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Apple software beta tester, "Helps make our computers and phones work!" - Zach's grandparents
The next iPhone software brings improvements to functions across compatible iPhones, like in Messages. The latest iPhone operating system also brings the new StandBy mode to compatible iPhones, which turns your iPhone into a smart display when charging and in landscape mode -- that is, when it's horizontal and not vertical.
iOS 17 has been in developer and beta-tester hands for some time through Apple's iOS 17 developer program and recently became a release candidate -- what Apple calls an almost final version of an update. Release candidates are like a sneak peek at the final version of software.