Apple is reportedly planning to make significant enhancements and modifications to the Wallet app and Find My feature in the upcoming iOS 17 update.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said in ‘The MacRumors Show’ podcast that Apple will focus on updates to core system apps rather than revolutionary changes or new features like iOS 14’s widgets or iOS 16’s lock screen redesign.
In addition to changes to the Wallet app, Gurman emphasized that there will be improvements to Find My amid a larger push on location- and Find My-related features. He added that he has a lot more to share on iOS 17 in the coming weeks.
According to Gurman, sideloading is expected to be limited to Europe as a compliance measure with the Digital Markets Act, and developers may incur additional fees for offering apps through third-party services.
It has also been speculated that these features may not be mentioned during the WWDC keynote, and that Apple may handle their implementation in a similar way to quietly addressing regulatory changes in the Netherlands, according to a report in Dating Apps. Requires the inclusion of a third-party payment system. Gurman’s statement.
In related news, MacRumors reports that Apple may drop support for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 models, the first-generation 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and the fifth-generation iPad. It appears that most of these devices are powered by the A11 Bionic chipset.
However, iPhones and iPads that have an A5 to A11 chip are affected by a bootrom security vulnerability that Apple cannot fix; Ergo, as a result, Apple may consider discontinuing support for devices with the A11 chip or older.
But, devices including the sixth-generation and seventh-generation iPad models that were introduced with the A10 Fusion chip and the second-generation 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the A10X Fusion chip are exceptions. Can
Last year, Apple’s iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates ended support for a number of devices, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the original iPhone SE, the last iPod touch, the second-generation iPad Air, and the fourth-generation iPad Air. Gave. ipad mini.
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