6/6/2023 at 12:45 p.m. by Claus Ludewig – iOS 17 contains a number of improvements for iPhone users. In addition to a new bedside table mode, AI technology is also finding its way into more and more apps. It is also clear which iPhone models will get the new operating system.
At the WWDC 2023 developer conference, Apple not only showed new hardware such as the Vision Pro mixed reality headset and new Macs, but also new operating system versions. For iPhone users, iOS 17 was shown, which is now available in a beta version. The staggered rollout will then be announced for the fall. In addition to a number of innovations in pre-installed Apple apps, there is the new, optional bedside mode called stand-by.
Stand-by turns iPhones into desk clocks with widgets while charging
When the iPhone’s position sensors detect that the phone is turned sideways and plugged into a charging cable or wireless charging station, a desk clock may appear. In addition to the time, the calendar and the weather can also be displayed. There is also the option to display widgets. If the iPhone is charged using Magsafe, it remembers the preferred stand-by view. If you own an iPhone 14 Pro that costs 1,100 euros, you can use the always-on display to display the stand-by app independently of charging.
Contact posters can now be displayed in the phone app on iOS 17. A real-time transcript of the answering machine message can be created using Live Voicemail. For this purpose, the AI technology is used directly on the iPhone. The Messages app gets a bunch of new stickers, as well as the option to create animated Live Stickers. The current location can be shared with family and friends using the companion function. With Name Drop, contact data can be easily shared between Apple devices, analogous to AirDrop. The integrated iPhone keyboard is said to offer improved auto-correction. So there are text suggestions when typing. In addition, machine learning should improve auto-completion with each tap of the user.
The new journal app uses machine learning to create automated collections of images, videos and places visited. In addition, the AI makes suggestions as to what to write about the diary entry. App developers can also use this function via the Journaling Suggestions API. If you want, you can use iOS 17 to activate the voice assistant Siri without Hey. In the Apple Maps app, users can select regions and download map data for those areas for offline use. Apple will make iOS 17 available starting with the 2018 iPhone XR as a free update later this year. The iPhone 8 and iPhone X, on the other hand, do not get iOS 17.
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Apple released the beta for iOS 17 at the WWDC developer fair. The rollout to all iPhone owners from the iPhone XR is scheduled for autumn. When the iPhone’s position sensors detect that the phone is being turned to the side and is being charged, the new standby view can be activated. In addition to the time, the calendar, the weather and widgets can also be displayed. The integrated iPhone keyboard is said to offer improved auto-correction, whereby machine learning is used and text suggestions are displayed as you type. The new diary app uses machine learning to create automated collections, including text suggestions. App developers can also use this function via the Journaling Suggestions API. The Maps app allows downloading of map data by specific areas so that navigation can also be used offline.