Apple’s mobile operating system, the much-anticipated iOS 11, is already in its development stage at Cupertino, California, USA, which houses the headquarters of Apple. Although very little is known about the latest update, but internet is trolling with rumours regarding iOS 11 release date, features and specifications.
As per rumours, users would be able to start multi-person calls through a group conversation in iMessage in iOS 11. Apple is planning to incorporate group FaceTime capabilities for the first time, which would help bring in FaceTime video services in line with Skype and other competing services. To introduce contextual learning abilities and help establishing deep integration with iMessage and iCloud, Apple is also rumoured to be planning major Siri updates in iOS 11. Additionally, the American multinational technology company has several iPad-specific updates already in works, which iOS 11 could include in itself. An expanded Apple Pencil support for iPad Pro, which would be put together with hardware improvements, is also being worked upon by Apple. This Pencil support will introduce features like smoother on-screen zooming, scrolling and panning. Another news which is keeping the anticipations of the fans on a high level is the speculation of a change in design for iOS 11. Apple has not made any significant changes to iOS since iOS 7 was released way back in 2013.
The preview of iOS 11 will take place from June 5 to June 9, 2017 at the Worldwide Developers Conference. At the conference, the operating system will be given to developers for testing purposes. Post testing period, iOS will release in the fall, in September this year, along with new iPhones. The WWDC, the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is an annual event in which Apple invites developers from around the globe to participate in multiple iOS development workshops. It is the event where the company shows its annual software updates too. The dates for this year’s WWDC was released on February 16, 2017.
The devices speculated to run the operating system iOS 11 include iPad Air 1, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 9.7-ich, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPod Touch (Sixth Generation), iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, along with every devices that are released between now and then,which includes the iPad Pro 2 and the iPhone 8.
On the other hand, iPad 4, iPad Mini 2 and iPhone 5 are all expected to miss out on iOS 11 compatibility, although confirmation regarding this can only be revealed at the WWDC event this year.
The last version of the operating system, iOS 10, was released in September 2016.
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