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iOS 11

iOS 11 beta preview is now available for all to download

At its WWDC 2017 event, Apple released the developer preview of iOS 11 to… well… developers. It promised that everyday users would soon get in on the action as well, with that day finally coming.

Those wanting to get in on the action can sign up via this link, but, it’s worth noting that the beta nature means that you might experience crashes and general instability.

As for features, iOS 11 brings a one-handed keyboard, ARKit for augmented reality, peer-to-peer payments via Apple Pay, a file explorer, a Do Not Disturb mode while driving and a new App Store.

Apple fans can now get the iOS 11 beta preview, giving an early look at new features

However, most of the biggest features are iPad-related, such as drag and drop functionality, a new system dock, tweaked multitasking, new Apple Pencil features and a QuickType keyboard feature.

Other lesser known iOS 11 features include screen recording, NFC reading, WiFi password sharing and your phone number as an Apple ID (in China).

Want to get in on the action? Then you’ll need an iPhone 5s or higher, iPad Mini 2 or higher, iPad Air or higher, iPad Pro or a sixth generation iPod Touch.

You are advised to back up your device via iTunes before proceeding with the beta however. Just in case your device goes wonky.

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More