Apple’s iOS 17 may include some crowd-pleasing features
Apple wasn’t planning to release major updates with iOS 17, the next operating system for the iPhone, expected later this year. But according to a new report, the plan has changed.
Per Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman(Opens in a new tab), iOS 17 is expected “to check off several of users’ most requested features.” Following the release of iOS 16 — which came with flashy updates like editing or undo sending messages, a new lock screen with live updates, and batch photo editing — iOS 17 was initially intended to fine tune existing features and fix bugs, avoiding a replay of iOS’s messy release.
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But now, that strategy has changed, Gurman continued. Apple is reportedly including several “nice to have” features that will meet popular demand. Of course, the features included in iOS 17 (codenamed “Dawn”) remain to be seen. But Apple fans aren’t shy about what they want to see.
Frequently requested features include volume control for alarms and FaceTime, the ability to set multiple timers, and sideloading apps outside of the App Store. Since Apple recently released a Voice Isolation for regular calls, we might expect further updates and new features related to call quality. And ChatGPT’s popularity as an AI assistant has everyone is wondering whether Siri will get a much-needed update.
iOS 17 is expected to be announced at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June (WWDC). Until then, keep manifesting your iOS 17 wishlist.