There was plenty to enjoy at Apple’s September 7 event, where the iPhone 14 range, Apple Watch 8 and Ultra products, and AirPods Pro 2 were announced and showcased.
However, looking at the smaller details of these new products is always an interesting pastime before they are available for purchase, as you may discover small details that might make you reconsider how you use your Apple device.
While this little new feature doesn’t make a difference to your new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s daily use, it’s still a great feature for people with visual impairments, so users will know when their device is booting up.
Accessibility can take many forms, and this is something that has been in some Apple products since 1984, like the Mac.
Booting with a bell
iPhone 14 Pro will have the option to start and turn off the sound pic.twitter.com/RHcuwQYuqASeptember 8, 2022
Found on Settings > Accessibility If you have an iPhone 14 Pro model on iOS 16, you can activate a sound whenever you need to restart or turn on your iPhone.
It is reminiscent of the startup sound that has accompanied the Mac since it was released in 1984. Although the ringtone has changed over the years, the startup sound has remained. an iconic part of the Mac (opens in new tab)and has now extended its reach to the iPhone – but this time it’s primarily to benefit those with accessibility needs.
Granted, it’s exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with the new A16 Bionic chip, but it’s a start and something we can expect to see in more iPhone models in the years to come.