iOS 11: Apple loyalists are anticipating a slew of new updates for the company's iconic flagship smartphone. As Apple celebrates its tenth year anniversary for the iPhone, keen tech followers are eagerly awaiting all the spark that this year's iteration of the iPhone is expected to pack in. For their anniversary special edition of the iPhone, many think that the Cupertino-based company will skip the intermediary "S" variant and roll out the iPhone 8 directly. Whether that is true or not will only be answered when the next iPhone is actually unveiled, but what is an absolute certainty is the fact that the new OS update for the iPhone, iOS 11. And much to the ecstasy of the followers and the fans, the Cupertino-based tech giant has finally announced the arrival of the Apple iOS 11 Beta.
iOS 11- What the buzz is All About?
Apple has always managed to keep a tap on what the fans and the followers are expecting from them. And what is quite incredible is the fact that over the years, they have often responded to the demands and the expectations of their users. Since, the inception of the first edition of the software, way back in 2007, things have evolved in an unthinkable manner. And with the launch of the iOS 11 Beta, fans are expected to go crazy.
- Until yesterday, it has been the iOS 10 which has grabbed the attention of the users among all the other updated editions. Now that we the Beta version of the iOS 11 has been launched, it is somewhat a foregone conclusion that the tech enthusiasts would be bracing for something more special. Much like the last edition of the software update from Apple, this year as well, there are a number of upgrades expected to be slotted in the features as well as the appearance of the software once it gets installed on the Apple iPhone or the iPad.
With this new update estimated to be come in within a few days, it is expected that the exciting features will surely give the company a real boost as far as popularity of this exclusive operating system. Android, being the most popular one till now, is expected to face a stiff challenge once iOS 11 gets released, and the clear hint of that is clearly stated in the announcement of the iOS 11 Beta. Quite obviously, the buzz around the Apple iOS 11 is on the rise.
iOS 11 Release Date: When is it Going to be made Available for Commoners?
All the speculations regarding what the new features might come with the launch of the iOS 11 has somewhat been put to bed with the announcement of the Beta of the upcoming edition of the software update from Apple. However, there is yet to be words on when the commoners are going to be able to get hold of this incredible update from Apple.
Coming to the question of the iOS 11 release date, we clearly see a pattern if we take a look at Apple's launch history for all the previous versions of the iOS. If we take a peek at the previous trends regarding the launch of the Apple iOS 11, we can come to the conclusion that the announcement has been made in keeping track of the previous records (not all though because, on the first three occasions, the software updates were launched as well as announced at the same time).a
- Last year, Apple rolled out the final version of the iOS 10 in September along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But it was announced much ahead of that at the WWDC 2016 on June 13. The company generally utilises the time in between to test out their already announced software, and last year was no different than that.
- After iOS 10 was announced in June, Apple started rolling out their developer and public beta versions for testing.
But the question still remains. When is the complete version of the Apple iOS 11 going to be released? Generally, the Cupertino-based tech company does not come out of its trend, and this time around as well, there is perhaps going to be no exception to that. So sets up the month of September as the plausible release date of the Apple iOS 11. To be precise, it is going to be in September that the new edition of the software will be finally released for all the users of the Apple iPhones and Apple iPads across the world. Also, it is expected that once Apple iOS 11 gets released at that time, the iOS 11 compatibility will be announced for during the iOS 11 Beta launch, Apple has remained tight-lipped about it.
This phase is an important one for the company, and is one of the many reasons why the updates have been so satisfactory. The public beta allows users to download the trial version of the iOS to be released and report their feedback directly to Apple. This phase is followed by the final release of the system which typically makes its first appearance on a newly launched iPhone. iOS 10 was announced in June, went into beta soon after, and was finally released on September 13, 2016. Similarly, iOS 9 was announced back in June 2015 and was ultimately rolled out on September 16. So what does that tell us about the iOS 11 developmental stages?
Since iOS 10 was launched in September 2016 along with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus after getting a preview in June that year at the WWDC event; it is quite obvious that Apple would follow the same tradition with its successor.
In fact Apple has gone by its tradition, and we have seen the first look of iOS 11 at the 28th WWDC, which is being held from 5th to 9th June 2017, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA. Following it, iOS 11 might be launched in September 2017.
The WWDC, or Worldwide Developers Conference is a yearly event in which Apple invites developers from around the globe to take part in various iOS development workshops. In the world of technology, it is considered to be the event of the year. Gadget freaks look forward to this event as it is where the company presents its annual software updates too.
