iOS 17 is lastly out, but it surely’s solely partially out. It brings a wealth of enhancements and new options: Contact posters, stay voicemail transcription, StandBy, FaceTime messages, new autocorrect and dictation, Siri enhancements, and much more. However some options it’s possible you’ll be on the lookout for gained’t be there whenever you replace your iPhone in September. Whereas they’re a part of iOS 17, they gained’t be prepared till later this yr.
Apple does this yearly with iOS updates, and it’s no trigger for concern. It simply implies that some options are earmarked for iOS 17.1, 17.2, or 17.3, and Apple is telling us about all of them now. Actually, typically one or two of the “coming later this yr” options slip into the subsequent yr. Listed below are the iOS 17 options Apple says are coming in a future replace to iOS 17:
AirDrop over the Web
One among iOS 17’s nifty adjustments to AirDrop is you could provoke it simply by bringing your iPhone close to the recipient’s iPhone. That half is coming with the iOS 17 launch.
However one other useful change is that, if somebody is sending you a few massive movies and a number of other dozen photographs, you don’t have to take a seat there for ten minutes ready for the switch to finish. You can begin an AirDrop after which go your separate methods, and the AirDrop will proceed over the web, at full high quality. You and the sender simply need to be signed in to iCloud.
That second half, the web switch, gained’t be obtainable till a while after the preliminary iOS 17 launch.
Apple confirmed off its new app Journal at WWDC, and it appears fairly nice. Make notes about your day, embrace footage or music or places, and all of the ideas occur on-device and the iCloud syncing is end-to-end encrypted. You’ll be able to even lock your journal.
However we’re going to have to attend till “later this yr” to start out our journaling…er…journey.
Collaborative Apple Music playlists
Music followers have been asking for shared or collaborative playlists in Apple Music for years. It’s a type of issues that retains folks on Spotify.
It’s lastly coming to iOS 17. Or not less than, iOS 17.1, or 17.2, or perhaps 17.3. That’s whenever you’ll be capable to share Apple Music playlists with associates who can add, take away, and reorder songs, and you may all use emoji to react to tune selections in Now Enjoying.
AirPlay in lodge rooms
Enjoying your individual content material on a lodge TV is a significant ache. Apple’s going to work with lodge chains so as to add AirPlay to their TVs, which is simply what we would like. You’ll scan a QR code on the TV to connect with it, and simply stream what you need out of your telephone to the TV in your room.
That one’s not coming till a while after the iOS 17 launch, and if we’re trustworthy, it’s most likely going to be a yr or extra earlier than most vacationers encounter it. Only some choose resorts are anticipated to roll it out later this yr, with extra to comply with.
NameDrop to Apple Watch
Along with the brand new AirDrop options comes NameDrop, Apple’s branding for a characteristic Android has had for a very long time. Simply carry your iPhone actually shut to a different one to ship them your contact information (and you may management which contact information they get and don’t get). You’ll even be capable to do it on somebody’s Apple Watch. Neat!
Besides the Apple Watch half is coming, you guessed it, later this yr in a software program replace. It additionally requires an Apple Watch Collection 6 or later, Apple Watch SE, or Apple Watch Extremely.
Some Messages enhancements are coming with the preliminary iOS 17 launch, however others will roll out in updates later this yr.
The brand new Stickers expertise and that “Catch-up arrow” to go to the primary unread message in a thread are two new options being added in an iOS 17 replace later in 2023.
There may also be enhancements to Messages in iCloud syncing later this yr. It is going to sync not solely your Messages, but additionally settings comparable to Textual content Message Forwarding, Ship & Obtain accounts, and SMS filters throughout units.
A widget that allows you to play or pause a Information+ audio story or podcast shall be added in a future replace.
Apple Music Favorites
An replace later this yr will add a brand new Favourite Songs playlist of all of the songs you’ve got fvorited on Apple Music. Plus, you’ll be capable to Favourite songs, albums, playlists, and artists, and they are going to be mechanically added to your library and used to enhance suggestions.
One among our favourite upcoming options is the power of the system to make use of AI to learn PDF types, determine fillable fields, after which fill them in mechanically. It will work in Recordsdata, Mail, and even in scanned paperwork, however you’ll have to attend for an iOS 17 replace later this yr.
Health+ Audio Focus
When doing a Health+ exercise you’ll quickly be capable to prioritize both the coach’s voice or the music.
Faucet to Unlock Matter locks
You’ll be able to faucet your iPhone to unlock these locks that assist HomeKit and HomeKey, however you’ll quickly be capable to do the identical with locks that assist Matter.
Simpler Apple ID sign-in when organising units
While you’re organising your new Apple machine, you’ll be capable to signal into your Apple ID by bringing a trusted iPhone or iPad close by and scanning the purpose cloud. The identical course of is used at the moment, but it surely transfers loads of apps and settings however doesn’t sign up to your Apple ID.