There was a lot to do at the Apple event on September 7, where the iPhone 14 line, Apple Watch 8 and Ultra products, and AirPods Pro 2 were announced and unveiled.
However, looking at the fine details of these new products is always an interesting pastime before they are available for purchase as you may discover small details that may make you reconsider how you use your Apple device.
While this small new feature will not affect the daily use of the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, it is still a great feature for people with visual impairments so that users can know when the device is starting up.
Accessibility can take many forms, and it’s something that has been present in some Apple products since 1984, such as the Mac.
Running with a bell
iPhone 14 Pro will have an option to start and disable audio pic.twitter.com/RHcuwQYuqASeptember 8, 2022
Found in Settings> Accessibility if you have an iPhone 14 Pro model running on iOS 16, you will be able to turn on the sound every time you need to restart or turn on your iPhone.
It is reminiscent of the startup sound that has accompanied Mac since its debut in 1984. While the bell sound has changed over the years, the startup sound has remained an iconic part of your Mac (opens in a new tab)and now it has extended its reach to the iPhone – but this time it’s mainly for people 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 to look forward to in more iPhone models in the years to come.