Apple has rolled out the anticipated iOS 17.2 update, catering to current iPhone models and introducing a range of significant additions and improvements.
Journal App: Reflective Chronicles
The highlight of this update is the introduction of the Journal application, revealed during WWDC in June. This personal service is aimed at fostering user reflection by documenting life’s moments. The app boasts an intuitive interface that autonomously identifies significant events based on stored data, prompting users to create posts.
Spatial Video Recording for Vision Pro VR Headset
Another notable inclusion is support for shooting spatial video, a feature announced earlier in conjunction with the iPhone 15 launch. This 3D video recording utilizes the main and ultra-wide-angle cameras simultaneously. However, accessing the content may prove challenging as it’s primarily intended for playback on the upcoming Vision Pro mixed reality headset set for release in the near future.
Enhancements and New Additions
Beyond these major additions, the update brings several enhancements across the iPhone lineup. Users of the iPhone 15 Pro can now assign the action button for quick phrase translations. Additionally, new weather widgets have been introduced along with the ability to swiftly navigate to the first unread message within a conversation.
Expanded Device Ecosystem Updates
The iOS 17.2 update extends its reach beyond iPhones, encompassing updates for other Apple devices. WatchOS 10.2 introduces new Health app features for Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 smartwatches, along with the return of the convenient quick scroll through watch faces feature. TVOS 17.2 for Apple TV presents a new sidebar for profile switching and a revamped TV app.
iOS 17.2 is available for a broad range of iPhones, starting from the 2018 models such as iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, and the second and third-generation iPhone SE, notes NIX Solutions. Users will receive notifications once the update is accessible to their devices.