iOS 17 Tipped For Wallet And Find My Upgrades But macOS 14 Is A Smaller Update
Apple is very much expected to announce iOS 17 and macOS 14 among other software updates in September and a new report suggests that we can look forward to specific improvements in the former and less exciting changes in the latter.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman joined the MacRumors podcast and said that iOS 17 will bring with it improvements to the Wallet app, while Find My will also be tweaked.
In addition to changes to the Wallet app, Gurman emphasized that there will be improvements to Find My amid a bigger push on location- and Find My-related features. He added that he has more to share on iOS 17 in the coming weeks.
Perhaps more interesting was a claim that iPhone app sideloading will be limited to just Europe, meaning those in other territories won’t have access to the feature. At least not initially.
Gurman also said that he expects sideloading to be a Europe-only feature to comply with the Digital Markets Act, that developers may have to incur an additional fee to make apps available via a third-party service, and that these features will likely not be mentioned during the WWDC keynote.
In terms of macOS 14, Gurman reportedly said that the release will be a relatively minor update, while he had already reported that watchOS 10 will be the complete opposite. The update is expected to be the biggest change to the Apple Watch’s operating system since the first one shipped in 2015.
Apple is expected to announce all of its new software updates during WWDC23, while the software will be released to the public in or around September based on previous years.