After the introduction of the new version of the mobile operating system iOS 17, it will be more difficult to send photos with intimate content to iPhone owners: the Apple Communication Safety function will prevent it.
As The Verge reports, this feature was originally the equivalent of "child controls" for devices that minors use. Now the capabilities of this feature will be expanded and it will work for all users, regardless of their age. Nudity content filtering systems are expected to appear in iOS 17 sometime in 2023. The user who is sent the intimate photo will receive a pop-up message asking if they really want to see the photo.
iOS 17 plans to protect against intimate photos sent via AirDrop, FaceTime messages, and even when viewing photos in the Photos app. Moreover, in the new version of the operating system, the system will be able to recognize not only intimate photos, but also scan videos to check the presence of a naked body in them.
In addition, according to the developers, all the processing of photos and videos will take place directly on the device, which will make it possible to ensure the privacy of all data, keeping them secret even from Apple.
According to Apple, the feature uses on-device machine learning to automatically blur nude photos in iMessage before an adult or child views them.
The American Apple company announced the new functions of iOS 17 during the WWDC 2023 event held on the evening of June 5, the details of which you can read here.