iOS 17 update: Since Apple launched its next big update for iPhone called iOS 17 at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023 on June 5, it has been rigorously testing its features, performance, bugs, and issues. Over the past few months, the Cupertino-based tech giant has released as many as 8 beta updates to developers and public testers. And now, iOS 17 will be available for iPhone users starting today, September 18. Apple announced the date alongside the launch of its new iPhones at its Wonderlust event on September 12.
Therefore, with the imminent release of iOS 17, check out its great features. Also find out if your iPhone is eligible for this big update.
iOS 17: will your iPhone have it?
During its Wonderlust event, Apple dropped several of its iPhones. After unveiling the iPhone 15 series, Apple announced that the iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 13 Mini, and iPhone 12 will be discontinued. However, all these models are confirmed to receive the iOS 17 update.
I do not know which
mobile to buy?
Here is the list of iPhones that will receive iOS 17: iPhone 15 series, iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone SE 2020., iPhone SE 2022.
These iPhones will be missing: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
iOS 17 version: main new features
1. Contact posters – With iOS 17, users can customize how they look on other iPhone users’ screens. Incoming calls can be edited with Memoji, typography, font colors and photo edits. Apple says Contact Posters are “a new way for users to express themselves.” Contact posters will also be available in third-party calling apps like WhatsApp, Google Meet, Skype, etc.
2. Messages – Messaging gets fun with iOS 17 as Apple brings Live Stickers created from Live Photos to a new sticker library in Messages! Additionally, these stickers can be used in other areas of the system where markup is available. Other features include a quick gesture to reply to a specific message, the ability to share your location directly in chat, and the ability to skip to the last message you read.
3. Newspaper App – The new Journal app makes it easy for users to write down their thoughts, ideas, and experiences in a digital journal. It provides a convenient way to keep track of important moments and memories. You can also add photos, map locations, and music links to journal entries.
4. Live Voicemail – The new Live Voicemail feature on iOS17 shows a live transcription of incoming calls for better filtering when people are speaking. With this feature, you can let your iPhone direct any call to voicemail, but instead of rejecting it, you can first get a live transcription of what the person is saying.