Apple unveiled the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus at the September 12 event. The tech giant also revealed that it would start rolling out iOS 11 to compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPods on Tuesday, September 19th. The mobile operating system was announced at the WWDC in June, and has since been in beta stage. Recently, folks at 9to5Mac obtained the leaked iOS 11 gold master (GM) firmware. It included several brand new wallpapers. Here’s how you can download iOS 11 wallpapers right now.
There are 16 new wallpapers and another three that are exclusive to the iPhone X. Many of them are renditions of Apple’s retro logo. There is also a black-themed wallpaper that will look stunning on the iPhone X’s OLED display. Three of them are space wallpapers, while six are flower wallpapers. You can download iOS 11 wallpapers – all of them – right now from this Google Drive link.
People who love dynamic wallpapers are going to be disappointed, though. There are no live wallpapers. Anyway, the retro-style wallpapers pay a fitting homage to the 10th anniversary of Apple’s most iconic product. These wallpapers are designed to show off the full potential of the 10th anniversary iPhone’s OLED display. OLED screens can show you more vibrant colors and deeper blacks than the traditional LCD panels. The OLED screens are also more energy efficient than their LCD counterparts.
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Go ahead, download iOS 11 wallpapers here and get a feel of the OS before it arrives next week.
List of iOS 11 compatible devices
The iOS 11 brings tons of new features to iPhones and iPads. It will introduce augmented reality (AR), an improved Siri voice assistant, a Do Not Disturb While Driving feature, peer-to-peer payments via Apple Pay, an improved Apple Maps app, a refined Control Center, and better music experience. The iOS 11 will also allow users to trim the Live Photos images and add effects.
The new software will come pre-installed on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. It will be compatible with the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5S. The OS will work with the 7th generation iPad, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Mini (2nd, 3rd, and 4th-gen), iPad Air, and iPad Air 2. If you own the 6th generation iPod Touch, you’ll also get the iOS 11 update next week.
New Apple Watch, Apple TV 4K also unveiled at the event
At its Tuesday event, Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity, and a new Apple TV 4K. The third-gen Apple Watch will allow users to leave their iPhones behind and still be able to stream music, download messages, make phone calls, and send texts. Apple also introduced a bunch of new bands to go with the Apple Watch Series 3.
In the iPhone lineup, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus offer only minor improvements compared to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. They look similar to last year’s flagship models, though they feature a glass back, wireless charging, and a more powerful A11 Bionic processor. Apple focused its innovation on the 10th anniversary iPhone X, which has been priced at $999 (64GB) and $1,149 (256GB). The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will go on sale later this month while the iPhone X will hit the store shelves on November 3rd.