2023 is fast approaching and it will be another busy year for iPhone software. Details about iOS 17 have yet to be revealed, but Apple has previously announced several features that will be available this year as part of upcoming updates such as iOS 16.3 and iOS 16.4.
Below are seven iOS features scheduled to launch or roll out to additional countries in 2023. For example, an Apple Pay Later funding option or an Apple Card savings account that allows you to earn interest with Daily Cash.
Web push notification
Apple said iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will be added Opt-in support for web-based push notifications This feature allows iPhone and iPad users to receive notifications from websites through Safari, similar to notifications sent from apps.
Apple Pay Later
Announced at WWDC 2022 last June, Apple Pay Later is a financing feature that allows eligible US customers to split their purchases into four equal payments over six weeks, with no interest or fees. This functionality is built into the Wallet app and can be purchased online or available in the iPhone and iPad apps.
Apple says the feature will come in a future software update for eligible US applicants and may not be available in all states. Apple Pay Later is not available in iOS 16.2 and will not be in the first beta of iOS 16.3. bloombergMark Gurman at May launch on iOS 16.4 this year.
Apple ID security key
In the first iOS 16.3 beta, new Security key for Apple ID features This feature gives users the option to further protect their accounts with hardware security keys. When a user enables this feature, the security key enhances his two-factor authentication with Apple by requiring a hardware security key as one of the two factors instead of a verification code from another Apple device. To do.
Apple has no plans to release its own hardware security key. This feature relies on third-party security keys available from brands such as Yubico.
apple card savings account
October, Apple announced Apple Card users will “soon” be able to open new high-yield savings accounts from Goldman Sachs and automatically deposit Daily Cash Back rewards with no fees, no minimum deposit, and no minimum balance requirements. Accounts are managed through the iPhone Wallet app.
Once your account is set up, all Daily Cash you receive from that point forward will automatically be credited to your account and start earning interest. Apple Card offers daily cash of 2-3% on Apple Pay purchases and 1% on physical card purchases.
Ordinary savings account Release Notes for iOS 16.1 Release Candidateand Goldman Sachs Updated Apple Card Customer Agreement As for the feature, it hasn’t been released yet. Savings accounts are not yet available in the first iOS 16.3 beta released last month, and it’s unclear when it will launch.
next generation car play
At WWDC 2022, Apple will Next-generation iPhone-based software platform CarPlayIt features multiple displays, widget support, and integration with vehicle functions such as instrument cluster, climate control, and FM radio.
According to Apple, the first vehicles to support the next-generation CarPlay experience will be unveiled in the second half of 2023, with enthusiastic automakers including Acura, Audi, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche and Volvo. The car maker will be announced. Apple plans to release additional details about next-generation CarPlay later this year.
Advanced data protection in more countries
Apple recently Optional advanced data protection features When enabled, it extends end-to-end encryption to many additional areas of iCloud such as iCloud Backup, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, and more. Apple says the feature will be added to US users only in iOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, and other recent software updates, and will roll out globally in early 2023.
It’s unclear exactly when Advanced Data Protection will be available in additional countries, but given Apple’s early 2023 timeframe, we’re looking forward to bringing the feature to more iPhone users with iOS 16.3 or iOS 16.4. may be extended.
Emergency SOS by satellite in more countries
Apple announced last month that the iPhone 14’s life-saving Emergency SOS feature via satellite Will be supported in additional countries next yearHowever, Apple doesn’t provide a list of countries where this feature will expand next.
Emergency SOS via satellite first launched in the US and Canada in November and requires an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max running iOS 16.1 or later.Service is now available France, Germany, Ireland, UK Some regional emergency services numbers require iOS 16.2 or later.
This feature allows iPhone 14 users to send text messages to emergency services via satellite when they are out of cellular and Wi-Fi range. Free for 2 years from activation of iPhone 14 models.