We’ll get our first look at iOS 17, the latest iPhone update, in about two months. As usual, it will bring a lot of changes and improvements. There are rumors that it won’t have a big reason to upgrade, like the Lock Screen or App Library in iOS 16. But iOS 17 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting iPhone updates in years, even without a big new feature. This is why.
When iOS 16 came out in the fall of 2016, it stopped working with the original SE, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. After a report said that Apple would stop making the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X this year, it now looks like that won’t happen, giving those 2017 iPhones another year to live.
‘Most Requested Features
We don’t know much about iOS 17 yet, and we probably won’t until the keynote, but what we do know is exciting. Mark Gurman said in a report from last month that Apple would add some of the “most-requested features” to iOS 17. Recent rumors include that Control Center will get “major” changes, which would be one of our most-requested features.
There was a time when Apple would regularly release “maintenance” versions of Mac OS X that didn’t add new features but instead focused on improving performance and stability.
It’s not exciting, but it’s needed to keep everything moving as quickly and smoothly as it should. We haven’t had one of those in a while, and we’ve never had one with iOS, but it would make a big difference in how fast our older iPhones feel.
Dynamic Island 2.0
Last year, Apple put out the iPhone 14 Pro, which had a feature called “Dynamic Island.” According to rumors, all of the iPhone 15 models will have this feature.
This means that Apple wants it to be the next big interface feature, and iOS 17 will probably take it to the next level. There are a lot of things that could be done with it, and we can’t wait to see what Apple has in mind for it.
Next-Gen Car Play
Apple showed us a sneak peek of the next version of CarPlay at WWDC 2022. It has a beautiful interface that will let you control a lot more than just your car’s entertainment system.
But we didn’t get much more than a few cool screenshots and a promise that vehicles would be revealed in 2023. We hope to learn a lot more about it during the WWDC demo’s iOS 17 section.