OS Version nAME
iPhone OS 1
March 6, 2008
iPhone OS 2
July 11, 2008
iPhone OS 3
June 17, 2009
June 21, 2010
June 6, 2011
October 12, 2011
June 11, 2012
September 19, 2012
June 10, 2013
September 18, 2013
June 2, 2014
September 17, 2014
June 8, 2015
September 16, 2015
June 13, 2016
September 13, 2016
iOS 11 Release Date
June 5-9, 2017 (Confirmed)
September 12, 2017 (Probable)
iOS 11 Features: What's new in this latest iOS
At the WWDC 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the all new Apple operating system – the iOS 11. Presently running on million of Apple devices worldwide, the next iOS is set to bring in several new and exciting features. It’s probably worth mentioning that one of the highlights of the new OS is that it’ll improve the “core technology” that’ll basically power the operating system. Let’s dig into the 10 new features of the iOS 11 that has got us all excited.
First off the let’s talk about the synchronization between iOS and macOS. It is a useful feature that enables you to, say erases a message from your device – iPhone or iPad – the message will get erased on your Mac too, if it’s synchronized with your handset.
As for the Apple Pay, there is an all new person-to-person payment option available. With the new iOS 11, there’ll come an all new Apple Pay Cash where you can basically store funds that come from peer-to-peer transactions. User can easily transfer the money to their personal bank accounts.
iOS 11- Exciting New Features
Some new apps including apps for controlling home appliances where maximum machines from leading manufacturers support the system
With better voice recognition Siri is expected to control supported smart home appliances through voice! How amazing, isn't it!
It's for sure that Apple map is going to take a big leap on design and extra features like quick restaurant suggestion, mall suggesstion etc
iOS 11 will support a large number of devices from iPhone 6 to the latest and from iPad 1 to the latest.
Indoor Apple Maps
Nothing much has been revealed regarding this, but Apple Maps have been projected to bring in an all new set of maps for the shopping centers and airports located in few particular cities. Mall layouts for the cities like London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Jose, and Washington DC are going to be available with the launch of the new version the Apple iOS 11, at least the Beta version of the software has hinted at that. The new revelations have also revealed that there are indoor maps for 20 major airports in both the US and outside states.
About the New SIRI
There are some major improvements in Siri this year. Just as the leaks had been suggesting, Siri sounds much more natural. Moreover, the app is now capable of translating a number or languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Siri being tipped to be more intelligent it will know what you want to do next. With the launch of the Apple iOS 11, Siri now would be able to do something called the “on-device learning”, a feature that can be synced across all devices while keeping things “completely private, readable only by you and your devices." In fact with this new update watching movies in PlayBox HD app has become easier than before for sure.
There are a couple of things on this side as well. For the ease of driving, Apple has brought new features in iOS Beta that will enable the users to set speed limits, lane guidance and even the ‘Do Not Disturb’ option as well. When you put ‘Do Not Disturb’ on, drivers won’t be shown messages by default expect for the really urgent one which you can set up manually.
Homekit 2, Airplay 2 & Multiroom Audio
Apple’s iOS 11 is introducing support for multi-room audio between Apple devices like iPhones, iPad, and several other third-party speakers, which is pretty outstanding, to say the least.
Now speaking of the Messenger App, there are major updates coming on this sphere as well. Some of the apps like Apple Maps, Music, Photos and News app are going to experience a major overhaul as far as the design is concerned. Another highlight of the new OS is that the HomeKit-compatible smart home gadgets can now be controlled with an all new Home app.
In an all new feature, the Apple Music will now show you what your friends are listening to at the present time. As for Spotify, now you can keep your listening habits private on the app.
Like we have heard earlier, the iOS 11 is coming with a completely redesigned Control Center, and in the panel, the users can now easily swipe up to access the most frequently used applications or settings.
As far as we can make out of this, the Apple Store is getting the biggest design haul. There is a new Today tab where you can see new notable releases. Another great thing about the newly launched iOS 11 is the dedicated game section tab which aims at capturing the attention of the gamers. Now the app comes with relevant suggestions related to the ‘how-to's and other contents (but this one is applicable for a handful of apps which you can determine manually). In the App Store, developers can directly list in-app purchases in the App Store. So, that makes things much easier, and users won’t have to hunt for them within the app. And last but not the least; the App Store is going to come with Stories.
