Apple has been testing its new operating system for a couple of months already. The company recently released a new iOS 11 beta version for developers. The official iOS 11 is set to launch in September. Its innovative features will make the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch very helpful in our everyday lives.

What is the purpose of the seventh beta version?

According to a report from TechCrunch, the developers' seventh beta version of iOS 11 is just going to be a series of bug fixes and general check-ups. Apple is getting ready for its launch and doing some finishing touches.

Registered developers can download the seventh beta of iOS 11 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed.

The beta version is only available for developers who pay a $99 subscription per year. Tech analysts do not recommend installing the beta version of iOS 11 to smartphones. The beta version might have a lot of bugs and it also drains iPhone battery life quickly.

New operating system improves iPads

The new operating system will turn the iPad into a more efficient device. With the new iOS 11, users can easily drag and drop files on their iPads. There is also a new file application that can manage apps and documents easily. The iOS 11 is expected to be buggy at first.

Apple recommends its users to back up their devices before installing it, and if possible, users should not install it on their main iPhones. The new version of Apple’s operating system is available for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The upcoming iPhone 8 will automatically feature the iOS 11.

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iPhone 8 is highlight of the September event

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 8 during its annual mid-September press event, alongside the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. The smartphone will have some impressive features, such as a 3D recognition sensor, all-screen bezel-less display, and an amazing camera. The 3D sensor can generate a FaceID, which can be used to unlock the device or verify payments from Apple Pay.

Apple will also remove the iconic physical home button of the iPhone 8, and replace it with a virtual “Home Indicator.”

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple might only ship two to four million iPhone 8 units in September. The company will enter mass production for its new smartphones in the same month. Apple aims to produce 45 to 50 million units this year. Consumers that don't get a chance to buy the device in September can buy it during the Christmas season.