iOS 16 continues to receive updates that even bring new functionality, but it’s clear that in the fall it will be replaced by Apple’s next mobile operating system. We now also have the first details about the company’s ambitions with iOS 17, which could once again be a tweaked version that will come with few new capabilities, but could improve the company’s efforts to ensure performance and stability on all compatible devices.
iOS 17 will offer minor changes, but will add integration with a new Apple device
According to LeaksApplePro, a well-known leaker who published an article on howtoisolve.com, iOS 17 will not bring major interface changes to Apple phones. The new version, codenamed Dawn, will change a few things in the Music app, the Mail app will be simplified, and Reminders and Files will be improved. Even the Fitness and Wallet apps will get small changes, but nothing major.
The ones that will be most affected by the changes are Home, the smart home device control app, and Find-My, which will be significantly improved.
The biggest new feature in iOS 17, however, is expected to be integration with the company’s new virtual reality device. It will get its own app in the phone’s menu, similar to the Watch app, which lets you connect and set up an Apple Watch. It looks like the VR app will be a bit more developed, being able to offer more detailed setup for the new device directly from the phone.
iPhone 15 series info confirmed again
According to the article, iOS 17 will implement Dynamic Island across the entire iPhone 15 range, so 6 models in total, with all the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. On the other hand, although all the new iPhone 15 models will use USB-C, only two will allow transfer speeds to the USB 3.2 standard, confirming the company’s plans to limit transfer speeds on non-Pro variants.
Other details in the article talk about the iPhone 15 Ultra, which will be significantly better equipped than the Pro model. In addition to the larger screen, the higher-end phone will offer improved image processing and superior cooling for sustained performance over longer durations. However, the author of the article says Apple may not reveal these details publicly.
Of course, we’re talking about unconfirmed information, but the author of the article has published information in the past that was later officially confirmed. We’ll still mark this entire article under “rumors” until we get verifiable information. The first official details about iOS 17 are expected in June at WWDC, where Apple will announce new software releases for all device categories in its portfolio.