iOS 11 was released this year on September 19, and not everyone is quite happy about the news so far. Specifically, the owners of the older handsets have major concerns about the new approach to the updates. Why? Well, the biggest issue here is that the update is absolutely irreversible. Meaning, once you have switched to the iOS 11 you cannot go back to the previous version, which creates some problems. But let’s have a closer look at the whole story first.
The new update has some clear benefits. Firstly, the update showed a great progress on fixing the wireless network chips vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 11 precedence had major security gaps, allowing the possible attackers remotely gain the control of the devices using Wi-Fi.
Secondly, the final update has a number of new interesting features, such as updated Control Center, which now has a wider set of settings, new Notification Center, updated Siri, which has a more natural voice and became even more intelligent than before and so on.
Since its release, Apple also has already made two software improvements. They were made to fix some minor operational bugs and introduce 200 new emoji characters. The second update was to overcome problems with the crackling in earphones on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
So what’s the catch?
The fact is that, once you have switched to the new version, you can’t turn back. This is particularly inconvenient because such tactics are out of Apple normal practice. Therefore, people don’t expect it to happen. Usually, Apple users are given some period of time to test the new version and decide whether they want to keep it or roll it back and downgrade to their old version. Well, that’s not the case this time. With iOS 11, once you have upgraded you have no choice but remain in the final version.
The lack of choice is an obvious disadvantage in this scenario by one particular reason. Overall, finding yourself stuck with the update may not be such a bad thing. We have just proved that below by enlisting its benefits. However, what’s the point of them, if you have an older handset, which has hard times supporting the new operational system? That is the catch.
The only recommendation we can offer for those who have older devices is to be careful with the new updates. Don’t do it accidentally or just out of curiosity. There is no way back out of it. Perhaps, that is the reason behind slow iOS 11 install rates.
By now, iOS 11 is installed on about 40.55% of the iOS devices. To compare, after the same time period, iOS 10 update was on 48.16% devices.