iOS 11 Release & Time: 5 Things to Expect & 4 Things Not To

iOS 11 Release & Time: 5 Things to Expect & 4 Things Not To is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

Apple’s iOS 11 release plans are extremely vague so we want to help fill in some blanks as the official release gets closer.

The iOS 11 release date is confirmed for the fall. Apple hasn’t specified a date and it’ll probably be awhile before we get a firm day to look forward to.

The company’s also running an iOS 11 beta ahead of the update’s official release. We already know a lot about the iOS 11 beta but there are a few important details still missing in action.

As we push into the summer it’s important for iPhone and iPad users to set correct expectations about the iOS 11 beta and the final iOS 11 release later this year. For instance, we probably won’t get a new iOS 11 beta every week and we most likely won’t see Apple release the final version of iOS 11 in December.

Some parts of the iOS 11 release are difficult to predict. That said, we’re able to fill in some gaps using Apple’s iOS release protocol and our years of experience with iOS updates and betas.

This guide outlines what to expect from the iOS 11 release date, release time, and the beta. It also goes over a few things you shouldn’t expect from Apple.

These early predictions will help average iPhone and iPad users, people new to the iOS operating system, and those of who’ve never followed a beta set realistic expectations.


iOS 11 Release Date

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iOS 11 Release Date

Apple’s iOS 11 release date is set for the fall though the company failed to confirm a specific iOS 11 release date. No matter.

Unless Apple drastically changes the way it releases new iPhones and iOS updates, the iOS 11 release date will probably land sometime in September, shortly before the release of new iPhone models. 

Nothing is confirmed but all signs point to an iPhone 8 release date in September or October. Rumors haven’t specified an exact date and we probably won’t get one for a few more weeks at least.

Rumors will grow louder as we push through the summer but the iPhone/iOS 11 release dates won’t be official until Apple makes them official on stage during its annual iPhone media event. 

Apple’s release protocol calls for an iOS release a couple of days before the iPhone release. Last year, iOS 10 arrived on Wednesday, September 13th. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were released on September 16th.

Look for the final version of iOS 11 to emerge in just a few short weeks. 

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iOS 11 Release & Time: 5 Things to Expect & 4 Things Not To is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.