We're about a week away from seeing whatwill be like, but in the meantime the latest version of iOS 11 is now available to download. iOS 11.4 is here, bringing two overdue features promised last year: and iMessages in iCloud.
But another key feature in iOS is the long-expected addition of Messages in iCloud, which syncs across all devices and deletes iMessages across everything, so you won't get quite as spammed. It also backs up iMessages so that any new device in the account can get old iMessages without restoring a backup.
Messages in iCloud will use end-to-end encryption, and uses cloud storage instead of local storage for message archives and attachments. And it also works with SMS across devices.
The update was pushed out to compatible iPhone and iPads around 10 a.m. PT Tuesday. The Apple TV is also getting an update to TVOS version 11.4.
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Editors' note: This story was originally published at 10:01 a.m. PT. It has been updated with additional context and links to related stories.
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