This week’s prime tales: iOS 13 + macOS 10.15 particulars, Apple vs Qualcomm, iPhone digicam upgrades, extra

In this week’s prime tales: New options coming with iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, Apple settles with Qualcomm, AirPlay 2 expands to new third-party audio system, and extra. Read on for all of hits week’s largest information.

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9to5Mac completely reported a slew of particulars about iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 this week. iOS 13 will gain Dark Mode, removable panels, Safari and Mail upgrades, and far more. Apple can also be planning to revamp Find My Friends and Find My iPhone, unifying the 2 in a single utility. The firm can also be growing a Tile-like private Item tracker.

As for macOS 10.15, we reported that Apple is planning a Luna Display-like desktop extension characteristic that may permit customers to ship any window of an app to an exterior show. That exterior show could be an precise show, or an iPad. Apple can also be planning to increase the Apple Watch authentication features in macOS, in addition to carry iOS features like Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts to the Mac.

Also this week, Apple and Qualcomm came to a surprise settlement simply as their trial was kicking off in a San Diego federal courtroom. As a part of the deal, Apple pays Qualcomm a one-time settlement cost. The two have additionally reached a six-year license settlement, in addition to a multi-year chipset provide settlement.

A pair of speaker makers this week introduced the supply of AirPlay 2 options. Yamaha detailed its AirPlay roll out plans, revealing the complete checklist of audio system, receivers, and extra that may add AirPlay 2 help beginning this month. Meanwhile, Bose additionally began rolling out AirPlay 2 help to three of its speakers and sound bars.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a brand new investor observe this week by which he provided further element on the 2019 iPhone cameras. According to the report, the 2019 iPhones will use a new 12MP ultra-wide front-facing camera that’s “inconspicuous” due to a brand new coating.

Lastly, a supply chain report suggested that Apple will launch a brand new 4.7-inch iPhone in March of subsequent yr with a design just like the iPhone 8. This system could be a low-priced various to the flagship iPhones, and pack a single-lens digicam and different base options.

These and the remainder of this week’s prime tales beneath.

iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS |

iPhone |

Mac + iPad |

Apple v Qualcomm |

Top Apple tales, retail |

Apple Watch |

AirPods + Apple TV + HomePod |

Apps |

AirPlay 2 |

Top Apple tales, firm |

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Happy Hour Podcast #221 |

This week Benjamin and Zac talk about 9to5Mac’s scoops on iOS 13’s darkish mode, a number of window apps and panels, redesigned quantity HUD, macOS 10.15’s mission sidecar, Apple’s doable plans to unify Find My Friends and iPhone, potential {hardware} tracker equipment, Apple’s settlement with Qualcomm and what it means for 5G iPhones, and far more.

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Stacktrace Podcast #032 |

We’ve acquired an ice cream truck stuffed with scoops! An enormous episode packed stuffed with unique reviews on iOS 13, how the iPad would possibly have the ability to act as an exterior show for the Mac, a brand new Find my Friends/iPhone app, and the long-awaited breakup of iTunes. Also, a months late evaluation of the Apple Watch Series 4.

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Making The Grade |

Making The Grade is a weekly collection from Bradley Chambers overlaying Apple in training. Bradley has been managing Apple gadgets in an training atmosphere since 2009. Through his expertise deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will spotlight methods by which Apple’s merchandise work at scale, tales from the trenches of IT administration, and methods Apple might enhance its merchandise for college kids.

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