According to this information, which comes from “several people familiar with the iOS development process,” Apple plans to include group video calls on FaceTime with iOS 11. The Verifier team, an Israeli technology portal, has been in charge of unveiling this rumor, although little or nothing they have said as far as its source is concerned, in the report they are limited to citing a person involved in the development of iOS that is part of Apple’s team in Israel.
FaceTime was released in 2010 along with iOS 4 and iPhone 4. Since then, it has only allowed video calls between two users. Competitive video calling services such as Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts have already included this feature for some time now. So in this sense, Apple would live up to its competitors. It remains to be seen how Apple has implemented it.
The Verifier is not a site with a history of Apple rumors. So the reliability of this information is not clear. We’ve heard very few details about iOS 11 so far, to say the least. So as always you have to be cautious. The site also dinform that Apple could choose not to launch group video calls on iOS 11 and save this feature for a future update.
Apple will present its software developments at WWDC, as it does every year. In the world conference of developers we will know all the new features of iOS 11, watchOS 4 or macOS. Also according to the latest rumors of delay of the presentation of the new iPad. It is possible that WWDC will be the first Apple conference of 2017.
At the moment we do not know anything about iOS 11. We do not know if Apple prepares a great redesign as happened with iOS 7, or otherwise we will continue with the current line. What if it seems more clear is that it will include great innovations. The big change that will mean the iPhone 8 will need new software.
(Source: The Verifier [Google Translate])