Apple iPhone users can get experience of the new iOS 17, which has been anticipated for a long time. As the company is starting to roll out iOS 17 for its mobile phones and tablets, the new software update was unveiled during WWDC 2023 in June.
However, its beta form has been available for the past few weeks, which has given users an experience of what they can expect from the new update.
With all that and after months of testing, the company is finally set to roll out its new OS globally. Apple announced iOS 17 will be available for users to download for free at 10:00 hours on 18 September 2023, following the PDT time zone of California. Its time may differ from the different regions of the globe, but nothing to worry about, as we have a list of exact release times in your region.
After beta testing has wrapped up, the company is set to release iOS 17 to its users. Based on precedent, its exact release time might differ as per the region.
The company has not officially announced the exact date, but considering the previous track records, Apple might give the new iOS at the time when its previous versions were released.
Below is a list of countries and the release time of the new software.
|Australia: 3 a.m.||(Tuesday, September 19)|
|Western Australia||3 a.m. (Tuesday, September 19)|
|Canada (East)||1 p.m.|
|China||1 a.m. (Tuesday, September 19)|
|Japan||2 a.m. (Tuesday, September 19)|
|Russia||5 a.m. (Tuesday, September 19)|
|Saudi Arabia||8 p.m.|
|Singapore||1 a.m. (Tuesday, September 19)|
|South Africa||7 p.m.|
|South Korea||2 a.m. (Tuesday, September 19)|
|Thailand||12:01 a.m. (Tuesday, September 19)|
|United Arab Emirates||9 p.m.|
|United Kingdom||6 p.m.|
In case any of the country’s name is not on the list, they can find iOS 17’s release time in your local time zone from here if it is not mentioned in the list above.
The list of phones supporting the new OS is quite long, but there are a few phones that won’t get further updates. Apple is not giving the iOS 17 update to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X, which means they will have to be with the iOS 16.
However, the following iPhone models will get the update when it’s available, according to the iOS 17 landing page on Apple’s website,
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
Let us know in the comments about your experience with the new iOS 17 and what more features you were expecting from Apple.