Apple's joyful iOS 17 animations mesmerise iPhone fans

iOS 17
iOS 17 seems much more playful (Image credit: Apple)

While it's the new iPhones themselves that launch to the most fanfare every Autumn, there's another important September date in every fan's calendar – the release date of the latest iOS update. Today's the day that iOS 17 drops for every iPhone user, and rather than the headline features, it seems to be the system-wide animations that are turning heads.

iOS 17 introduces several new features including a new StandBy mode, customisable contact screens and a new NameDrop feature for quickly sharing contact details simply by bringing two phones together. The latter's delightful animation has been wowing fans since the first beta, but there are a number of similar magic touches across the new operating system. (Don't fancy waiting for the iPhone 15? Check out the best iPhone 14 deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.