iOS 17.2 released, adding 'Journal' app and spatial video shooting mode, but implementation of some features postponed until 2024

iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, macOS Sonoma 14.2, watchOS 10.2, and tvOS 17.2 were released on December 12, 2023. In iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2, the app ``Journal'' for keeping a diary has been added, as well as the ability to shoot spatial videos for Vision Pro with iPhone 15 Pro/15 Pro Max. However, the release of some features has reportedly been postponed to 2024.

About iOS 17 updates - Apple Support (Japan)

iOS & iPadOS 17.2 Release Notes | Apple Developer Documentation

Apple releases iOS 17.2 and macOS 14.2, delays two features to 2024 | Ars Technica

According to the iOS 17.2 release notes, the following features have been added, bug fixes, and security updates have been made.

'Journal' app has been added. Apple says, ``This new app allows you to write down everything from small daily events to major events, and improves your health through gratitude.''

You can write down your memories of the photos you took, the images of the music you listened to, etc. in text. Journals can be locked with Touch ID or Face ID, encrypted and saved via iCloud sync.

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You can now assign 'Translate' to the iPhone 15 Pro/15 Pro Max's action button function, allowing you to quickly translate words and conversations with others in another language.

It is now possible to shoot 'spatial video' for Apple's MR headset Vision Pro, which is scheduled to be released in the United States in 2024.

Some media outlets have published preliminary experience reports regarding the spatial video function, which are summarized in the article below.

'Spatial video' compatible with Apple Vision Pro can be shot with iOS 17.2 public beta version, what is it like when viewed on the actual device? -GIGAZINE

Furthermore, in iOS 17.2, the focusing speed when photographing small distant objects with the telephoto camera on iPhone 15 Pro/15 Pro Max has been improved.

- Catch-up arrow allows you to easily jump to the first unread message in a chat by tapping the arrow that appears in the top right corner
- You can add stickers directly to speech bubbles by selecting the “Add to Stickers” option in the context menu.
・Added the ability to adjust Memoji's body shape with the Memoji update.
-Contact Key Confirmation provides automatic notifications and contact verification codes to ensure you're only exchanging messages with the intended people, for those exposed to a huge number of digital threats.

・By displaying 'Precipitation', you can understand the rain and snow conditions on a specific day for the next 10 days.
- New widgets allow you to choose to display precipitation in the next hour, daily weather forecast, sunrise and sunset times, as well as current weather conditions such as air quality, perceived temperature, wind speed, etc.
Wind map snapshots allow you to quickly identify wind patterns and access map overlay animations to prepare for expected wind conditions over the next 24 hours.
- Easily visualize the phase of the moon on any day of the next month with the interactive lunar calendar

AirDrop improvements expand contact sharing options, allowing you to share valid passes such as boarding passes or movie tickets by bringing two iPhones closer together
・Use the 'Favorite Songs' playlist on Apple Music to quickly return to songs you've marked as favorites.
・You can disable Apple Music's 'Use listening history' from Do Not Disturb mode so that played music will not be displayed in 'Recently Played Items' or reflected in recommendations.
- New digital clock widget allows you to check the time at a glance on your home screen or standby screen
・Enhanced autofill functionality allows you to identify fields in PDFs and other forms and fill in information from your contacts, such as names and addresses.
- New keyboard layout supports 8 Sami languages
- Prevents stickers containing nudity from being displayed unexpectedly by displaying a ``Sensitive Content Warning'' on ``Messages'' stickers.
-All iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models support Qi2 chargers
-Fixed an issue where wireless charging may not be possible in certain car models.
-Fixed an issue with some payment methods using QR codes

However, although ``the ability to connect to a hotel TV via AirPlay'' and the ``Apple Music collaborative playlist feature'' were announced to be implemented in iOS 17, they have been postponed and will not be implemented in 2024. It has been postponed.

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