It’s no more news that Apple announced the release of iOS 17, its latest operating system for iPhones, at the Worldwide Developers Conference at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, in June.
However, there are new innovations that come with new software, which aim to make the iPhone a “more personal and intuitive” experience. The software is set to be released at 6pm Nigerian Time this Monday, September 18, 2023.
Many new features are expected to be available on iOS 17. However, Apple Hub confirmed on X, formely Twitter, that not all of the features will be available at launch.
Some iOS 17 features include;
This enables iPhone users customise how they appear when they call someone else.
The feature brings a new look to incoming calls, and users can choose customised photos, typography and font colours. These “Contact Posters” will also be available for third-party calling apps.
The new feature allows users to see real-time transcription as someone leaves a voicemail. If the voicemail is important, they can also pick up while the caller is leaving their message.
Calls identified as spam by carriers will not appear as live voicemail, and will instead be instantly dropped.
Using neural engine technology, live voicemail transcription is handled on-device and remains entirely private, Apple said.
Using NameDrop, the new operating system will let users share contact information simply by bringing their iPhones together, or by bringing an iPhone and Apple Watch together.
Users can also share content or start SharePlay to listen to music, watch a movie or play a game while in close proximity to other iPhones.
Autocorrect has received a machine-learning update that will enhance word prediction. It aims to improve the experience and accuracy for users every time they type.
Users will now receive predictive text recommendations inline as they type, so adding entire words or completing sentences will be as easy as tapping the space bar.
All-new Journal app:
Apple has introduced a new app called Journal that is designed to help iPhone users reflect and practise gratitude.
Using on-device machine learning, personalised suggestions can be provided to inspire a user’s journal entry, Apple said.
“Suggestions are intelligently curated from recent activity, including photos, people, places, workouts and more, making it easy to start a journal entry, and scheduled notifications can help build a journaling habit,” the company stated.