Apple releases final beta version of iOS 17 ahead of iPhone 15 launch

Apple has rolled out its final Beta testing version 8 of iOS17 just ahead of iPhone 15 launch. Learn more about what iPhone users will get from it.

| Updated on: Sep 08 2023, 09:42 IST
Apple iOS 17 public beta out! Check India-specific features
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1/7 Apple has released the public beta of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17, enabling users to test these platforms before their official launch. These updates bring several India-specific features, enhancing the user experience on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.  (Apple)
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2/7 Language support: Bilingual Siri experience in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 allows users to interact with Siri using a mix of English and Hindi, expanding language support for various activities. (Apple)
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3/7 iPhone keyboard: iOS 17 introduces transliteration keyboards for major Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, facilitating seamless communication between English and regional languages. (Pexels)
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4/7 Quality of life updates in iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS include the ability to sign into Apple ID using a phone number and an extended call history feature in the Phone app. (Pexels)
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5/7 Full page screenshot in Safari: iOS 17 and iPadOS allow users to capture full-page screenshots in Safari, Mail, and Notes, with options to save them as images or PDFs. Additionally, message filtering options are available on iPad. (Pixabay)
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6/7 Punjabi text with a dictionary icon: The iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS updates feature a built-in dictionary in Punjabi, enabling users to easily access definitions of words and phrases. (Apple)
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7/7 By introducing these India-specific features, Apple aims to provide a more inclusive and personalised experience for its users in India. The public beta release allows users to explore and test these new functionalities before the official launch, creating anticipation for the upcoming commercial release on these platforms later this year. (Apple)
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Apple to start testing its final Beta version 8 of iOS 17 for the upcoming iPhone 15 series. (Apple)

The launch of the iPhone 15 series is just a few days away and the fans are extremely excited about the announcement. The Apple event is scheduled for September 12, 2023, during which the iPhone 15 models will be released along with the new operating system, iOS 17. Currently, Apple is testing its Beta version in different phases and now it has released its eighth and final version of testing which will then be installed in the new iPhone 15 models for the launch.

About iOS 17 Beta version 8

According to a newsletter by Mark Gurman, Apple has released its eighth beta version of iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10. It is considered to be the last and final testing version before the official launch of the iPhone 15 series. Gurman said, “The company needs to complete the software in time to start installing it on iPhone 15 models coming off the assembly line.”

According to Apple support reports, the eighth version of iOS 17 beta has resolved various issues and introduced new features to run the device smoothly. This testing version has covered various areas such as AirDrop, AirPlay, AirPods, and more. AirPods however, will come with new features such as adaptive audio, personalized volume, and conversation awareness. Additionally, it is also reported that iPadOS 17.0 is set to be released concurrently with the new iPhone software.

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It is suspected that the new iOS 17 will be announced along with the iPhone 15 model. Now, in just a matter of days, users will be able to experience the refined version of the latest iPhone software.

About Apple event

This event is considered the most-awaited tech event of the year as Apple launches its new generation of iPhones in it. This year it will announce its iPhone 15 lineup along with the Apple Watch 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. This year's tagline for the Apple event is “Wonderlust” and it is set to happen on September 12, 2023.

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First Published Date: 04 Sep, 12:54 IST
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