iPhone 14 Pro showing cameras placed on a couch

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  • iOS 17 beta 1 does not have anything related to iPhone sideloading.
  • Rumors heavily suggested that iPhones would get this power in 2023.
  • Perhaps the feature will roll out with iOS 18 in 2024.

At the end of last year, a report from Bloomberg suggested that iPhones could get the power to sideload apps in 2023. At the time, we posited that this would change iOS forever.

However, we are now through WWDC 2023 and have seen the first beta for iOS 17. Unfortunately, it looks like there were no iPhone sideloading features mentioned at the event, and iOS 17, at present, doesn’t have such a feature.