Apple iOS 11 is one of Apple's most exciting updates yet, bringing a new Files app, exciting Photos effects, a redesigned App Store, and a smarter Siri. Note: iOS 11 is available for iPhone 5s and later; iPad mini 2, iPad 5th generation, iPad Air, iPad Pro and later; and iPod touch 6th generation.
Files app: Files become even more accessible with the addition of a native Files app. Just open the app to view your recent files. Switch tabs to Browse and then easily search files stored on your device, on iCloud Drive, or in other services, such as Dropbox.
Live Photos Effects: Who needs Vine and Boomerang, when Photos now enables you to create loops, bounces, and live exposures out of your Live Photos? Photos' cool new photo filters might just give Instagram a run for its money.
Redesigned App Store: The new App Store is a wonder to behold. The Today tab puts the latest releases and all-time favorites in context via tips, how-to guides, and developer interviews. Influencers will also recommend their favorite apps here. Gamers will love the dedicated Games tab. If you still have trouble deciding which games or apps to download, then the new product pages should help, with more screenshots and videos and easier to find ratings and reviews.
Upgraded Notes: If you have an Apple Pencil, then you can now spare yourself the extra steps of unlocking your screen and tapping on the Notes app to begin the note-taking process. Going forward, just tap your iPad with the Apple Pencil to get going. The new Document Camera makes document scanning easier than ever. Just press the + button on the bottom corner, tap Scan Documents, position your document, and press the camera button to get the perfect scan.
Smarter Siri: If you're traveling abroad, Siri can now help you communicate better and faster by translating phrases into foreign languages. The new and improved Siri can also make great music recommendations for you based on your Apple Music history. Siri's wide influence is also felt in more personalized News story recommendations, based on your Web browsing and app usage history. Finally, Siri has gotten better at predicting and smart suggesting words and phrases when you're messaging or searching Safari.
Apple Music goes social: Siri's music recommendations are great, but there's nothing like an old-school endorsement from a trusted friend. With that in mind, Apple Music has granted users profile pages, so they can showcase their favorite artists and albums to friends.
More robust Maps: Better Lane Guidance helps you get to your location more efficiently. Indoor Maps tells you where to go once you get there.
Missing feature: We couldn't wait to start using Apple Pay peer-to-peer payments within Messages, but that feature won't be ready till fall.
iOS 11 brings smarter file organization, photo editing, note-taking, and Siri assistance to your iPhone.