The Apple iOS 17 software update may contain some features requested by users According to reports by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. There was a belief that Apple would avoid major changes when it came to the release of iOS 17 to focus on bugs and improvements. The plans appear to have been altered, as Gurman states the fact that iOS 17 is expected to be packed with a number of “nice to have” features.
Gurman states that the intention in the release of iOS 17, codenamed Dawn will be to incorporate some of the most-requested features. But, it’s unclear what these features will be.
Gurman wrote in a tweet:When Apple set out to develop iOS 17, the initial thinking was to call it a tuneup release — one focused more on fixing bugs and improving performance than adding new features (not unlike the approach the company took with Snow Leopard on Mac OS X back in 2009). The hope was to avoid the problems of iOS 16, an ambitious update that suffered from missed deadlines and a buggy start. But later in the development process, the strategy changed. The iOS 17 release is now expected to boast several “nice to have” features, even if it lacks a tentpole improvement like last year’s revamped lock screen. The goal of the software, codenamed “Dawn,” is to check off several of users’ most requested features…
There is a possibility that Apple might allow sideloading applications with iOS 17. This means users won’t have to rely on the App Store to download apps. A Bloomberg report in December of last year disclosed that Apple was in the process of allowing alternative stores for apps to be installed on iPhones and iPads to be in line with European Union requirements coming in 2024.
Like Apple’s previous update to its software iOS 17 will likely be unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. It will be revealed alongside various other OS versions, including watchOS 10 and televisionOS 17 as well as macOS 14.
Apple is expected to also unveil its long-awaited mixed-reality headset at WWDC. Gurman claims that Apple internally showed this headset to Apple executives at the Steve Jobs Theater last week and suggests an official unveiling of the headset may be in the near future. The device is likely to be akin to a pair of ski goggles, as per an article from The Information. It will have multiple cameras so that it can monitor your movements in real-time and monitor what’s going on around you.