If, like me, you're very impatiently waiting for those new features to be available, there's good news. Apple has announced a loosening of the restrictions on its Developer Beta program, meaning anyone can get early access for free.
All you'll need is an Apple ID to sign up. That makes it possible for just about anyone already using an Apple product to gain access, and enjoy the sweet new features unveiled at the event.
Fair warning, though, it's unlikely to be plain sailing. These operating systems aren't ready for public deployment yet – hence their place in a developers beta. You can expect bugs and software issues to be part and parcel of this.
But it is cool, and means you can try things out straight away. There's a lot of iOS 17 features I'd love to try, including the StandBy feature and the new Journal app.
If you're not keen on trying the buggy versions, there's thankfully not long to wait for these systems to come available. The public beta is expected to start next month, with a full release in the autumn, somewhere around the launch of the iPhone 15.