iOS 11 Said To Feature Smarter Battery Mode, New Payment System & More


We’re a month away before Apple unveils iOS 11 at its WWDC event but a new report claims that the new operating system will feature a new battery mode, Automator app and more.

Rumors have been circulating about what to expect from iOS 11 and all its features, however, a now deleted Reddit post from users cyanhat says that iOS 11 will automatically place iDevices in low power mode whenever the battery life is below 20 percent. Cyanhat goes on to say that this mode will “study your low power mode habits (how often and when you turn it on) and adapt to that schedule. It will also be location and context based. For example, if you leave your home Wi-Fi network and have 20% or less, it will turn on low power mode automatically.”

In addition to the low power mode, cyanhat said that we can expect a peer-to-peer payment service feature in the updated Wallet app which might be renamed to Pay. “There will be a social feed, just like Venmo. The new Pay app will also have an iMessage extension that allows you to send cash via iMessage.”

Previous rumors indicated that Apple will add group FaceTime video calls in the upcoming iOS update, cyanhat says that there will also be a FaceTime Audio which will replace cellular calling whenever two Apple users call each other, similar to how iMessages replaces the SMS.

Furthermore, Cyanhat says iOS 11¬†and¬†macOS 10.13 will feature a new Automator app based on Workflow, which will replace the current version on macOS. On top of that, Apple is thinking about killing the Home app in favor of the new Automator. “The app will be based on Workflow, which Apple recently acquired. Automator will have deeper -OS/iCloud integration with advanced Siri support.”

How accurate cyanhat is with its information remains to be seen. As for now, it’s best to take it with a grain of salt.

Source: Trusted Reviews, Wccftech