iOS 17 marks the first update where I skipped the beta. Instead, I waited patiently for the public iOS 17 release to arrive. I updated the software on my iPhone 14 Pro on Monday, like millions of eligible iPhone owners must have done. At first sight, iOS 17 looks a lot like its predecessor. There’s nothing spectacular about it, and maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe iOS 17 will be the more stable and reliable iOS release I’ve been waiting for.