distracted picking up the device in the first place.

Whilst Apple has never disclosed all of their sales figures, the iPhone 5 did reportedly make the company a cool $90 million, so we can assume that the original model was pretty popular consumers - and that a lot of people will not be happy with this latest update. Read on to find the best fit for you. The new male and female Siri voices sound more natural.

"Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

What Siri learns on one device is synced across all devices, but this is still private thanks to end-to-end encryption, Apple says. Overall, 24% want Apple to innovate virtual reality (VR) and AR capabilities and hardware.

Those concerned about missing out on urgent or emergency messages can make sure family members and loved ones are added to their favorite contacts list. iOS 11 for iPhones and iPads will be available in the fall, but some may be able to try it an early developer version of the software this summer. New iMacs and MacBook laptops start shipping Monday.

Similarly, old photo messages will now be stored in the cloud, thus freeing up more native storage in your device.

watchOS: Among the new features about to make it to the Apple smartwatch platform include new watch faces, one of which will have the Siri provide you with the information it believes you might need during the time of the day.

Pete Williams, spokesman for the RAC's BePhoneSmart campaign, said: "These days it is less phone calls and more the pings and buzzes of texts and social media apps that have the potential to distract a driver from the task at hand".

The tech giant has finally opened up Apple Music to third-party developers, giving them access to its vast music library. Before, Apple Pay transactions could be done only with businesses and institutions. Google Maps already does both.

Meanwhile, Facebook, which now has 1.2 billion monthly users, has made doing business on Messenger a part of what it means to operate a Facebook Page. The phone will block most notifications to reduce temptations behind the wheel.