Apple’s iOS 17.2 Release Notes Are Here: Includes Journal, Action Button Changes, More

Apple has now released the first iOS 17.2 release candidate to beta testers as it gets ready to release it to the public before Christmas rolls around.

The software has been working its way through the beta process for weeks now, but it’s now closer than ever to being made available to all. Alongside the release of the first release candidate, Apple has now also shared the full release notes, too.

The release notes share all of the new features which iOS 17.2 update will bring to the masses and is the first time we’ve seen all of these changes in one place and that too officially provided by Apple.

Alongside the usual fixes, Apple confirmed that the new Journal app is coming to the iPhone for the first time. The app will make recommendations for things that people might want to journal about, while entries can be protected by Touch ID and Face ID for added privacy while iCloud sync ensures that entries are backed up and encrypted in iCloud.

Other improvements include a new translation feature that can be launched via the Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, while the camera app on those devices can also capture spatial video for the first time, ready for the launch of the Vision Pro in early 2024.

While Apple is yet to confirm when we can expect the iOS 17.2 update to be rolled out to the public, we can expect it to happen in the next week or so before Christmas.

Complete changelog can be seen below:

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