Recently, Apple released the iOS 17.3 Developer Beta. We have installed 17.3 Developer Beta on our iPhone. So, before we move on to the changes to the update, let’s talk about the size of the update first. The update size is about 6.08 GB.
Let’s move on to the changes of iOS 17.3 Beta.
Changes after iOS 17.3 Beta
Stolen Device Protection: The first change that we see after the update is Stolen Device Protection. You need to add a Face ID on your iPhone to use this feature. This is a very useful feature. There is no need to worry if your phone is stolen. If this feature is enabled, then your phone is safe. If someone even knows your passcode. Also, he/she won’t be able to change your Apple ID password instantly. There will be a security delay of 1 hour. You won’t get a delay while changing passwords if the iPhone is in familiar places, such as home and work. Also, to access the saved passwords, you need a Face ID.
Note: This feature is also available in iPhones having Touch ID. But you should be on the iOS 17.3 Developer Beta.
Emoji Reactions to Songs: The second add-on that you get after this 17.3 update is now, you can react with emoji to songs.
Collaborative Apple Music Playlists: The third add-on is Collaborative Apple Music Playlists. After you create a playlist in Apple Music, now you will be able to collaborate with your friends after inviting them. You both can add Songs to that playlist.
Journal App: New settings also come with the new iOS 17.3 Beta Update in the Journal App which was introduced in iOS 17.2.
Lockdown Mode: This option is for those whose phone is targeted by attacks such as Cyber Attacks. So, those users can use this Lockdown Mode. In this mode, some features are restricted to prevent their data from being stolen. After this 17.3 update, you also won’t be able to use Game Center.
Two more changes that I have noticed after the update are instead of coverage, now in the About Section, it shows Limited Warranty along with the expiry date of the warranty.
The second one is the Modem Firmware Version. Before the update, it was 3.20.02 and now after the update, it is 3.20.04.
Rather than these, we won’t see any new change. If you know, then do let us know in the comment box.
Apple Introducing New iMessage Feature in iOS 17.4 Update Next Month
Apple, an American-based Premium Smartphone Manufacturing Company is going to roll out stable iOS 17.4 in March. If you want to know about the features that are coming with this 17.4 update, then we already have a dedicated post for that. Additionally, Apple is introducing a new cryptographic security feature to its iMessage called PQ3. It is a new encryption protocol which is advanced. PQ3 is designed to protect against potential threats from quantum computing. It helps us to keep our sensitive data safe.
As we know, Apple’s iMessage supports end-to-end encryption like other messaging apps. However, some of the researchers found that existing cryptographic protocols used by messaging apps depend on mathematical problems that can be solved by future quantum computers.
To remain ahead of the cryptographic curve and lighten the risks from future quantum computers, Apple is introducing this new PQ3 messaging protocol. Apple calls this PQ3 protocol as Level 3 security which can offer better protocol protections than other popular messaging apps.
According to Apple, this new PQ3 is a new standard in the security of messaging app which reflects the privacy and security of the company in this quantum computing era. PQ3 feature will be rolled out in the March update, starting with iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4, and watchOS 10.4. Apple says that this PQ3 feature is already available in the iOS 17.4 public and developer beta testers.
What do you guys think, how useful will be this new PQ3 cryptographic security feature in iApple’s iMessage? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
As we already know, the OnePlus upcoming flagship Watch 2 is going to be launched tomorrow at MWC 2024 (Mobile World Congress). If you want to know about the specifications, then do consider this post. Additionally, if you want to know about the color variants and some features of the Watch 2, then consider this post.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
Recently, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 has been leaked. Ishan Aggarwal, a popular tipster, has recently posted a thread on their X (formerly Twitter) account. According to Tipster, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 will be:
- India: Rs.24,999
- US: $299
- Europe: €329
- UK: £299
As we already said the OnePlus Watch 2 will be launched in India at the same time as it is launched globally. Do you guys think that it can compete with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6? Also, do let us know, whether you consider the OnePlus Watch 2 at this price in the comment box.
OnePlus Watch 2: Pre-Reservation, Color Variants, Design, and Launch Date Confirmed
The upcoming OnePlus Watch 2, which is a flagship watch from OnePlus is going to be introduced at MWC (Mobile World Congress) on 26 February, this month at (8:30 P.M. IST). OnePlus Watch 2 will be a successor to OnePlus Watch.
If we talk about the specifications and other details then, consider this post. The tagline of the Watch 2 is “It’s time to do it right!”. It is a flagship watch from OnePlus which debuted three years after the launch of the OnePlus Watch.
Pre-Reservation Benefits of OnePlus Watch 2
The OnePlus Watch 2 page is available on the OnePlus India Website. If you Pre-Reserve for the OnePlus upcoming Watch 2, then you will get Rs. 1000 off on the OnePlus Watch 2 and a free Bullets Wireless Z2 ANC. You can purchase a Pre-Reservation pass at Rs. 99 by clicking here.
OnePlus Watch 2 will be available in two colors i.e. Black Steel and Radiant Steel colour options. Watch 2 also features Military-grade Durability. The announcement post as well as the YouTube short video which is posted on the official YouTube channel highlighted that Watch 2 features that the watch is built with stainless steel and sapphire crystal.
The company said that the OnePlus Watch 2 will offer As per the information, the OnePlus Watch 2 has up to 100 hours of battery life in “full Smart Mode”. If it is true, then it will be more than Apple’s Watch Series 9. Moreover, a landing page for the OnePlus Watch 2 is already created on Amazon’s India Website which confirms that the Watch 2 will be available in India at the same time as during global launch.
The tagline of the OnePlus Watch 2 is “Your Partner in Time”. As mentioned in the video, this is a flagship watch from OnePlus which is built with s
Have you guys pre-reserved for the OnePlus Watch 2 or going now to pre-reserve? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.