Well, the rumors regarding Apple’s latest iOS are already being heard. It seems like Apple continues the trend of surprising its customers with something new. In the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, where the Apple has unveiled the launch of several new products, the distinct features of the latest software iOS 11 were also revealed. Apple claims to have introduced further advanced features in the iOS 11, making it more attractive than its antecedent iOS 10.
What’s the iOS 11 release date?
Well, Apple has already launched a beta version of its new software for iPhones, iPads and for its smart watch. Both iOS 11 and watchOS 4 have been released in their beta version in June 2017; whereas, their final versions will be available in September 2017. So, till then, you can make yourself familiar with the new iOS software by downloading the beta version (that too, only if you are a developer!).
It is expected that the iOS 11 will be made available with the launch of the new iPhone 7s or iPhone 8. Let’s see what these new iPhones bring with them!
What makes iOS 11 superior over the previous iOS?
Apple declares the iOS 11 as the ever best operating system for iPhones and, particularly, for iPads! Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, claims that this new iOS comes up as the biggest Augmented Reality platform – allowing developers to launch hundreds of applications by exploiting the AR technology!
Though the iOS 11 supports both the iPhones and the iPads, it is considered to be specifically designed for iPads, making them the most powerful tablets for its users. It appears as if Apple has now decided to beat every other laptop with its latest tab! It certainly has some features which are exclusively available for iPad users! (The productivity of Apple tablets will now certainly be on top!)
Though Apple didn’t disclose each and every feature of this new version, the WWDC 2017 still sufficiently provided the information regarding many of the latest developments in the iOS 11. We know that, like us, you are also curious to know about these updates. So, here we list some of the latest iOS 11 features that will bring with it! These features of iOS 11 will be available to all new iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, and iPod).
The App Store is Renewed
The popular App Store has now changed in the new iOS 11. With a redesigned look, it will certainly make your iPhones even more appealing! With the new interface, navigating through various apps has become much easier! The biggest change to be noticed on the first sight is the development of a separate tab for games (now, no more mixing of apps with games). In this dedicated section, you will be able to find all popular and new along with the in-app purchases for games that can be downloaded right away, in addition to the gameplay videos and various tips!
Apart from the games tab, there will be a Today tab exclusively designed for searching various desired apps, Collections, Daily List based on a certain theme, and various tutorials explaining about the new apps! (Sound cool, right?)
The Control Centre is Customizable
The Control Centre is finally made customizable in the latest iOS! In addition to the default toggles already available, you can now add various other toggles of your choice for fast navigation through the Control Centre. Additionally, the 3D Touch feature, new sliders, and various other new options make it more convenient to access different settings through the same page!
Messaging is now even more attractive
The Messages app is also getting more interesting in the newest iOS! It is updated with a new app drawer through which you can access the entire collection of decorative stickers to adorn your texts, share songs with your friends, and a lot more!
You can also record your entire message log through iCloud that syncs your conversations across all iOS devices!
Payments made easier through Apple Pay
We have seen smart payment options in the iOS 10; the new iOS 11 will bring even more! Apple Pay is connected with Messages and Siri apps through which you can access your contacts or ask Siri to pay someone added in your contacts list; thus making one-to-one payments much faster and convenient.
One-handed keyboard makes typing faster
Although it apparently seems a little amendment, with practical experience, you will notice the essentiality of this fantastic feature. With the latest one-handed QuickType keyboard, you will enjoy quicker typing as they keys move closer to your thumb for single-handed typing. The new keyboard provides you easy access to numbers, punctuation keys, and symbols.
Enhanced camera options bring new life to your photos
In the previous version of iOS, we have seen how the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology improved the pictures. With the new iOS 11, this OIS is backed by True Tone flash and HDR as well that support the Portrait mode too. Live Photos can be made much livelier with the loop and bounce effects; whereas, the Memory movies are now optimized for both the landscape and portrait modes. You can also reduce the size of the pictures taken with your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus with the newly introduced High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) technology in iOS 11. (The photo-freaks will surely be much happier with the iOS 11!)
Want to know more? The camera is also expected to have a built-in QR code scanner in it!
Siri has become more natural
The standard computer-generated voice of Siri will be replaced with natural male and female vocals so that you can enjoy a natural experience while talking to your assistant ‘Siri’! These voices will be included with adjustments of accent, emphasis, pitch, and rhythm while speaking. Siri is also now capable of translating English into various languages, including Mandarin, German, French, Italian or Spanish.
Another exciting development in Siri app is its ability to respond to your texts. Thus, you can now communicate with your PA even when you are unable to talk!
The new ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving Mode’
Apple now takes care of the driver’s safety by introducing the ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ mode. This feature will certainly control any distractions through your iPhone or iPad while you are in the middle of a drive. With an amazing option to work automatically, your phone will detect when you are driving, and will silent all notifications keeping your screen dark. You can also set up auto-responses for your favorite contacts that will automatically be sent to them while you are driving!
Enjoy Music to its fullest with the latest innovations
This time, Apple seems concerned about music lovers too! The latest iOS brings with it some innovative features that will rejuvenate your experience while listening to your favorite music!
At first, the Apple Music app introduces the feature to create public profiles, using which you can access your friends’ playlists by following them! Then, the AirPlay 2 offers multi-room audio support that will help you control speakers easily while browsing through the other app such as the Home app, Control Centre, or the Siri!
The Podcast app is also rumored to be enhanced with the new software!
Can I download iOS 11 in my old iPhone?
Well, certainly you can! The best thing in the new iOS is that it can easily be downloaded in iPhones 5s and above variants; whereas, it also supports several iPad versions too, besides the iPod! Here is a list of devices that will be supported by iOS 11. If your Apple device is mentioned in the below list, then congrats! – You can easily download and enjoy the new iOS without spending money to buy another device!
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPad Air/Air 2
- iPad mini 2/3/4
- iPad 4th/5th generations
- iPad Pro 9.7 inch
- iPad Pro 10.5 inch
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch and 12.9 inches (2nd generation)
- iPod Touch 6th generation
In addition to the above mentioned, it will also be compatible with all new products that are rumored to be launched from now onwards!
Stay tuned to know the latest updates regarding Apple products!