Apple starts promoting iOS 11 changes with pop-up messages for iPhone and iPad users

Apple starts promoting iOS 11 changes with pop-up messages for iPhone and iPad users
A new "Tips" pop-up found on certain iPhone and iPad models is showing users of the two iOS powered devices some of the new features to expect when iOS 11 is pushed out to compatible models. One big change with the new build of Apple's mobile OS is that it supports 64-bit devices only. That is why iPhone models older than the Apple iPhone 5s are excluded from receiving iOS 11. It also explains why 187,000 32-bit apps will eventually be removed from the App Store.

The "Tips" pop up started showing up yesterday and highlighted several of the new features coming to the iPhone and iPad such as an option that will prevent you from receiving text messages, alerts and notifications while you're driving a vehicle. Other changes include a revised control center, a "live" photos effect, a new files app and more. By teasing these changes in advance, iOS users are not taken by surprise when the new features roll out along with the updated iOS 11 build.

Apple iPhone models that will receive the update to iOS 11 include:

Apple iPad units receiving iOS 11 include:


Only one Apple iPod model is receiving iOS 11:


The iOS 11 update should be disseminated via an OTA update pushed out sometime this month.


source: CNBC

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18 Comments

1. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

"iPhoneArena" comment in 3...2...1...

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

iOS 11 and the new iPhones will be awesome, I'm excited to see what's new at the event!

3. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

I just received that notification on my IPod touch is interesting how different Apple manages update compared to Google, google should at least update their smartphones (Nexus and Pixel line up) for at least 3 years of mayor updates, like come on the Iphone 5s will receive this update! no matter the excuses they may have, when you pay that much for a device you better get good support, i stiil donĀ“t understand how there are no android manufacturer offering that, for me that wil be a mayor selling point.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why should they need too? A Android that is 5 years old, still does mor ethan the present iPhone 7. The Galaxy S6 with its original firmware, takes better pictures, has more features vs any present or past iPhone. You seem to be looking at numbers and not looking at facts. Compare iOS 10 to Android 6.1 which is what the S6 came with. Please tell me your iPhone with IOS 10 does more than the S6 with Android 6.1 or 7.x?

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Stop writing comments while you are drunk. With your logic, my old Nokia N8 has more features than my 7 plus. The question is not question of features: Useless features that sucks and lags!!!!

10. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

someone just found out that truth hurts. "useless features" - when you're iphone will get them in a few years you will consider them excellent features.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4198; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You're right. Your Nokia does!!

14. path45th

Posts: 404; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

A five years old Android must be very laggy and useless considering the fact that even the likes of S8 are a bit on the laggy side. No iWork and iLife apps on Androids. I do so many things with those apps, one of the reasons why I stay with the iPhone. To me Android is second rate OS compared to iOS. Whenever I tried Android I always had the feeling that its inferior in most areas.

15. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"A five years old Android must be very laggy and useless considering the fact that even the likes of S8 are a bit on the laggy side" Tell that to this S3 running Nougat: https://youtu.be/dAY9Zn9TGOw "No iWork and iLife apps on Androids" Sub part of Office and there's loads of alternative apps that do more, but they don't have an i in front of them, so, guess you'll have a hard time finding them.

16. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"To me Android is second rate OS compared to iOS. Whenever I tried Android I always had the feeling that its inferior in most areas." Used iPhones for years, could never ever do that without jailbreak. Till today, they remain officially too dumb to do ancient dumb phone tasks. Took the platform over a decade to officially gain the capacity for central file management and NFC tag support, both of which ancient dumb phones have long been capable of and are just coming in iOS 11. But it still remains officially too dumb for: - Bluetooth file/contact/media sharing, - Downloading media from 3rd party sources on the internet and integrating it with the central media players without a separate computer, - System wide storage expansion to contain the users ever growing data, - Being used as a USB flash storage for other systems, etc Again, all of which ancient dumb phones have long been capable of. Not to talk of the millions of other advanced capabilities of Android that are only possible with jailbreak on iOS. Apple's planned obsolescence software updates that just bring your old hardware to crawl with no option to revert to whatever worked for your device just further increased the need the jailbreak. Alas, the OnePlus One was my gateway to Android, now, I have no reason to settle for that pointlessly restricted haven, nor do I worry about that cat and mouse game of jailbreak. Best of all, if I'm not liking the latest Android on my device, nothing stops me from reverting to something else that worked for my device, unlike iOS. But to each their own.

17. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Is there's any guarantee that older device will get same feature?

4. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Really excited about IOS 11 because of the file manager... FINALLY! For me going forward all I want is a Windows Phone Live tiles like thing, the Icons are so dated.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Do get too excited because its limited. VERY LIMITED! Its nothign like what is natively support on Android and Windows. It basically works similar to Samsung Secure Folder, but with less function.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It would be better if Apple did what Samsung does. To highlight a new feature in the OS, when the user makes a gesture that is similar to what they did, or if the user is on a screen on application where there is a new feature, make the display turn somewhat dark, highlight the feature and then point them to instructions on how its used. Popping up like iOS does with those big ass notification bubbles is annoying as hell.

13. Xilam unregistered

No what you described would be annoying.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31030; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to get iOS 11 on my iPad. To me, iOS iPad version is the real version...iPhones version is bottnecked. I suspect Apple will release a nice looking, powerful, one trick pony come next week. I need: Split view Slide over u Picture in picture Themes Pencil support Screen off memo (at least apples take on it) like thee iPad gets Multi item clipboard (not 3rd party either) like clips. New UI look Note 8 has all that, c'mon Apple. At least the first 3, and pencil support.

18. thxultra

Posts: 456; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

hahah next you are going to ask to use headphones with out an adapter. Crazy just crazy :)

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4198; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Spamming its users. Nice move Apple!

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