Apple Rolls Out Second Beta Of iOS 11 To Developers


Apple released the second beta of iOS 11 to developers on Wednesday. The new update features Apple’s indoor maps of airports and shopping malls, as well as a Do Not Disturb mode for users to use while driving.

In the second beta, Apple rolled out indoor maps of Philadelphia International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport, as well as indoor maps for shopping malls such as Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose, California and Westfield San Francisco Center in San Francisco, California.

Users will be able to see inside these select malls and airports to browse for restrooms, restaurants, parking garages, elevators, stairs, information kiosks, airline check-in desks, boarding gates, baggage claims carousels and more. Users can also filter stores in shopping malls by categories such as shoes, food, beauty, drinks, and clothes, with detailed place cards for each.

Apple said that when indoor maps launches to the public only select airports and malls would support this feature with more location being added over time.

The second beta also brought about the new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature which will help drivers stay focus on the road while driving. This feature blocks all incoming calls, text messages and other notifications, but will still allow for CarPlay so users can play their favorite tunes or get driving directions via Maps. This feature will work once the car is in motion, anyone in the car who has an iPhone running iOS 11 will be able to turn this mode once he or she is about to drive. Anyone who wants to text the user will receive a message that reads “I’m driving with Do Not Disturb turned on. I’ll see your message when I get where I’m going.” However, a message will only reach the driver if it’s urgent, the sender will be notified to reply “urgent” if it’s important.

Apple’s iOS 11 is expected to be released this fall to the public for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

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