Tech Tips – iOS will be generally available on September 19, but not all iPads are compatible. Officially Apple declares these models compatible: all models of iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation and iPad mini models 2-4 .
if you don’t know what model of iPad you have, you can look at the back of the iPad. At the bottom beneath iPad, in very tiny print, is your model number. I found it difficult to read, so I used the camera on my iPhone to zoom in on the text, take a photo and then read the model number through the resulting photo. Apple lists the model numbers for each iPad  and I identified mine as an “iPad Air 2” which is eligible for the upgrade.
What’s important in iOS 11 [2,3]?
- New Dock
- New App Switcher and Control Center
- Being able to open a second task (for multi-tasking) directly from the Dock
- The New Files App – almost a filesystem
- Drag and drop text, photos and files between applications
- A native screen recorder
- Improved password management
- iPad Pros will get document markup using the Apple Pencil
- Inline drawings for Notes and Mail
- Document scanning
- Indoor maps
- iOS 11 – A giant step for iPhone. A monumental leap for iPad.
- Identify you iPad Model
- 11 Ways iOS 11 Makes Your iPad Even Better
See my other iOS articles