Keeping the storage constraints in mind, Apple also introduced a new technology called High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) that reduces the file size of every photo taken with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
This new feature extends the use of the existing "do not disturb" option that can be accessed by the settings screen.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook offered a sneak peek into the latest software release at the World Developers Conference being held in California, US. Your Siri interactions are synced across devices (and encrypted.) I don't know how much you'll appreciate the new, supposedly more natural-sounding male and female Siri voices.
Elsewhere the software refresh has been confirmed to be bringing a number of new features focussing on everything from Apple Pay and new Siri skills to enhanced CarPlay abilities and Apple Music upgrades.
It isn't yet clear how much Apple will charge for its own smart speaker. HomePod is a connected speaker, with the company's digital assistant Siri providing the brains. It will cost $349 and will ship in the US, UK and Australia from December.
The Echo, released in 2015, and Google Home, released previous year, were the first entrants in a promising market.
A newly released classified document says Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election. One thing we know: augmented reality nearly always makes for a cool demo, even in its simplest form as when an Apple executive made a faux steaming cup of coffee appear on an otherwise barren tabletop.
We all know that cellphones and driving can be a unsafe mix, and yet a quick glance at the sound of a ping can be irresistible to many motorists. Apple CarPlay will still be available and the Apple Maps app will also still function, although drivers will be unable to input destinations while on the move.
Analysts said the smart home speaker market is ripe for Apple.
Apple had plenty of other announcements.
Starting with iOS 11, Siri will be able to translate and Apple plans to expand on the supported languages progressively.
According to Apple, it is the fastest browser ever with features like autoplay blocking, intelligent tracking prevention that uses machine learning to block irritating content. It will allow users to automatically block auto-play videos by detecting videos that shouldn't be playing when you open a webpage to read an article, for example. It also features a tweaked design for the iPad that looks more like the Mac operating system. It's part of Apple's effort to entice professionals with tablets that can handle many tasks previously reserved for laptops.
Apple will release the iOS11 for supported iPhones, iPads in the fall this year. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations.