Gadgets are fun, but software is the star of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, and when it kicks off on Monday, iOS 11 will be on the agenda.
Last year, iOS 10 was heavy on improvements to Messages and notifications, from raise to wake to emoji-laden chats. As with any new mobile OS, there were a number of things that irked users. But as of Feb. 20, 79 percent of iOS users were running iOS 10.
Developers will likely get their hands on a beta version of iOS 11 this week to test it out on their apps. Everyone else should expect the final version in the fall, probably alongside the release of new iPhones.
But what features should Cupertino add? Rumors include FaceTime group chats, peer-to-peer mobile payments, and a smart power-saving mode. But we asked the PCMag staff and the iOS faithful online what they want to see in iOS 11; things like the ability to clear all apps and screen recording were among their suggestions, but see the full wish list below.
Then tune in at 1 p.m. ET on Monday for the opening WWDC keynote; PCMag will be there to bring you all the news.