We lately reported that iOS 17 can be an even bigger iPhone replace than we first thought, with Apple set to enhance its core apps with a number of “good to have” options. Now, we’ve acquired a greater thought of which apps are in line for a makeover, and what these “good to have” options may be.
In response to the identical Weibo user (opens in new tab) who leaked the existence of the yellow iPhone 14 forward of time, iOS 17 will carry adjustments to the iPhone lock display, Management Middle, App Library and Apple Music. CarPlay, Siri and Messages are additionally set for vital updates, per earlier rumors concerning Apple’s subsequent software program overhaul.
It’s notably shocking to listen to that additional enhancements might be heading to your iPhone’s lock display, since Apple solely launched customized iOS lock screens with iOS 16 (and we weren’t anticipating extra customization choices so quickly). Particularly, the Weibo person in query studies that iOS 17 will allow you to customise lock display font sizes, in addition to share your customized lock display designs with different iPhone customers – presumably in the identical method that Apple Watch faces may be shared between Apple Watch homeowners.
As for the Management Middle, iOS 17 is predicted to carry main UI adjustments to the useful shortcut web page, whereas customized classes and different organizational options are reportedly certain in your iPhone’s App Library.
Enhancements on the agenda for Apple Music with iOS 17 embrace the flexibility to view track lyrics instantly in your telephone’s lock display, with Apple additionally set to put emphasis on decreasing the quantity of textual content within the Apple Music app, in favor of latest pictures and graphics.
And eventually, the aforementioned Weibo person studies that iOS 17 will overhaul your iPhone’s flashlight brightness slider, swapping the three preconfigured settings for a volume-style slider (although, in reality, has anybody ever really used that function?).
A not-so-little iOS replace
Information of those rumored iOS 17 enhancements follows studies that Apple’s subsequent software program replace will lastly introduce app sideloading on iPhones – permitting you to put in apps from sources exterior of the official App Retailer – in addition to carry main adjustments to Siri.
In response to current leaks, iOS 17 may shift Siri’s on-screen interface away from the underside of the iPhone display and up into the Dynamic Island on appropriate gadgets (which, at current, is the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max).
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman additionally studies that you could be quickly solely must say “Siri” as an alternative of “Hey Siri” when activating Apple’s private assistant, which might carry the latter in keeping with Amazon’s Alexa.
In different phrases, a number of pretty vital adjustments are on the horizon with iOS 17 – although leakers are divided over which iPhones can be appropriate with the upcoming replace. Some, for example, report that iOS 17 will drop help for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, whereas others have counterclaimed (opens in new tab) that iOS 17 can be appropriate with all iPhones able to working iOS 16.
At this stage, then, there’s little certainty round which iPhones can be supported by iOS 17 – however we’re positive to search out out at WWDC 2023 in June.