- iOS 17 drops on Sept. 18 with revamps to iPhone and iPad features.
- iPhone 15 range boasts titanium finish and USB-C charging.
- New Apple Watch promises a whopping 72-hour battery life.
Apple has dropped another tech bombshell, confirming that the much-anticipated iOS 17 will be available for public consumption on Sept. 18. If you recall, Apple teased us with this shiny new software update back at their WWDC event in June. While the daring few had a sneak peek via the beta version (bugs and all), the masses have been eagerly awaiting this upgrade.
For the iPhone crowd, this update promises revamps to staple apps such as Phone, FaceTime, and Messages. Let's spill some of the juiciest tidbits: FaceTime will soon welcome voicemails - yup, you can send video messages when your bestie doesn't pick up. Messaging gets an upgrade with a beefier search function and a nifty catch-up feature in group chats. And then there's Standby, Apple's fresh spin on the traditional bedside clock. Simply tilt your phone, set it down, and voilà!
iPad users, fret not. You're getting some love too with the introduction of the Health app, jazzier widgets, and creative twists to pimp out your lock screen.
But wait, there's more! At the same annual jamboree, Apple proudly showcased their iPhone 15 range, decked out in a sleek titanium finish and blessed with USB-C charging. Alongside these phones, the new Apple Watch promised to keep ticking for an impressive 72 hours on a single charge.
To cap it all off, Apple unveiled various models for different pockets, from the standard iPhone 15, a steal at $799, to the crème de la crème iPhone 15 Pro Max, which will set you back a cool $1,199. And for those watch enthusiasts, prices vary from $249 to $799. Both the phones and watches are set for a Sept. 22 release, so mark those calendars. Interestingly, Apple's stock took a slight dip post-announcement, but it remains to be seen how these launches impact its market standing.
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