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Laturus 07-26-2017 11:27 PM

iOS 11
Yep folks, it's that time of the year, the next release of iOS. They've made some new changes, and such. So without further ado, let's get started!

Info by Wikipedia:

"iOS 11 is the eleventh major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc., being the successor to iOS 10. It was announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, 2017. The first beta version was released for developers after the keynote presentation, with a public beta released in late June, and a stable version for consumers scheduled for the third quarter of 2017."


More Info:

"Among iOS 11's changes, the lock screen and Notification Center are combined, allowing all notifications to be displayed directly on the lock screen. The various pages of the Control Center are unified, gaining custom settings and the ability to 3D Touch icons for more options. The App Store receives a visual overhaul to focus on editorial content and daily highlights. A "Files" file manager app allows direct access to files stored locally and in cloud services. Siri will be able to translate between languages, will feature more human voices, and use a privacy-minded "on-device learning" technique to better understand a user's interests and offer improved suggestions. The camera will feature new settings for improved portrait mode photos and will use new encoding technologies to reduce file sizes. Messages will be integrated with iCloud to better synchronize messages across iOS and macOS devices, and will support person-to-person Apple Pay payments. The operating system will also introduce the ability to record the screen. Certain new features will appear only on iPad, including an always-accessible application dock and a new interface to show multiple apps at once. iPhone and iPad users can drag-and-drop files, though the feature is more limited on iPhone."

Screenshot of the "iOS 11" logo:

Supported iDevices:

iOS 11 is compatible with these devices.


iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s


12.9-inch iPad Pro
(2nd generation)
12.9-inch iPad Pro
(1st generation)
10.5-inch iPad Pro
9.7-inch iPad Pro
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad (5th generation)
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 2


iPod touch 6th generation

So, they've made it looks a LOT more like their macOS platform (including the ID'less menu bar). Not to mention their slogan is "A giant step for iPhone. A monumental leap for iPad." This version of iOS could've been made for the new 10.5" and 12" iPad Pro's (due to the fact that Apple is claiming it's more like a "laptop without the laptop" (at least in my words)). I'm not sure, but anyway, what do you think about it? Do you like it? Has it changed (especially since iOS, or previous iPhone OS, is 10 YEARS OLD!)? Do you hate it? Preferences are welcome.

Laturus 09-25-2017 05:36 PM

Roughly two months later and it's out! Who has it? Any opinions on how it is? If so, any difference (significant or not) to iOS 10?

bravesfan007 09-26-2017 06:45 AM


Originally Posted by Laturus (Post 3958785)
Roughly two months later and it's out! Who has it? Any opinions on how it is? If so, any difference (significant or not) to iOS 10?

Some aspects of it I like and some still feel sort of clunky. Overall, as with every Apple update, it is mostly cosmetic and very few functional changes. The control panel thing at the bottom where you used to swipe up has been given more functionality. I like this revision of it.

The dialer screen is now bold and black and contrasts a lot. This is the one gripe I have the most. It looks cheap and almost like a toy.

The lock screen has changed and I am still trying to determine whether I like it or not. It seems a little cleaner when you do not have many notifications, but it gets clunky when there are a lot.

This update also kills off older apps that have not been updated in a long time and are not up to spec for Apple's future (i.e. the default CGR app).

Overall, it's decent upgrade. Not the best, but not terrible.

Ben Toast 10-03-2017 12:53 PM

Still running 10.3.3 here. Not super interested in upgrading to 11.

Laturus 10-03-2017 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by Ben Toast (Post 3959277)
Still running 10.3.3 here. Not super interested in upgrading to 11.

Actually, that might be a good thing. I hear iOS 11 is eating up battery life (and I mean significantly. like down to 30% even when your not using it). So, if your like me and HEAVILY rely on battery power (in some cases), then probably staying with iOS 10 (or iOS 9.3.5 in my case) is a relatively good option (maybe).

This upgrade is almost as unnecessary (or close to) as macOS High Sierra (I'm currently gonna stay with 10.12.6 (Sierra)). Any thoughts on High Sierra if you DID upgrade? (unless ya want me to make a thread about it?)

DaGeek 10-03-2017 01:57 PM

I haven't upgraded to 11 yet because of the reported battery issues. With my battery already dying quickly in a day, the last thing I need is an OS update that burns it down even faster. Hope they fix it soon.

bravesfan007 10-09-2017 11:18 AM

Eh. I'm used to having to charge my phone during the afternoon. I haven't noticed too much of a difference, but I am also typically near a charger.

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