In its usual calendar, Apple sets its appointment with developers in the second quarter of the year and in a series of conferences it details in more detail the news that will arrive in the coming months to the operating system and native applications of its devices.
In this way, developers have room to work on their respective projects for the next generation of iPhone, iPad or Macbooks, which is usually presented around the second half of the year.
However, it is inevitable that given the expectation generated by this appointment, there will be leaks with the news that will be presented during those days. The last refers to the new functions and features coming to iOS 17.
The leak has been made through Twitter from the user’s profile @analyst941who claims to have access to the data sheet Specifications of the next iPhone operating system.
What phones will be compatible with iOS 17?
One of the first things that the alleged leaker highlights refers to Apple’s roadmap for the mobiles and devices that would receive iOS.
According to the leak, iOS 17 will be available for all devices that are already compatible with iOS 16. This implies that phones with a long history in the market, such as the iPhone 8 and iPhone SE of 2nd and 3rd generation, would get their update to iOS 17.
Apparently, it has not yet been decided if these changes will be related to the iPadOS 17 updatewith which it usually shares 95% of the system’s core and only adapts the scaling functions and behavior of the interface to adapt to the larger screen size of iPads.
If these upgrade plans are fulfilled and extended to iPads, models that mount the A9 Bionic or A10 Fusion processors would also receive the new update to iPadOS 17 affecting models such as the 3rd generation iPad Air and the latest iPads that have been introduced.
What’s new in iOS 17
One of the most rumored improvements, and that is not only mentioned in this latest leak, is the supposed iOS 17 improvement in terms of performance, efficiency and stabilitywhich would refine the operation of the system a little more on iPhones so that it consumes less resources on older mobiles and stretches the battery life on the most recent ones.
iOS 17 could also bring improvements and new features to Dynamic Island. As the leak points out, Apple’s marketing team would have pressured the software design team to make the hole in the screen left by the front camera of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max more attractive and useful.
According to rumors, the next iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus They could also inherit that Dynamic Island, something that would make sense at the insistence of the brand’s marketing department.
It is more than likely that the Control center also undergo some changes. Although in this case no explicit reference is made to this section, although important changes in the user interface and customization are mentioned.
In this same vein, an improvement is pointed out in the configuration options of the Accessibilitywith some improvements that would make the use of the iPhone more friendly for children and the elderly.
Perhaps, the improvement in the capacity for the management of artificial intelligence of the latest Apple processors has left the necessary cushion to drive improvements in the Spotlight searcheswhich would help the user to manage their files and solve searches in a simple and more efficient way.
Undoubtedly, one of the characteristics that generates the most curiosity is the one that refers to the active widgetswhich could bring truly interactive widgets to iOS in the style of some of those that can be used in Android, in which buttons or sliders are integrated to directly control certain system or app functions, beyond the control of reproduction currently offered.
Always On Display, which is currently only found on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, would also receive some performance improvements. The modes of concentrationwhich allow you to create specific operating rules to avoid interruptions or limit the use of certain functions, would also receive some improvements.
According to the latest leak, the camera interface would also receive some modification, although at this point there are discrepancies and there are many users who believe that this change would not have a retroactive effect for the rest of the iPhone, but would be exclusive to the new batch of iPhones. fifteen.
When will iOS 17 arrive?
This is an answer that only Apple knows about, but using the launch history, it is expected that iOS 17 goes public during WWDC 2023 conferenceswhen most of its main functions see the light on stage.
One month after this official presentation of the new functions, the operating system will begin its Deployment in public beta test phase focused on developers who can use it to test their projects and find possible failures in their operation.
iOS 17 in its final version It would be launched in the fall along with the iPhone 15, kicking off the general rollout that would see all iPhones and compatible devices receive the new operating system.