A few clues regarding new features are beginning to surface as the release date of iOS 17 by Apple, which is scheduled for June at WWDC, draws nearer. A recent leak on Twitter purports to provide a general outline of Apple’s plans for iOS 17, but it lacks many specifics.
In advance of the release of the iPhone 14 Pro last year, Twitter user “analyst941” accurately disclosed some information regarding the Dynamic Island, which is where the leak comes from. They don’t, however, have a long history of reliable leaks across many years.
The insider claims that iOS 17 will first and foremost support every iPhone model that iOS 16 does. However, the source claims there are still concerns regarding iPadOS 17’s device compatibility, and it is possible that this year may see the end of iPads with the A9 and A10 Fusion processors.
The major characteristics of this upgrade, according to the leak, are “performance, efficiency, stability, and long-term support for older devices.” The leak also claims that Apple is testing “active widgets” that “bring one-tap buttons, sliders, and more” to help make widgets more “dynamic.” This is possibly the most significant claim made in the leak.