Apple today began releasing iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 Release Candidate to registered developers, after the conclusion of its “Wonderlust” iPhone 15 event. The RC build comes two weeks after Apple released the eighth beta of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.
iOS 17 introduces several major new features and changes to iOS, including a complete redesign of the call screen for friends and family, Messages and FaceTime enhancements, interactive widgets, all-new keyboard autocorrect, and more. Registered developers with the Apple Developer Program and those who signed up with their Apple ID on the Apple Developer website can now install iOS 17 on supported devices before its public launch later this month.
With iOS 16.4, Apple introduced a new method for developers to install betas. Instead of a beta profile, developers must sign in on their testing devices using an Apple ID associated with their Apple Developer Program account. Once signed in, new betas will show up under Settings > General > Software Update > Beta Updates.
We will keep this article updated with any additional changes that we find in the Release Candidate of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, including references to new features or unreleased products.