Presented in the summer at WWDC, the Journal app became one of the biggest updates to iOS 17.2 for iPhone. The app’s release was slightly delayed and didn’t make it into iOS 17 right away, but now it’s available to all Apple smartphone users who receive the latest OS updates.

The proprietary “diary” allows you to store your memories, reflections, etc., and add photos to them, for example. At the same time, the smartphone will be able to offer the user to record the moment based on the use of other applications, asking relevant questions after, for example, traveling or listening to a podcast.

Suggestions API is also available for third-party developers. At the same time, Apple has taken care of the final encryption and offers to store data on the smartphone itself (with the optional possibility of synchronization via iCloud). 

Among other updates: The Action button in iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max has been “taught” the function of quick text translation, and the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 lines have received support for induction charging according to the Qi2 standard. Minor updates have also been made to Apple Music, Messages, and Weather apps.

In addition, the current flagships iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max can now record spatial video, which can then be viewed on Apple Vision Pro. (Let me remind you that the company plans to launch its own mixed reality headset early next year.)

Along with iOS 17.2, the company also released iPadOS 17.2 and macOS 14.2 Sonoma. All operating systems have important security patches and other minor improvements. Apple Watch users should also install watchOS 10.2.