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In a spectacular revelation during the much-anticipated “Wonderlust” event, Apple has officially announced that the eagerly awaited iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be rolling out to iPhone and iPad users on September 18. Since its grand debut at WWDC 2023, iOS 17 has been undergoing rigorous beta testing, promising a slew of groundbreaking features.
The iOS 17 introduces a game-changing feature dubbed “Contact Posters,” revolutionizing how your profile is presented during interactions with fellow iPhone aficionados. With Contact Posters, you now have the power to infuse your profile with personal flair. Customize it with a picture and select from a plethora of typography, font colors, and various other elements, creating a Contact Poster that is uniquely and undeniably yours.
For the very first time, Apple has integrated voicemail support into FaceTime audio and video calls, allowing you to leave a message when calling someone. Similarly, when someone dials you up, they can now leave their own personalized voicemail. Additionally, FaceTime in iOS 17 introduces an array of captivating 3D Reactions, including hearts, balloons, fireworks, laser beams, and rain, elevating your video calls to a whole new level of interactivity.
iOS 17 brings a remarkable enhancement to AirDrop with the introduction of “NameDrop.” This feature streamlines the process of sharing your contact details with other iPhone or Apple Watch users. Simply bring the two devices close to each other, and watch the magic unfold. Additionally, activating SharePlay for activities such as video, music, and games is now as simple as holding two iPhones in close proximity, unlocking a world of shared experiences.
Experience a revolution in charging with the introduction of “StandBy.” When you rest your iPhone horizontally on a charger, it unveils a customized interface, complete with easily accessible widgets for time, calendar, alarms, and more. Furthermore, Home Screen widgets are now fully interactive, providing a seamless and immersive user experience.
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On the iPad front, iPadOS 17 brings forth a cornucopia of innovations. Prepare for an entirely new Lock Screen experience, complete with dynamic features that redefine accessibility. Explore enhanced drawing tools when using the Apple Pencil, unlocking an entirely new dimension of creativity. And for those seeking versatility, iPadOS 17 now offers seamless support for external webcams, expanding your horizons in the world of connectivity.
Both iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 are set to grace your devices on Monday, September 18. iOS 17 extends compatibility to iPhone XR and later models, while iPadOS 17 requires an iPad featuring an A10 Bionic chip or later.