With reports claiming that Apple is paying less attention to the iOS 17 update due to its focus on the upcoming MR headset, it is said that the next iOS update will not bring major changes and features. However, this doesn’t mean iOS 17 won’t be worth the wait. Though the updates may be relatively less compared to iOS 16, it will improve the functionality of your iPhone. And now, as per the latest details, iOS 17 may allow sideloading apps on iPhone in what could be a shocking move by Apple.
So far, Apple’s approach to security and privacy has been to disallow sideloading to prevent malware on iPhones. Apple said: “Some have suggested that we should create ways for developers to distribute their apps outside of the App Store, through third-party websites or app stores, a process called ‘sideloading’.”
Apple added: “Allowing sideloading would compromise the security of the iOS platform and expose users to serious security risks not only on third-party app stores, but also on the App Store.”
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is also preparing to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads, as part of a major overhaul aimed at meeting European Union requirements coming in 2024. making a big move to unlock key elements of Apple’s platforms. As part of the changes, people will be able to download third-party software to their iPhone and iPad without using the company’s App Store.
However, it is not yet known when these changes will go live. It may come with the release of iOS 17. According to a report from the Indian Express, there is also the possibility that Apple will restrict the changes to the EU only and maintain its current policy in all other regions.
When is the iOS 17 release date?
There are reports that the company will roll out iOS 17 in June 2023. Along with iOS 17, Apple will likely release iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17 at its annual developer conference WWDC. These are the other updates that iOS 17 can bring to your iPhone.
1. Next generation CarPlay
Apple previewed next-generation CarPlay at WWDC 2022, which will include multi-screen support, widgets, and integration with vehicle features like the instrument panel, climate control, and FM radio. According to the report from MacRumors, “Apple said the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, and it’s likely that the connected iPhone will require iOS 17 or later.”
2. Headset support
Apple may also announce an AR/VR headset this year, and iOS 17 would likely include support for the device before launch.
Devices that support iOS 17
While no official information is available on the list of iPhone models that support iOS 17, it is said that iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X may skip iOS 17. Users of iPhone models launched after 2017 will be able to enjoy the features and updates of iOS 17.
Here is the list of Apple iPhone that will support iOS 17 update
1. iPhone 15 Series (Fall 2023 launch)
2. iPhone 14 Pro Max
3. iPhone 14 Pro
4. iPhone 14 Plus
5. iPhone 14
6. iPhone 13 Pro Max
7. iPhone 13 Pro
8. iPhone 13
9. iPhone 13 mini
10. iPhone 12 Pro Max
11. iPhone 12 Pro
12. iPhone 12
13. iPhone 12 mini
14. iPhone 11 Pro Max
15. iPhone 11 Pro
16. iPhone 11
17. iPhone XS Max
18. iPhone XS
19. iPhone XR
20. iPhone SE (2022)
21. iPhone SE (2020)