Every year Apple delivers an iOS update, and this year we expect the iOS 11 update.
Apple already scheduled a summer developer event, known as WWDC, for June. This is where we will first learn about the new iPhone and iPad software.
We expect to see Apple show off new iOS 11 features on stage on June 5th in San Jose during WWDC. Soon after that, there will be a developer beta and likely a public iOS 11 beta.
Count on an iOS 11 release date in the fall, right around an iPhone 8 release date. We expect to see the iOS 11 update arrive on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as older devices, possibly as far back as the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5. We expect to see this software arrive
It's still very early, but some leaks indicate that Apple could include a dark mode in iOS 11. Other rumors mention iOS 11 and Augmented Reality, but that may only arrive on select devices like the iPhone 8. Here are the iOS 11 features we want most this year.
We typically see new iPhone-exclusive features, then some features for the iPhone 7 and then features start to fall off for older phones.