Apple has finally unleashed the latest versions of all its major smartphone, tablet, watch and laptop operating systems, more than three months after first revealing the headline features of each at this year’s WWDC event. iOS 17, iPadOS 17, WatchOS 10 and macOS Sonoma all left beta and were made available for public download on the 18th of September.
That’s a few days before the new iPhone 15 line-up goes on sale. iOS 17 will be installed by default on the new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
With iOS 17, refinement is the name of the game. Rather than major changes, you’ll find improvements to communication, sharing, intelligent input, and new experiences. You can check out our favourite new iOS 17 features before downloading it.
As always, you can go to Settings > General > Software Update to download it now. Not sure if it’ll run on your iPhone? Check out our guide to Apple’s iOS 17 system requirements. Rinse and repeat the above on your iPad to grab iPadOS 17, which shares many of the same new features. Make sure you check our iPadOS 17 system requirements before you do.
If you have an Apple Watch that’s from Series 4 or later and an iPhone running iOS 16 (not the new iOS 17), you’ll also be able to download watchOS 9 today as well. Head to the Watch app on your iPhone and jump into General > Software Update to find the newest software for the smartwatch.
And Mac users aren’t left far behind, with the new macOS Sonoma releasing on 26 September instead. Just like iOS 17, we see refinements and extra quality-of-life features. There are big refinements to widgets, as well as plenty of new AI features and even a Game Mode. You can go to System Settings > General > Software Update to find the new release. Make sure to check out Apple’s macOS Sonoma system requirements to make sure your machine can run it.