Apple releases iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 release candidates to developers.

Apple releases iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 release candidates to developers.

Apple Unveils Exciting Features at the “Wonderlust” iPhone 15 Event

iOS 17

Apple recently hosted its much-anticipated “Wonderlust” iPhone 15 event, where they unveiled a plethora of new features that are set to revolutionize the smartphone experience. Among the highlights of the event were the release candidate versions of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates, which are now available for developers to test before public release.

Customize Your Calling Experience

One of the standout features of iOS 17 is the ability to have a customized look for each person that calls you. Whether it’s your best friend, boss, or significant other, their incoming call screen can now be tailored to their unique style. Finally, no more confusing incoming calls!

Real-Time Voicemail Transcripts

Have you ever missed an important call and wished you could see what the voicemail said without having to go through the hassle of listening to it? Well, with iOS 17, this dream becomes a reality. Live voicemails now come with real-time transcripts, allowing you to quickly decide whether picking up the phone is worth it or not.

More Than Just Text Messages

The messaging experience on iOS 17 has received a significant overhaul. You can now send video or audio messages when someone misses your FaceTime call, adding a personal touch to your communication. Additionally, the Check In feature keeps your loved ones updated on your location when you’re traveling. It automatically notifies them when you arrive at a destination, giving everyone peace of mind.

Memoji Madness

Stickers and emojis have always been a fun way to express ourselves in messages, but iOS 17 takes it to a whole new level. Stickers have been completely revamped, with all emojis now functioning as stickers. This means you can use them in conversations just like any other sticker. Moreover, the remove from background feature lets you turn anything from an image into a sticker. Say goodbye to boring chats!

Transform Your iPhone into a Home Hub

With the new StandBy feature, placing your iPhone horizontally transforms it into a handy home hub. In this mode, you can access information such as your calendar, time, and home controls at a glance. It’s like having a mini command center right on your desk.

Interactive Widgets and Seamless Sharing

iOS 17 brings interactivity to the home screen with interactive widgets. Now you can check off items on your to-do list or control your smart home devices without even opening an app. AirDrop has also been improved, allowing for easier sharing of contacts through the new NameDrop feature. Additionally, SharePlay sessions can now be initiated by simply holding two iPhones together, and it’s even compatible with CarPlay for on-the-go entertainment.

A Taste of What’s to Come

Alongside the exciting features coming with iOS 17, Apple also teased a journaling app set to be released later this year. Journaling enthusiasts are in for a treat! The company is also introducing AirPlay in select hotel rooms, a new Adaptive Audio feature improving the AirPods Pro 2 experience, offline Maps, Siri without the need for the “Hey” activation, and enhancements to search and spotlight.

Apple’s “Wonderlust” iPhone 15 event undoubtedly left fans thrilled with the plethora of features coming to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. From personalized incoming calls to real-time voicemail transcripts, interactive widgets, and seamless sharing, Apple continues to enhance the user experience in ways that excite and delight. So get ready to update your iPhones and explore the new possibilities that await with iOS 17!