iOS 17 is the latest operating system that technology company, Apple would be unveiling today at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC )2023.
Meanwhile, in this report, you will see iPhone brands that are compatible with the new operating system. Also, you will find hardware that Apple is going to unveil today.
The Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today, Monday 5th of June, 2023 at its Cupertino, California, campus.
Apple will be introducing the iOS 17 and several other hardware such as a mixed reality headsets that allow users enjoy both virtual reality and augmented reality (VR & AR) features.
Also, Apple is going to announce many other goodies such as relating to its devices, operating system, AI, Cybersecurity and music and other gadgets.
Apple will announce the launch of the iOS 17. This operating system will give users more access to do cool and upgraded stuff across all apple offerings.
For instance, the iOS 17 will allow app sideloading.
Are you wondering what that means? I mean, what app sideloading means? Well, let’s look into what that means briefly.
What is App sideloading?
App Sideloading is the process of installing applications on a device without using approved distribution channels. Examples of distribution channels include App Store, Google Play or Microsoft Store.
App sideloading allows users the access to more applications than they would have gotten by default. So, for instance, your mobile phones come with default applications and usually would not allow you to alter them or even add apps from sources it deems incompatible. However, with app sideloading, you can add incompatible apps on your phone and make use of them.
On Android devices, sideloading is simpler as it could just be a simple task of just checking a box in the device’s settings.
For Apple’s devices, it is not that simple. On Apple Devices, you would need to modify (jailbreak) the device before you can sideload using either third party apps or other special tools.
Meanwhile, keep in mind that with the benefits also comes the risks.
So, as good as this may sounds, the risks sometimes, according to experts, outweighs the benefits!
For instance, on Apple devices, the iOS sideloading is done with the expectations that Apple will not revoke the developer’s certificate. Also, it may come with restrictive timeframe or cost.
Also, sideloaded apps are not approved and not properly vetted so, you stand a huge security risks.
Other cools possibilities with iOS 17 include health tracking abilities that allows users monitor a user’s mood and also keep tabs on how their vision may change over time.
The operating system will also support Apple’s journaling app that allows a users to log their thought and also monitor how much time they have spent outside home.
According to CNN Business, the new iOS 17 is also said to get a lock screen refresh: When positioned in horizontal mode, the display will highlight widgets tied to the calendar, weather and other apps, serving as a digital hub. (iPadOS 17 is also expected to get some of the same lock screen capabilities and health features.)
Mixed Reality’ Headset:
Apple will be announcing a mixed reality headset that allows users enjoy both Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) features at the same time.
This would likely be Apple’s biggest announcements in its bid to carve out a huge niche in the AI industry.
Apple may call the new mixed reality headset, according to Bloomberg, Reality One or Reality Pro.
The headset will have an iOS-like interface, display immersive video and also have cameras and sensors to allow users to control it via their hands, eye movements and with Siri.
The device is also rumored to have an outward-facing display that will show eye movements and facial expressions, allowing onlookers to interact with the person wearing the headset without feeling as though they’re talking to a robot.
According to CNN, “Apple’s new headset is expected to pack apps for gaming, fitness and meditation, and offer access to iOS apps such as Messages, FaceTime and Safari, according to Bloomberg.
“With the FaceTime option, for example, the headset will ‘render a user’s face and full body in virtual reality,’ to create the feeling that both are ‘in the same room.’”
Reports say Apple might likely peg the reality headset at a $3,000 price tag.
Apple will also be launching new devices like a new MacBook.
New 15-inch MacBooks
The tech giant is expected to announce the launch of a new MacBook such as a new 15-inch MacBook Air with the company’s M2 processor.
The current size of the MacBook Air is 13 inches.
So, with this bigger size of MacBook, Apple users who want something bigger i Apple size can now enjoy.
They would no longer have to be compelled to enjoy that only when they opt for Apple’s higher-end MacBook Pro.
iOS 17 Compatible iPhones:
Here, we bring you the iPhones that would likely be compatible with the new OS as not all Apple devices ad phones would be eligible to have the new operating system.
So, if you have any of the following iPhone brands, then you stand a chance to enjoy the new feature.
1. iPhone XS/XS Max, iPhone XR
All iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are likely to enjoy the feature. Though, they could have some limitations because of poor hardware.
2. iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
Those using all three models of the iPhone 11 will also likely enjoy the feature. However, they may have limited access because of the same fate as the XS and XR models.
3. iPhone 12, 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
All the iPhone 12 series will equally have access to the new feature. These models, unlike the models listed earlier, will have full access to the new iOS 17 operating system.
4. iPhone 13, 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
Like the iPhone 12 models, the iPhone 13 series will equally enjoy full access to the features of the new iOS 17.
5. iPhone SE (2022)
The Apple’s iPhone SE which the company launched in 2022 is a Touch ID enabled smartphone with A15 Bionic processor. With the new iOS 17, this phone is the only iPhone with Touch ID to be compatible with the new operating system.
6. iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus
The iPhone 14 series is the latest iPhone models by Apple. As the latest series, surely, this models will have full access to the iOS 17 operating system.
7. iPhone 14 Pro/14 Pro Max
As the highest of all the iPhone models, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will also have the highest access to all the features of the new OS.
Every feature that the iOS 17 promises, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will enjoy them all without hindrances.
So, now you know what to expect at the Apple’s launch today.