The Clock is Ticking: When and What to Expect from iOS 17
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June was the stage for the grand unveiling of iOS 17, the latest iteration of its mobile operating system. The tech giant followed this up with a public beta release in July. Now, after the much-anticipated iPhone 15 event, Apple has officially announced that iOS 17 is set to launch today, September 18. But what time can you expect this update to hit your device? Let’s delve into the details.
Apple has a penchant for consistency when it comes to the timing of its iOS releases. Historically, the company has rolled out major updates at 10 am Pacific Time (PT), with only one exception in the last six years. This year, the iOS 17 update is expected to follow suit. While Apple has not explicitly confirmed the launch time, the pattern suggests that the update will likely be available at 10 am PT.
iOS 17 is not just another update; it’s a comprehensive overhaul that brings a myriad of new features and improvements. Among these are a new StandBy smart display mode, enhanced Messages functionalities, Live Voicemail, Contact Posters, and a slew of new health features. Additionally, if you’re an AirPods Pro 2 user, you’re in for some significant upgrades.
For those who are tech-savvy and couldn’t wait to get their hands on the new features, Apple offered the ability to sign up and install iOS betas directly from iPhone settings on iOS 16.4 and later. However, if you’re the cautious type who prefers to wait for the polished, public release, your patience is about to pay off. The official public release of iOS 17 is just around the corner.