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apple On Tuesday, it announced that users will be able to download iOS 17 for free on September 18th.
The company first announced this software update at its WWDC event in June, but it was initially only available in beta for users willing to work through bugs. For iPhone users, iOS 17 brings changes to key apps like Phone, FaceTime, and Messages. For iPad users, this update adds Health apps, widget enhancements, and new ways to customize your lock screen.
A new iPhone update adds voicemail to FaceTime, allowing users to leave video messages for friends and family. Messages will now have more powerful search capabilities, and group chats will have catch-up capabilities. Apple also introduced a new experience called “Standby.” This works like a bedside clock when the user places the phone horizontally on a table or nightstand.
At its annual launch event on Tuesday, Apple announced the iPhone 15 lineup, which features a new titanium exterior and USB-C charging, as well as the latest Apple Watch with 72 hours of battery life.
There are four new phone models, ranging from the entry-level iPhone 15 at $799 to the iPhone 15 Pro Max at at least $1,199. Consumers can pre-order the phone by Friday, and it is expected to be released on September 22nd.
The company said the Apple Watch Ultra 2 will cost $799, the Series 9 will cost $399, and the second-generation SE will cost $249. Customers can pre-order the watch now and it is expected to be released on September 22nd.
Apple stock fell less than 1% in Wednesday morning trading.
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