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iOS 11 vs iOS 10 first look: A visual comparison of (almost) all the new features

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iOS 11 vs iOS 10 first look: A visual comparison of (almost) all the new features

So, iOS 11 is finally official. Showcased on stage at WWDC 2017, it's another evolutionary chapter that fine-tweaks the user experience and aims to make it a more customizable and pleasurable ordeal.

Has it succeeded? We think so. If anything, most of the new iOS features have been requested for a long time and will likely find a warm welcome with all the iFans out there.

We can babble about the new features all day and all night long, but a picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes a visual comparison between the old and the new. 


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posted on 05 Jun 2017, 18:04 5

1. bobby84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 13 May 2016)


New font for title pages, new control center despite it looking a little messy than before I give Apple credit they change more than I was expecting,lol. IPhone has minimal upgrades as you'll expect. IPad seem to have the most features they seem to got a lot of Samsung note features. Like drawing on the notes, file manager, drawing and editing screenshots and pics etc.

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 01:57 8

24. GreenMan (Posts: 1802; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Ah! iOS 11, eh?

What a bloody mess...

And yet Sheeple (as in plural...!) say that Android updates are nothing but a marketing ploy and a gimmick...?

If this so called "iOS11" update is not a marketing ploy to hype the upcoming iPhone 8 Series then I don't know what is...!

This is nothing but 'uglification' and an increase in complexness of a once beautiful and simplistic OS...

The loss of the legendary Steve Jobs was a big hit to Apple, and now its showing its signs... This is 'clearly' evident from this so called 'major' OS update...

Just look how much features Android N puts on the table compared to Android M and how much Google is trying to further optimize the Android experience with the upcoming Android O...

I mean; Google Pixel with a supposedly 'beta' version of Android O loads up about ~5sec faster than 'stable' Android N...! This tells what an ace Google has under its sleeves...! And lets not forget about the 'REAL' features of 'O' like quick glance at notifications, support for custom themes, pressure sensitive touch capabilities and of course, Android Go targeted towards low-end products...!

Optimization, Refinement and reachability to the '#NextBillion'...

Meanwhile, Apple has bolded the word 'Settings' in the settings menu and 'uglified' (Alice in Wonderland, anyone?) the quick shortcuts which now seems to be inspired by Windows 10 Mobile tiles...?

And PhoneArena says that it can spend day and night to 'preach' us all the new features...?

Eh?

Ha!

Don't ruin your little left-over credibility, my dear PA Staff...

G'Day!

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 02:43

26. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The calculator is uglier than their icons, I didn't think that was possible

Also still can't change the resolution or frame rate without leaving the camera app, what a joke

Their hardware and developer announcements were great, but iOS needs so much work

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 18:06 18

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Any update is welcome, but this has got to be Apple's weakest in a while. I think iOS 9 was better than this, and iOS 10...especially for the iPad. I'm just not impressed, or in a hurry for the official release.

I'm let down, as I got nothing iPhone wise, I'd hoped for. No split view, picture in picture or slide over. No themes either. If Apple makes those things iPhone 8 exclusives (like they did with Siri upon its release), then dick move Apple...I'll pass.

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 20:47 1

9. BradyCrack (Posts: 827; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I'm kinda confused. I get the exact opposite reaction. As an IPad Pro 12.9 user, iOS 11 is exactly what I needs. It has easy access to the apps I want, Awesome Multitasking, and.. A FILE SYSTEM. YAY. The control system is so much better now, I really like it. But then again, You're right to say that there wasn't much iPhone support. But I really only care about the iPad. But thats just me.

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 20:50 7

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


iOS 9 brought multi. This isn't a great update to me. I'm let down. Too many things copied from android/Samsung. Apple is resting again. It's a good update, but I was hoping for lots more.

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 09:36 2

30. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Sheeple will never find anything wrong.

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 18:17 12

3. Arthurhkt (Posts: 581; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Er.... so basiclly just a minor UI update? Seem like moving forward to more flat design than translucent. Customization in control central is a big welcome, but the design together with the calculator round design was kinda ugly :/

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 18:29 3

4. Khyron (Posts: 295; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


Sane sh***

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 18:30 4

5. Khyron (Posts: 295; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


Same cra*ple

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 19:02 2

6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3367; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I pretty much hate the new control center already. I hope Apple at least gives us the option to keep the old one which isn't actually that old because it was improved not long ago. Don't like the calculator either.

