Apple has previously announced some iOS features that will be added to the iPhone this year. Some features may be introduced in iOS 16.4 and will enter beta testing soon, while others will be introduced later this year.
Below, we’ve rounded up five new iOS features scheduled to launch in 2023. For example, an Apple Pay Later financial option for purchases or an Apple Card savings account that allows you to earn interest with Daily Cash.
Web push notification
iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will add opt-in support for web-based push notifications at some point in 2023, according to Apple. 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 said the feature will come in a future software update for eligible US applicants and may not be available in all states. last year, bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said the feature could launch in iOS 16.4.
iMessage Contact Key Verification
In December 2022, Apple previewed the new iMessage Contact Key Verification security feature and said it would launch globally in 2023.
With iMessage Contact Key Verification, users facing “unusual digital threats” such as journalists, human rights activists, and government officials can further verify that they are only messaging with the intended audience. Conversations between users who have iMessage Contact Key Verification enabled could allow state-sponsored attackers or other malicious actors to break into the cloud’s servers and insert their own devices to eavesdrop on conversations. If successful, a warning is displayed to the user.
As an added layer of security, iMessage Contact Key Verification users can compare Contact Verification Codes in person, in FaceTime, or via another secure call to further verify that they are only communicating with the intended party.
apple card savings account
In October 2022, Apple announced that Apple Card users will be able to open new high-yield savings accounts from Goldman Sachs “soon.” This automatically deposits your Daily Cash with no fees, no minimum deposit and no minimum balance. requirements. Accounts are managed through his Wallet app on the iPhone.
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.
Savings accounts were listed in the October iOS 16.1 Release Candidate release notes, and Goldman Sachs updated the Apple Card Customer Agreement for this feature in December, but it hasn’t launched yet.
next generation car play
At WWDC 2022, Apple previewed its next-generation iPhone-based software platform, CarPlay. CarPlay supports multiple displays, widgets, and integration with vehicle features 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.