Apple releases iOS 11 GM (the right way)

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iOS 11 is ready for launch.
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The final version of iOS 11 is finally ready for developers ahead of the public release later this month.

Developers received the iOS 11 GM version this afternoon following Apple’s keynote bringing a host of last minute bug fixes and performance improvements with it, along with new features specifically created for the iPhone X.

A leaked version of the iOS 11 GM hit the internet a few days before Apple’s big iPhone X keynote containing a lot of spoilers about the new device. Now that the secrets are all out, Apple’s making the gold master copy available to all registered developers.

The iOS 11 GM comes after Apple released a record-breaking 10 different beta builds of the new software. The public will finally be able to get the big software update on their iPads and iPhones starting September 19.

Registered developers can grab iOS 11 GM from the Apple Developer Center or via an over-the-air update if you have the proper installation profile installed. The GM builds of watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 are also available to download today.

iOS 11 contains a number of huge improvements, especially for the iPad. Apple’s update adds a new customizable Control Center, ARKit, smarter Siri, person-to-person Apple Pay payments, Do Not Disturb While Driving, iPad multitasking and bunch of other new features.