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 20:31 3

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's the old iPhone calculator. They went retro.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cultofmac.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F09%2Fdigitalskeuomorphcalcul.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cultofmac.com%2F188753%2Fthe-braun-products-that-inspired-apples-iconic-designs-gallery%2F&docid=ovBERZUpZikUtM&tbnid=odGmuAu5CgEH0M%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiL5bymiajUAhVS7GMKHVT-C4IQMwgxKAEwAQ..i&w=640&h=505&hl=en-us&client=safari&bih=928&biw=678&q=old%20iphone%20calculator&ved=0ahUKEwiL5bymiajUAhVS7GMKHVT-C4IQMwgxKAEwAQ&iact=mrc&uact=8

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 23:53

39. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3367; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The comment system is buns!

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 23:54

40. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3367; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Retro can look really good at times and the iOS 11 calculator isn't one of them.

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 02:07 1

25. GreenMan (Posts: 1802; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


What's the matter, Archie...?

Don't like the 'round' Windows Phone tiles...?

Ha!

G'Day!

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 23:50

38. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3367; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


@GreenMan. Nah, my name isn't Archie lol and I really don't like them.
Smh I just had to @ you because the comment system is trash, look where this reply went (facepalm).

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 05:59

29. LumiaLover (Posts: 193; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


I agree with you...it's fugly!!

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 19:49 12

7. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Seriously Apple, I get that you don't want to appear as if you're blatantly copying Android, but at least try...All these designs took what? 10 mins to draw up, 10 mins for approval by Tim/Ive and a day of programming? What are you even paying your designers and engineers for if they're just gonna keep using the old designs and software and upgrade them incrementally?

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 20:57 1

12. bucky (Posts: 3111; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I'm confused, what did apple copy?

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 21:13 2

15. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Nothing too obvious, which is my point. Apple is better off copying Android so at least iOS users get more new features and Google is forced to step up their game once again. Right now, Apple is so far behind, Google can sit back on nougat for the next 3-4 years and wait for Apple to catch back up.

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 20:54

11. Joosty (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


This is pretty extreme in Apple standards.

Just look at that damn Control Center. Reminiscent of Windows tiles.

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 21:00 8

13. abdoualgeria (Posts: 731; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Thank god Android exists ....

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 21:05 1

14. abdoualgeria (Posts: 731; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Incrementing a number just for few ui change is dump seriously .... this version should be called ios 10.4

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 21:25

16. ramnkc (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 May 2012)


kinda look like android material design to me now

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 22:29 1

17. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Lets just change some dont and font sizes. They wont care.

Tbey will still buy it on whatever phone we make.

Apple slapping more lipstick, on the pig tbag already has lipsgick.

This is what happens when you make a UI so girly.

Poor iFans. Vlad i wont e upgrading because i am.using lots of old apps.

All this money. Apple makes all the prpcit, can revolutionize its own products.

Lame!

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 23:26

19. diggie32 (Posts: 257; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


^^this is what a jealous fandroid sounds like folks, haha!

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 10:16

31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14112; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


What exactly do I have to be jealous of?

Please list those things...DERP!

I use both iOS and Android, and I use both phones.

Since I speak from a tech standpoint and not a fan standpoint, I certainly dont sound like you.

First I never have to be jealous because I own a phone that uses both.

Since I use both everyday, I can state what is good and what isnt.

Nothing about IOS 11 is worth my time. Also I wont be upgrading anyways because I use 32bit apps and iOS11 will break them.

Because Apple is so s**t stupid, they can't make iOS use 32bit apps and 64bit apps like Windows and Android does with no issue.

LAME DUCK ABOUT AND ITS IDIOTS LIKE YOU!

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 23:25

18. diggie32 (Posts: 257; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


I could do without updated visual flare, and more of things like: stop naming my pictures "img_0004" and use the date and time to name them. Unless you swipe down the notification area, you dont know you have any, give some visual on homescreen when theres a notification.

posted on 05 Jun 2017, 23:33 2

20. ahmadkun (Posts: 78; Member since: 02 May 2016)


Wich one is 11 ?

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 14:56

36. Brewski (Posts: 416; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


I thought the same thing. Had to look at the fine print in the comments to see which was which.

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