There is very little left for the largest Apple developer conference to give its particular starting signal. WWDC 2023 will start in a few weeks and little by little we are going to know a flood of news.
Apple is expected to take advantage of WWDC 2023 to present the new versions of its operating systems, in addition to the expected smart glasses, among other surprises.
And be careful with the latest information that Posted by Mark Gurman, a renowned journalist specialized in everything related to Apple, and who points out that your iPhone is going to become a smart screen to control all your connected devices.
iOS 17 will turn your iPhone into a smart display
as we told you, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, webOS 17 and macOS 17 will be the main protagonists in the software section. And Mark Gurman says Always-On Display mode will get improvements in iOS 17.
NEW: Apple is planning a new smart-display-like mode in iOS 17, a new interface for information and notifications when an iPhone is locked and in landscape mode, as a major new feature. It’s a potential precursor to a standalone Apple smart home hub. https://t.co/mgFsu4nQ6x
—Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 24, 2023
The most notable? When we have the phone locked, we can use the iPhone as a smart screen to control all kinds of compatible equipment with the Apple Home ecosystem.
As Gurman indicates in the Twitter post “AApple is planning a new Smart Display-like mode in iOS 17, a new interface for information and notifications when an iPhone is locked and in landscape mode, as a major new feature. It is a potential precursor to a standalone Apple smart home hub.”
The idea is not bad at all. By having the phone locked we can access a new interface that will allow us to control different devices. Something similar to what Google presented with the Pixel Tablet, that when placed on the charging base it becomes a smart screen to control all kinds of devices.
Obviously, this is a rumor or leak, so the information published by Mark Gurman must be taken with a grain of salt. But taking into account the baggage that this renowned journalist has, it is more than likely that iOS 17 will bring this interesting feature to the iPhone. And surely end up jumping to the iPad …
And it makes all the sense in the world. More, if one takes into account that Apple has embraced the Matter standard. In case you don’t know what it is, Matter is a connectivity standard for smart home devices, formerly known as Project CHIP (Smart Home Connectivity). It was developed by the Connected Home over IP (CHIP) Working Group, a collaboration between big tech companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, and the Zigbee Alliance.
This It will allow the limitations of compatibility of smart devices to disappear, being able to control Alexa or Google Assistant devices from Apple Homekit.
So, it makes a lot of sense that Apple is already working at full capacity before the official arrival of this standard with the aim that you can use your iPhone to control all your smart devices.