Gadgetsfix has uncovered the latest features and updates in the ongoing beta testing of iOS 17.2, following the recent release of iOS 17.1.2. Anticipated to be a significant update, iOS 17.2 introduces several noteworthy changes, such as the inclusion of Apple’s Journal app, spatial video recording support for iPhone 15 Pro models, and various other enhancements. A detailed breakdown of the new additions in iOS 17.2 beta 4 is provided in their comprehensive list.
Recent reports highlight a misunderstanding surrounding the NameDrop feature introduced in iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1. Despite its intended purpose of facilitating the quick exchange of contact information with user consent, certain news outlets and U.S. police departments have been spreading unfounded fear and misinformation about the functionality of NameDrop in recent weeks.
In other news, Apple has reportedly communicated its intention to end its partnership with Goldman Sachs within the next 12 to 15 months. This move raises questions about the future of Apple Card credit card and companion savings account, both managed through the Wallet app on iPhones. The specifics of Apple’s plans for these financial products remain uncertain.
Meanwhile, Apple Music subscribers can now enjoy the Apple Music Replay experience for 2023. Similar to Spotify Wrapped, this web-based feature allows users to review their top artists, songs, albums, genres, playlists, and stations of the year. The information can also be shared on social media, enhancing the music-sharing experience.
Regarding CarPlay, Apple’s website maintains that the first vehicles supporting the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in “late 2023.” While details are currently limited, the anticipated improvements include deeper integration with vehicle functions, support for multiple dashboard displays, increased personalization, and more. As the year comes to a close, Apple has yet to provide additional updates on this eagerly awaited CarPlay upgrade.