Apple made quite a splash at the Worldwide Developers Conference by unveiling its new mixed-reality headset called Vision Zero, which comes with a hefty price tag of $3,499. However, there were other exciting announcements during Apple’s product presentation on Monday.
The tech giant revealed a range of new features that will be available to iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users when iOS 17, the latest version of their operating system, officially launches in September. While users will have to wait until fall to try out these features, here’s a preview of what to expect.
- Leave messages on FaceTime: iPhone users will now have the ability to leave video voice messages for other FaceTime users if their calls go unanswered. The recipient will receive a notification and can replay the video message at their convenience. It’s like leaving a voicemail, but in the age of video chat.
- Autocorrect improvements: With iOS 17, users can look forward to better autocorrect functionality. Apple has incorporated a more advanced language model to enhance word prediction on their devices. The keyboard will even learn commonly mistyped words, so users won’t have to apologize for autocorrect mishaps as often.
- Live voicemail transcription: Wondering whether to answer a call or let it go to voicemail will no longer be a dilemma. iOS 17 introduces live voicemail transcriptions, allowing users to see real-time transcriptions of incoming voicemails on their iPhone lock screens as the messages are being recorded. This feature helps users decide whether to answer or not based on the content of the voicemail.
- Live stickers: Apple customers can now transform their photos of family, friends, and pets into stickers with a simple touch. These stickers can be customized with different effects and accessed easily from a new sticker drawer, making them fun additions to chats.
- Tap-to-share features: The NameDrop feature enables contact information sharing between two iPhones or between an iPhone and an Apple Watch. Additionally, a tap-to-share gesture allows users to effortlessly share music, videos, and other content between Apple devices.
These upcoming features aim to enhance the user experience across Apple devices, making communication and interaction more seamless and enjoyable.