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As the rumors continue to pour in ahead of WWDC, one leaker claims that the adjustments coming in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 would include improvements to AirPlay to make it simpler to operate with hotel TVs.
The amount of time left until Apple’s keynote at WWDC 2023 gets shorter, as speculation about what the company will unveil picks up speed. An adjustment to AirPlay is described as a significant change to the mobile operating systems in a Sunday peek of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.
According to Mark Gurman in his “Power On” newsletter for Bloomberg, the software updates will have a change made to AirPlay that will make it easier to “beam content to TVs and speakers you don’t own.” While this could include other people’s homes, Gurman offers it could also potentially work for devices located in hotels.
A smart display-like interface that activates while the iPhone is locked and in landscape orientation is one of Gurman’s additional preview features. The previously mentioned rumored functionality would show notifications as well as calendar appointments and other information.
A journaling app with location services support is also mentioned, allowing users to keep track of their moods and emotions while also updating others on their whereabouts and taking notes. According to reports, the Wallet app will also be updated to keep up with Apple’s ongoing foray into the financial services industry.
SharePlay will reportedly receive some improvements in time for the Apple headset, though it’s not specified what those improvements would involve. Updates to health apps could include mood tracking, addressing visual issues, and debuting on the iPad.
Apple has already acknowledged that iOS 17 will have some accessibility improvements, such as Personal Voice, which enables users to record a customized version of their voice for use with text-to-speech applications.
There have been rumors that the lock screen may add more customization options and a more user-friendly Apple Music interface.
Apple is preparing for changes to EU law that are likely in 2024 by including the foundation for sideloading in iOS 17.