Apple would possibly solely have simply launched iOS 17 to the general public nevertheless it’s already transferring on to its subsequent huge replace. That’ll be iOS 17.1 and it is now out there for builders to place by its paces, which implies we’re beginning to study extra about what it should supply. And for those who’re within the UK, it should deliver a game-changing characteristic to the Pockets app.
The iPhone’s Pockets app is the place you usually go so as to add new Apple Pay playing cards or discover that loyalty card for the shop you are in. However with iOS 17.1, it will go additional than ever by exhibiting you all your financial institution transactions and your present steadiness.
The catch? It will solely be out there in the UK and even then, provided that you occur to make use of one among a handful of banks.
The Pockets app simply acquired fascinating
The iOS 17.1 replace’s huge new characteristic was shared by folks on X earlier than being noticed by 9to5Mac. Because the outlet notes, the banking will work with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS, Monzo, and Starling initially, though extra may come on-line later. All of those banks use the UK’s Open Banking API which permits the Pockets app to hook up with their companies with out storing any credentials or really holding any of the info itself. Meaning Apple does not see your transactions or knowledge, most significantly. However it additionally implies that the setup required to make the brand new characteristic work is minimal, too.
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Info will be displayed within the Pockets app for all playing cards held by these particular banks as long as they’ve been added for Apple Pay use.
As for when this can roll out internationally, it is laborious to know. Nor do we all know when iOS 17.1 will likely be out there to everybody, though the educated guess can be throughout the subsequent few weeks.