For the past few months, we assumed that the next iOS release would be low on features and high on performance improvements and bug fixes. But a new report says that may not be the case — in fact, iOS 17 may be the most exciting release in years.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, in the latest edition of its Power On newsletter, Apple has deviated from its initial strategy for iOS 17, which was originally “focused more on fixing bugs and improving performance than adding new features.” “. Now, he reports, Apple is all in with new features and iOS 17 is “expected to offer several ‘nice to have’ features” when it arrives this fall.
While he doesn’t reveal what those features might be, he claims they are among the “most requested features” by iPhone users. It’s not hard to make a list of features we’ve wanted for years — multiple users, custom icons, multiple timers, multitasking, separate volume controls for media and songs, etc. — but Gurman says the features have been around since iOS 17. will be smaller. “lacks a tentpole improvement like last year’s revamped lock screen.”
But it’s still an intriguing idea and makes waiting for iOS 17 much more difficult. While Apple hasn’t officially announced the dates yet, it will be showing off the next version of iOS at its WWDC keynote in June ahead of its full release this fall. Gurman doesn’t mention whether iPadOS 17 and macOS 14, which also debut at WWDC, will have the same strategy.
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