Apple Releases iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 Updates
Apple has released the iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 updates, just five days after the previous updates, iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1. The new software arrives as build 21A351 and can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.
It’s worth noting that iOS 17.0.2 was initially made available exclusively for iPhone 15 owners, and those who purchased an iPhone 15 were prompted to install the update during the iPhone setup process. However, Apple has now made iOS 17.0.2 available for all iPhones compatible with iOS 17, rather than limiting it to iPhone 15 users. As a result, iPhone 15 owners who have already installed the software will not see the update notification.
The release notes from Apple indicate that iOS 17.0.2 fixes an issue that could prevent transferring data directly from another iPhone during the setup process, which primarily affected iPhone 15 models. The iPad release notes mention a similar issue with transferring data from another iPad.
These updates follow Apple’s commitment to continually improving the performance and reliability of its software. It’s always important to keep your devices up to date with the latest software versions to ensure the best user experience and mitigate any potential security vulnerabilities.
In addition to the software updates, MacRumors has reported on some popular stories that Apple enthusiasts might be interested in. One article discusses the rumored features of the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro models for those who might be considering skipping the iPhone 15 Pro. According to the rumors, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will come with larger displays, measuring 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches, respectively.
Another article highlights the imminent release of macOS Sonoma, set to launch this week. The update promises a range of new features and changes, including desktop widgets, among others.
Lastly, watchOS 10.1 is expected to introduce the new “Double Tap” gesture for the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. This feature will enable users to interact with their watches more intuitively and conveniently.
As always, it’s exciting to see Apple continuously updating its software and working on new features. These updates and rumored advancements give users something to look forward to, as Apple continues to enhance the functionality and user experience of its products.