# **If you have an iPhone left over, iOS 17 is about to help you turn it into something valuable in your smart home** **On the upcoming 5/6, we will know what iOS 17 has in the Assembly Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). But one notable feature that can “revive” old iPhones has been revealed.** According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, one of the upcoming changes in iOS 17 is a new interface that will appear. appears when your iPhone is locked and placed in landscape mode. According to Mr. Gurman, the interface will display relevant information – including the contents of the calendar (calendar), weather (weather) and notifications (notifications) – and will essentially turn an iPhone with iOS 17 installed into a a Smart Display (smart display). By comparison, the interface isn’t really new to Android users – the same feature has been out on the OS since 2019. While it doesn’t score in terms of innovation for Apple, the interface certainly will. make old iPhones much more useful. It is known that iOS 17 will likely support the iPhone 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, X, 8 series and iPhone SE Gen 2 and Gen 3. This also seems to be the driving force behind many of the changes that Apple has introduced. introduced to iOS in the last few years. It started with the appearance of Widgets on iOS 14, moving those Widgets from the home screen to the lock screen on iOS 16, and coming soon to the Smart Display when locked and held horizontally on iOS 17. It’s all part of Apple’s efforts to provide faster and more streamlined information. Widget is a term to refer to a special application that can display all or part of the content, a shortcut to quickly open other applications on the screen. Not only on phones, we can see widgets on websites. In addition to the aforementioned change, what else can iOS 17 make us look forward to? Bloomberg says there are likely to be “significant changes to the iPhone’s Wallet app and improvements to its location services” along with a new logging app, new health features, and more. next to the refurbished Control Center. All in all, the new iOS 17 is not really something of a “shaking” thing. The best update is to upgrade the familiar so you can tap into even more potential.