Apple accidentally released an early version of the iOS 17 developer beta, providing users with an unintended glimpse.
As reported by AppleInsider, Connor Jewiss and other users noticed that the iOS 17 developer beta could be installed through the “Beta Updates” section in Settings. Similar accidental releases occurred for macOS Sonoma and watchOS 10 previews. The test versions, which were intended to remain in beta, were mistakenly made available to the public. While some users attempted to install them early, it’s generally not advisable to install beta versions, as they may contain errors and compatibility issues. Unless you’re a developer preparing for app updates, it’s usually better to wait until the public beta or final release later in the fall.
iOS 17 is coming as an incremental upgrade with several features beyond live text transcripts, easier sharing, smarter auto-corrections, and a journaling app that you may appreciate. MacOS Sonoma introduces advantages like desktop widgets, Safari privacy updates, and Game Mode, while watchOS 10 focuses on quick glance widgets with a significant update. Although you don’t need to rush to try out these innovations, Apple will release the update to everyone once the beta versions are finalized. However, older iPhone models won’t receive the update.