iOS 17, Apple’s anticipated replacement for iOS 16, is supposed to transform the company’s handsets into a smart display. When the phone is horizontal and locked, the function is touted to display notifications, events, and even the weather at a glance. At WWDC 2023, the maker of the iPhone is anticipated to introduce new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS as well as xrOS, a new operating system for its rumored mixed reality headgear.
Apple is developing a new iPhone interface that will debut with iOS 17, which is supposed to have the codename “Dawn,” according to a Bloomberg report that cites people familiar with the situation. According to the article, it will display helpful information when a user locks their smartphone and positions it horizontally, displaying bright lettering on a dark background. Apple released lock screen widgets in iOS 16 last year, allowing users to view information without having to unlock their phones.
According to the source, which claims that development on the feature for Apple’s tablets has lagged behind iOS, the company is also creating a horizontal interface for iPadOS, which would allow users to see more information from the locked device. Notably, iPadOS 16 still does not support the new lock screen widgets that were introduced to compatible iPhone devices last year.
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day last week, Apple introduced new features targeted at assisting iPhone users with disabilities. These are slated to release “later this year” for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, which means they may be included in iOS 17. One of the most noteworthy features, Personal Voice, enables users who are at risk of losing their ability to speak to create a personal voice using machine learning from a brief audio recording.
A tipster claimed earlier this month that Apple was going to overhaul its Wallet and Health applications, and they released images of the UI changes. The Health app is purportedly being developed by Apple for the iPad OS. In accordance with recently passed regulations, the business is also anticipated to provide support for sideloading, or installing apps from third party stores. This functionality is supposed to be available only in the European Union.
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