Apple's iOS 17.2 Update Delivers On The 'Accessibility Is For Everyone' Mantra—In Reverse – Forbes

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Apple’s iOS 17.2 Update Delivers On The ‘Accessibility Is For Everyone’ Mantra—In Reverse

Steven Aquino
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technologies.


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Dec 11, 2023,06:34pm EST

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Apple released iOS 17.2 (and more) with accessibility enhancements.


After an extensive beta period, Apple on Monday released iOS 17.2 to the general public. The update includes a slew of new features like the Journal app, a “catch-up” button in Messages, a translation option for the iPhone 15 Pro’s Action button, the ability to shoot spatial video on iPhone 15 Pro for the forthcoming Vision Pro, and much more.

MacStories’ Federico Viticci posted an insightful story on the news.

From an accessibility standpoint, iOS 17.2 brings with it some noteworthy enhancements. For one thing, the rumored NameDrop-esque feature that I wrote about last week—which allows you to share boarding passes, movie tickets, and more from the system Wallet app by holding two iPhones together—has officially shipped. Like NameDrop with contact information, the advent [...]

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