Apple’s iOS 17 may have fewer major changes than originally anticipated – TechCrunch
Apple may skip some major changes with the release of iOS 17, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The report says Apple will spend most of 2023 focusing on its mixed reality headset, which has been in development for several years and could arrive this year.
As Apple’s main focus is on the mixed-reality headset operating system, the tech giant is reportedly reducing some new features in iOS 17. The next software update, currently named Dawn, may have fewer major changes than originally. planned. The report says this will also be the case for iPadOS 17 and macOS 14.
iOS 16 introduced many important features, but the software update also encountered stability issues. As a result, Apple may want to focus on improving the stability of its software, instead of introducing additional major changes while prioritizing the operating system for its upcoming mixed reality headset.
While we may not see major changes with iOS 17, the report says the new iPhone’s hardware could still be impressive. The sizes of the upcoming devices would be identical to those of the iPhone 14 line, but Dynamic Island will probably be available on all four models. Additionally, the phone is said to be moving to USB-C and faster processors.
As for the mixed reality headset, Apple plans to announce the new device at its worldwide developer conference this year in June. The report says the device could be called Reality Pro and the operating system could be called xrOS. Some developers have already started working on apps for the new Apple platform.
As for the rest of Apple’s roadmap for 2023, Gurman writes that we shouldn’t expect many surprises beyond the company’s mixed reality headset.