Apple has finally revealed the launch date for the next version of its operating system for iPad and iPhone.
iOS 11 will be available to download on 19 September and is arguably one of the biggest ever upgrades to its mobile operating system.
While it brings a host of new features and improvements to iPhone, the biggest update will be on the iPad, where it will completely transform Apple’s popular tablet into an all round more versatile device.
New features in iOS 11 include improved multitasking, an updated control centre and a much easier way of sharing files. There is also a useful Do Not Disturb feature that will stop you from being distracted by notifications on your phone when you are driving.
Apple has previously said that iOS 11 is a “giant step for iPhone” but a “monumental leap for iPad”.
Speaking when iOS 11 was first announced earlier this year, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering said: “iOS 11 gives iPad users the powerful app functionality they need to take advantage of everything iPad is capable of, and brings hundreds of new features and incredible updates to the iOS apps iPhone and iPad users enjoy every day.”
While the newest iPhone models, including the newly announced iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, will run iOS 11, some older iPhone and iPads will not receive the new update.
The following iPhone models will receive iOS 11:
– 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
The following iPad models will receive iOS 11:
– 12.9‑inch iPad Pro
– Second-generation iPad
– 12.9‑inch iPad Pro (first generation)
– 10.5‑inch iPad Pro
– 9.7‑inch iPad Pro
– iPad Air 2
– iPad Air
– Fifth generation iPad
– iPad mini 4
– iPad mini 3
– iPad mini 2
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