Apple fans are just weeks away from getting their hands on the new iPhone 15 and iOS 17 operating system, but there are several important features that won’t be available at launch.
Users can expect even more accurate autocorrect, live voicemail transcripts, custom wallpapers, and more.
But on Apple’s website there is fine print next to four of the anticipated features that say, “Coming this year.”
These include AirDrop over the Internet, an update to Apple Music, and an app geared toward mental health.
AirDrop over the Internet will let you share content with someone, but you no longer have to stay close to receive it.
Airdrop over the Internet
Apple introduced AirDrop in 2011 with its iOS 7, which allows users to share and receive photos, documents, and more with other nearby Apple devices.
The updated version will allow you to share content with someone, but you no longer have to stay close to receive it.
You and the sender just need to sign in to iCloud and AirDrop will continue over the cellular internet.
Apple Music collaborative playlists
Apple will add an update to Apple Music that mirrors Spotify but will allow users to create shared playlists
Apple Music will include collaborative playlists, a wish of many users.
Apple listened to their pleas and announced the update in July, which will mirror Spotify’s by letting people create shared playlists with friends who can add, remove and reorder songs.
Journaling has become popular in recent years as it allows people to write down daily thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, and Apple wants to let you carry it in the palm of your hand.
This app allows users to take notes about their day with pictures, music, and locations.
The new Journal app will let you share your thoughts, locations, and even workouts all in one place.
Using on-device machine learning, your iPhone creates personalized suggestions of moments for you to remember and write about based on your photos, music, workouts, and more.
The software will analyze user behavior to determine a typical day, including how much time they spend at home compared to other places and whether a particular day was unusual.
Put name on Apple Watch
The days of giving the annoying guy at the bar a fake phone number may be over thanks to Apple.
NameDrop makes sharing your contact information with someone as easy as putting your iPhones together.
NameDrop makes sharing your contact info with someone as easy as putting your iPhones together, but the Apple Watch option won’t be available next month
A Bluetooth connection between the two devices requests NameDrop and eliminates the need to manually enter your data, saving time.
However, Apple demonstrated NameDrop on the Apple Watch during the July presentation, which is another delayed feature.
Some iOS features will be released next month
Apple introduced iOS 17 on June 5, which will include keyboard updates.
Many users have complained that their words are autocorrecting incorrectly, but the new system adds a new language model that has a more accessible shortcut to return to the original word if the system makes a mistake.
And now, dictation also uses a new AI-powered model.
Apple is also making a small but powerful change to Siri in the new iOS 17: Users can let go of “Hey” and just say “Siri” to activate the virtual assistant.
The change has been a sought-after feature for iOS fans and it looks like Apple has finally listened to their demand.
The tech giant has announced a new feature in iOS 17 called Check In.
The tool will allow you to notify your family or friends when you have arrived at a destination safely.
And another feature will change the way iOS users end calls.
While the end call button can currently be found in the bottom center of the screen, beta testers have revealed that this is set to change.
After the update, the end call button will be moved to the bottom right of the screen.
iMessage apps will be stored in one place, usually above the text message area.
Tap the new more button to see everything you send most often, like photos, audio messages, and your location. Swipe up to see the rest of your iMessage apps.