Smarter Siri and More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

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As anyone who closely follows Apple can attest, the company tends to harp on user privacy whenever it touts new software features. It will be available for users to download and install later this year in fall.

Apple this week also launched an updated App Store that adds original editorial features, a "Today" tab for daily announcements about new features, and other new tabs for Games, Apps and Updates. This feature will work only for iOS devices moreover both iOS devices need to be close to one another and should be unlocked.

But at least you have a couple of months to get a new phone - the new OS is expected to arrive in September (when Apple releases new iPhones), and will only work on devices with 64-bit chips aka iPhone 5S and later. If there is a WiFi network in a given area and one iOS 11 device is already connected to it, this connected device can share the WiFi password with the new device easily.

If you're happy to proceed, simply hit the "Send Password" button, and the other person's handset will connect to the network automatically. When the iPhone tries to connect to the network, the normal field for entering a password will be shown. It will also offer the iPad a chance to share the password for the WiFi network with this new device.

Whether it is planned obsolescence or just the natural order of things, the iPhone 5 is not long for this world.

With iOS 11, it's worth noting that Apple will give privacy-minded users even more of a reason to breathe easy.

Well, with iOS 11, iPhone and iPad users can now enjoy the WiFi password sharing features first innovated by Microsoft.

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