iOS 17 release date: Expectations and updates - 9to5Mac
Apple is set to release iOS 17 today, with the expected launch time being 10 am PT. The update includes various new features and improvements.
Apple has officially released the highly anticipated iOS 17, following the iPhone 15 event. The release date is set for today, September 18. Now, the question on everyone's mind is what time will it be available? Let's dive into what we can expect.
Update 9/18: During the iPhone 15 event, Apple confirmed that iOS 17 will indeed be landing today. However, they did not disclose the exact launch time.
Fortunately, Apple has a consistent track record of releasing their annual iOS updates at the same time each year - 10 am PT. While there is a possibility that they may surprise us with a different release time, many developers have already made their iOS 17 compatible app updates available on the App Store this morning in preparation for the launch. To learn more about the historical release times of iOS updates, keep reading.
At the WWDC keynote, Apple unveiled the latest version of iOS and promptly released the first developer beta shortly thereafter. iOS 17 brings a slew of exciting upgrades and changes for iPhone users. Some notable features include the new StandBy smart display mode, enhanced Messages features, Live Voicemail, Contact Posters, new health features, significant upgrades for AirPods Pro 2, and much more.
Traditionally, Apple has consistently launched major updates at 10 am PT, with only one exception in the past six years. While there is always a chance that Apple may deviate from their usual schedule, it is highly likely that iOS 17 will be released at 10 am PT today.
With the introduction of the ability to sign up and install iOS betas directly within iPhone Settings on iOS 16.4 and later versions, it has become easier than ever to test out the new operating system. However, if you prefer to wait for the official public release, it is just around the corner.
We're curious to know whether you decided to run the beta version or if you patiently waited for the polished, public release. Share your experience in the comments below!
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