iOS 17 Release Date Announced: Here’s When You Can Expect It!

Apple unveiled its most recent version of iOS, iOS 17, in June during the WWDC 2023 event. Following several rounds of beta updates, Apple has now confirmed the official release date for the stable update of iOS 17 during its ‘Wonderlust‘ iPhone 15 launch event. Here are the details.

When to Expect iOS 17: Release Date and Availability

Apple has announced that iOS 17 will be accessible as a free update for compatible iPhones starting on September 18. It’s worth noting that the list of eligible devices includes:

  • iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • 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 2

iOS 17 introduces a wide range of exciting features. Some highlights include new iMessage features such as an expandable menu for a cleaner appearance, the Check In feature for sharing your location, audio message transcriptions, search filters, and more. A notable addition is NameDrop, an extension of AirDrop that allows you to share contact information by bringing two iPhones close together.

iOS 17 Contact Posters

The Phone app introduces Contact Posters, which are personalized cards for different contacts when they call you. iOS 17 also introduces the StandBy feature, which transforms the displays of iPhone 14 Pro and 15 Pro models into smart displays, showing “glanceable” information when the Always-on-Display (AOD) mode is enabled in standby.

Other updates include enhancements to the Camera app, the introduction of the new Journal app, offline maps in the Apple Maps app, and much more. For a comprehensive overview of the best iOS 17 features, you can refer to the iOS 17 features list. With the release date on the horizon, it won’t be long before you can experience these iOS 17 features firsthand. If you own an iPhone eligible for the iOS 17 update, we’d love to hear your thoughts, so please share them in the comments below.

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