Intel hints that the Windows 11 official version will be released in October
Although Microsoft has launched a beta version of Windows 11, the company did not disclose the official version release date. Microsoft had previously stated that the upgrade will begin next year.
However, the release date of the official version will not be delayed until next spring, because Microsoft will distribute the official version to partners in advance for pre-installation on new devices.
If you want to upgrade existing Windows 10 devices, you need to wait until next spring. Currently, users can manually upgrade in advance if the Windows 11 iso image file is released.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 will only be updated once a year, but Microsoft still retains the labeling method of the Windows 10 era and adopts the month and year.
For example, the official version released in the fall will be named Windows 11 October 2021 Update, and its version code is Windows 11 21H2.
By analogy, the new version of next fall will be the Windows 11 October 2022 update, code-named version 22H2, so that users can easily identify the release time.
From the naming, we can also see that Windows 11 will still be released in October, which is the same as the release time of Windows 10 in the autumn of previous years.
Intel also stated in its driver support document that the first official version of Windows 11 will be released in October, which is Windows 11 21H2.
Of course, Windows 11 is not only released in October, because at the same time Microsoft will also release Windows 10 21H2 version, but the version code is also the same.
It’s just that the Windows 10 21H2 version as a minor update does not bring too many new features, and this is also the last update of the consumer version of Windows 10.