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Here are a bunch of iOS 15 features that Apple didn’t mention earlier

New Maps interface. Apple The updated Weather app includes weather maps. Apple You’ll be able to use your scanned ID at TSA checkpoints. Apple AI/ML processing can recognize text in the environment around you—like on a photo of a whiteboard. Apple New Focus profiles, with AI/ML juice, lets you change how and when your device …

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96% of US users opt out of app tracking in iOS 14.5, analytics find

Enlarge / The Facebook iPhone app asks for permission to track the user in this early mock-up of the prompt made by Apple. Apple It seems that in the United States, at least, app developers and advertisers who rely on targeted mobile advertising for revenue are seeing their worst fears realized: Analytics data published this …

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Leaks: May 21 will be the launch day for the new iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV

Enlarge / One of the new products Apple will launch in May: the 2021 Apple TV 4K and its new remote. Apple When Apple announced the new iPad Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Apple TV 4K models during its April 20 livestreamed event, the company said those products would launch “in the second half of May” …

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Facing uncharted waters, Apple reports 54% year-over-year revenue increase

Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing new products in the company’s April 20, 2021, livestream. Nathan Mattise Apple released its Q2 2021 earnings report to investors today after the bell, and it was another huge year—so huge, in fact, that investors are concerned it’s not sustainable as the world enters a new, later phase of the …

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Apple releases iOS 14.5, the biggest update since iOS 14 first launched

Enlarge / Apple’s 2020 iPad Air. Samuel Axon Today is the day: Apple has finally released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 worldwide after a longer-than-usual beta period. If you’re using a supported device, you should be able to find the update on the software update page in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch’s Settings app. …

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New 12.9-inch iPad Pro doesn’t support the previous Magic Keyboard

The Magic Keyboard with a 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro. Samuel Axon The iPad is suspended in air just above the keyboard. Samuel Axon It’s also a protective case that looks quite similar to the Smart Keyboard from this angle. Samuel Axon It’s a bit thick and heavy. Samuel Axon Here’s the keyboard layout, which mirrors …

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What to expect from Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event on April 20

Enlarge / The teaser image on this event’s invitation looks like Apple Pencil scribbles, perhaps supporting the idea this will be an iPad-focused event. Apple It might have taken longer than expected (the event has historically taken place in March), but Apple announced its spring product unveiling event this week. Executives from the company will …

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Report: Apple plans Apple TV/HomePod and iPad/HomePod hybrid products

Enlarge / RIP HomePod, 2021. Jeff Dunn Apple is working on multiple new products to replace the recently discontinued HomePod and to bring Siri and Apple services into living rooms, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Debby Wu and Mark Gurman. One of those products would be a device that combines the TV streaming …

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Apple pushes iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3 to supported devices

Enlarge / Apple’s 2020 iPad Air. Samuel Axon Today, Apple began rolling out iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3, and the company issued an advisory to users to upgrade as soon as possible. Like iOS/iPadOS 14.4.1 before it, this update addresses a security flaw. Additionally, Apple released a similar security update—12.5.2—for older devices like …

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Amazon’s GameOn screen recording app comes to iOS

In November, Amazon announced GameOn, an app for recording short, shareable clips from your favorite mobile games. Initially, it was only available on Android. But as spotted by TechCrunch, if you own an iPhone or iPad and live in the US, you can now download GameOn on iOS as well. GameOn currently works with more …

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