Last week, Microsoft unveiled the new Windows 11 operating system, detailing its benefits and features, but not naming the main thing – the launch date. Now some details have become known.
Presumably, the stable version of Windows 11 will launch on October 20, with Microsoft itself hinting at it. So, in many screenshots, the clock on the taskbar shows the date and time – October 20, 11:11.
In addition, Surface Design Engineer Stevie Bathiche recently sent a message to Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay stating that he could not wait until October. Although this could of course apply to newer Surface products.
Also, some third-party companies are confirming the release of Windows 11 in October. For example, Walmart is already promising a “free Windows update in October 2021” for some of the laptops currently on sale.
In any case, all this information, unfortunately, does not apply to Windows 10 users, who were promised a free upgrade to version 11. Microsoft has confirmed that they will only be able to upgrade next year.
Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year.
— Windows (@Windows) June 25, 2021
“Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will ship within a few months. The rollout of the update to Windows 10 devices that are already in use today will begin in 2022, ”the company said in a statement.