iOS 17 to Focus on Stability and Efficiency; Code Reveals Details About iPhone 15 Series: Report

The new iOS 17 update is expected to release in the second half of 2023.

Highlights

  1. iOS 17 is unlikely to bring any visual changes.
  2. The upcoming iOS update could focus on stability.
  3. The code also reveals some details about the iPhone 15 series.

iOS 17 details have surfaced on the web. The next major version of iOS is expected to release in September or October of 2023. We are still many months away from the next iOS release. Meanwhile, the rumour mill has started churning out some key details about the upcoming iPhone software update. The iOS 16 successor update is expected to be announced at WWDC 2023. Apple might release the update a few days after the launch of the iPhone 15.

A HowToiSolve report, citing tipster LeaksApplePro, revealed some key details about iOS 17. The report suggests that iOS 17 will not bring a major design overhaul. Instead, Apple is said to focus on providing stability and efficiency. Let’s take a look at the upcoming iOS 17 update details surfaced so far.

iOS 17 Update Details Surface

The new iOS 17 update, which is expected to release in the second half of 2023, is said to focus more on providing stability rather than introducing any major design changes. The update is likely to look the same as iOS 16. Apple’s focus on stability and reliability is fair as iOS 16 has been quite buggy. Apple made some major design changes in iOS 16, with the lock screen being the biggest highlight. The upcoming generation of iOS will focus on stability and reliability, according to the tipster. 

The report also claims that Apple will focus on providing support for its Reality Pro AR/ VR headset. Apple will launch a new, dedicated app for the headset in iOS 17, according to the report. This would not be a first as Apple has released a dedicated Watch app for the Apple Watch. The headset app is said to offer significantly more features.

In addition to the above details, the Home and Music apps are also said to get some new features. The Music app will get some tweaks with respect to navigation. Apple is also said to improve some of its other apps, such as Find My, Files, Mail and Reminders.

The source further claims that iOS 17 will have support for six devices running Dynamic Island. There are rumours of the next generation of iPhones, dubbed the iPhone 15 series, to offer support for the Dynamic Island. Apple will have the wide cutout at the top centre for all four iPhone 15 models launching later this year. Currently, the feature is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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The iOS 17 code also suggests that two upcoming iPhone models will support data transfer speeds similar to USB 3.2 tech. The other two models will have slower read and write speeds. The report corroborated past leaks, which suggested that all four iPhone 15 models will come with a USB Type-C port. Apple, in the past, confirmed that it will have to comply with the EU rule to offer devices with a USB Type-C port as standard. This does suggest that the upcoming iPhones will have a USB Type-C port. 

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Lastly, the top-end iPhone 15 Pro Max/ iPhone 15 Ultra is said to offer more advanced image processing software and a better cooling system under the hood.