Apple plans to make Siri smarter by using language models in iOS 18, allowing users to automate complex tasks with voice-based commands similar to the Shortcuts app, potentially beating Google Assistant to the punch.
Apple will be announcing the iPhone 15 series at an event on September 12, with features including a USB-C port, a titanium frame for the Pro models, and upgraded camera specifications.
Apple has released iOS 16.6.1, an emergency update for iPhones, to fix two serious flaws that have been actively exploited by attackers to deliver spyware without user interaction.
Apple is expected to announce new products, including the iPhone 15 lineup and the Apple Watch Series 9, at its Wonderlust event, with iOS 17 likely to be available shortly after the event and featuring new features such as StandBy mode, Open Camera app modes with new Shortcuts actions, a 72-hour passcode grace period, improved autocorrect, a new Journal app, enhancements to Messages, Contact Posters, automatic deletion of password verification messages, grocery list creation in Reminders, Conversation Awareness on AirPods, a simplified activation for Siri, back-to-back Siri requests, improved sharing with AirDrop and NameDrop, and sensitive content warnings.
Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 15 lineup at its annual September keynote event, with the introduction of USB-C charging being the biggest change, along with potential new features such as Dynamic Island, a rear-facing periscope lens, and a titanium casing, while also teasing updates for the Vision Pro, new AirPods, Apple Watches, and software release dates.
Apple has released security updates for older iPhones, including iOS 15.7.9 and iPadOS 15.7.9, to address a zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2023-31064) exploited by NSO's Pegasus spyware through iMessage attachments.
Apple has announced that tvOS 17 and HomePod Software 17 will be released to the public on September 18, featuring updates such as a redesigned Control Center for Apple TV and the ability to ask Siri to play media on the HomePod using iPhone apps.
Apple has published an in-depth breakdown of the new features that will be coming to iOS 17 later this year, including a journal app, collaborative Apple Music playlists, and AirDrop over internet, among others.
Apple is introducing over 20 new ringtones and text tones in iOS 17, with longer and more modern sounds, while moving the older options to a "Classic" section for accessibility.
The upcoming iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma updates will introduce new sign-in methods for Apple ID accounts, including the ability to sign in with a phone number or secondary email address and a proximity sign-in feature. Passkey support has also been added to Apple IDs, and the updates are set to be released on September 18 and September 26.
In iOS 17, Apple introduces Contact Posters, allowing iPhone users to customize their representation during calls with photos, emoji, and personalized typography.
iOS 17 will be available to download next week, but some older iPhone models, including the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, won't be compatible with the new operating system.
Apple is releasing operating system updates, including iOS 17, WatchOS 10, iPadOS 17, TVOS 17, and MacOS Sonoma, with new features and improvements for compatible devices.
The iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro models are expected to be released in September 2024, with leaked information suggesting memory boosts and camera upgrades, including a larger display and solid-state buttons, as well as improved camera performance and upgraded specs like 8GB of RAM and support for Wi-Fi 7.
iOS 17 introduces interactive Home Screen widgets for various apps, including music, health, fitness, food, tracking, financial, educational, customization, entertainment, and utility apps, allowing users to access and control app features directly from the Home Screen.
iOS 17 introduces new features and settings, but not all may be loved by users, and fortunately, there are ways to disable them if desired.
Apple's iOS 17 introduces Live Voicemail, a feature that provides real-time transcriptions of voicemail messages as they are being recorded, as well as updates to FaceTime voicemail and AirDrop.
iOS 17 introduces new features for second-generation AirPods Pro, including Adaptive Audio, mute controls, and personalized volume, all of which can be controlled through the Settings app on your iPhone.
Apple has released new versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, introducing new features for iOS 17 and the Mac such as 3D objects, Stickers, inline predictions for text, collaboration during FaceTime calls, and the ability to open suggested documents or presentations when searching.
Apple has launched its iPhone 15 models and MacRumors has provided a series of how-to articles to help users navigate the new features, while iOS 17 comes pre-installed with the new models and MacRumors has also provided in-depth feature guides for the new software.
Apple advises users to update their iPhone 15 devices to iOS 17.0.2 before transferring data from another iPhone to avoid encountering issues and to ensure a smooth transfer process.
Apple has released iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, but it's uncertain how long iOS 16 will continue receiving updates.
Apple has introduced a new feature in iOS 17 called Personal Voice, which uses AI to create a replica of your voice and store it on your iPhone, allowing users with speech disabilities to communicate via type-to-speak.