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Apple iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 are here: What’s new?

Apple has rolled out new versions of its mobile operating systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch.

iOS 11.1 delivers the long-promised new emoji as well as some important security fixes for iDevice owners.

The 70 new characters available, include “I love you” in American Sign Language, a mermaid, wizard, vampire and a fairy.

Related: iOS 11 review

There are new animals including a giraffe, zebra, hedgehog, a dinosaur and a cricket. Foodies now have dumplings, a Chinese takeout box, broccoli and a steaming hot pie to choose from.

We’ve got new activities like sledding, curling and rock climbing, while the smiley line-up has been boosted by a crazy-eyed emoji, a shhh-ing emoji and a red-faced sweary emoji.

Beyond the merriment of new emoji to play with, iOS 11.1 delivers an important patch for the worrying Krack Wi-Fi vulnerability.

The new version also sees the return of a feature that allows users to access the app switcher by using 3D Touch to press down on the last hand side of the screen.

Finally, Apple delivers the usual array of bug fixes and improvements.

iPhone-free Music

On the Apple Watch 3 side of things, watchOS 4.1 makes it even easier for users to leave their iPhone at home.

The new version brings phone-free Apple Music or iCloud Music Library streaming over LTE, providing the watch has an available internet connection.

Apple Watch Series 3

Previously users have needed a connected iPhone to control music, or to sync music to the offline playlists.

The update also brings a dedicated Radio app, which includes access to Beats 1.

The watchOS 4.1 update also brings the GymKit syncing, so users will be able to sync their activity with compatible gym equipment.

Finally, there’s the option to force disconnect from a Wi-Fi network.

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