Without Major Changes, iOS 17 Is Expected To Be Disappointing

Jan 13, 2023

When Apple released iOS 16, it represented an important step for the company. Many expected iOS 17 to follow in these footsteps; however, it looks unlikely that will be the case. Many iOS users will be disappointed if they were expecting a significant change. Although Apple claims they have some tweaks lined up, they are busy with other important concepts.

What Did iOS 16 Bring?

iOS 16 and iOS 14 were two major updates from Apple that brought about many changes. Users received redesigned widgets on their home screens. The app library was changed, and new features in Safari & Maps and a redesigned lock screen were some of the changes users enjoyed.

Not Too Many Changes

According to industry expert Mark Gurman, Apple has been working on a Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This headset will be integrated with Augmented Reality (AR) and run on xrOS. Apple's experts have been working on this for years, putting the development of iOS 17 on the back burner.

iOS 17 is expected to be launched with iPhone 15 and will have very few changes compared to its predecessor. With the scheduled release date for iOS 17 set for June 2023, only time will tell if there will be any changes in this OS or will all the changes be implemented with iOS 18.

iOS 17 | Changes Expected | Apple | 2023 Release Date

2023 Is the Year for AR

As per Gurman, 2023 is set to be a big year for Apple in terms of AR. They are currently working on two projects (one with the VR  headset and the other is an AR lens). These new ventures will revolutionize the VR & AR market, and Apple is taking a big chance here by temporarily shifting focus away from iOS.


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  1. Someone said on January 14, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Never used iOS, nut I feel disapointed about today’s sutuation of Apple company.

  2. John said on January 14, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Apple is also running out of ideals for new features and are not convincing people to keep upgrading frequently. Personally, I think stability would increase if Apple would stop upgrading so often its operating systems. Much like Microsoft found out, too many feature updates cause more issues. Last couple IOS updates have not improved my experience in the least.

  3. Anonymous said on January 13, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    I always find iOS to be for grandparents. Very basic and useless.

    1. Jody Thornton said on January 17, 2023 at 2:32 pm

      On the phone, iOS is quite productive; just streamlined. Not everyone needs root access or jailbreaking. That doesn’t make such users “basic and useless”

  4. Ed Geronimo said on January 13, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Since when is Shaun an authority on anything? His articles are biased and written at the level of a grade schooler.

  5. StableGood said on January 13, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    Barring big changes, Apple can be a trendsetter:

    – add READ support for JPEG-XL in iOS for photos, apps and games, and as a decodable format in Webkit. Enough of ancient and bloated jpg and png images, a transition away from those should be initiated.

    – a livestream production (or just viewing) preinstalled application updated through store. Twitch and Youtube gaming have grown tyrannical, Apple can shake this up by just propping up a rival or doing a tech preview of its own.

  6. ilev said on January 13, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    “According to industry expert Mark Gurman,”

    Mark Gurman isn’t industry expert nor is the writer who probably never used an Apple device.

    1. Anonymous said on January 14, 2023 at 1:13 am

      A bit of googling will tell you who is Mark Gurman. Did Mark Gurman kill your family?

      1. ilev said on January 14, 2023 at 11:22 am

        I know who Mark Gurman is and he is not an expert . He is just fake news, rumors spreader.

      2. Jody Thornton said on January 17, 2023 at 2:30 pm

        That’s your opinion.

  7. Jason said on January 13, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    IOS is a mature platform and doesn’t need major changes with every new version. This is a good thing!

  8. HelpDeskUntiliDie said on January 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    I highly disagree. Without major changes, there will be less bugs, flaws, glitches and things to complain about. Apple fans have been wanting a minor update for a while.

  9. Jody Thornton said on January 13, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    OK so next time a Microsoft product is discussed, I expect we can see some balance (meaning sometimes negative) coverage of that company too right? So far, Twitter and Apple have received a scolding from Shaun, but never Microsoft.

    1. El Duderino said on January 13, 2023 at 4:50 pm

      Yes, but you know. Apple does not pay to have good articles written here.

      1. Fred said on January 13, 2023 at 10:20 pm

        @El Duderino

        Maybe not but we know Microsoft pay for Shaun’s Microsoft advertorials.

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