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Forget for a moment the Vision Pro, the smart glasses that Apple unveiled at the annual developer conference - and let's focus on the new operating system, iOS 17, which does not bring with it great innovations, but under the radar presents quite significant news for Hebrew speakers.
The update, which will be released in September alongside the iPhone 15 series, will present a new and more aesthetic font in Hebrew - which will not be changeable. In addition, for the first time in Hebrew, Apple is adding a swipe typing option (sliding a finger from one hundred to the next without lifting your finger).
And wait, that's not all - the iOS 17 update will support autocomplete of Hebrew words - this feature allows easier and faster typing with suggestions and corrections as you type. Until now, the option has been available in a long list of languages other than Hebrew.
iOS 17 update will support autocomplete of Hebrew words (Photo: ShutterStock)
Other things that will arrive on your iPhone in September through an operating system update are the option to send an automatic "I've arrived" message to concerned parents or spouses, informing you that you have arrived home safely. If, God forbid, you don't get home in a reasonable time, the option will allow information like your location to be sent automatically. Another app that's getting a serious upgrade is AirDrop, with a new feature of exchanging contact information by simply pinning devices called NameDrop, along with creating shared activities, again pinning devices. Cute.