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First iOS 11 update proves it was Apple’s smoothest rollout yet

As is common, Apple has quickly issued an update for iOS 11 to shift a few of the early bugs. iOS 11.0.1 comes just a week after Apple rolled out its next-generation operating system and is an exceptionally minor update.

In the release notes Apple doesn’t even explain which bugs are being fixed.

The update ”includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad,” the company says.

Today’s release doesn’t include any of the features missing from the initial rollout. Apple Pay Cash, which will allow friends to exchange money with each other, is coming with an update later this fall. AirPlay 2 is yet to arrive, as is iMessage in iCloud.

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We’d imagine those will come with the iOS 11.1 update, whenever Apple decides to drop it.

Smooth rollout

Some owners of older Apple devices have reported lower battery life since upgrading to iOS 11. However, given problems the company has had with initial iOS releases in the past, this rollout is as smooth as they come.

Last year’s iOS 10 release temporarily bricked a small number of iPhone and iPad models. Apple quickly fixed the problem, claiming it only affected a small number of users within the first hour of availability.

The early iOS 9 versions were blighted by problems with messages, emails and notifications, while iOS 9.3.2 bricked a host of 9.7-inch iPad Pro models back in 2016.

iOS 11 is a hugely significant update for iPad owners but less so for iPhone users.

It introduces a brand new App Store, a customisable control centre and the new ARKit for developers to create augmented reality apps.

iPad specific updates feature a brand new floating, expanded dock that’s more like macOS, a new multitasking menu and the new Apple Files directory system that makes it easier for customers to use the iPad as a laptop replacement.

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