Apple recently unveiled all their upcoming plans, including the annual update to iOS, the operating system that runs on all iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. This year will bring us iOS 11, and it’s certainly come a long way since the first iPhone was introduced back in 2007. The tech giants have added a bunch of long-awaited features, and a few unexpected ones as well. The software won’t be available until the fall (likely around the same time that the next iPhone goes on sale, which hasn’t officially been announced yet).
In the meantime, here’s a preview of everything you need to know about iOS 11. It should be noted that the new version won’t be available on older generations of Apple devices, as per usual. The new iOS will only work with iPhone 5S or newer, 6th generation iPods, and 7th generation iPads, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad Mini (generations 2, 3, and 4), and all iPad Pro models.
New Control Center
When Apple first introduced the control center, it was a nice touch. Many people found it really annoying to have to constantly go into the Settings app just to change simple things like turning the WiFi on or off, or adjusting screen brightness. Unfortunately, Apple didn’t make the Control Center customizable at all, meaning that if a toggle you use a lot isn’t in there, then too bad.
The iOS Control Center will have an expanded interface, and customizable buttons. Additionally, users can activate 3D touch to access additional settings. Some of the things mentioned by Apple were Voice Memos, Low Power Mode, and Home controls. And screen recording. Speaking of which…