Just yesterday, Apple made a significant announcement, revealing that iOS 17 is set to launch on Monday, September 18, exclusively for iPhone XS and newer models. However, the excitement was soon tempered as the company made an unexpected decision to delay the release of several promised features.
Delayed Features in iOS 17
While anticipation was building for the new Journal app, shared Apple Music playlists, and internet-based AirDrop capabilities to debut in iOS 17.1 or iOS 17.2, the list of postponed features has now grown substantially.
What to Expect Later This Year
Here’s a comprehensive list of the features Apple has pledged to introduce “later this year”:
- Message Reactions with Stickers: Users can react to messages with any sticker through the Tapback menu in the Messages application.
- Enhanced iMessage Group Chat Layout: Expect an updated layout for iMessage group chats, improving the user experience.
- iMessage Account and SMS Filter Synchronization: Synchronize iMessage accounts and SMS filters across various devices through iCloud.
- Apple News+ Podcast Playback: Listen to Apple News+ podcasts and audio stories via a widget.
- Custom Music Playlists: Create and enjoy playlists featuring your favorite songs in the Music application.
- Intelligent Form Detection and PDF Autofill: Improved form detection and PDF autofill functionality.
- Audio Focus for Apple Fitness+: Experience personalized audio adjustments for Apple Fitness+ workouts, optimizing music and trainer voices according to your preferences.
- Apple ID Authorization on Websites: Conveniently authorize on websites using your trusted iPhone or iPad’s Apple ID.
Apple is currently conducting internal testing for both iOS 17.1 and iOS 17.2, though specific release dates remain undisclosed, notes NIX Solutions. Stay tuned for further updates on these exciting developments.