Interactive Widgets and Other Enhanced Functionality Expected in iOS 17

The iOS 17 update is rumored to be coming out soon from Apple. It has been widely speculated that Apple, the Cupertino tech giant, will unveil its next major operating system at WWDC 2023, which will be held from June 5 to June 9.

Apple introduced iOS 16 at last year’s WWDC. Apple has been widely speculated to be developing a newer and better operating system than the iOS 16.4 update it released not too long ago. Some potential new features for iOS 17 have been suggested by a tipster.

Twitter user941 (@analyst941), who has a solid reputation for leaking information, claims in a thread of tweets that all iPhone models that support iOS 16 will be able to upgrade to iOS 17, including those with the Apple A11 Bionic chipset like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

Although the first few beta cycles may seem rough for 3GB RAM handsets, the tipster assures us that iOS 17 will come with improved performance, efficiency, stability, and long-term support for older devices like the standard iPad, iPhone 8, and the iPhone X series. Changes to the camera app, which were supposedly intended for the iPhone 14 Pro series, will likely only be implemented on the iPhone 15 lineup, rather than all iOS 17 compatible handsets, according to the source.

According to the source, Apple’s marketing department has been pushing the development team to make changes to Control Center’s user interface and customizations in preparation for the iOS 17 update, likely to boost sales of the standard iPhone 15 models. The source also claims that improvements will be made to the existing Dynamic Island feature.

According to the rumor mill, the new and improved always-on display, Focus Mode filters, Notification changes, and other options in the Settings app—like a Custom Accessibility setting that would give users complete control over the UI and layout for older people or younger children—will all be part of the iOS 17 update.