Apple iOS 17 dropping soon: Supported Devices + New Features

Apple recently announced its latest operating system, iOS 17, during the highly anticipated WWDC 2023 keynote event. Packed with innovative features and enhancements, iOS 17 promises to deliver a seamless and immersive user experience. Let’s dive in and see what exciting new features iOS 17 brings as well as which devices are supported for this new update.

New features in iOS 17

“More expressive communication, simplified sharing, more intelligent input, and all new experiences for your iPhone,” announced in Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote event. There are a bunch of exciting new features that iOS 17 will give. However, we are going to talk about the major feature updates:

Personalized Contact Poster

iOS 17 introduces a feature that lets you customize your contact poster personally. This contact poster will appear as an incoming call background whenever you are calling someone.

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Not only pictures, you could also personalize your poster using their Memoji. Combined with eye-catching typography and never-ending options of color combination, this feature gives an interesting way for you to create your own visual identity.

Leaving a FaceTime message

According to WWDC 2023 keynote, this feature is one of the major updates because Apple users have been asking and waiting for it. With this feature, you can leave a video message whenever your FaceTime is not answered.

Furthermore, you can also get all the same video effects that make you look your best in FaceTime, like Portrait Mode and Studio Light.

Search filter and catch-up arrow in Messages

With iOS 17 update, Apple is improving Messages so that users can communicate using messages even faster and more conveniently. One of the major features of Messages is search filter.

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With this feature, you can search for past messages even more precisely. Additional search filters can narrow down what you are searching for. Now, searching for old messages will not be much of a fuss.

Aside from the search filter, Apple also added a catch up arrow in messages with iOS 17. This simple yet impactful feature helps you jump to the first message you haven’t seen.

Stand By 

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This new stand by feature makes your phone useful even when you are not using it. To activate this feature, you just need to turn your beloved iPhone sideways while charging. Your phone then turns into a full-screen information panel. The information included in the stand by mode are:

  • Date and time
  • Music playing in the background
  • Picture slideshow
  • Full-screen live activities such as live score of a game or even your food delivery status.

Airpods adaptive audio

iOS 17 provides an entirely new listening mode for AirPods Pro, called adaptive audio. What it does is it dynamically blends transparency and Active Noise Cancellation to tailor the noise control experience as you move between changing environments and interactions throughout the day.

This feature also gives you personalized volume, where it uses AI to fine-tune your media experience based on your activities over time.

Supported devices

Here is the list of Apple devices that supports iOS 17:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE

If you don’t see your device on this list, that means this upcoming update will not be available for you. Let us know if you have any questions about Apple’s latest iOS 17 update.

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