Apple is known for its consistent upgrades and annual releases, be it iPhones, iOS upgrades, or even iPads. If you are excited about the upcoming iOS 17, which will more than likely come in the second or third quarter of 2023, we have all the news organized for you.
However, hold your horses because iOS 17 has a long way to go. With Apple currently beta testing iOS 16.3, we do have to wait for some for the next big update.
But, while you are waiting, let us walk you through all the little details about iOS 17 we have so far.
When is iOS 17 Released?
Apple announces one major software update each year and it typically happens at the WWDC event that the tech brand hosts at their headquarters.
With iOS 16 being announced in 2022 in the same way at the event, we can very well expect that Apple will announce iOS 17 in 2023 around the same time as last year.
So, if we had to make guesses, we’d suggest you aim for June 2023 as the next potential release date for the iOS 17 update. Once Apple makes the official announcement, chances are that beta versions of iOS 17 will be available in the following weeks.
Which iOS devices will be compatible with iOS 17?
In most cases, Apple provides software updates to iPhones for up to 5 years. So, if we follow those terms, all the compatible devices for iOS 17 will include:
- iPhone 15 series
- iPhone 14 series
- iPhone SE 2022 (3rd generation)
- iPhone 13 series
- iPhone 12 series
- iPhone SE 2020 (2nd generation)
- iPhone 11 series
- iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max
So, if you own an iPhone that’s older than the iPhone XR series, chances are that you won’t be able to download and install the upcoming iOS 17 update.
What are some New Expected Features with iOS 17?
With the compatibility list out of the way, let us glance through the list of potential and rumored features that will be available with iOS 17. Some of the most important ones include:
- Call recording
- Added lock screen widgets
- Interactive widgets
- Split screen
- Dual apps
- Third-party app store
- Improved notifications, etc.
Remember that Apple hasn’t released any official information about the iOS 17 and the allied features, which means that we have to take all the available news with a grain of salt.