iPhone 14 Features a Mac-Like Startup Sound While Turning On

An optional new accessibility feature allows the upcoming iPhone 14 models to play a sound while turning on and off, according to assistive technology expert Steven Aquino, who compared the feature to the Mac's iconic startup chime.

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Twitter user Martin Nobel shared a preview of the sound based on a file from the iOS 16 Release Candidate. As noted by developer Steve Moser, the feature will be located in the Settings app under Accessibility → Power On & Off Sounds and is designed to make it easier for users to know when an iPhone has been turned on or off.

We've yet to come across a hands-on video of this feature in action on the iPhone 14, but we'll update this story if we spot one.


https://twitter.com/MartinNobel_/status/1568772841763647490

Apple introduced the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max earlier today during a special event at Steve Jobs Theater. The two Pro models received the biggest upgrades, including an always-on display with a new pill-shaped "Dynamic Island" notch, a 48-megapixel Wide lens, a new Deep Purple color option, and more. All four iPhone 14 models will be available to pre-order starting this Friday, September 9.

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Top Rated Comments

sniffies Avatar
24 months ago
iPhone is now one step closer to becoming a Mac.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TVreporter Avatar
24 months ago
Can’t innovate, my ears!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BrownyQ Avatar
24 months ago
I guess part of me was expecting to hear a softer version of the Mac boot chime... and was saddened when that didn't happen.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jooish Avatar
24 months ago
I can see myself turning that off immediately...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razorpit Avatar
24 months ago
They should have used “the chime".
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jarman92 Avatar
24 months ago
That was...underwhelming.
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