iOS 11.1 Will Come up with the Emergence of Both Old and New Features.
Apple has launched the second beta of the upcoming iOS 11.1 to developers, and the comeback of 3D Touch app switcher one of the most notable features. The gesture disappeared with the initial release of iOS 11, but Apple users are so glad about its return.
The gesture allows users to quickly call up the app switcher by pressing down hard on the left edge of an iPhone that supports 3D Touch and then swiping to the right. It was a convenient way to flip between apps with a single swipe rather than double-pressing the Home button, and numerous users protested online when they found out that it was gone in betas of iOS 11.
However, it was announced after the final release of iOS 11 that Apple had only temporarily removed this feature and it will be back sooner. Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi answered to a frustrated user’s email, showing regret and citing an unspecified “technical constraint” that forced the removal of the feature.
Federighi, who often presents new products and features on stage at Apple’s famous keynotes, went on to state that the gesture would return in a future iOS update, however, he didn’t mention any specific date or occasion to release that feature again.
The best news is that the email exchange was verified by Macrumours.com, and it seems that users don’t have to wait for much longer to get both old and newest features back. iOS 11.1 will also have numerous of new and redesigned emojis based on the Unicode 10 specification, better emoji suggestions, and a few new UI icons and animations, plus the inevitable bug fixes and security updates.
Apple is also expected to allow users to send each other money using Apple Pay Cash and graduate the Portrait Lighting feature out of beta in future iOS updates, though these aren’t confirmed for iOS 11.1. If it will really happen then probably it will consider as one of the best features of all time.
The popular company has also launched fresh betas for its other platform operating systems. macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta 2 supports the new emojis, but most of the other changes have to do with bug fixes and security improvements that users can’t see.
watchOS 4.1 beta 2 adds Wi-Fi and cellular streaming for Apple Music and a new Radio app, plus support for the same new emojis as iOS 11.1 and an improved Control Centre. tvOS 11.1 beta 2 also has no changes visible to users, and also focuses on bug fixes. The date for the launch of all four platforms have not been mentioned yet but it is expected that users will enjoy the newest features shortly.