The money can be stored on a virtual card and used with Apple Pay, which Apple expects will be accepted in 50 percent of US retailers by the end of the year. It can create HDR images; live photos; and have also got some new tricks. That should help Apple reposition the iPad as a work device capable of carrying out all the usual functionality users want from their laptops.
The mobile operating system will also get a new file management system that is much more closely aligned with the traditional file systems found on desktop and laptop computers.
For photos, Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace JPEGs, however the format is not exclusive to Apple.
Apple also made improvements to Siri including making the assistant's voice sound more natural when responding to users.
While Apple's (AAPL) iMac updates and the new HomePod speaker drew most of the attention at the company's World Wide Developers conference Monday, investors may have missed the most notable trend coming from the tech giant.
The company said its App Store has so far paid out $70 billion to developers, of which 30 per cent was made past year. More details regarding what these AR apps will be able to do shall be revealed later.
Apple Maps will get lane guidance for highways and floor plans for indoor malls and airports. Samsung and Google already have VR systems centered on their smartphones.
Apple will bring the traditional file management that keeps all your stored documents together in an organised manner on both your iPhone and iPad. The money can be used to make payments to someone, make purchases in stores, apps and on the web, or transfer it from Apple Pay Cash to their bank account.
"When you finish that first drive we're going to suggest, 'hey how about we activate do not disturb while driving?'", said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi during the keynote.
iOS 11 itself offers a number of changes, such as an upgraded voice for Siri and better speech translation features. iMessages will soon be synchronised via Apple's iCloud, and will also be receiving epayment support.