IOS 11 removes support for 32-bit apps, renders legacy iDevices obsolete

The iPad 4, released in 2012, is also excluded from the list of devices that can upgrade to the new software when it is released in the Autumn.

Another outcome of iOS 11 dropping the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c (and changing which required iPhones are compatible with the Apple Watch for the first time) is that iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users will need a newer iPhone if buying a new Apple Watch running watchOS 4 out-of-the-box this fall. He added, "We have created a truly individualised experience with the smartest Activity and Workout apps, the Siri watch face that shows you the information you need when you need it, and we are seamlessly bringing users their favourite music right on the wrist". Called "the most powerful Mac ever, the new product will be available from December starting at $4,999". There is a Drag and Drop feature that allows moving images and text. iOS 11 includes deep integration of Apple Pencil into iPad with support for features such as inline drawing and Instant Notes that opens Notes from the lock screen by just tapping the Pencil on the display. No iPad Air, no iPad Mini, no iPhone 6 or earlier.

When you follow a profile, you'll be able to listen to the playlists shared by them and also take a peek at their frequently played tracks.

Now Apple Pay users will be able to send and receive money to another number quickly and securely as they get the ability to send money directly from Messages.

Tim Cook, CEO, said this year's event would be "the best and biggest" as he prepared to unveil the tech giant's first new product range since the Apple Watch and a whole host of other treats. It lowers the latency when using Apple Pencil and delivers smoother animations across iOS. Apple's A7, which debuted in the iPhone 5S in 2013, was the first Apple mobile device to utilize a 64-bit processor (such has been the case for all subsequent launches as well). This is possible not only because of the bigger screen size but mostly because of Apple's ProMotion technology. But until we get our hands on the public beta, expected later this month, we don't know the true extent of new features.

New features such as a revamped Messages app, Siri enhancements, and a completely redesigned Control Center have users excited for iOS 11's upcoming release this fall.

There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation.

  • Arturo Norris