According to Apple’s announcement, the new version of the iPhone’s operating system, iOS 17, will be available for general users to update on September 18th. Along with this update, there will be a number of new features introduced. However, not all of these features will be available with the initial update, iOS 17.0.
Apple has released a 17-page PDF document summarizing all the new features of iOS 17. Many of the highlighted features that Apple has promoted are stated to be usable within this year, potentially coming with iOS 17.1 or 17.2.
Some notable features that won’t be available in the initial stage include Journal, an app diary for daily storytelling, collaborative playlist editing in Apple Music, and continuous AirDrop over the internet, allowing for long-distance file sharing when devices are not nearby for extended periods of time.
TLDR: Apple’s iOS 17 will offer new features for iPhone users, with updates starting on September 18th. Some features will be available right away, while others might come in future updates. Notable upcoming features include a diary app called Journal, collaborative playlist editing in Apple Music, and continuous AirDrop over the internet for long-distance file sharing.