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 still vague so we want to help fill in some blanks as we push toward the final release.

The iOS 11 release date is confirmed for the fall but Apple hasn’t announced an official date yet. With no media event in sight, it could be a few more weeks before we get a firm date for the worldwide release.

As we push closer to the roll out it’s important for iPhone and iPad users to set correct expectations about the iOS 11 beta and the final iOS 11 release and time.

For instance, we probably won’t get too many more iOS 11 betas 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 experience covering iOS updates and iOS 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 and what will most likely be its next iOS release.

These 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 going forward.

iOS 11 Release Date in September

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iOS 11 Release Date in September

Unless Apple drastically changes the way it releases new iPhones and iOS updates and unless iPhone 8 rumors are completely wrong, the iOS 11 release date will probably land sometime next month, shortly before the release of the company's new iPhone models. 

Nothing is confirmed but all signs point to an iPhone 8 release date in September. Rumors haven't specified an exact date but we don't expect Apple to stray too far from its usual pattern. 

iOS 11 and iPhone 8 release rumors will almost certainly grow louder, and more specific, as we push into September but the iPhone/iOS 11 release dates won't be official until Apple confirms them on stage during its annual fall 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.

The iOS 11 beta 6 (which arrived just a week after the release of beta 5) isn't the iOS 11 GM but we should be getting close now that the company is ramping up its testing.  

Look for the final version of iOS 11 to emerge from beta in mid-September.

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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.