Is your iPhone or iPad ready for AR?

Apple revealed iOS 11 at their Worldwide Developer Conference yesterday, the new iPhone and iPad OS comes with a wide range of new features.

QR Codes are a big deal in many parts of the world and until now, Apple users had to rely on third-party apps to scan a QR code. Thankfully, towards the end of the iOS 11 portion of the keynote, Apple displayed a slide that detailed more features.

Rod Hall, an analyst at J.P. Morgan, noted that the new iOS features for iPad, which include a customizable dock, a desktop-like file management system, and enhanced multi-tasking capabilities, move the iPad "a little closer" to a full laptop replacement option.

However, Google announced at I/O, its Project Treble initiative, which is meant to make Android update times more efficient for OEMs, by separating stock Android updates from customizations released by manufacturers.

The company kicked off its software announcements by unveiling a new version of its MacOS computer operating system that's called High Sierra. The iPhone 5c was released in 2013 and was only discontinued in 2015.

Since beta software is not the final product, Apple recommends backing up your device prior to installing the beta software.

Apple also gave a sneak peek at the next-generation iMac Pro, which is scheduled to ship in December starting at US$4,999. This is especially important if you want to make sure Apple isn't downgrading a feature you use every day or changing how it works dramatically.

The password autofill for apps feature might just use your fingerprint as an authentication instead of a password. By integrating Apple Pay functionality into what is perhaps the most used iOS app on the planet, Apple is making this new person to person payment feature something of a Trojan Horse.

Users have to activate it first, but the phone auto-detects that the user is driving and deactivates all notifications (ie from Facebook, WhatsApp and so on). In addition, Apple's tvOS and watchOS received minor updates. Google has also brought some design tweaks to its drop down notifications menu, including a smaller font and a more prominent quick toggle panel.