IOS 11 will be released to iPhones and iPads on 19 September

Joanna Estrada
September 13, 2017

APPLE has revamped its iPhone line-up with three new flagship handsets, including the most expensive in the company's history.

APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED that iOS 11 will be released on 19 September, just days before the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus arrive on shelves.

Apple's iTunes program updated for Windows 10 users today to Version 12.7 and while it added some changes to Apple Music and Podcasts, it also completely removed the ability to download and organize apps for iPods, iPads, and iPhones.

Now it might look like the bad guy for yanking out the app section, but it's all for the goal of keeping iTunes focused on entertainment content. If you have an iOS app, ringtone, or book that's no longer available, you can move that to your iOS device while plugged in to a computer with a USB cable, as long as it's still on your computer. As described on Apple's support page, a focus toward "music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks" means that you'll usually need to use your iOS devices to manage the apps installed on them. The biggest change is that it no longer has any options to sync apps to your Apple device. It redirects users to the newly redesigned App Store coming to iOS 11 (launching September 19).

In the name of simplification and clarity, Apple has also moved the iTunes U content in the Podcast section and the Internet Radio stations in your music library's sidebar.

Apple Pay has been upgraded to support peer-to-peer (P2P) payments through a new iMessage app, with transactions authenticated using Touch ID, or presumably Face ID on the iPhone X. As confirmed by the company previously, only iPhone 5s and later iPhone models will be receiving the update. iPad models eligible for the iOS 11 update include all the latest iPad Air and Pro models, iPad 5 Gen, and the iPad mini 2 and later.

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