Apple's next major software update for iPhone users, iOS 17, is set to be released in just a few months. As with every major software update, it is expected to be packed with new exciting features and some big changes.
iOS 17 Rumored to Cut Support for Some Legacy Models
There are different rumors about which devices will support iOS 17. According to that iOS 17 will drop support for devices such as the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, as well as the 5th generation iPad and the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch 1st generation iPad Pros, All these devices are powered by an A11 Bionic chip or older and may not get iOS 17 software update. However, some sources claim that all those devices that support iOS 16 will also support iOS 17.
Similarly last year Apple’s iOS 16 update cut support for some devices like iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, original iPhone SE, final iPod touch, second-generation iPad Air, and fourth-generation iPad mini.
What to Expect from iOS 17 Update
As we approach WWDC in June, more leaks and rumors are likely to surface, shedding additional light on what we can expect from iOS 17. However, in general, Apple tends to keep a lot of things under wraps until WWDC itself.
That being said, there are several rumored features that iPhone users are expecting to see in iOS 17. One such feature is improved multitasking capabilities, which would allow users to work on two apps at once. Another is an always-on display, which would display key information on the lock screen without requiring the user to wake up the phone. Additionally, there are rumors of a revamped Control Center, an updated Siri interface, and improved battery life. Yet there are still a lot of features to be uncovered.
When Will Apple Announce iOS 17?
Apple is expected to announce iOS 17 at WWDC in June. This is Apple's annual developer conference, where it unveils the newest versions of its operating systems for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. The company has officially announced that WWDC 2023 will kick off on June 5 with a special keynote address focused on its newest announcements.
Once Apple announces iOS 17 at WWDC in June, it is expected to immediately release a beta version of the update to developers. In July, a public beta that all iPhone users can try out is likely to be released. Then, Apple is expected to release iOS 17 to everyone sometime in September, likely alongside the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro lineups.