i OS 9 was introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 8, 2015, with the first beta made available to registered developers after the keynote, and a public beta made available in July.
This marked the first time that the general public had been able to test new versions of i OS before official release, with Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, telling Fast Company that the public beta program was started "because of Maps", referring to the company's Apple Maps launch that had significant issues in its early days. The update included support for the i Pad Pro and Apple Pencil and the 4th-generation Apple TV.
i OS 11 won’t purge any dud apps from your devices but it will mean they won’t launch — unless/until they get an update fix.
Some i Pad users are reporting a fair number of games are about to bite the dust — even if a lot of these titles had already been gathering virtual dust in the app drawer…
Bug fixes and improvements for security and performance are also included. The update included Arabic language support for Siri and i Phone support for Apple's Lightning-to-SD-card Reader accessory, which lets users transfer photos and videos from an SD card (commonly used in DSLR cameras) to i Phone without the need for a computer.
Some app makers have already updated their apps to support new AR features, such as Citymapper in the below example. All old 32-bit apps are incompatible with the update — which means a lot of content is going to reach the end of the road here. The game that was so addictive its creator took it out back and terminated it at the peak of its fame — albeit, not before a very large number of people had downloaded it and driven themselves nuts trying to play it. If you want to check which of your existing apps aren’t compatible with i OS 11, go to Settings If you can’t see any apps, you don’t have any that are incompatible with i OS 11.
However, Apple News was criticized for a low number of decent-looking articles, and Apple Maps was criticized for the limited geographical availability of mass transit support.
Five days after release, Apple announced that i OS 9 had been installed on more than 50% of "active" i OS devices, which Apple described as the "fastest adoption rate ever for a new operating system".
Additionally, i OS 9 brought new user experience functions, including Quick Actions, and Peek and Pop, based on the touch-sensitive display technology in the i Phone 6S.
Quick Actions are shortcuts on home screen app icons.