iOS 17 Public Beta Now Available: New Features and Changes (2023)

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In this article, we sum up the most important news of the week:

  • The first public beta version of iOS 17 is now available, featuring numerous new features and changes.
  • Rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro are gaining momentum, promising exciting new features.
  • macOS Sonoma will enable the use of iCloud Keychain in third-party browsers like Chrome.

iOS 17 Public Beta Now Available

Apple released the first public beta version of iOS 17 this week. The upcoming software update includes several new features and changes, including a StandBy mode when an iPhone is charged in landscape mode, improved autocorrect, interactive home screen widgets, the ability to download sections of Apple Maps for offline use, and much more.

How to install iOS 17 Public Beta?

Not interested in the beta? iOS 17 is expected to be released to the public in September, along with the launch of the iPhone 15 models. The software update is compatible with the iPhone XS and newer models.

iPhone 15 Pro: Top Rumors

The key new features expected for the iPhone 15 Pro include a USB-C port, a customizable action button, a titanium frame, a faster A17 Bionic chip with TSMC's latest 3nm process, and thinner display bezels. The premium Pro Max model is also rumored to feature an improved telephoto lens with periscope technology for up to 6x optical zoom.

iOS 17: New Option to Save Full-Screen Screenshots

The latest iOS 17 developer beta and the first public beta include a new "Save to Photos" option, allowing you to save full-screen screenshots in apps like Safari, Notes, and Maps to the Photos library on your iPhone.

Previously, it was already possible to save full-screen screenshots as PDFs in the Files app. With the additional option to save them in the Photos app, it becomes easier to share full-screen screenshots in iMessage conversations and on social media.

Larger iMac with around 32-inch display in early testing phase

According to Bloomberg, Apple is experimenting with larger iMacs, including a model with an approximately 32-inch display. However, these iMacs are still in the early development stage.

Apple has discontinued the 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro and has not yet introduced an iMac with a larger screen and an Apple Silicon chip as a replacement. So, a 32-inch iMac would be a long-awaited addition to the Mac lineup if it ever makes it to the market.

macOS Sonoma brings Apple password manager to third-party browsers

With macOS Sonoma, it will be possible to use iCloud Keychain with third-party web browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Apple has already provided this feature since 2021 on Windows with the iCloud Passwords extension for Chrome. Now the feature is integrated into macOS Sonoma, which will be released later this year. The first public beta version of macOS Sonoma was released this week.

In a nutshell

Apple has released the first public beta version of iOS 17, giving us a first look at the new features and changes. Rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro promise exciting new features. Furthermore, macOS Sonoma will enable the use of iCloud Keychain in third-party browsers.

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Here is the original article from MacRumors.