The iOS 11 is eagerly awaited as the Beta version of the iOS 10 has already been launched. Naturally, fans are quite excited about this upcoming operating system. We know for a fact that all manners of critics and tech gurus are busy finding its pros and cons. For the uninitiated, the iOS 11 will be a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the same operating system which is presently powering many, if not most, of the company’s mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is said to be the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android. iPad tablets are also the second most popular, by sales, against Android since the year 2013. But we know that whenever a new OS launches, it is more important to find out what the operating system has missed out than to find out what it offers. This is not to suggest that we are trying to find faults: we just don’t want Apple to disappoint.
We now have confirmed the news that Apple with iOS 11 is all set to introduce a new feature in the form of multi-user FaceTime video calling feature. This is undoubtedly a feature which iOS users and fans have been waiting for. Multi-user FaceTime calling ability will surely boost the usage of the proprietary video telephony feature which Apple has betted heavily upon. It relies on crystal clear video and audio capabilities which will help the user connect with one another instantly and without any hiccups.
A word on the FaceTime feature is in order here. The FaceTime video-calling feature is available on supported mobile devices that run on the Apple iOS and Macintosh computers that run Mac OS X version 10.6.6 onwards. There are two versions of FaceTime and one of them is the rudimentary audio-only version. The video version of FaceTime supports any iOS device with a front-facing camera and will work on any Macintosh computer which is equipped with a FaceTime Camera, earlier and more commonly known as the iSight Camera. FaceTime Audio is also available for any iOS device which supports iOS 7 or its newer iterations as well as any Macintosh device with a forward-facing camera and running on Mac OS X 10.9.2 and later.
The report which confirms the new FaceTime feature also adds that Apple is hoping to make its video telephony app more like a social experience, which will make conversations more precise and familial. This new leak, for that is what this is, also suggests that Apple could spice things up with differing and unique photo filters similar to what apps like Snapchat and MSQRD already use. Of course, with the market abuzz that the Augmented Reality field is the next realm to be conquered, this feature was to be experienced and expected as well.
We must mention two things here. First, Apple will look to the WWDC stage to announce these new features if at all it is planning to release the iOS 11 this early. The iOS 10 released in September 2016. Second, the Cupertino-based giant has ensured time and time again that it does not leak. Leaks are to be taken with a hint of salt, for obvious reasons.