Windows 11, officially announced in late June, is the next-generation operating system teased to us with a preview build via the Windows Insiders program, but we're impatiently waiting for its full debut.
Microsoft stated that Windows 11 will debut this fall, but the Redmond-based tech giant hasn't yet unveiled its actual release date. However, a new Intel document hints that the Windows 11 release date could be in October (via Windows Latest).
Could Windows 11 be released in October?
Microsoft's official stance on the release date of Windows 11 is holiday 2021, but a new document hints that the next-generation operating system could hit the market before Halloween.
In Intel's release notes for DCH GPU driver 126.96.36.19984, the chipmaker references Windows 11 alongside the following phrase: "October 2021 Update (21H2)," which substantiates rumors that Windows 11 could officially launch three months.
TechRadar pointed out that many of the screenshots published for Windows 11's marketing campaign have "October 20, 2021" featured on the taskbar.
Of course, this could just be an arbitrary date chosen for the Windows 11 campaign, but there's a chance that it's pointing to a late October release date for the next-generation OS. It's also worth noting that this date may be when Microsoft will begin shipping new laptops and PCs with Windows 11.
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.June 25, 2021
According to a late June tweet from Microsoft, the Redmond-based tech giant will begin rolling out the Windows 11 upgrade for Windows 10 users sometime during the first half of 2022.