iOS 17: Apple Sets Release Date as 17 Older iPhones Get 4 Impressive New Features

iOS 17: Apple Sets Release Date as 17 Older iPhones Get 4 Impressive New Features

  • Apple is set to release its latest mobile operating system, iOS 17, and older iPhone owners are excited
  • The new operating system gives iPhone users with old models a chance to enjoy some of the features of the latest iPhone 15
  • The iOS 17 will come with impressive new features, which include updates to the messaging app and contacts

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After launching the iPhone 15 models with prices as high as N1.4 million in Nigerian currency, Apple is set to release its latest mobile operating system, iOS 17.

The software, expected to come with a slew of new features, enhancements, and performance improvements, will be available to the public from Monday, September 18, 2023.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook holds up a new iPhone 15 Pro at the launch event in the US. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan
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Leaks on expected features for new iOS 17

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According to a Cnet report, the newest version of iOS will introduce new features like StandBy mode, the Journal app, and significant changes for Messages.

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Other expected features XDA developers described as game-changing include contact posters that allow users to customise how their name and photo appear on another phone.

Another is NameDrop, a new way to share your contact information with others quickly and simply.

SharePlay is another feature expected to impress as it allows iPhone users to share media just like airdrop.

iPhones eligible for new iOS 17 update

Apple is known for its commitment to device longevity and has again extended support for older models.

However, some users of older iPhones are getting left behind and won't experience the new features in iOS 17.

Here is the list of iPhones set to receive the iOS 17 update:

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  • Phone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (second generation and later)
  • iPhone 14 (including Plus)
  • iPhone 14 Pro

Data shows it'll take average Nigerian worker over 3 years to buy new iPhone 14pro

Meanwhile, in another report, reported that Apple revealed its most premium phone range, including the iPhone 14 Pro, which has impressive features.

While Apple's iPhone pricing at launch is comparable to previous year's models, Naira depreciation and other factors will make this year's iPhone the most expensive for Nigerians.

It is even more expensive for an average Nigerian who wants to join the iPhone user club.


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