The smartphone has got an inbuilt AR or Augmented Reality embedded in the very core of iOS. The developers now certainly have a tool to intertwine the digital entertainment with the real world which promises an unthinkable future.
The iOS might finally be coming with a Dark More. It’s not something that was specifically mentioned; but something about ‘redesigned invert colors’ were mentioned in the slide of other features that didn’t get stage time. It Night mode barely comes as a surprise since the iOS 11 was rumoured to be coming with a Dark Mode.
APPLE MESSAGES & APPLE PAY
Both these features are connected in the all new iOS 11. Now you can make peer-to-peer payment via Messages. The Messages app allows users to make payment or receive payments. This new iOS 11 feature is completely secure because to make the payment you need to go through a standard fingerprint authentication. If someone sends you money, it will be stored in the Apple Pay Card that you’ll find in the Wallet. Of course, you can use the money in places where Apple Pay can be used. Or else you are free to transfer the amount to your bank account.
This comes as no surprise because Apple has been, of late, making forward strides towards health and safety. With the new Emergency SOS features, you can have access to 911 at your fingertip. It’s worth mentioning that the feature was also introduced back in 2016 with the launch of watchOS 3 for Apple Watch and probably have had a very positive response which is why chose to bring it to the iOS 11.
But it turns out that Apple is incorporating several helpful nuances into this feature that will work towards the betterment of security. Many of these new tidbits have been discovered by those who have been participating in the iOS 11 beta program on iPhones, and this one is no different. This particular extension of the Emergency SOS in iOS 11 lets its users turn off the Touch ID feature discreetly so that no one can pry open their iPhone by forcing them to use Touch ID. This can be done by five quick presses of the sleep button in an iPhone, which will also call up the screen for dialing the emergency contact for that particular area. There is also an emergency alarm for additional safety, which the developers hope will help send a warning message for anyone trying to take advantage of an adverse situation.
Some of the other features that the iOS 11 is coming with are fast and stable motion tracking, plane estimation with basic boundaries, scale estimations, ambient lightning estimation, support for Unity, Unreal, SceneKit as well as Xcode app templates. Some of the other features also include screen recording, FaceTime Live Photos, one-handed keyboard, password auto fill in apps among others.
A lot of smaller functions and gestures are also making their way into the new update. One great feature, and agreat plus, is the way that iOS 11 allows you to multitask. Besides letting you run several functions and apps simultaneously on the iPhone and iPad, there are also gestures that let you do more with the control center.
iOS 11 Compatibility: Check All the Supported Devices Here
Apple rolls out their system updates for free for users of the iPhone and iPad, but not every iOS device will be able to support iOS 11. The iOS 11 update will undoubtedly weed out a couple of devices in Apple's vast line up. The iPhone variants that will definitely be the ones that will be capable of upgrading to the iOS 11 are the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus. In terms of iPads, you can expect the iPad Air 1, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro (9.7 and 12.9-inch). There might be a few more devices on offer, but we can't tell for sure at the moment. Let's check out our probable iOS 11 Compatibility list here.
iOS 11 Public Beta
Apple rolled out the Public Beta version of iOS 11 on June 26 which made the users exhilarated yet again. It is now available for download but people are certainly waiting for the release of iOS 11 at this point of time. The officials of Apple will also roll out some more of the Public Beta versions before the unveiling of iOS 11.
We already know that the Drag and Drop feature of the iOS 11 was discovered by a developer. And after the release of the Public Beta version of the OS it was realized that even a Wi-Fi tool has been introduced. It will help users to share the password of their Wi-Fi without even going to the router.
The iOS 11 is going to come up with several new features and most of them have been mentioned above. But most people are looking forward to experience the Augmented Reality feature.
It can be stated that the new features which have been revealed through the launch of the Apple iOS 11 Beta will certainly make things really interesting. And it seems that the expectations are finally going to come true with this. The tenth anniversary of the Apple iPhone thus promises a lot, and at this moment, with the iOS 11 Beta being already launched, the wait now begins for the release of the new edition of the software officially which is not too far away at all. This is because that will certainly bring in the new Apple iPhone into prominence as well. So there's a lot to look forward to in the upcoming days. And to get all the updates regarding the latest announcement regarding the Beta of the latest iOS 11 software update, do not forget to check out some of the other sections here. Also, make sure you leave your valuable comments about your opinion of how things are going to shape in the coming days.
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