Mark Gurman, reporting for Bloomberg:
iOS 17 will cause some noise beyond WWDC itself. Apple is working to overhaul the software to open up the iPhone to sideloading — the downloading of apps outside of its official store — to comply with new European regulations by next year.
If the rumors are true, Apple may be announcing an iPhone with USB-C at the same event that they’ll be releasing a version of iOS with official sideloading support.
Our pocket computers will soon be a bit more like actual computers. And I’m really glad this is an upgrade year for me.