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Apple Launches iOS 17: Eligible Devices, Try Features, Release Date, And More

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Apple rolled out iOS 17 for iPhones on September 18, 2023. The new software update was unveiled during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2023. iOS 17 brings new features for more expressive communication, simplified sharing, and a new full-screen experience for your iPhone. Continue reading to learn more about the features.

 

Some Of The Top Features Of iOS 17

Phone, FaceTime, And Messages

iOS 17 upgrades the communications experience across these apps. It introduces new features such as the ability to share your screen during a FaceTime call, new Memoji customization options, and more.

AirDrop

Sharing is even easier with AirDrop in iOS 17. You can now share content with people nearby, even if they don’t have an Apple device.

Intelligent Text Input

The operating system provides more intelligent input that improves the speed and accuracy of typing. It includes a new QuickPath keyboard that lets you swipe to type and a new context-sensitive predictive text feature.

Journal

iOS 17 introduces a new app called Journal, which makes it easy for people to practice gratitude. You can create entries with text, photos, and videos; the app will remind you to write in it daily.

StandBy

StandBy is a new way to view glanceable information when your iPhone is set down and charging. It displays a clock, weather, and other information in full-screen mode.

Maps

With iOS 17, you’ll be able to download a map for a specific area, access turn-by-turn navigation, see estimated times of arrival, and more.

 

Compatibility

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iOS 17 is compatible with iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone SE (2nd generation or later), and iPhones released after that. The new iOS supports iPhones with the A12 Bionic chip or a newer version. This means that the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, all of which were released in 2017, will not be eligible for the update this year.

iOS 17 brings several new features and improvements to iPhone users. It upgrades the communications experience across Phones, FaceTime, and Messages, makes sharing even easier with AirDrop, and provides more intelligent input that improves the speed and accuracy of typing. It also introduces new experiences with Journal and StandBy. Do you find the new features appealing? Are you willing to use the features? Do let us know about your thoughts on the updates. We are eagerly waiting for your response. Stay tuned for further updates.

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