September 19, 2023 in iOS ‐ 1 min read
iOS 17 is now available for download, alongside major updates to watchOS and tvOS.
After launching at WWDC in June, the general public are now able to download iOS 17 and watchOS 10.
iOS 17 makes iPhone even more personal and intuitive with major updates to communication apps; StandBy, a new way to experience iPhone when it is charging; easier sharing with AirDrop; and more intelligent input that improves the speed and accuracy of typing. iOS 17 is available today as a free software update.
iOS and iPadOS take a bit of a secondary role in 2023, happily conceding the spotlight to a new software platform that hasn’t launched yet, but which developers around the world are already testing in person.
Unfortunately, iOS 17 requires the A12 Bionic chip or later. This means that iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X won’t get the update.
As always, there’s a great collection of indie apps being featured by Apple for supporting various iOS 17 features out of the gate.