The iPhone’s next major update, iOS 17, could be as minor an update as Apple originally hoped.
Apple has been working on AR/VR headsets and the accompanying operating system xrOS for several years. With the headset’s launch scheduled for his 2023, Apple engineers haven’t put much effort into other operating systems, including his upcoming iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates. bloombergof Mark Garman.
In the latest Power On newsletter, Gurman said that with Apple’s focus on “xrOS” for its upcoming headsets, iOS 17 (internally codenamed Dawn) will have “less major changes than originally planned. ” said it was possible. Gurman says a similar approach is being taken with his macOS 14, codenamed Sunburst.
iOS 14, announced in 2020, and iOS 16, announced last June, are two significant updates that bring redesigned widgets to your iPhone home screen, app library, and new stock apps like Maps and Safari. Brought in features, redesigned lock screen and more. iOS 17 will be announced at WWDC in June, along with iPadOS 17, macOS 14 and watchOS 10.