Apple could be about to put big smiles on their customers’ faces by releasing the long-awaited iOS 11 update for iPhone and iPad owners. The Californian-based company should unveil their latest operating system next month on the 5th of June at WWDC (Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference), before making it available to download in September.
Now that the tech giant has confirmed an unveil date, some rumours have started to emerge which lead us to believe Apple has something exciting lined up for fans.
So, what rumours have we heard?
It’s ten years since the original iPhone was unveiled to the world and iOS 11 looks as if it will be a celebration of this momentous occasion. It has been suggested that the revamped operating system will pave the way for what could be a completely redesigned iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with the new and improved handsets likely to be rolled out later this year.
There is no official word yet on which features on the device will be upgraded or changed, though hearsay has it that there could be a few new enhancements designed to improve usability. Siri is one aspect that is almost certain to receive a boost, with Apple likely to roll-out a rival for the Amazon Echo and Google Assistant.
The upgrade may also allow users to track their sleep more efficiently. Following Apple’s rapid acquisition of the Beddit Sleep Monitor app, the company could use the technological know-how gained to keep pace with other sleep trackers on the market, including that offered by rival Fitbit. The corporation could also take on Snapchat with its very own video editing and share app, as well as introducing Dark Mode, which will reduce eye strain by making backgrounds black on iPhones and iPads.
Whether these reports turn out to be true remains to be seen, but nevertheless, this is still an especially exciting time for fans of Apple. In addition to the release of iOS 11 and the latest iPhone, the technology giant is also rumoured to be unveiling the iPad Pro 2 and the third generation of Apple Watch around the same time of year.
The first signs of iOS 11 are expected in the summer, but in the meantime, Apple users will just have to be patient and make do with the latest iOS 10.3.2 beta update. But with a big year ahead, controlling that enthusiasm could be a particularly difficult task.