iOS 11 release

iOS 11 is changing how you interact with the world.

September 12, 2017, in the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone, and released three new iPhones, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K, and announced the latest changes found in iOS 11.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, are much like their younger siblings 7 & 7 Plus. However, one of the most significant changes is the glass front and back, described as the most durable ever used in a smartphone, and they are now “microscopically sealed” for dust and water resistance. Interactive features include speakers that are 25% louder, 12-megapixel camera, lighting capabilities for “portrait mode.”

The iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone 10”) transforms the iPhone experience. With no home button, users now swipe up. Waking up is as easy as a tap. Unlocking simply requires looking at the screen, and don’t worry if your face changes. Face ID will work if you get new glasses or grow a beard. Face ID also allows you to create Animojis, “custom animated messages that use your voice and reflect your facial expressions.”

These three phones are the first iPhones to support wireless charging using Qi wireless charging technology. Not sure what Qi is? Read more about it here. All three devices support augmented reality software.

iOS 11 is released for download on September 19, 2017 (the beta version is already available via request). iOS 11 is performance optimized for 64-bit apps. 32-bit apps will need to be updated by the app developer to work with this version of iOS.

iOS 11 Features include:

iOS 11 is making your iPhone and iPad more powerful, personal, and intelligent. These new features will allow you to get more done faster.

 


 

iOS 11 is compatible with:

iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation

12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad, 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch, 6th generation