Those who know the usual performance of Amazon Alexa on their Echo screens, will know that you can have a dropdown of connected home functions, which is always available, and which allows you to interact with all those devices that you have synchronized in your centralized virtual assistant, how could it be otherwise.

At the moment, it is an option that we do not have available under any iOS alternative, something that will change with iOS 17. And it is that the new version of the operating system that Apple will present the first week of June will allow users to enjoy a Lock Screen that will display information from your HomeKit devices in real time while charging.

According to Mark Gurman, analyst at Bloombergthe Cupertino company is working on offering this alternative, and certainly there is not much left for us to verify, and that is that as we have said before, next June 5 at 7:00 p.m. Spanish time (10:00 a.m. in Cupertino ), We will be able to learn iOS 17 in depth through WWDC23.

In this case, when the iPhone or iPad is connected to a MagSafe port, it will allow you quick and easy access to the system that will quickly display all the functions of Apple HomeKit. As we have said, this is something that we have previously been able to observe on Google Nest or Amazon Echo show devices, so it is not surprising that Apple wants to add this option on your iPhone. However, it would be noticeably more interesting if Apple implemented this feature on the iPad, allowing us to connect our iPad to a power source and use it as an interactive accessory hub, is this possible? We do not rule it out if we take into account that one of the most striking functions that iPadOS 17 will supposedly integrate is precisely the customizable lock screen.