Apple launched the new iPhone hardware devices at their event this week – now the question is how to acquire the new accompanying iOS 11 software?
The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X have caused quite the stir, but what about the slightly less glamorous iOS 11?
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When is the official iOS 11 launch date?
Apple confirmed back in June at WWDC (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference) 2017 that iOS 11 will be released in the autumn of 2017.
And they stayed true to their word with the official launch date on September 19.
But what if I want iOS 11 now?
If you are itching to get your hands on iOS 11 now, Apple have already made available the golden master build of iOS 11 to developers and public beta testers this week.
How to download it?
Before you do anything – back up your device.
To install this version of iOS 11 – sign up for the public beta program at Apple’s website.
Once that’s done, open the beta website with Safari on your iPhone or iPad and follow the directions.
You’ll download a profile to your iOS device, restart it, and then head to the update menu.
iOS 11 features
Some notable features will be revamped iOS multitasking – with both pieces of hardware receiving a more optimised and fluid Control Centre.
The ever consistent and high quality iPhone camera will feature new modes too.
Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, will be smarter with a deeper contextual understanding of topics someone is reading whilst iOS 11 launches Apple to the forefront of augmented reality with ARKit.
ARKit will be take AR to another level; with developers being able to place virtual objects into the real world using an iPhone or iPad and its camera.
Split screen mode along with Drag and Drop, will also feature on the iPad.
A nifty feature on this will enable people to send across text, photos, files, etc. across the split screen.