Although we won’t know for sure what Apple has in store for its next major iOS release until Tim Cook and the gang step onto the virtual stage at its June Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), we’re getting close enough to that date that some interesting teases are beginning to appear from leakers who claim to have sources inside Apple’s walls.
The consensus right now is that iOS 17 will be a bit more than just the tune-up release that was predicted earlier — but not much more. We’re not expecting any major “tentpole” features like the whole new Home Screen experience we got in iOS 14, or iOS 16’s custom lock screens, but reports are that Apple plans to “check off several of users’ most requested features.”
In other words, it sounds like we’re going to get a collection of smaller “quality-of-life” improvements, and one anonymous source who goes by analyst941 and has a reasonably accurate track record has shared a laundry list on Twitter of what could be coming. While some of these are still a bit vague, it opens the door to some interesting speculation about what sort of changes Apple could make. Here are X of the more significant predictions for iOS 17 and would they could mean.