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Apple iOS 15.5 And WatchOS 8.6 Officially Released [Check Details]



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Apple today released the official version of iOS 15.5 and iPad OS 15.5 to all users. This is a major version update, but there are not many new features, mainly detailed improvements, and bug fixes.

Let’s take a look at what’s in this update.

Podcasts Podcast Updates

Apple’s Podcasts podcasts app has added a setting that allows users to limit the amount of storage on their iPhone or iPad. It also automatically deletes old shows, preventing apps from taking up too much storage space. This is good news for 64GB iPhone users.

Pay with Apple Pay Cash

In the Apple Pay Cash section of the Wallet app, there are now “Request” and “Send” buttons, making it easier to manage cash directly from Wallet. Apple Pay in the Messages, the iMessage version of receiving and paying, has also been renamed “Apple Cash.”

Home app improvements

Now that you have the WiFi signal bar, you can see the signal status of the HomePod.

Universal Control

In iPadOS 15.5, Universal Control is no longer a beta test. This means that the feature has been fully released and the bug has been resolved.

Universal Control, first introduced in iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3, allows multiple iPads or Macs to use a single mouse/keyboard.

Apple Card

Apple now refers to the physical Apple Card as the “Titanium Card” in the Wallet app. Others don’t seem to have changed, eMMM… Might as well call it Apple Card.

Add external payment links

“Reader apps” means those apps that provide digital content (not just literally reading), such as magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music or video, Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, and other apps For example.

iOS 15.5 adds support for “externally linked accounts”, allowing such apps to support links to external websites for account creation and management purposes. That is the third-party payment channel that has been controversial for a long time.

Photo recall function

In iOS 15.5, Apple added a list of “sensitive places” to the system’s own Photos app that won’t appear in Memories. Such as various concentration camps and Holocaust monuments.

Apple Music Playback API

iOS 15.5 re-introduced the Apple Music API development interface, allowing third-party music players to change the playback speed of songs. This API was there before but was removed in iOS 15.4 and returned in iOS 15.5.

traces of classical music

In the beta, it was mentioned that Apple is developing an “Apple Classical” classical music app as a complement to Apple Music now. But iOS 15.5 doesn’t see it.

But there are “Open Apple Classical Music” and “Open this new app designed for classical music” in the Music app code, suggesting it will still be there in the near future.

Apple acquired classical music streaming service Primephonic in August 2021 and said it would develop a new classical music experience for Apple Music. Apple is rumored to be planning a new standalone classical music app that will combine Primephonic’s user interface and classical music specialization with Apple Music and features such as lossless and spatial audio.

Apple hasn’t disclosed details on when the app will be released, but it’s apparently ready.

SportsKit Update

A new development interface that appears to dynamically display the scores of different baseball games in a TV application. But currently, users don’t see much display.

Automated bug fixes

iOS 15.5 fixes a bug that could cause home automation, mainly when people leaving or arriving often trigger failures.

“Information” security features expanded to other countries

iOS 15.5 extends Communication Security in Messages to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.

Previously only available in the US, it could scan underage users for sending or receiving nude photos in iMessage. If a minor receives such a photo, the photo will be blurred. The system warns them that these images may be harmful.

This feature is optional and must be enabled by a parent. It is limited to underage accounts.

security fixes

  • iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 include more than 25 security fixes, Apple’s security support site describes. The vulnerability was not exploited maliciously, but users are still advised to update.
  • There are also fixes for WebKit, Kernel, Wi-Fi, AppleAVD, and more.

WatchOS 8.6 Officially Released

Apple today pushed the watchOS 8.6 update (build number: 19T572) to Apple Watch users. This update is 46 days after the last release.

It should be noted that due to the cache configuration of Apple’s regional node servers, there may be a slight delay in the detection of the upgrade update time in some places. Generally, it will not be too long within half an hour.

The DNS has learned that watchOS 8.6 includes the following new features, improvements, and bug fixes:

  • Mexican users can now use mobile ECG atrial fibrillation alert software on Apple Watch Series 4 or later ;

  • Irregular heart rhythm notifications are now available for users in Mexico.

Users installing the update need to make sure their Apple Watch is charging and within range of an iPhone connected to Wi-Fi.



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Apple iOS 16 adds support for Bluetooth eSIM transmission between iPhones



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Apple released iOS 16, and iPadOS 16 systems, and has released the first developer preview Beta. iOS 16 introduces a useful new feature that allows eSIM transfer between iPhones via Bluetooth when setting up cellular service.

