Apple’s iOS17 will reportedly change the lock screen interface of the iPhone to look like a Smart Home Display, showing calendar appointments, notifications, weather updates and more.
Bloomberg reports that the new display will be similar to the interfaces featured in Google devices and Amazon’s Echo Show, giving more functionality to the iPhone while not in use.
The new iPhone interface will also use a dark background and bright text for easy readability, as well as updated lock screen widgets that were introduced with iOS16.
iOS17 is also bringing changes to the Wallet app and enhance location services of the iPhone. It is also introducing a new journalling app for taking notes, and changes to the Health app that lets users log their mood.
Codenamed ‘Dawn,’ the changes to iOS 17 are part of the company’s new efforts at integrating live information into its line of software, which also includes Apple Watch’s watchOS interface.
Apple has declined to comment on the matter.
The new changes will reportedly hit the screens in late 2023 and will be introduced during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) happening on June 5 through 9.
Apple is also rumored to announce Reality Pro, its first mixed-reality headset, alongside its first 15-inch MacBook Air in the highly anticipated event.