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iOS 17: Release Date, Compatible Devices, Rumored Features and More


Apple announced its "Wonderlust" launch event on September 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PT (10:30 p.m. IST). Aside from the iPhone 15 Series, the event is expected to introduce the Apple Watch 9 Series, Apple Watch Ultra 2, and other products.

Apple is going to release a new version of operating system on iPhone - iOS 17. Its launch is a yearly grand tech events. Except for iOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and iPadOS 17 will unveil too. As time approaches, rumors about iOS 17 new features are flying around. In this article, we will discuss all information we know about iOS 17, from its release date to its possible new features.

iOS 17 Release Date

iOS 17 is set to preview at WWDC 2023 on June 5. Its developers betas will show first before it is widely available. During this period, iOS 17 beta will be tested by developers all around the world to reveal any modifies needed for it or not. It is free.

iOS 17 Compatible Devices

Along with iOS 17 launch, iPhone 15 series carrying this newest operation system version will be released. We have no idea about the exact devices compatible. One says that iOS 17 will drop support for those under iPhone 11. Another suggests that iOS 17 will run on devices support iOS 16. Mixed information. The answer might fixes on the formal launch in September.

iOS 17 Rumors

According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, iOS 17 will include some of the features that users have been wanting. What features do you want most? Leave it on the comment area to have a discuss with us.

However, iOS 17 will not have disruptive changes for Apple's initial target to make it an update focused on bug fixes and performance improvement. They put a lot of resources on xrOS operating system running on Mixed Reality Headset.

Control Center: It is rumored that Apple is planning to overhaul the Control Center on iOS 17. Since iOS 11, Control Center hasn't have notable updates.

More Dynamic Island Features: Dynamic Island was affordable for iPhone 14 Pro and once launched, cause a sensation. It is rumored that Dynamic Island will support all iPhone 15 models.

Active Widgets: Apple seems to be testing active widgets for the Home Screen and Today View on the iPhone but it is not confirmed. If real, the widgets will be more dynamic and interactive.

Support for Sideloading and Third-party App Stores: Europe legislation requires Apple to allow for sideloading in 2024. Apple may allow the customer to download apps outside of App Store. It's all necessary to comply with the EU's new Digital Markets Act. It will be only limited to European Union customers. But while other countries pass the similar legislation, the functionality could be expanded.

Support for AR/VR Headset: Apple's mixed reality headset will run on a independent operating system xrOS. But there might be some level of integration between the iPhone and the headset, connected by iOS 17 updates.

Dual App: To clone an app so that separate profile and exist independently. Some people might realize WLB with this feature, such as one WhatsApp account for work and one for personal use.

iMessage redesign: In order to support the AR/VR headset, it is rumored that Apple will update a new version of iMessage that allows AR features in chat room.

Call Recording: From privacy protection perspective, iPhone has no phone calls recording feature so far. It is a little convenient for those who have to record the conversations. Although there are ways to deal with it like recording with another device. But it of course will be better if iPhone has such a built-in feature.

Bottom Line

We look through iOS 17 briefly. You have an idea about its release date and some of its rumors such as compatible device and new features. On June 5 WWDC2023, all truth will be revealed. Any news leave a message on the below zone, we will join in your discussion.

Tomson Brown

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