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In the Settings app on an iPhone running iOS 16, tapping “Set up eSIM” brings up options to transfer the eSIM and its associated phone number from another iPhone via Bluetooth. To transfer an eSIM from another iPhone, Apple says to make sure the other iPhone is nearby, unlocked, Bluetooth turned on, and running iOS 16 or later.

The feature appears to be available in several countries, including the US and UK, but only on carrier-supported eSIMs. Given that iOS 16 was only released a few days ago and is currently in beta testing, carrier support may be limited for now.

Apple will also continue to offer the more traditional option of setting up an eSIM by scanning a QR code provided by the carrier.

An eSIM is a digital SIM that enables activation of a cellular network plan from a carrier without the need for a physical nano-SIM. The iPhone XS or newer offers a single eSIM, while all four iPhone 13 series models support dual eSIMs.

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Apple Watch’s new watchOS 9 dial experience with new faces: Moon Phase, Happy Hour, Metropolis, Astronomy



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Apple has released iOS 16, iPad 16, and watchOS 9 system and also released the first developer preview beta. Apple’s watchOS 9 update introduces several new watch face options: a “moon phase” watch face showing the relationship between the Gregorian and lunar calendars, which can be used in Chinese, Islamic, Hebrew, and other cultural contexts.

The “Joy” “Time” dial, a unique dynamic artwork created by Apple Watch in collaboration with artist Joy Fulton; a beautiful “Metropolis” dial that changes style when the user turns on the Digital Crown; and a completely redesigned “astronomy” dial, available new star map functions and cloud data functions. In addition, many existing watch faces have been improved.

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Happy Hour is a fun, dynamic Apple Watch face with animated numbers designed in collaboration with artist Joi Fulton. Rotating the digital crown changes the background with animated confetti, and if you tap on them, the character reacts. You can choose to use a confetti background or a solid color background but without the complexity.

The Cosmopolitan is a classic Apple Watch face that changes style when you turn the Digital Crown. The custom-designed figures vary in style and weight and rotate into a pill when the wrist is down. Up to four complications can be added to the circular dial, and the colors can be customized.

“Astronomy” is actually an improved version of the original astronomical dial, but it’s been remastered to include a new star map and current cloud data based on your location. You can set the Earth, Moon or Solar System as the main view and customize the font. It supports two complications, turning the Digital Crown to fast-forward or rewind to see the moon phase/planet position for another day.

As for the existing watch faces, watchOS 9 adds enhanced and modernized complications, as well as some design updates. Portrait faces have depth effects for more photos, including cats, dogs, and landscapes, and Chinese scripts have been added to the California and Typograph dials.

Note:-watchOS 9 is available for Apple Watch Series 4 and later, but not Apple Watch Series 3

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Apple M3 chip exposure: TSMC will use 3nm process, codenamed Palma expected in late 2023



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Apple today released the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the new M2 chip. And now Apple’s next-generation M-series chip M3 has been exposed.

According to Weibo blogger @Mobile Chip Daren, M3 is currently under design, the project code is called Palma, and it is expected to be taped out in 2023 / Q3, using TSMC’s 3nm process.

Semiconductor manufacturing company TSMC has increased shipments of its 5nm process technology family. It’s the most advanced technology in TSMC’s product portfolio, and the fab expects to move to the 3nm process later this year.

In April of this year, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg said that Apple is developing an iMac product equipped with the M3 chip, which will be released by the end of next year. In addition, he also said that the iMac Pro will still be released, and the release time may be later.

The information says that some M3 chips have four dies, which can translate to up to 40-core CPUs for these chips, while the M1 chips are 8-core and the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are 10-core.

Apple released the M2 chip today, and since then, the Apple chip designed and manufactured for the Mac has officially entered a new generation. Using the second-generation 5nm technology, the M2 chip brings another breakthrough in the industry-leading energy consumption ratio of the M1 chip.

The M2 chip also uses Apple’s next-generation graphics processor, which has up to 10 cores, two more than the M1 chip. Thanks to the larger cache and higher memory bandwidth, the graphics performance of the 10-core graphics processor is greatly improved, and the graphics performance is 25% higher than that of the M1 chip at the same power consumption level. Its performance at the highest level of power consumption is 35% higher than that of the M1 chip.

Compared to the integrated graphics processors of the latest PC notebook chips, the M2 chip’s graphics processor runs 2.3 times faster at the same power consumption level and requires only 1/5 of the former’s power consumption to reach its peak level of performance. Is. The high power consumption ratio of the M2 chip allows the system to achieve exceptional battery life while maintaining extremely low heat and noise, even when playing complex games or editing large RAW images.

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