Share:

iOS 11 Download Release Date is Tomorrow: Here’s What’s New

Share:

Apple is set to release iOS 11 for the public tomorrow, along with watchOS 4 and tvOS 11. This morning, Apple issued a press release detailing the highlights of iOS 11—here’s what the company believes are the best new features of the next iOS.

Screenshot 2017 09 18 09 38 58

  • iPad Becomes Even More Powerful: new dock; Drag and Drop; new improved Files app
  • Immersive Augmented Reality: ARKit set to unleash AR apps for iOS users
  • Photos Look Even More Professional: new Loop and Bounce effects; Long Exposure
  • The All-New App Store: completely redesigned; new iMessage App Store app drawer
  • Siri is More Natural and Useful: translate US English into Mandarin, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
  • Send Money to Friends with Apple Pay this Fall (U.S. only): not available in Canada 🙁
  • Stay Focused on the Road: Do Not Disturb while driving mode
  • More Ways to Navigate with Apple Maps: indoor maps for select malls and airports
  • Discover New Music with Friends: create profiles; follow friends; notifications

The following 64-bit devices will support iOS 11:

iPhone 5s
iPhone SE
iPhone 6/6 Plus
iPhone 6s/6s Plus
iPhone 7/7 Plus
iPhone 8/8 Plus
iPhone X

iPad mini 2/3/4
iPad Air/Air 2
iPad (5th gen)
9.7-inch iPad Pro
12.9-inch iPad Pro
10.5-inch iPad Pro

iPod touch (6th gen)

iOS 11 will not support 32-bit devices, which means your iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4 will not make the cut, and neither will 32-bit apps (contact developers of your favourite apps and ask them to update).

macOS High Sierra is set to release later this month on September 25.

Share:

  • OliChabot

    Can’t wait for that Apple Pay Cash feature, I don’t understand why it’s not being rolled out everywhere…

  • xxxJDxxx

    They removed 3D touch multitasking! I used that all the time. Not sure why they removed it as it doesn’t seem to have been replaced with anything.

  • Parksy

    I’m thinking that Canadian banking regulations probably have something to do with it. I think the Apple Pay Cash Card part is simple but the extraction to a bank account is more complicated. That part requires buy-in from our banks who will want their cut.

  • Magrat22

    So what’s coming with watchOS 4 and the tvOS 11.

  • Magrat22

    Where does it say it’s being removed?

  • jabohn

    Apple doesn’t usually say what they removed, but it’s gone.

  • OliChabot

    Oh, I thought the Apple Pay ”Cash” was stored remotely and used for Apple Pay purchases, not automatically being transferred into your bank account

  • MrXax

    I’ve been using the final version for the last week and have found it to be surprisingly buggy still.

  • Sly C

    Yeah same here. And I’ve had the worst battery drain on the latest version also.

  • Ned K.

    Really? I would pause the update then.

  • Naqib Ehsan

    100% agree. Multiple crashes, freezes and very slow

  • Z S

    If we didn’t have Interac email transfers already, I’d be more upset. Apple’s doing this because there’s no existing standard network for interbank transfers in the US — just third party companies like Venmo and PayPal.

    If Apple could tale Interac transfers and make it super quick via iMessage and Touch/Face ID, that would be amazing.

  • Z S

    You’re right. It is. It’s stored on a virtual gift card in your Wallet app until you either spend it or deposit it into your account.

    I imagine it’s less about regulations right now and more about making sure it works before they expand it outside the US.

  • Quattro

    That’s a pretty underwhelming list of the “best” features.

  • Quattro

    That’s a pretty underwhelming list of the “best” features.

  • Parksy

    Both options exist but because they are acting like a bank (ie. storing people’s money), they need to comply with banking regulations

  • Magrat22

    It’s still there. Downloaded iOS 11 today and it works find on my 6s.

  • Magrat22

    Nope it’s still there.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Odd. Not working for me…

  • Magrat22

    Are you using the update released on Tuesday or an older one? Could be jus a glitch if it’s an older one.

  • jabohn

    Hi xxxTDxxx, it is for sure gone but they announced today that it will be coming back in a future update.

Deals