The first Apple event of the year 2021 is over and Cupertino showed a lot new products. In this article, we discuss what to make of the iMac 24", the iPad Pro, the Apple TV 4K and the other announcements - and what the mtech.news editorial team thinks of this evening's event.
It's no secret that Apple is developing parts for the automobile industry. Now, however, screenshots and icons from the car system's internal apps have leaked – but whether or not the Apple Car will really look like the icons remains to be seen.
WhatsApp has been hard at work on a special iPad app for quite some time now but its release date is still unknown. Its sister company, Instagram (another Meta subsidiary), however, isn't planning any tablet specific port of the app for Apple devices. The reasoning? Well, it's a little bit strange...
Apple just published release candidate versions of macOS 12.2, iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, watchOS 8.4, tvOS 15.3, and HomePod Software 15.2 via Apple Developer Connection – making a full release next week likely.
As a little treat before the end of the year, Apple released a video with ten practical tips for iPhone users. Even for those already well-acquainted with the system, there may still be some items that come as a surprise
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the USA will start accepting digital ID from Apple Wallets in February. If everything goes smoothly, then the trial phase will be massively expanded.
In an attempt to do perhaps too much, Apple managed to win the protest of the general public after announcing a new "photo scanning" feature that would search users' local devices for child pornography. Apple has now backtracked.
In all likelihood, macOS Monterey 12.1 will be released in the coming week. The release candidate was available yesterday, so the improvements are known. Apple fixes several critical bugs with macOS 12.1, especially users of the MacBook Pro 2021 are affected.
According to a new report, Qualcomm has a contract with Microsoft which allows the manufacturer to be the sole producer of Windows on ARM SoCs. The contract is set to expire but it still remains to be seen whether Windows will ever be compatible with ARM Macs.
Siri is seamlessly integrated into iOS. However, Apple's voice assistant does not have the best reputation among many users. Amazon's Alexa is considered more powerful and can also be used on an iPhone. Until now, you always had to start the app, but now there is a widget for the home screen.
The release of iOS 15 is almost two weeks behind us now. The operating system is likely soon to receive its first maintenance update. As far as the Mac is concerned, Apple has just published a release candidate for developers – meaning that a macOS update is in the works.
Apple released an update for macOS Big Sur yesterday, however, it wasn't a complete system update intended to patch multiple bugs. Instead, the update was centered on improving issues with syncing between the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
For all Safari users on a Mac running Big Sur or Catalina, an important update is now available. Safari 15 appeared in the software updater - and can serve as a good example of how much is still happening during a beta phase.
iOS 15's beta phase is finally over and the most recent release candidate could become the final version by next week. Additionally, Apple has provided a date for the release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and also for updates to the Apple Watch and TV.
It still remains to be seen whether or not or how quickly Apple can fix its most recent press blunder which arose as a result of the discussions concerning local device scanning. The EFF has praised Apple's most recent decision in the matter not to go ahead with its previous plans, whilst also hoisting some criticism against the company.
For almost an entire month now, Apple has planned to locally scan users' photo libraries for illegal child pornography. However, Cupertino has now made a U-turn and delayed the program's introduction indefinitely. Given the considerable opposition to the program, this doesn't come as a surprise.
At a recent press conference, Apple revealed that the iPhone is close to being usable as a digital form of personal identification. It will even be possible to store a driver's licence on the smartphone via Apple Wallet. 8 states are now piloting the feature.
A current iPad running iOS 14 can now recognize text written with an Apple Pencil – similar to the Apple Newton of 25 years ago. However, there's one difference – it's now much more reliable. Craig Federighi explains how the technology has changed.
Recent reports that Apple would begin scanning local photos on users devices have turned out to be false. Cupertino has announced that there is indeed a local comparison with official databases, but only before upload. In addition, the company has introduced new security features.
Most programs and apps featured by Apple in the App Store are high-quality products of good value available at a reasonable price. Recently, however, a rather spectacularly unsuccessful article was posted where Apple advertised the best "Slime" apps – some of which cost more than US$700 per year.
Apple's hit the start button for macOS Big Sur 11.5, which has just been released. The new version contains a new feature and two bug fixes, in addition – iPadOS 14.7 has also been released alongside the new version of macOS.