Apple unveiled iOS 16 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2022. This operating system came packed with improvements, both visual and functional. However, it is true that it has not been the most stable version in recent years. Sometimes apps crash, sometimes the battery runs out extremely quickly, the iPhone gets very hot, etc. It’s clear that sometimes it doesn’t feel like the experience you’d expect from a company like Apple, although it is true that it has improved a lot with iOS 16.4.
In any case, I’m not writing this to talk about iOS 16, but about iOS 17. This will be the next version of iOS to be released by Apple, and the one that the new iPhone 15 will come with out of the box. Today I want to tell you everything I know about this new OS (codename Dawn). Let’s get to it!
As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be many visual changes. This version of iOS will focus more on stability and efficiency. In addition, as Mark Gurman had already anticipated, there are fewer resources dedicated to its development due to the launch of Apple’s virtual reality headset. However, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any new features in iOS 17.
As far as I’m concerned, Apple is planning some changes to the Music app. I can’t share anything very specific, just that it will have to do with navigation within the app. There will be changes to the Mail app to simplify it a bit, improvements to Reminders and Files. Apple also plans minor changes to Fitness, and Wallet (this may have to do with Apple Pay Later, but I can’t confirm anything). There will be major changes to the Home app and tweaks to the Find-My app.
There are a few interesting things about iOS 17. The first is a new app to support the AR/VR Headset. The concept will be similar to the Watch app, but with significantly more features. Apple could use this to promote this technology on the iPhone, but that’s just speculation.
On the other hand, there are several things in the iOS 17 code that could give us clues about the iPhone 15. From what my sources see, iOS 17 will work on 6 models (iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max) with Dynamic Island, which confirms that the four iPhone 15 models will abandon the notch.
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Another interesting tidbit is that according to the code, there will be two iPhone models that will support data transfer speeds similar to USB 3.2 technology, although there will be 4 models with USB-C port. This is bad news for those hoping to buy the iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus, as their transfer speeds will be similar to that of a Lightning port, although they will use a USB-C port.
From what my sources can see, it appears that the iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra will have improvements over the iPhone 15 Pro. It’s not just a bigger screen, but the image processing software will be more advanced (although I doubt Apple will make this public). On the other hand, it looks like the chip in this iPhone will have more freedom than the iPhone 15 Pro before the software limits it to avoid high temperatures, so I understand that the cooling system in the iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra will be better, although again, I rather doubt Apple will make this public.