iOS 11 rolls out today with many awesome features. Apple will release the latest iOS version at 10 am Pacific time.
As of today, iPhone, iPad, and iPod users will get to enjoy iOS 11 packed with a variety of exciting features. It is a major update, and as Apple said in a press release, it is the biggest software release ever for the iPad.
After iOS 11 rolls out, users around the globe will be able to experience AR apps on iPhones and iPads. That is just one of many perks. Siri is now more natural and useful, App Store is revamped, and you’ll be able to customize the control center.
There is also a new feature called Do not disturb while driving. It will help drivers to stay focused while on the road.
However, not all of the features will be available right away. iOS 11 comes with the option to send money to friends and family via Apple Pay right in the messaging app. This will arrive later this fall.
“Coming this fall with an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4, Apple Pay users will be able to send and receive money from friends and family quickly, easily and securely.”, Apple points out.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Apple will no longer support 32-bit devices. This means iOS 11 supports 64-bit devices only. If you are using iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c, you won’t be able to install iOS 11.
Here is a list of iOS 11 compatible devices:
- iPhones: 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus
- iPads: mini 2, mini 3, mini 4, Air, Air 2, iPad fifth-generation, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro first and second generation
- iPod sixth generation
Developers of some apps will have to update them so they can run iOS 11.
Once iOS 11 rolls out, here is how to download it: go to Settings > General > Software update. Another option is to connect your iOS device to your computer, launch iTunes and get the update. Choose the option that’s suitable for you and get the latest iOS version.