Top Stories: iOS 17 Rumors, Beats Studio Buds+ Leak, and More

WWDC is a little over a month away, and rumors about iOS 17 are continuing to come into focus with new reports surfacing this week about enhancements to the Lock Screen, Apple Music, and App Library, as well as new health tools and perhaps a brand-new journaling app.

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Apple also appears to be gearing up to release some new Macs, while the upcoming Beats Studio Buds+ earphones saw their full details prematurely posted to Amazon, so read on for all the details on these stories and more!

iOS 17 to Include Mood Tracker, Health App Coming to iPad

iOS 17 will include new tools for tracking emotion and managing vision conditions in the Health app, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. He also expects the Health app to expand to the iPad this year.

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In addition, Gurman said Apple is working on an artificial intelligence-powered health coaching service that it plans to launch next year. He said the feature is designed to encourage exercise, healthy eating, and quality sleep.

Three Unreleased Mac Models Appear on Apple's Servers

Three new Mac model numbers were recently added to a Find My configuration file on Apple's backend, suggesting that new Macs could be on the horizon.

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Apple is widely expected to release a larger 15-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip in the near future, while other models like the 24-inch iMac and the Mac Pro are due for updates over the coming months, but it's unclear which new Macs are listed in the file.

iOS 17 Rumored to Add New Lock Screen, Apple Music, and App Library Features

iOS 17 will include new features and changes across the Lock Screen, Apple Music, App Library, and Control Center, according to a Weibo post this week from the same account that revealed Apple would launch the iPhone 14 in Yellow earlier this year.

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Apple will announce iOS 17 during the WWDC keynote on June 5. Overall, rumors have suggested the update will be focused on performance and stability improvements.

Beats Studio Buds+ Launching in May With Transparent Design Option and More

Apple's rumored Beats Studio Buds+ were briefly listed on Amazon this week, providing a closer look at new features and changes before they are officially announced. The earbuds were listed with a May 18 release date and a $169.95 price in the United States.

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The listing revealed that the Studio Buds+ will be available in a new transparent design option, and feature improved noise cancellation, longer battery life, and more.

Apple Reportedly Plans to Release iPhone Journaling App

The Wall Street Journal this week reported that Apple plans to release a journaling app for the iPhone that would compete with the likes of Day One.

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If released, the app would "analyze the users' behavior to determine what a typical day is like, including how much time is spent at home compared with elsewhere, and whether a certain day included something outside the norm," according to the report.

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Warped9 Avatar
15 months ago

…iOS is a p0s when it comes to stability these days.
Not been my experience.
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Warped9 Avatar
15 months ago
Mood tracker? ?

If you need a device to tell you how you’re feeling you already have issues.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jennyp Avatar
15 months ago

Mood tracker? ?

If you need a device to tell you how you’re feeling you already have issues.
You miss the point entirely. It's not to "tell you how you're feeling". You know that already (duh). It's to gain some insight as to what factors might be associated with changes in your well-being. I used an app with a somewhat rudimentary version of this and I did see some clues as to what was making me feel generally better—and worse. Some were quite counterintuitive. And everyone has "issues". Perhaps in time these sorts of tech might help people understand them a bit better.
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FloatingBones Avatar
15 months ago

Mood tracker? ?

If you need a device to tell you how you’re feeling you already have issues.
Go back and read the article about this feature ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/04/25/ios-17-health-app-updates/'). The software is not to "tell you how you're feeling". It's for making journal notes about how you're feeling to identify trends. "When I do [X], I often feel [Y]." Apps exist to already to do that; it makes sense to have that functionality universally available in Apple's software. People using such tracking software don't "have issues"; they're figuring out how to gain a bit more control of their emotions.
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vegetassj4 Avatar
15 months ago
Health App for iPad. Nice, I was thinking about this the other day. However, I alredy have a mood tracker.



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citysnaps Avatar
15 months ago

You miss the point entirely. It's not to "tell you how you're feeling". You know that already (duh). It's to gain some insight as to what factors might be associated with changes in your well-being. I used an app with a somewhat rudimentary version of this and I did see some clues as to what was making me feel generally better—and worse. Some were quite counterintuitive. And everyone has "issues". Perhaps in time these sorts of tech might help people understand them a bit better.
Thank you. In a sea of the usual inane responses here, it's refreshing reading your well-reasoned post.
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