Apple is gearing up to release the highly anticipated iOS 17 update, which is expected to be announced at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2023, according to leaks and reports. Twitter user941 (@analyst941), known for their accurate leaks in the past, has shared some details about what could be included in the iOS 17 update.
One of the key highlights of iOS 17, as per the leak, is that it will be supported on all iPhone models that currently support iOS 16, including the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, which are powered by the Apple A11 Bionic chipset. This suggests that Apple is committed to providing long-term support for older devices with the new OS, with a focus on improving performance, efficiency, and stability.
Other expected features of iOS 17, as suggested by the leak, include an improved always-on display, Focus Mode filters, Notification changes, and additional options in the Settings app, such as a Custom Accessibility setting for personalized UI and layout controls for older individuals or younger children. There may also be testing of active, dynamic widgets with one-tap buttons and sliders, though this is not confirmed.
The Wallet app is expected to see more Car implementations and CarKey improvements, and the Health app could undergo UI changes, particularly with the ‘Favorites’ feature. The Search/Spotlight feature on iOS 17 devices is also expected to be significantly improved. Additionally, the leak mentions that there will be a large number of ARKit APIs/frameworks, indicating a strong focus on augmented reality in the new OS.
Contrary to recent reports, the leak suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro models, including the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, may still feature capacitive/haptic volume, ‘action’, and power buttons, deviating from the earlier rumors of a possible change in button design.
As with any leak, it’s important to take this information with a grain of salt until officially confirmed by Apple. Nonetheless, these details provide an exciting glimpse into what iOS 17 may have in store for Apple users.