Surprise! iOS 17 set to change Siri for THESE iPhones forever, but not for others

iOS 17 update is expected to bring a major change to Siri UI this year, but only on some iPhones. Read on.

| Updated on: Apr 17 2023, 20:29 IST
Sports live to screen recording, here is what iOS 16.5 first public beta focuses on
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1/5 iOS 16.4 update has been released for the iPhone users, and now Apple has started focusing on the next update- iOS 16.5. The company has even rolled out the first public beta of iOS 16.5 for testers. "Apple today (March 30) seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come two days after Apple provided the betas to developers," a report by MacRumors stated. (Pixabay)
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2/5 In order to test the iOS 16.5 update, people who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can go to the Settings of their phone. Then click on General, select Software Update. Meanwhile, here is what the iOS 16.5 will bring to your iPhone. (HT Tech)
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3/5 My Sports tab in Apple News: It seems like with iOS 16.5 Beta 1, a new Sports tab can be found at the bottom of the screen which will let users keep up to date with the news and performance of their preferred sports teams. (Unsplash)
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4/5 Screen recording by Siri: According to 9to5Mac, this update is expected to allow Siri to start screen recording without any manual intervention. All you need to do is simply say "Hey Siri, start screen recording", and it will start capturing what's on your screen. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Sports multi-view on Apple TV: The iOS 16.5 Beta 1 can allow users to stream up to four different sports simultaneously, giving users an opportunity to catch all the action live. (Unsplash)
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iOS 17 is expected to be announced during Apple's WWDC event in 2023. (Unsplash)

Virtual assistant Siri was first introduced on iPhones with the release of the iPhone 4S in 2011. Since then, Siri has gone through several improvements and Apple is now preparing to announce another round. This will be via the upcoming iOS 17 update which will be announced during WWDC 2023 event. What will it change in Siri? A leakster on his Twitter handle "analyst941" has revealed a lot. One of these interesting features is set to shift Siri's on-screen interface. The leak suggests that Siri is set to relocate from the bottom of the iPhone screen to the Dynamic Island.

Currently, Siri can be activated by a button or the "Hey Siri" command. It is represented as an animated sphere and its responses are presented at the top of the iPhone screen with the background content dimmed. As per a report by TechRadar, it can be assumed that relocating Siri's interface to Dynamic Island would make the voice assistant appear less intrusive.

However, it must be noted that Dynamic Island is currently available with iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. With the launch of the iPhone 15 series, the feature may expand. So, if Siri UI moves to Dynamic Island with iOS 17 update, only iPhone 15 series users, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users will be able to enjoy it.

Moreover, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has revealed in his Power On newsletter that in the near future, activating the personal assistant on an iPhone might only require users to say just "Siri" instead of "Hey Siri."

iOS 17 expected features

Apart from this Siri update, iOS 17 is expected to bring major UI changes to Control Center, more Focus Mode filters, notification changes, custom Accessibility settings, active widgets, CarKey improvements, camera app changes, always-on-display features, and a lot more.

Who will get iOS 17 updates this year? Several leaks suggest that all the models supporting iOS 16, including all A11 Bionic-powered phones such as iPhone 8, and iPhone X will get the iOS 17 update.

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First Published Date: 17 Apr, 20:29 IST