Currently, the available information about iOS 17 is still quite manageable. Nevertheless, some fresh features and adjustments can be predicted. The innovations and changes range from Safari to Apple Pay to data protection.
iOS Features coming up in 2023
iOS 16 is still quite fresh, iOS 17 is not due until autumn 2023. At the WWDC 2023 at the latest, which is to be expected in the first week of June, it will be officially revealed what will be coming to the iPhone and iPad with the next major update. However, colleagues from MacRumors have already provided an overview of the expected iOS innovations for this year and are making predictions for apps and services.
Web push notifications
Already known from other browsers, now Safari for iOS will open its doors to the possibility of allowing websites to notify the user. Apple had already officially announced that iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will have opt-in support for web-based push notifications in 2023.
Apple Pay Later and more
The Apple Pay Later function, which offers short installment payments, is initially limited to the USA – at WWDC 2022 there was talk of invoice amounts being split into four partial payments without additional costs. The company will provide the function as an update for its wallet app, but since this is missing in the first beta of iOS 16.3, the release will follow with iOS 16.4 at the earliest.
The long-awaited savings account for the Apple Card is also being introduced. The feature, implemented in the USA with the partner bank Goldman Sachs, had already appeared in the release notes of the iOS 16.1 release candidate but was then withdrawn. It is not present in the iOS 16.3 test version, so the release seems to have been delayed.
Security key for Apple ID
Already in the iOS 16.3 beta is a new security key feature for Apple IDs. Apple announced here that the global release will take place in 2023. The simple way it works: In order to be able to protect accounts even better, hardware security keys can also be used in the future, which is then integrated into the two-factor authentication. However, Apple itself does not want to provide such keys.
Apple Car Play Next-generation
Apple’s Car Play system is getting a lot smarter this year. The announced adjustments: Significantly better integration into on-board systems such as climate control and radio, plus support for multiple screens and different resolutions. Last but not least, old widgets have been revamped and new ones announced.
Activated in the USA since iOS 16.1, Apple will also expand data protection in other countries in 2023. This extends end-to-end encryption to many additional areas of iCloud, including backups, photos, notes, reminders, voice memos, and more. With iOS 16.3 and iOS 16.4, it is to be expected that the functions will be introduced in other countries. Apple itself had said that the “rest of the world” would be supplied in spring 2023.
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