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Apple’s iOS 17 Update: What to Expect and What’s Coming Later in 2023


Apple is gearing up to launch its highly anticipated iOS 17 update on September 18 for iPhone models XS and newer. However, not all announced features will be available right away. Some key components, such as the Journal app, will be delayed and introduced in later versions like iOS 17.1 or 17.2.

The Journal app, a standout feature, is designed to provide iPhone users with a comprehensive platform to capture daily experiences and memories. It allows for more than just text entries, enabling the inclusion of photos, music, and audio recordings, with tailored suggestions based on the user’s recent activities.

For music enthusiasts, Apple Music is set to become more interactive with the Collaborative Playlists feature, although it won’t be included in the initial release. This feature allows multiple users to collaboratively manage playlists, making the music-sharing experience more social.

Another significant enhancement comes to AirDrop, expected later in 2023. It will allow content transfer over the internet, even if devices go out of physical AirDrop range, as long as both sender and recipient are logged into iCloud.

Furthermore, iOS 17 promises various exciting features in 2023, including message reactions with stickers, a catch-up arrow for group conversations, a ‘Favourite Songs’ playlist in the Music app, intelligent form detection for PDFs, and an ‘Audio Focus’ feature in Apple Fitness+.

In terms of convenience, Apple is making sign-in easier with proximity sign-in using a trusted iPhone or iPad when setting up a new Apple device. These updates showcase Apple’s commitment to enhancing the user experience and making their devices even more versatile and user-friendly.