Apple has recently rolled out updates across its operating systems – iOS 17.1, MacOS 14.1, and WatchOS 10.1, which come with a slew of new features and improvements to enhance the user experience on its devices. Here’s a detailed look at what these updates entail:
iOS 17.1 introduces several new features and adjustments to improve usability and functionality. Here are some of the notable updates:
- A new Apple Music favorite system allows users to easily mark and access their favorite tracks.
- Adjustments to the Wallet app’s interface to display bank and card balances, making financial management more straightforward.
- Minor changes to the action button on the iPhone 15 Pro for enhanced usability.
- Support for AirDrop over the Internet, extending the file-sharing capabilities of the device.
- New Connected Cards feature for UK iPhone users, displaying the current account balance from their bank in the Apple Wallet.
MacOS 14.1, also known as MacOS Sonoma, brings about several enhancements and new features:
- A new warranty section to check the AppleCare+ status of your Mac and connected AirPods.
- Expanded favorites in Music to include songs, albums, and more, offering a more personalized user experience.
- Improved StandBy, Music features, and subscription price updates for Apple TV+, Arcade, and News+
WatchOS 10.1 has introduced notable features to the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2, making interaction more intuitive and convenient. The updates include:
- NameDrop feature allows users to tap an Apple Watch to another Apple Watch or iPhone to exchange contact information quickly.
- The Double Tap gesture, which can be activated by tapping the index finger and thumb together twice, is used to answer phone calls, end phone calls, stop alarms, and perform primary actions in notifications and most apps.
- Bug fixes include a fix for cities not syncing in the Weather app and an issue causing incorrect elevation for some users.
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