Apple looks to be launching a Files app in iOS 11

Isaac Cain
June 6, 2017

The two-hour presentation will start at 10am PST, or 6pm in the UK. There is a widespread feeling that the OS, which has been around for 10 years now, should see a much wider and deeper update than the routine ones dished out year after year.

The countdown for Apple's WWDC 2017 (WorldWide Developers Conference) has begun.

When will iOS 11 be released?

For iOS 11, we're expecting to see Apple make a move it's threatened for some time, and shut off use of 32-bit apps on the new software. While the rumor mill has been quieter than usual when it comes to Apple's software revisions this year, the word is that there might be an updated user interface in store for the iPhone, along with some more minor updates to Apple's other operating systems.

These guidelines were also later translated into solid promises where Apple said it would remove outdated and abandoned apps from the App Store as part of a larger purge.

Apple has apparently been working on its speaker for some time, and employees have been testing the device in their homes for months already. Direct access to photo, video and audio files as well as any documents held on each device have traditionally been hidden away inside individual apps or in Apple's cloud service.

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They come as excitement mounts around Apple's next-generation handset, a device that's widely expected to be formally unveiled in September.

The laptops aren't expected to be very different, with just a speed boost from Intel's latest line of processors, and possibly the option for more RAM. Most rumours pointed out that Apple is going add another screen size to its iPad line.

One of the most high-profile announcements will likely be the launch of an all-new Siri-powered speaker. Apple has borrowed the Mac Pro design for its rumoured smart speaker, which will directly compete with Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Another thing that Stroughton discovered was that there was an app store entry for an "Activity" app, which might be an indication that Apple could be coming out with more health and fitness related features in iOS 11.

Updates to the MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS are also expected, but nothing is known about these, perhaps, fortunately leaving something to the actual event.

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