Recent leaks suggest that Apple’s new operating system, iOS 17, could make your smartphone much more useful in your home making it a smart display with many more features than it has so far.
Apple’s 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event will be held very soon and the rumors about what will be presented there do not stop. Among them, it is suggested that iOS 17 will have a new lock screen capable of turning your iPhone into a kind of smart screen.
They intend to go beyond the concept of the screen always on (Always On Display) with this innovation that will appear for the first time on the iPhone with iOS 17. We will tell you more about how it will work and the news that Apple is planning.
It will show you basic information on the nightstand
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says in a recent report that Apple is looking for a new way for iPhones to be more useful on the desk or nightstand. It seeks to increase the possibilities of the iPhone even in these situations. The technology would be based on a customizable lock screen where you can see small bits of information. This is all that is known so far.
Devices with screens that support this functionality will be able to enjoy it with their devices in a horizontal position when update to iOS 17. Most likely, it is activated with the phone in the charging process so that its autonomy does not suffer. Rumors suggest these will work similar to Amazon’s Echo Show or Google Nest Hub displays. In addition, it ensures that they are going to use a dark background with glowing text similar to the Nightstand mode of the Apple Watch. That would guarantee its optimal readability. There are no frills or frills, just the necessities.
NEW: Apple is planning a new smart-display-like mode in iOS 17, a new interface for information and notifications when an iPhone is locked and in landscape mode, as a major new feature. It’s a potential precursor to a standalone Apple smart home hub. https://t.co/mgFsu4nQ6x
May 24, 2023 • 18:34
With a smart screen you can get basic information in your home, such as the current weather, notifications or upcoming calendar appointments, among other information that we will know at the time. This will help you a lot more to know what’s going on and make better decisions, but there could be more to it than just a smart display when in landscape mode.
Other news of iOS 17
From Apple have not said anything about it and they have refused to talk about the plans after iOS 17, so we can only wait what comes with the new update of the company and how it will affect our devices of the brand or the new models that will be launched this anus. We will know everything on June 5.
This is not the only novelty that is expected in iOS 17, since they could be working on a new horizontal interface for your tablets with lock screen widgets, a new low cost tablet, improvements to the Wallet app, AirPlay updates and much more. Soon we will know what Apple has prepared for us, for now we only have to get an idea with the leaks and rumors that are appearing.