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Most awaited iOS 17 upgrades

## The next version of the iPhone operating system is expected to appear at WWDC 2023 with a series of notable improvements. According to *CNET*, Apple will announce many important products at the upcoming WWDC 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 (US time). Many reputable sources have confirmed that Tim Cook and his colleagues will announce the iOS 17 operating system version, in addition to the much-awaited product, the mixed reality glasses (XR). According to the source of *Bloomberg*, the upcoming iOS 17 software update for iPhone may come with a special feature on the lock screen, which helps the device to display information such as calendar appointments, weather and notifications. according to the smart screen style in the smarthome system. In addition to the screen, *CNET* writer Patrick Holland also expects the next software version of the iPhone to bring many worthwhile upgrades. ## Visual Look Up without taking a picture Apple has made some big changes with the Photos app on iOS 15, especially users can scan objects thanks to the Look up feature. In addition, this feature can identify image types such as landscape, sunset or individual identification in the image. In iOS 16, to separate the subject from the photo, users just need to open the photo in Photos, tap their finger and drag and drop it into another app, such as Messages. This feature is called Visual Look Up. All the intricacies of background separation have been handled by the power of AI. However, Visual Look Up has a disadvantage that it can only be used on images that have been taken. The iOS 17 operating system is expected to be able to apply this feature right on the camera. Specifically, in the event that users accidentally come across a particular flower or plant, they can find it very easily just by going back without taking a photo. ## Turn iPhone into a remote control for Apple TV Bloomberg sources said Apple plans to spend $ 1 billion / year to produce and distribute movies in theaters. This is part of Apple’s efforts to strengthen its position in Hollywood and attract users to subscribe to its TV+ service. If you own an Apple TV, you will often find yourself in a situation where you put the remote control in a corner of the house and can’t find it. Users can use the virtual remote on their iPhone to do almost everything a remote can do, except change the volume button. Although it is only a small upgrade, adding a volume button to the virtual remote controller on iPhone will save users from the dilemma of not finding the physical remote. ## Bringing fitness tracking to iPhone Apple Watch users will understand the convenience of recording workouts. However, without or without a watch while working out, there’s no way to record basic workouts like walking, running, or cycling without a third-party app. Apple’s expansion of the Fitness app so that users can record workouts even without an Apple Watch will provide a better experience. ## Add a professional photography app It’s time for Apple to rethink the iPhone’s photography app. For years, the iPhone camera app was the gold standard for simplicity. However, as Apple tried to add more functions, especially the ProRAW feature when taking photos and ProRes with video recording on the iPhone Pro series, the camera application started to get cramped. Apple can completely create a separate application for users with professional photography needs, just like how it once made a standalone application for classical music. Specifically, Apple Music Classical addresses the unique challenge of classifying, searching, and discovering classical music, something that the default Apple Music app doesn’t do. Sony has been quite successful with this approach on its Xperia 1 and 5 series phones. Samsung also has its own Expert Raw app to add pro photography features, in addition to the default app. ## Balancing ease of use with security On February 24, The Wall Street Journal released a report on a series of cases of iPhone users being tracked by hackers to unlock the phone, after that steals the device to infiltrate the victim’s data stored on the device. After knowing the iPhone unlock code, the thief can completely change the password associated with the Apple ID, lock the account and any files stored in iCloud of the victim. They can also access financial apps like banking apps with the unlock code. According to *WSJ*, the biggest flaw lies in the password change process. Knowing the iPhone’s passcode, thieves can easily reset the victim’s Apple ID password in the Settings app, even with Face ID or Touch ID enabled. Thieves can then disable the Find My iPhone feature on the phone, preventing the owner from tracking its location, or remotely erasing the device via iCloud. Thieves can also change Apple ID contact information and set up a recovery key to prevent victims from recovering their accounts. At the heart of this is the balance between security and ease of access. The same tools that Apple uses to help users get locked out of their devices and accounts, are ironically being exploited by savvy cybercriminals to lock iPhone owners out of their phones and accounts.\ Holland doesn’t think there’s an easy way for Apple to “fix” this problem. However, the writer of CNET hopes that with iOS 17, Apple will take a moment to review the impact that these tools can have on users. Apple could even provide additional security features to stop the thieves behind these crimes, like it did with AirTags.



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