Monday, June 5, 2023

iOS 17 Announced

Apple (preview, MacRumors, Hacker News):

The Phone app is central to the iPhone experience, and it receives a big update with personalized Contact Posters, providing a new way for users to express themselves. […] Live Voicemail gives users the ability to see real-time transcription as someone leaves a voicemail, and the opportunity to pick up while the caller is leaving their message.


[Messages] Search gets more powerful and precise with search filters, making it possible for users to start a search and add additional filters to narrow down the results and find exactly what they are seeking. […] Messages also introduces Check In, an important feature for when a user wants to notify a family member or friend that they have made it to their destination safely.


Autocorrect receives a comprehensive update with a transformer language model, a state-of-the-art on-device machine learning language model for word prediction — improving the experience and accuracy for users every time they type.


iOS 17 introduces StandBy, giving users a full-screen experience with glanceable information designed to be viewed from a distance when iPhone is on its side and charging.


Journal is a new app that helps iPhone users reflect and practice gratitude through journaling, which has been shown to improve wellbeing.


Update (2023-06-06): Filipe Espósito:

Unfortunately, iOS 17 requires the A12 Bionic chip or later. This means that iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X won’t get the update.

Update (2023-06-13): Juli Clover:

We’ve pulled out five features that we think are the most interesting and that iPhone users will be most excited about when iOS 17 launches this fall.

Adam Engst:

I focus here on 12 features I look forward to trying or find generally compelling, in no particular order.

Update (2023-06-15): Mysk:

Apple didn’t mention app sideloading at #WWDC23, except for when @gruber explicitly asked Craig Federighi about it during The Talk Show.

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I was hoping for RCS. Silly I know, but I'd love for photos and videos that me and my parents share with each other to look like something shared in the year 2020+ rather than 2008

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