Apple Announces New Features in iOS 17.3

iOS 17 Update: Apple’s Latest Features and Future macOS 15 Insights

As time passes, the update cycle of iOS 17 is also nearing its end.

So far, it seems that Apple has rolled out most of the new features announced at WWDC23.

These include customizable caller ID, standby display, and interactive widgets, all of which are some nice additions.

However, the previously announced hotel quick screen mirroring feature from Apple has been delayed and has left everyone waiting.

Recently, Apple finally officially announced the rollout of this new feature in its latest official press release.

Apple stated that it has now partnered with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), allowing iPhone and iPad users to use the quick screen mirroring feature in IHG hotels.

Apple Announces New Features in iOS 17

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IHG is a global hotel group with numerous upscale hotels distributed worldwide.

According to Apple, this feature is currently only available in IHG hotels in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

This includes some Holiday Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Crowne Plaza, and other hotels.

Apple stated that IHG has already provided the quick screen mirroring feature to over 60 of its hotels and is expected to roll it out to more hotels in the coming months.

Subsequently, IHG also announced this change on its official website.

From the official images released, users only need to scan the QR code on the hotel TV with their iPhone or iPad to quickly mirror the screen.

At the same time, this operation will automatically connect the device to the hotel’s Wi-Fi network and can also pair with multiple devices and TVs simultaneously.

IHG Announcement

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Users only need to upgrade their iPhone or iPad to iOS 17.3 or later systems to use this feature in the corresponding hotels.

Furthermore, the QR code in each hotel room is unique, and the connection between the iPhone or iPad and the TV will be deleted when the user checks out.

Overall, the feature ensures security and privacy protection.

Although this feature has not yet been launched in China, it shouldn’t be too far off.

According to Apple’s iOS 17 feature page in China, this feature will be introduced through a software update later in 2024.

For those interested in this feature, you can look forward to it.

Apple Announcement

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In addition to the iOS 17 new features announced by Apple, there have been recent leaks about Apple’s future software developments.

The protagonist of this leak is the macOS 15 system, which is set to be announced at this year’s WWDC.

So far, there haven’t been many leaks about macOS 15, mainly focusing on interface optimization and new AI features.

However, according to the latest report from MacRumors, Apple is expected to bring significant changes to the Calculator app in macOS 15.

The new Calculator interface will introduce a more convenient unit conversion system, such as real-time currency exchange rates obtained through the internet.

Moreover, the new Calculator app will also feature a brand-new “Math Notes” function, similar to a memo integrated into the Calculator app, making it easy for users to create notes.

It’s worth mentioning that Microsoft introduced math annotation functionality to OneNote many years ago, and now Apple is finally planning to introduce similar functionality.

MacRumors Report

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Finally, there’s the new History Bar feature, allowing users to review previous calculation results and processes for better summarization and review.

So far, it seems that the new systems, including iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, will undergo significant changes at this year’s WWDC in June.

Let’s wait and see what they have in store.

What other features are you looking forward to in the new systems? Feel free to leave a comment in the section below and discuss with everyone.

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