This opens up a two-way wireless communication between the Watch and the corresponding gym equipment so that the Watch can track the user's workout more accurately, according to Apple Insider.
For us as petrolheads first and technology freaks a long way second, the most exciting aspect of the new iOS 11 operating system for iPhones, is a feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving, which does exactly that. The news here is the calendar widget (or presumably any other one) being popped out from the right side of the screen. The move positions Apple to compete with popular payments apps such as Square Cash and Venmo.There will also be a new Translation feature, which will support Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish to start with, but will get bigger as time goes on.
Apple did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. Meanwhile, the App Store has been completely redesigned with Games, a new Today tab and Apps, PC Advisor reported.
Developers who have gotten their hands on the iOS 11 beta, however, have shared some evidence that there's still hope for smartphone productivity enthusiasts: multiple screencap videos posted to Twitter show off the new functionality working on the iPhone, too.
You see, iOS 11 is only compatible with devices running 64-bit processors. Here, select on the Screen Recording option to activate the feature and put it in your device's Control Center.
If you are now using the iOS 11 beta, you can find the Offload Unused Apps feature by opening the Settings app, and tapping on General.
Apple briefly discussed expanded NFC capabilities of watchOS 4 onstage at WWDC, but neglected to talk about it for iOS 11. And, of course, it'll only work if your visitor has an iPhone, so keep that scrap of paper around for any Android users you know.
Siri gets bumped up: Siri is bit better in iOS 11.
"Apple has been warning of this migration to its 64-bit hardware for a number of years, but this news will still undoubtedly blindside a number of its customers, " Ernest Doku, a telecoms expert at uSwitch.com told the BBC.