Last week’s tech new and rumors sections were being flooded by WWDC predictions. The entire world eagerly waited for Apple’s keynote speech to take place, and discussed what the new possibilities that it will open are. Many predicted that Apple will reveal the new iOS 11 at the Worldwide Developers Conference that took place on the 5th of June in San Jose, California.
And, what do you know, Apple went ahead and did just that, alongside other relevant announcements concerning upgrades for macOS, watchOS and tvOS. It seems that this year’s conference was dedicated to the OS. So let’s see what the new iOS 11 comes with, shall we?
As you may well remember, last year’s iOS 10 brought new Lock Screen features, as well as the integration of third party apps in iMessage and Apple Maps. However, this year’s iOS 11 will focus on iPad productivity the most, as far as Apple announced. The developer preview for the operating system is now available for download on developer.apple.com, so go ahead and get your version running if you’re a developer, or just want to play around maybe.
The new iOS 11 will be made available to the general public this fall, for devices as old as iPhone 5s and later, as well as most iPads ranging from Air and Pro to the Mini 2. The new operating system for Apple’s in-house devices comes with a redesigned App Drawer, as well as message syncing across devices and Apple Pay, a new way to pay your friends or collaborators directly via message.
Apple Pay is also managed via Siri, which is just one out of Siri’s many new and improved features and perks. All in all, the new iOS 11 seems to be a pretty cool operating system, so we can’t wait for it to roll out to devices.