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Apple has been beta testing iOS 17.4 for nearly a month now. Below, we explain when the update is likely to be released to all users.

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In its press release announcing major App Store changes in the EU, which were implemented in response to new regulations under the EU's Digital Markets Act, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released at some point in March:
Developers can learn about these changes on the Apple Developer Support page and can begin testing new capabilities today in the iOS 17.4 beta. The new capabilities will become available to users in the 27 EU countries beginning in March 2024.
Apple has until March 6 to comply with the Digital Markets Act, in order to avoid fines, so iOS 17.4 will likely be released on or before that date.

In addition to the changes in the EU, key new features in iOS 17.4 include Apple Podcasts transcripts, a new iMessage security protocol, new emoji, and the ability to use the Apple Cash card on more websites by generating a virtual card number. The update also includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay later this year.

iOS 17.4 is compatible with the iPhone XS and newer. The update will be available in the Settings app under General → Software Update.

Other software updates expected to be released in March include iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4, watchOS 10.4, tvOS 17.4, and visionOS 1.1.

Article Link: When Will Apple Release iOS 17.4 for iPhones?
 
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Monday March 4th s/b the 17.4 release date.

RC will be next Tuesday 27th at 10 am PST. This week saw 17.4 beta 4 released Feb 20th for devs and PB testers same day, a telling sign that its just about done.
 
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Apple has been beta testing iOS 17.4 for nearly a month now. Below, we explain when the update is likely to be released to all users.

iOS-17.4-Feature-Blue.jpg

In its press release announcing major App Store changes in the EU, which were implemented in response to new regulations under the EU's Digital Markets Act, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released at some point in March:Apple has until March 6 to comply with the Digital Markets Act, in order to avoid fines, so iOS 17.4 will likely be released on or before that date.

In addition to the changes in the EU, key new features in iOS 17.4 include Apple Podcasts transcripts, a new iMessage security protocol, new emoji, and the ability to use the Apple Cash card on more websites by generating a virtual card number. The update also includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay later this year.

iOS 17.4 is compatible with the iPhone XS and newer. The update will be available in the Settings app under General → Software Update.

Other software updates expected to be released in March include iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4, watchOS 10.4, tvOS 17.4, and visionOS 1.1.

Article Link: When Will Apple Release iOS 17.4 for iPhones?

So monday 4th March then. shocker
 
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Wonder if the changes will be ”undone” if you put a non-EU SIM in the phone?
Else, this might be the time to find old SIMs and sell to US ;)
Even if they are ”deactivated”, the Phone should pick up that it is a EU SIM.
 
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(anecdotal) Reports from EU indicate it is set by your cellular network.
That would make sense.
It can’t be based on what network you are on, or it would get really messy rather quickly.
Doing so would prevent iPhone users who don't have an active wireless service plan and are just using their (spare) iPhone over Wi-Fi as a content consumption device from accessing the alternative app store.

I wonder what the EU thinks about that?
 
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Can’t wait to see if CarPlay does anything new on my car - can already use voice to change temperature, radio, etc. Not too much of a leap to be allowed to use CarPlay too…
 

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Doing so would prevent iPhone users who don't have an active wireless service plan and are just using their (spare) iPhone over Wi-Fi as a content consumption device from accessing the alternative app store.

I wonder what the EU thinks about that?
Afaik, this only affects phones. I don’t think alternate stores will be available on iPad, or?
If not, an iPhone without SIM is just a tiny iPad and does not qualify for an alternate store.
 
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