Here is One Excellent Media Benefit Of Updating To iOS 11 On Your Apple Device
Juan Carlos Ropel, September 24, 2017
Although a public beta version of Apple’s iOS 11 was released in late June, the stable version of the iOS 11 has only recently been released a few days ago and now is available for download worldwide, with some dramatic upgrades and features included.
One of the most impressive -and probably the most useful– new features is that images and videos in iOS 11 now occupy half the disk space thanks to Apple switching over to HEVC and HEIF media formats.
The new iOS 11 has been developed to use the latest version of the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC, also known as h.265) for videos and High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) for still photos. The beauty of these codecs is that they will allow Apple devices (or any device that uses HEVC or HEIF) to cut the average image file size by about 50 percent more than what was used in iOS 10.3.3, the latest version of the Apple’s operating system before iOS 11.
At the moment only Apple devices with the A10 Fusion and Aion Bionic processors can compress images and videos using HEIF and HEVC. This means that only the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X or Apple’s new 2017 iPad Pro devices are able to fully take advantage of the algorithm. Previous Apple devices will be able to read, but not save files using these compression methods.
Amongst other cool features that iOS 11 also brings with it is that Siri now has a more natural voice and will be able to translate between major languages, such as from English to Chinese and English to Spanish. Siri will also be able to use “on-device learning”, making the personal assistant better on predicting the things you want based on how you use the app.
iOS 11 is now available to update for most of Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Before updating you should take into consideration that some of the apps installed on your iPhone and iPad might stop working as soon as you have updated your device to iOS 11, because iOS 11 supports 64-bit apps only. If you use an important app for work or school that won’t be compatible with iOS 11, you should consider not updating to iOS 11 until you make sure they are compatible.
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