IOS 11 will debut this fall on the long-awaited iPhone 8, but it will also be compatible with other Apple devices. Here's what they are
We're finally here, Apple has unveiled the new iOS 11 operating system that will be released in the fall with the launch on the iPhone 8. iOS 11 will be compatible with almost all Apple mobile devices, but as is logical the older ones will be cut off from the update.
The improvements, like any self-respecting update, will be sensitive, from security to features. But in terms of graphics will change little. At the event held at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple developers pointed out that with iOS 11, iMessage will always be central to users' lives. But not only that. The novelties will partly concern Apple's Maps as well. The new update, logically, will not be able to be installed on all iPhones and iPads, but only on those that are compatible.
Compatibility iOS 11 iPhone
So let's start with the list of iPhones that will be compatible with the new operating system. Obviously, there are iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The entire iPhone 6 family, including iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus, will also be compatible. Among the smartphones that will be able to be updated to iOS 11 there is also iPhone SE. While the last phone signed Cupertino compatible with the latest operating system will be iPhone 5s. Nothing to do for the other phones from the house of Apple.
iPad and iPod
So let's move on to the list of tablets signed by Cupertino. The iOS 11 update will be compatible with a long list of Apple devices. Let's start with the iPad Pro: iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9" (1st generation), iPad Pro 10.5" and iPad Pro 9.7". The iPad Air, iPad Air 2. and the 5th generation iPad will also be compatible with iOS 11. We close with the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 4 will be compatible with iOS. As for iPods, however, only the latest 6th generation iPod will be compatible with the update to iOS 11.
What will happen to apps
Apple in recent times, since 2013 to be precise with iPhone 5s, is pushing exclusively on models with 64-bit processor. And Cupertino has been asking developers in this period to update their applications to adapt them to 64-bit chipsets. With iOS 11, after years of threats, comes the ultimatum. All applications not updated will be deleted from the App Store and iPhones. We're talking about 200 thousand apps, equal to 8% of the total number of titles currently present. Users who use one of these applications must hope that the developers will be able to update their systems by autumn. It also appears that Apple will not "mow down" all 32-bit apps - because some users still have pre-2013 iPhones. But this news is not certain at this time.