Every major software release by Apple has delayed features, iOS 17 included. The operating system introduced during WWDC 2023 had several functions set to come later, including core features for iPhone users.
By the time Apple released iOS 17 in September 2023, there were 13 delayed features. Here is when each of them was made available:
With iOS 17.1, Apple added three delayed features:
- NameDrop from iPhone to Apple Watch: NameDrop is a feature that lets you easily share your contact information from one iPhone to another by approaching them. While this function was available with the release of iOS 17, Apple needed an extra period to add iPhone to Apple Watch integration.