iOS 11 Release Date, Rumors, Features & News

iOS 11 Release Date, Rumors, Features & News

Everything you need know about Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

iOS 11 Release Date

Based on the historic information, Apple usually releases a major iOS update a week after the iPhone launch event.

We expect Apple to unveil iPhone 8 or iPhone X at a media event in early September 2017, so the iOS 11 release date will most likely be in the second week of September just like previous years.

iOS 11 Features Rumors and News

iOS 11 is rumored to feature FaceTime Group calling. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced FaceTime on June 7, 2010, in a keynote speech at the 2010 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, where iPhone 4 was also launched. It would be a welcome addition to one of the most underrated features of iOS. A questionable iOS 11 rumor claims that Siri will gain iCloud integration and contextual learning in iOS 11.  There are also rumors that Apple is working on iPad-specific updates, which is urgently needed.

Besides these rumors, iOS 11 could major design changes, and Apple may finally introduce dark mode, which Apple has been testing since iOS 10.

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iOS 11 Concept for iPad Envisions System-Wide Drag & Drop, Finder, Shelf, and More

iOS 11 Concept for iPad Envisions System-Wide Drag & Drop, Finder, Shelf, and More

Apple will be unveiling iOS 11 next month at WWDC 2017 that is expected to come with many new features and enhancements. Like most years, most of these enhancements will be focused towards the iPhone and probably less on the iPad.

iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Let Me Set My Default Apps

iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Let Me Set My Default Apps

One of my favorite apps in the original iPhone was the Maps app powered by Google Maps. But those were the days when Apple and Google got along well, and Eric Schmidt, Google’s Chairman, was even on Apple’s Board.

iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Notification System Overhaul

iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Notification System Overhaul

From time to time, willingly or unwillingly, I engage in iOS vs Android debates. They’re quite fun and while I always have legit arguments, there are some points where I just concede (as any sensible person would). Notification Center is one of those things.

iOS 11 May Make FaceTime Audio Default for iPhone Users; May Feature Intelligent, Automatic Low Power Mode

iOS 11 May Make FaceTime Audio Default for iPhone Users; May Feature Intelligent, Automatic Low Power Mode

A reddit user has provided some interesting details about the iOS 11 features that have been rumored previously.

Apple May Possibly Launch Peer-to-Peer Payment Service Later This Year

Apple May Possibly Launch Peer-to-Peer Payment Service Later This Year

Re/code reports that Apple has recently held discussions with its partners from the payment industry to introduce its own peer-to-peer mobile payment system. The service will likely be called “Apple Cash” and Apple is expected to announce the service later this year.

Apple Music To Get Another Redesign With iOS 11 To Focus on Video Content

Apple Music To Get Another Redesign With iOS 11 To Focus on Video Content

A new report from Bloomberg details Apple’s video ambitions for Apple Music. The company wants to make Apple Music more than just a music streaming service and Iovine is at the helm of things.

iOS 11 Wishlist: Daily Wallpapers

iOS 11 Wishlist: Daily Wallpapers

I love iOS for its stability and the quality of apps that it offers. Apple has only made things better with every release of the OS every year. However, right since iOS 7, I have wished for Apple to add one seemingly small but important feature to the OS: the ability to change wallpapers automatically.

iOS 11 May Drop Support for 32-Bit Apps Altogether

iOS 11 May Drop Support for 32-Bit Apps Altogether

Reading the tea leaves, one would probably be right for assuming that Apple has been moving away from 32-bit apps for iOS for some time now.

iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Customize Control Center

iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Customize Control Center

Apple is widely expected to unveil iOS 11, the next major mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, at the WWDC 2017 in June.

iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Siri Becomes a Real Assistant with More Integrations

iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Siri Becomes a Real Assistant with More Integrations

This year, Siri has been outshone and surpassed by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. While they’re not perfect, they’re doing things that Siri won’t, in a way that Apple wouldn’t. Apple’s privacy first, closed development policy isn’t quite working out when it comes to Siri. It’s time Apple unleashed its AI in iOS 11.