iOS 17 Supported Devices, Features, & Release Date


The arrival of 2023 has brought with it the anticipation and discussions surrounding the upcoming software update: iOS 17. Users worldwide eagerly await the official announcements, curious about the features it will bring. Predictions and rumors regarding iOS 17-supported devices, features, and release date are circulating. If you too are seeking information on this topic, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will delve into iOS 17 and provide you with everything you need to know about it.

IOS 17 release date:

Every year in June, Apple hosts the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) event where they unveil the latest version of iOS for compatible iOS devices, along with other exciting announcements. This year follows the same pattern, and it is highly anticipated that Apple will announce iOS 17 during the WWDC event, providing us with a sneak peek into its features.

Typically, Apple waits until September to release the new iOS version to the public, coinciding with the launch of the new iPhone series. Based on past releases, it is reasonable to expect that iOS 17 will be released in mid-September, along with the iPhone 15 series.

Note: Kindly note that this is just a prediction based on the previous releases. Apple has not yet released any official statement regarding iOS 17 update.

IOS 17 features:

Unfortunately, according to predictions by Mark Gurman, iOS 17 is expected to be a minor update with no significant features or changes. In comparison to previous updates, iOS 17 is anticipated to offer only minimal features and improvements. While rumors are circulating about potential features in iOS 17, let’s explore some of them.

Call recording

For many years, users have asked for the iPhone to feature call recording. And considering the demand for this feature, Apple may be planning to add this new feature in iOS 17. Yes, it is possible with some third party apps to record the calls, but it would be pretty great if we got in in built feature with iOS 17.

Lock Screen widgets

Customizing the Lock Screen was a big element of the iOS 16 upgrade. Users may now add two large widgets or up to four mini widgets to the Lock Screen. Apple has plenty of room on the Lock Screen that they might use more effectively. We also anticipate Apple will permit people to install more widgets on the lock screen. It is also said that Apple might release interactive widgets on the lock screen as well.

Split Screen

You may run two different applications concurrently thanks to the split screen capability. Split View is already a part of this functionality on the iPad and Mac, but it hasn’t arrived on the iPhone yet. With iOS 17 it is said that a split screen is going to be a thing that will allow users to multitask.

Dual Apps

With this feature, you can use 2 accounts on one device. if you have 2 WhatsApp numbers you may use them on your iPhone device simultaneously, all thanks to iOS 17 feature.

Redesigned iMessage

Apple will redesign iMessage with iOS 17, claims a leaker on Twitter. The updated app will include a better iMessage Home Screen, new augmented reality chat capabilities (likely created for Apple’s future augmented reality headset), chat rooms, stickers, and more. According to the speculations, this version will significantly redesign iMessage’s interface.

IOS 17 supported devices:

Usually, Apple drops the support of the latest update when the iPhone model gets 5 to 6 years old. When iOS 16 was released iPhone 6 series was dropped from the update. The same thing will happen this time as well.  iPhone 8 series and iPhone X are rumored to be dropped out of the new iOS 17 software update as they were released back in 2017.

Here is the list of all the iPhone models that are going to receive iOS 17 update:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)


the upcoming iOS 17 software update has generated excitement and speculation among users worldwide. While no official announcements have been made by Apple yet, predictions and rumors suggest some potential features for iOS 17.

The release of iOS 17 is expected to follow Apple’s usual pattern, with an announcement during the WWDC event in June and a public release in mid-September, coinciding with the launch of the new iPhone series.

Although iOS 17 is predicted to be a minor update with minimal changes compared to previous versions, there are some anticipated features that users are looking forward to. These include call recording, lock screen widgets, split screen multitasking, dual apps functionality, and a redesigned iMessage with new features and a refreshed interface.

Regarding device compatibility, it is expected that older models such as the iPhone 8 series and iPhone X will not receive the iOS 17 update, as Apple typically drops support for devices that are around 5 to 6 years old. The supported devices for iOS 17 are likely to include the newer iPhone models from iPhone 11 onwards, as well as the iPhone SE (2nd generation) and potentially the upcoming iPhone 14 series.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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By Govind
Being in love with the tech world, Govind joined the technology world in 2015 and started writing about tech stuff (mobile, PC, games, other gadgets). He loves playing games, travelling, photography and sharing the latest news & updates about every Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.).
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