Apple this week launched its second developer beta of iOS 16, macOS Ventura and related operating system updates, which brought some initial improvements over the first beta. We should see the first public beta in a few weeks at about the same time as the third developer beta, which offers much broader access to updates.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple’s first M2-powered Mac, was also launched this week, as well as the annual Back to School event for educational customers, so read all the details about these stories and more!
iOS 16 Beta 2 released with new features
Apple passed the second beta version of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to developers this week for testing, and there are several new features and changes, including new wallpaper colors on the lock screen, backup to iCloud via LTE, improved filtering in the News app, and more.
We have compiled a list of everything new in iOS 16 beta 2 for a complete overview of added features and changes.
Apple has also deployed the second developer beta versions of macOS Ventura, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16. After upgrading to watchOS 9, Apple says the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 will be recalibrated to more accurately estimate maximum battery capacity.
MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 Review: Faster performance, but consider waiting for the new MacBook Air
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a faster M2 chip was launched on Friday and is now available at Apple retail stores. Some YouTube channels and media shared early notebook reviews in advance and offered a hands-on look at improving performance.
While the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is up to 20% faster than the previous model, most reviews suggest waiting for the launch of the new MacBook Air with M2 chip next month.
The MacRumors Show: Ian Zelbo talks about the design of the iPhone 14 Pro and Apple Watch Series 8
Apple graphic designer Ian Zelbo joined us MacRumors Show This week’s podcast will discuss what to expect from the design of the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple’s long-known mixed reality AR / VR headsets.
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Apple launches the Back to School offer for 2022: A gift card worth up to $ 150 with a Mac or iPad
As they said, Apple launched its annual Back to School event on Friday for students in the US, Canada and several Asian countries.
While last year’s version of the offer offered students a pair of second-generation AirPods for free to buy a suitable Mac or iPad model, this year’s event for customers in the US and Canada includes a $ 150 gift card to buy any new MacBook. Air, a MacBook Pro or iMac, or a $ 100 gift card when you purchase any new iPad Pro or iPad Air.
New Siri driver for Apple TV Refers to iOS 16 Beta
The first two beta versions of iOS 16 include code-level links to what appears to be a new and unreleased version of the Siri Remote driver for Apple TV.
One reference is for “SiriRemote4”, which does not match any existing Siri Remote, leading to the possibility that it could be the new Siri Remote for the future Apple TV – perhaps a cheaper model that is said to be launched in the second half of 2022?
iOS 16 will allow iPhone users to bypass CAPTCHA in supported applications and websites
Tapping traffic light images or decrypting zigzag text to prove you’re human will soon be a much less common difficulty for Apple users, as iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura can bypass CAPTCHA in supported apps and websites.
For iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta, you’ll find a useful new feature in the Settings app under Apple ID> Password and Security> Automatic Authentication.
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