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When will Apple release iOS 17 RC?

Updated Sep 11th, 2023 10:49AM EDT
iOS 17.1 beta 1
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The final release of iOS 17 is coming soon. But when is Apple making iOS 17 RC available? If we take history into account, the wait shouldn’t be very long.

iOS 17 is full of new features. It introduces a revamped Phone app. It brings personalized Contact Posters, which provide a new way for users to express themselves by customizing how they appear, bringing a new look to incoming calls. They can choose treatments for photos or Memoji and eye-catching typography and font colors.

For FaceTime, when users call someone unavailable, they can share a message in audio or video that can be enjoyed later. In addition, the app adds Reactions such as hearts, balloons, fireworks, and more.

With iOS 17, Apple says Autocorrect received a comprehensive update with a transformer language model for word prediction. It also received a refreshed design to better support typing, and sentence-level autocorrections can fix more types of grammatical mistakes – and there’s even more. But when will Apple release iOS 17 RC?

Since iOS 13, beta 8 has been the latest testing version before Apple released the Gold Master or Release Candidate version. According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, “bearing any unforeseen circumstances, the company is considering the eighth beta test as the final version of iOS 17.0. That said, the iOS 17 version could come any time soon.

According to ThinkyBits, this is how long Apple took to release the RC version of iOS in the past few years:

  • iOS 13: 20 days
  • iOS 14: 6 days
  • iOS 15: 14 days
  • iOS 16: 9 days

We’ve been using iOS 17 beta 8 for 13 days, which means we could probably get the RC version any time soon. With the iPhone 15 announcement tomorrow, Apple could give us not only the Release Candidate of iOS 17 but also its final release.

BGR will let you know once the possible latest testing version is available. Below, you can find everything new about iOS 17.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.