iOS 11 is here, and in its wake, its left a lot of cheers and excitement! While it was released yesterday for previous versions of the iPhone, the newbies iPhone 8 and iPhone X were out commercially on September 22 and November 3 worldwide (there’s still some speculation on the Worldwide part), and we couldn’t help but talk about a few features that we really liked!
If you are an iPhone user, then we’re sure you would have looked up this data already, but we’re sharing it nonetheless. iOS 11 will be available on the trio of new iPhones and be compatible with the following models of iPhone, iPad and iPod. The iPhone’s it supports are: 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X. It is also changing the way iPads are used, they are compatible with 5th generation (2017); Mini 2, 3 and 4; all Air models and all Pro Models. For the iPod Touch, it is available for the 6th generation (2015). If you own an iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c you will not be able to get iOS 11. And unfortunately, Apple is also dropping support for the 2012 iPad 4.
As you can see, it was pretty gracious of Apple to support most of its iPhone models, and iPads. So, even if you don’t want to spend all that money buying the expensive iPhone 8 and X, you can still experience the goodies they are providing with iOS 11.
So, in this article, we wanted to graze upon some of the new fun aspects that are a part of this release, and so, we will be talking about the Face ID and the Animoji in an upcoming article. For now, let us begin by talking about the awesome all new Command Centre amongst others.
The previous command centre was not worth all its trouble, or annoyance mainly because of the few options it provided. Well, with this one, it does not take up half the screen, but the entire screen and has a lot more options. You get the music control centre on the same screen, and to magnify any option, all you have to do is a long press and voila! Another great addition was the idea of making the options visible on this screen editable. So, you get to decide the options you want displayed on the Command Centre.
Screen Record! Move out of the way Screenshots, we have the all new standout Scree Record on iOS 11. When you want to share something and an image just won’t do, just send across a screen record and get the job done. This is one feature that we feel will be included on upcoming Android releases.
Finally, we wrap up this article by talking about the ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ function. This is one has both an upside and a downside. That is probably because of the way it gets activated. When your device detects a constant speed in which it is travelling in, this setting is automatically turned on, making your phone go to Silent mode automatically. If you are driving, well and good, you will not get distracted, but if you are a passenger, well there are a lot of chances for you to miss your calls!
These are a few options we found exciting for our day to day lives, there are so many more. If you find some other feature to be fun and exciting, let us know too!