It took until April to get official word, but we finally have some details about the 2022 edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC will once again be a free online event for all developers, and if we’re lucky we can expect to see a lot of software announcements and maybe even some hardware.
Other news this week includes the start of a new cycle of operating system betas with iOS 15.5, macOS Monterey 12.4, and more, as well as some fresh rumors about the iPhone 14 Pro Max and AirPods Pro 2, so the details on these read for. Stories and more!
Apple announces digital WWDC 2022: June 6-10
Apple announced this week that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is returning from June 6 to June 10. For the third year in a row, the event will take place in an online format, but a limited number of developers will be able to apply to participate. An in-person viewing party for the Keynote and State of the Union video at Apple Park.
As always, expect Apple to unveil its latest software platforms, which include iOS 16 for iPhone, iPadOS 16 for iPad, macOS 13 for Mac, watchOS 9 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 16 for Apple TV Huh. Hardware announcements sometimes also take place at WWDC, with rumors suggesting that a new Mac Pro with Apple Silicon could be previewed this year.
Apple Releases First iOS 15.5 Beta: Here’s Everything New
Apple finally seeded the first betas of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 this week for developers and public beta testers. As always, some new features and changes have been discovered.
Everything we’ve done before in the iOS 15.5 beta, including Apple Pay Cash tweaks, more Apple Classical app references, and more.
Apple also seeded the first betas of macOS 12.4, watchOS 8.6 and tvOS 15.5.
iPhone 14 Pro Max rumored to have 20% thinner display bezels
While we’re still about five months away from Apple unveiling its “iPhone 14” lineup, rumors about the devices are starting to spread.
The latest rumor suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have 20% thinner bezels around the display, if the leaked CAD drawing proves to be accurate. The iPhone 14 Pro model is also rumored to have a wider sensor along with a 48-megapixel main camera lens.
Five years ago, Apple’s impolite apology set the stage for a renaissance of the Mac
Five years ago, the Mac lineup was in bad shape. Apple redesigned the Mac Pro with a sleek but constrained “trash can” enclosure, while the iMac, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini also went years without updates.
Then came Apple’s uncanny apologies to Mac users, which set the stage for a renaissance of the Mac over the years.
AirPods Pro 2 expected to launch in the second half of 2022
Nearly two and a half years after Apple introduced the AirPods Pro, new ones may finally be on the horizon, if the latest rumor is to be believed.
According to reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans to release the second generation AirPods Pro in the second half of 2022. Rumors suggest that the new AirPods Pro may feature a more compact design, motion sensor for fitness tracking, and many other new features.
Budget phone comparison: Apple’s iPhone SE vs. Samsung’s Galaxy A53 5G
In March, Apple came out with the updated 2022 iPhone SE, a budget iPhone equipped with 5G. Samsung also recently came out with its budget 5G smartphone, the Galaxy A53 5G, so in one of our latest videos, we compared the two to see how they measure up.
In short, the A53 5G is offering a better feature set, but it can’t match the iPhone SE in terms of lifespan and build quality.
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