As part of its big unveiling event earlier today, Apple made the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max official alongside the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2.
But wait, there’s more! The company also announced when the next big iOS release will finally become available. iOS 17 has been in beta testing all through the summer, and it will finally be released on Monday, September 18.
That’s when all of the iPhones that are still supported will receive it as a free over-the-air update. That’s iPhones starting from the 2nd generation SE, iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max onwards, so no iPhone X or older models unfortunately.
Since this is Apple and not Google, we really do mean that’s the day. Apple’s software updates are available to anyone who wants them on the day of their release, whereas with Google it’s always a frustrating staged rollout system which has some people waiting weeks to get the new goodies. Not so here. If you want iOS 17 as soon as possible, simply check for it through Settings on Monday after 10 AM California time, and, like magic, it will be there waiting for you.