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Apple is going to release iOS 11, the next major version of its mobile operating system for iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. Being the successor of iOS 10, iOS 11 is the next generation of iOS version and is expected to bring up new updates with its introduction. The updates of the anticipated iOS 11 take the most advanced and the best operating system. Apple revealed the iOS 11 at its WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5, with greater improvements over iOS 10. For more details on the release date, features, and the compatible devices, read the following sections of this article.

Part 1The Timeline of iOS 11, Including the Release Date

ios 11 time table

The iOS 11 is to be released in betas with one beta being released to the public and the final beta being issued with the new phones. Both betas will be updated for testing allowing the early adopters and developers to try the software before it is made available to the public. Upgrading to the final iOS 11 updates will be free and straightforward.

The introduction of iOS 11 software system is planned to take place in different bits. For instance, the first beta of the iOS 11 was released to the registered Apple developers on Monday 5th June 2017. A public beta is also planned to be released in late June through the Apple Beta Software Program. Lastly, the software update is expected to be released officially in September 2017.

Part 2The New Changes and Surprises of the New iOS 11

The new iOS 11 system has more features and surprises. Here you'll the main iOS 11 new features as they're listed below.

1. Instant Wi-Fi Sharing

ios 11 instant wifi sharing

The feature makes it easy to share wireless connectivity without the need to spell out passwords. However, all users need to be using the iOS 11 for the feature to work. The process can be initiated by one person turning up with an iOS 11 device that is not connected to the Wi-Fi. If the individual tries to connect, the other 100 iOS users will be hooked up, and they will get a prompt to share their Wi-Fi password.

2. QR Code Scanning

ios 11 qr code scanning

The updated camera app will have the ability to read QR codes in case you come across them. The QR codes can offer access to Wi-Fi networks, and they can share contact details with someone. They can also send you to a certain website, and they can prove that your ticket is valid.

3. Media Playback

ios 11 media playback

The iOS 11 supports FLAC playback, and if you have any FLAC files, you can play them even from iCloud Drive.

4. App Offloading

ios 11 app offloading

You can use the Offload App feature to delete unuseful apps and users are able to remove the rarely used apps automatically.

5. Restricting App Location Tracking

ios 11 restrict app location

In the new iOS 11, the system offers a new option to allow location tracking but only when the app is in use. The feature helps save more battery life and enhance more privacy.

6. Redesigned App Store

ios 11 app store

The redesigned App is one of the biggest updates in iOS 11. Once you launch the app, it will take you to the Today tab which is meant to help you with app discovery. There is also a second tab called Games which is dedicated to discovering new and favorite games as well as in-app purchases for those games you own.

7. New Messages Features

ios 11 imessage

The messages app has been updated with features such as new app drawer which contains stickers and the new Apple peer-to-peer pay option which allows you to pay contacts via iMessage.

8. Control Centre, Lock Screen, and Notifications

ios 11 control center

The Lock Screen feature and Notifications have been combined into one screen. More so, the Control Centre has been redesigned and is now more customizable. It packs all features into on page, and it contains new sliders. Besides, it has 3D touch.

9. Siri Improvements

ios 11 siri

The Siri in iOS 11 has new natural female and male voice as well as a visual interface. It also has the ability what you speak into French, German, Chines, Italian, or Spanish and new languages are being added. It also works with Apple music to help suggest songs you may like.

Part 3A List of the Apple Devices Which Can Run the iOS 11

iOS 11 can be run on 64-bit devices only, meaning that iPhone, 5c, iPhone 5 and iPad 4 do not support the new software update. iOS 11 is however compatible with the following models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

ios 9


  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first-generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second-generation)
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (fifth-generation)
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  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

Part 4Paperless Work in Brand New iOS 11

ios 11 pdf

Wondershare PDFelement for iOS is on the top list when you need to deal with PDF with your iOS 11 devices. What makes the product so special? Let's take a look at some of the features, and you'll find out yourself.

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The key features of Wondershare PDFelement for iOS are following:

  • You can edit text in a PDF document, change font type, font color, font size and much more
  • You can convert your PDF documents into other file formats, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel files
  • You can easily annotate your documents by highlighting and underlining text. What is more important, your text will survive formatting, meaning the highlights will stay there
  • One of the crucial aspects of the business world is the ability to sign PDF documents
  • You can also turn any picture into a PDF document. Simply snap a picture from your camera, and convert it to a PDF document
  • You can organize pages using the PDFelement, meaning you can delete, reorganize and rotate features
  • Scan business cards, notes, receipts and every other paper
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Published: Jul 11,2017 16:02 pm / Updated: Jul 12,2017 14:36 pm

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