iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 expected to launch together this fall, unlike last year.

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 expected to launch together this fall, unlike last year.

Apple to Release iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 Simultaneously, Signaling Near Final Versions

Apple enthusiasts, get ready to rejoice! According to the well-connected reporter, Mark Gurman, Apple is gearing up to release major software updates for iPhones and iPads simultaneously this month. Unlike last year’s staggered release of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Apple is expected to roll out iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 together, marking a significant change in their software release strategy.

Last week, Apple unveiled the eighth beta versions of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 to developers and public beta testers, hinting that the release of these updates is just around the corner. Gurman’s sources within Apple indicate that these beta versions are essentially the final versions, with the company considering them as such “barring any unforeseen circumstances.”

One of the reasons behind this aligned release strategy is likely to ensure that both iPhone and iPad users can enjoy the latest features and improvements simultaneously. In the past, iPadOS updates were released later than their iOS counterparts to allow Apple more time to refine its app window management system, called Stage Manager. However, feedback during the beta phase compelled the company to make changes, leading to criticisms of the system.

The new developments suggest that Apple has dedicated ample time to polish and refine both iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, enabling them to be deployed in sync with each other. This means that users of the iPhone 15, expected to be announced during Apple’s upcoming “Wonderlust” event on September 12, will be able to get their hands on the latest software right away.

Speaking of the event, Apple plans to stream the “Wonderlust” event live on various platforms, including its official website, YouTube, and the Apple TV app. So even if you’re unable to watch the event unfold, worry not! ENBLE will be there to provide full event coverage on ENBLE.com and the ENBLELive Twitter account.

Apple’s decision to release iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 concurrently showcases the company’s commitment to providing consistent experiences across its mobile and tablet devices. It also signifies their confidence in the stability and readiness of these software updates. So, prepare yourselves, Apple fans, for an exciting software update that is set to revolutionize your iPhone and iPad experience. Stay tuned for the latest announcement on the official release date, and get ready to embrace the wonders of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.