Apple news and rumors continue to fly around, with fresh reports appearing this week about the iPhone 15 lineup, a rumored 15-inch MacBook Air, and Apple’s AR/VR headset.
This week also saw the release of iOS 16.3.1 with several bug fixes and security updates, and Apple started a new round of beta testing with iOS 16.4 and related releases with some significant changes, so read below for all the details!
Everything New in iOS 16.4: Emoji Characters, Web Push Notifications, Simplifying Beta Installation, and More
More than three weeks after releasing iOS 16.3 and related updates to the public, Apple has finally started seeding its next batch of beta releases for testing. iOS 16.4 includes several new features and improvements such as new emoji characters, web push notification support, updates to the Podcasts app, and more.
In addition to iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4, Apple also made the first beta versions of macOS Ventura 13.3, watchOS 9.4, and tvOS 16.4 available to developers, and a public release should arrive for everyone in a month or so.
iPhone 15 Pro is again rumored to have ultra-thin bezels similar to Apple Watch
A recent iPhone 15 rumor reiterates the claim that the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models will include ultra-thin display bezels similar to those seen on recent Apple Watch models. The bezels may also curve down at the edges of the device, although the display itself will remain flat.
A fresh set of renders of the alleged iPhone 15 Pro based on a case maker leak supports the claim of thinner bezels and shows a slightly thinner overall design but with a thicker camera bump. A leaked photo appears to show the device’s USB-C port replacing Lightning.
15-inch MacBook Air rumored to launch in April as Display Production begins
We’ve been hearing for several months about a possible 15-inch MacBook Air model, and a recent rumor suggests that it could be launching in the near future.
Display analyst Ross Young says that Apple’s supply chain partners have begun producing display panels for the new model, and DigiTimes the machine requires another quarter to ship and include Apple’s M2 chip.
Apple delays debut of AR/VR headset until June
As Apple’s internal timeline for pushing its long-rumored AR/VR headset back several times, it looks like it’s been delayed yet again. BloombergMark Gurman says the company is now planning to debut it at WWDC in June rather than at the April event.
Apple had planned to give the headset a high-profile unveiling at an event in April before giving developers more detailed information at its developer conference, but it now looks like the introduction will all happen at the same time in June as due to ongoing issues with both hardware and hardware. software. It is reported that Apple still aims to have the headset on sale before the end of the year.
Apple Releases iOS 16.3.1 With iCloud Fix, Crash Detection Optimizations and More
Ahead of the beta release of iOS 16.4, Apple this week released the iOS 16.3.1 update to all users, delivering a handful of bug fixes for iCloud settings, Siri requests in Find My, and Crash Detection on iPhone 14 models, as well as some important security updates.
One of the security fixes in iOS 16.3.1 and macOS Ventura 13.2.1 is important, because it addresses a vulnerability that could be actively exploited.
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