An eagle-eyed iOS developer has noticed an unheralded new characteristic within the iPhone 14: the optionally available capacity to play a sound when it begins up and shuts down. That is understood to be a chime just like these performed by generations of Macs.
Steve Moser seen the characteristic within the GM code for iOS 16.0, amongst quite a few different last-minute adjustments that might have given away particulars of the brand new merchandise if applied earlier (akin to Motion Mode, Dynamic Island notification settings, and AirPods Professional quantity swipes). A chunk of code reads, merely: “Play sound when iPhone is powered on and off.”
The accessibility knowledgeable Steve Aquino individually tweeted that the characteristic had been added as a result of “lots of Blind and low imaginative and prescient individuals, even inside the corporate, wished for a concrete approach to inform whether or not their cellphone restarted.”
And a 3rd supply has tweeted what seems to be the sound that can play:
Given how helpful this might be as an accessibility characteristic, and that this can be a change noticed within the working system code, some iPhone homeowners have expressed hope that it is perhaps provided to all handsets able to working iOS 16. But it surely seems not. Aquino says he was advised it’s for iPhone 14 solely, and a few commenters have even predicted that it is perhaps restricted to this yr’s Professional fashions.
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