Apple today has released the first betas of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 to Developers. This comes after Apple released iOS 17.1, iPadOS 17.1, and other updates yesterday to the public. This beta at the moment is for Developers only and requires an Apple ID that is connected to an Apple Developer account to download the update. The update may eventually release to Apple’s public beta program.
We are still discovering what is new in this beta, but one feature that Appleosophy can confirm that is included in this beta is a new Journal app. This new app was previewed earlier this year at WWDC23 and was delayed.
“Journal is a new iPhone app that helps users reflect on everyday moments and special events in their lives. To help inspire a user’s journal entry, personalized suggestions can be intelligently curated from a user’s recent activity, such as photos, people, places, workouts, and more, and scheduled notifications can help build a journaling habit. With the ability to lock the app, the use of on-device processing, and end-to-end encryption, Journal is built to protect a user’s privacy and ensure no one — including Apple — can access a user’s entries. With the new Journaling Suggestions API, developers will be able to add journaling suggestions to their apps. The Journal app and Journaling Suggestions API will be available in a software update later this year.”
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