Unbelievably, iOS 17 will be out in a few months. This is Apple’s largest software update for iPhone owners, and it often comes with a ton of brand-new features and improvements. Continue reading as we summarize the latest iOS 17 new feature and other speculations.
How soon will Apple release iOS 17?
iOS 17 will be unveiled by Apple at WWDC in June. Apple releases the most recent iterations of its operating systems for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch at WWDC, its annual developer conference. Apple has formally declared that the first keynote presentation of WWDC 2023, which will be centered on its most recent developments, will take place on June 5.
Apple will immediately make the beta version of iOS 17 available to developers after announcing the upgrade at WWDC in June. It will launch a public beta sometime in July for all iPhone owners to test out. Then, sometime in September, Apple will make iOS 17 available to everyone, perhaps along with the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.
New Control Center is one of iOS 17’s new features.
Software leaks are less frequent than hardware leaks, which can occur months or even years before a product is released. This is due to the fact that most hardware leaks originate from Apple’s extensive supplier chain rather than from Apple’s internal operations. Because so few employees at Apple truly are aware of the business’s goals, the corporation is able to minimize software leaks.
With that stated, the “big picture” of iOS 17 for this year suggests that there will be an emphasis on “nice to have” enhancements rather than a significant update in terms of new capabilities.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is devoting more time to the creation of its AR/VR headgear than to iOS 17 (or any of the company’s other software platforms). The headgear would be Apple’s first significant new hardware and software platform since the Apple Watch, and it may be unveiled at WWDC.
It is rumored that Apple is allocating hardware and software engineering resources from throughout the organization to concentrate on headgear development.
In advance of WWDC, Apple is purportedly testing and developing iOS 17 under the codename “Dawn.” The focus on the Reality Pro headset “along with iOS 16 snags,” according to Bloomberg, means that the upgrade “may have fewer major changes than originally planned.”
Despite this, Bloomberg also claims that iOS 17 will include “nice to have” additions that aim to satisfy some of the most popular user requests. There are no concrete details at this time, but at least one rumor claims that Control Center will be one of Apple’s main priorities with iOS 17.
As we’ve previously said since the release of the iPhone X and iOS 11, Control Center on iOS hasn’t seen any significant modifications. According to this report, iOS 17 will include “major changes” to the Control Center for iPhones.
Control Center may now be accessed by sliding down from the iPhone’s top right corner. It includes the “Now Playing” interface and easy access to settings for items like Wi-Fi and airplane mode. The tiles at the bottom can be altered to include your frequently used settings.
iOS 17-supported devices
Regarding whether devices will support iOS 17, there are two contradicting speculations, both of which originate from reliable sources in the past.
According to the initial rumor, iOS 17 would no longer support the following gadgets:
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPad (5th generation)
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
Following the publication of that report, a second source suddenly emerged to claim that all devices that supported iOS 16 will also support iOS 17. An unnamed member of Apple’s iOS development team was quoted by this source.
Wrap-up: It’s likely that fresh speculations and leaks as we get closer to WWDC in June may provide further information on what to expect from iOS 17 this year. In general, though, Apple is able to hold back a lot of information until the actual WWDC.
What do you anticipate with iOS 17 this year? Do you have a wishlist of specific features that you would most like to see? Please tell us in the comments.