2023 is here and so are the talks about the new software update. IOS 17 is already getting hyped up and users worldwide are waiting for its official announcements, especially what features will it have. There are many predictions and rumors going around regarding iOS 17 supported devices, features & release date. If you are also looking for a piece of it then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will be talking about iOS 17 and everything you need to know about it.
IOS 17 release date:
Every year in June Apple holds the WWDC event to announce the new version of iOS for compatible iOS devices, along with its features and other releases. And this year is no different. We can expect that Apple will announce iOS 17 during the WWDC event and also give us a glimpse of its features.
Usually, after the announcement Apple waits till September to release it to the public with the new iPhone series. So, according to the previous releases, we can assume that iOS 17 will release in mid of September along with 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:
Sadly, iOS 17 is said to be a minor update. Mark Gurman has predicted that there are no major features or changes that can be expected from iOS 17. As compared to previous updates iOS 17 is going to be a minor one with minimal features and improvements. There are some rumors going around about iOS 17 features, let us take a look at some of them.
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.
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.
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.
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)
There are some of rumors and predictions going around for the iOS 17 update. Let us know your thoughts about it. Also, let us know what features are you expecting with iOS 17 update in the comment section down below.
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