On Wednesday, Apple announced the initial public beta versions of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma. The business included new capabilities with these updates, including full-page screenshots, bilingual Siri, and improved SMS sorting for dual-SIM users.
The Cupertino-based business has expanded Siri’s bilingual query functionality, beginning with a few Indic languages. As a result, users will be able to mix Hindi and English in their Siri requests. Users can also blend English with Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, or Telegu.
Since Amazon launched multilingual support in 2019 and Google Assistant received multilingual support in 2018, Apple is behind the curve.
Due to the fact that people in India speak a variety of languages on a daily basis, this is very helpful to them.
The full-page screenshot option that Android phones have long offered through “Scrolling screenshots” is now being added by Apple to iOS 17. This can be saved by users as a PDF file or an image.
With per-SIM message sorting, distinct ringtones for each SIM, and the option to select a SIM when calling back an unknown number, users are enjoying greater dual-SIM support.
In conjunction with these updates for Indian consumers across platforms, Apple also revealed the following enhancements:
Support for Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam transliteration is available on iOS. Apple currently supports ten Indian languages as a result of this expansion.
On iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, users can sign into Apple ID using their phone number rather than their email address.
a new integrated Punjabi dictionary to access word and phrase definitions across platforms.
In the call history section, users will be able to view up to 2,000 calls, including Facetime and WhatsApp talks.
Messages can be filtered on an iPad by known and unknown senders.
Later this fall, Apple will roll out stable versions of iOS 17, iPad 17, and macOS Sonoma. You can wait until the final public release if you don’t want to install the current beta versions on your primary device because they will likely have some issues.