The author, despite not frequently upgrading their personal tech products, is excited about the rumored features of the iPhone 15, including the potential switch to a USB-C port, the inclusion of the Dynamic Island, and the expected processor upgrades.
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 confirmed during its special event that iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be released on September 18, bringing various new features including customizable contact profiles, voicemail support for FaceTime, simplified sharing with NameDrop, and an interactive StandBy interface for iPhones.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 with multiple minor changes that collectively represent a positive step forward, including high-end camera and processor upgrades, a new telephoto-style lens with 5x optical zoom, the transition to USB-C, enhanced connectivity and Wi-Fi capabilities, and the addition of Roadside Assistance to its satellite-based SOS services.
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.
The article discusses the new features of the iPhone 15 and whether it is worth upgrading from the iPhone 13, ultimately concluding that now is not the time to buy the new iPhone due to financial considerations and the lack of significant improvements for the average user.
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.
Apple's iOS 17 update, which precedes the release of the iPhone 15, brings new features including a standby mode, interactive widgets, and the ability to clone your voice with AI.
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.
iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10 offer new features and functionality to the Shortcuts app, including the ability to transcribe audio, delete alarms, scan documents, and create Time Machine backups.
In iOS 17, Apple has redesigned the interface of the Messages app, moving access to iMessage apps and shortcuts to a new pop-up menu, and users can customize the order in which these apps appear and access the Photos app picker with a single tap by long-pressing the "+" icon.
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.
iOS 17 introduces a new feature called Screen Distance that helps prevent eye strain and reduce the risk of myopia by measuring the distance between the screen and your eyes.
Apple's iPhone 15 lineup offers small but powerful updates, including the switch from Lightning to USB-C charging, an Action Button for quick access functions, the Dynamic Island for enhanced notifications, and a travel-friendly design, making them the best travel-friendly phones yet.