Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

The iOS 11 also comes with improvements on Apple Pay as well as nearly overhaul of the App Store.

Apple said it had updated the processors in its iMac and MacBook Pro lineup to Intel´s most recent "Kaby Lake" processors.

At the event, Apple also showcased the Messages app that stores your messages - all end-to-end encrypted - in iCloud, which means no more storage problem due to the tonnes of messages that you haven't deleted since forever.

Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying - and risky - urge to look at a text message while you're driving.

With iOS 11 Apple is adding a much needed social element to its Music app.

Siri can now even translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

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Siri is no longer just a programmable voice assistant you give commands and do stuffs for you.

At today's WWDC keynote Apple unveiled a ton of new software features and enhancements for its Macs, Apple Watch, and the Apple TV.

With the launch of Files, the company is giving iPhone and iPad users more flexibility to use their mobile devices as improvised desktop stand-ins - as far as file management goes at least. Passengers who are just riding, and not driving, will have the ability to disable the feature. If someone texts you while driving, the phone will send that person a message saying you're driving and can't respond at the moment. The one-handed mode is enabled on Maps for zooming in and out. The app also gets real-time lane guidance. Subscribers can now create profiles, which can be followed by friends and others. People that use Photos and Camera will also see some new professional level capabilities. iOS 11 will land this fall, but a preview of the new OS is available for developers right now.

When you follow a profile, you'll be able to listen to the playlists shared by them and also take a peek at their frequently played tracks. Users of the new Apple Pay service will be able to use a debit card or the virtual Apple Pay Cash Card to make payments without being charged a fee; credit card transactions will incur a 3% fee.

Affected devices include the iPhone 5, released in 2012, and the iPhone 5c, released in 2013.

  • Desiree Holland