iOS 10 is breathing its final few months with the 10.3 upgrade of the operating system. Apple will be holding the Worldwide Developers Conference which will mark an official start of the iOS 11 era. Of course, there have been tons of rumors about the next iteration of the famous operating system, and it’s important to at least have an idea about the direction Apple will be going or is going with iOS 11.
Here is a list of all the information that we believe is from reliable sources and has a high chance of being true.
Apple is planning a bundle of new and advanced feature which will make users and developers be able to bring about the most possible usage of iOS 11-running iPhone and iPad devices based on the capabilities of latest technologies embedded in the devices.
Enhanced capabilities of Siri:
Siri, Apple’s beloved virtual assistant is reported to go AI with the iOS 11 update. Rumors surfaced last month claiming that Apple is investing heavy research resources into making Siri sound more natural and be more capable.
Siri in iOS 11 will not only be ridiculously more enhanced but will also be capable of handling your iMessage app and will learn your behavioral patterns. Apple is apparently looking to boost their market share by capturing the capabilities of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Group FaceTime feature:
According to a good many number of rumors and claims, iOS 11 will also debut a group FaceTime feature, which, surprisingly by now, is not available in iOS 10 or any of its updates. Microsoft’s Skype and Google Hangouts have already introduced the feature which only means that Apple will soon match the pace with its competitors.
64-bit support only:
This news is actually a confirmed one as Apple has been notifying users that their application won’t run in future versions of iOS. Apple has decided to permanently cut-off 32-bit support from iOS 11 and onwards. Apple is set to cut off thousands of 32-bit applications from the app store and is regularly issuing reminders to developers as well as users that a 32-bit application will not run in iOS 11.
This approach will allow Apple to perform a refresh of the App Store as all the leftover applications will be presumed unaccounted for, and be deleted permanently from the store. Apple will surely become more aggressive and thorough with this this matter with the passage of time.
The night mode:
According to a lot of rumors and several leaks, Apple is going to feature to modes of themes in iOS. One will be the normal one, while the other is the Dark Mode. The dark mode is, well we don’t know exactly what it is or how deeply will it change the theme of the device. Bur according to the leaks, dark mode will activate a “dark-background” theme which will be extremely suitable for late-night usage.
We say dark-background because it is Apple’s default white background and contrast which will be changed mainly. This stylish feature has already debuted in tvOS. Of course, most of the highlighted feature will be present on the rumor stack before iOS 11 is launched.
But keep in mind that not all of the features or changes can ever be leaked before the launch of iOS 11, or any firmware for that matter. We can only hope that Apple holds the tradition of surprising the users with their innovative features and surprises us with the anticipated iOS 11.
iOS 11 Beta:
Just like the normal tradition, Apple is expected to release the beta version of iOS 11 for developers to play around with, instantly after the opening keynote WWDC 2017. June 5 being the first day of WWDC 2017, it is expected that iOS 11 beta will be released for developers the very same day. iOS for public testers is expected to be made available at least one week after June 5.
iOS 11 release date:
Although at this time we could only make a hunch of when the commercial build of the operating system will launch, any educated guess would point to the time frame where iPhone 8 is to be launched. So, highly expect iOS 11 to be released for public use somewhere around this September.