iOS 17 details leak, don’t expect a lot of visual changes, just a focus on stability and efficiency
Apple has just released iOS 16.3, the latest version of iOS 16, which itself was introduced in June last year and released in the fall with the iPhone 14 family. This year, iOS 17 will be released with the series iPhone 15, probably in September, and today a new report is already talking about it.
According to this source, who has been reliable on occasion in the past when it comes to Apple-related things, iOS 17 won’t introduce huge visual overhauls. In fact, you should pretty much expect it to be identical to iOS 16. Instead, the focus with the next version will be on increasing stability and efficiency, and on support for Apple’s Reality Pro AR/VR headset.
To that end, iOS 17 will feature a new dedicated headset app. It will allegedly be similar in concept to the Watch app, but with “a lot more functionality”. The Home app appears to be on the verge of an overhaul, with “major changes” on the way, as well as more minor “tweaks” to Find My.
Additionally, the Music app would see some navigation-related changes. The Mail app will be simplified “a bit”, and reminders and files will be improved, although we don’t know how. Apparently, you should also expect minor changes to the Fitness and Wallet apps, the latter of which can be connected to Apple Pay Later.
It looks like iOS 17 is designed to run on six devices with Dynamic Island, two of which are the already available iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. So it looks like the next four iPhone 15 models will feature the Dynamic Island, eventually ditching the notch.
According to other parts of the iOS 17 code, the next four iPhones will have a USB-C port, but only two will support USB 3.2 speeds, presumably the Pro and Pro Max. Non-Pro handsets will be stuck with speeds similar to what they currently get through Lightning.
Finally, the iPhone 15 Pro Max would come with “more advanced” image processing software compared to the iPhone 15 Pro, and a better cooling system (which is probably made possible, at least in part, by the fact that the phone is physically bigger).
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