iOS 11 release date: Apple to make new iPhone software available for users to download in coming days

Your phone and iPad are about to get a lot smarter

iPhone X announced at Apple launch

Apple has unveiled the new version of its iPhone and iPad operating system.

iOS 11 will be available to all users from 19 September, it said at the launch of its iPhone X and iPhone 8.

That will be just before the new phones are available, on 22 September.

Latest iPhone X and iPhone 8 news live – follow all the updates here.

Apple calls it a "giant step for iPhone" and a "monumental leap for iPad".

The company unveiled it earlier this year, and people have been able to try an unfinished version of the software for some time.

It will improve Live Photos, introduce the new-look App Store, make Siri less robotic and much more.

Unfortunately, not all iPhone and iPad users will be able to download it.

iOS will be available on the following iPhone models:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5S

It will also work on the following iPad models:

  • 12.9‑inch iPad Pro
  • Second-generation iPad
  • 12.9‑inch iPad Pro (first generation)
  • 10.5‑inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7‑inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad
  • Fifth generation iPad
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

Click here for all the latest news on the iPhone X. And follow the latest news on Apple’s big announcement here.

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