iOS 17 will flip locked iPhones into good home-style shows, report says
Apple is planning to launch a brand new characteristic that turns locked iPhones into good dwelling shows with iOS 17, in accordance with a brand new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The interface will reportedly show info resembling calendar appointments, the climate and notifications within the fashion of a sensible dwelling show when the cellphone is locked and positioned horizontally.
Gurman notes that the interface will function much like good dwelling gadgets from Google and Amazon. The concept behind the reported characteristic is to make iPhones extra helpful once they’re not really getting used and are mendacity on a desk or nightstand. The characteristic will use a darkish background with shiny textual content to make it simpler to learn from a distance.
The good home-style show will construct on Apple’s lock display widgets, which launched final yr as a part of iOS 16 and permit customers to see small tidbits of data, such because the climate and information, under the time on their lock screens.
Gurman says Apple is engaged on bringing this good home-style show characteristic to the iPad, however notes that the corporate doesn’t carry options to iPad as quick because it does with iPhone, contemplating that the iPhone’s lock display widgets aren’t but accessible on iPads.
The report additionally says Apple is planning to introduce important adjustments to the iPhone’s Pockets app with iOS 17 and can add enhancements to its location companies. Different adjustments embrace the addition of a devoted journaling app that’s designed to assist customers log their ideas. As well as, Apple is alleged to be engaged on updates for SharePlay, which is its characteristic that lets customers stream TV reveals, films and music in sync with family and friends whereas on a FaceTime name collectively.
AirPlay, which helps you to stream or share content material out of your Apple gadgets to your Apple TV or suitable good TV, can be going to be getting some updates. Gurman writes that the tech large has been in talks with motels to make it simpler for customers to stream video and audio to gadgets they don’t personal.
Gurman beforehand reported that Apple is engaged on know-how for monitoring feelings and plans to roll out an iPad model of the iPhone Well being app this yr. Apple’s Well being app can even be getting instruments for monitoring feelings and managing imaginative and prescient circumstances, resembling nearsightedness.
Apple will doubtless reveal the good home-style show characteristic characteristic alongside iOS 17 at its Worldwide Builders Convention on June 5. The tech large is predicted to launch its new AR/VR headset and the xrOS powering it, alongside new Mac laptops and software program.