In this week’s top stories: It was a big week here at 9to5Mac as we exclusively reported numerous details about what to expect from iOS 14, watchOS 7, new Apple Watch models, and much more. Read on as we roundup everything we reported this week.
watchOS 7 |
We kicked things off with the news that Apple is developing the ability for Apple Watch to detect blood oxygen levels for the first time. This is based on code from iOS 14 that was seen by 9to5Mac.
We also expect Apple Watch Series 6 to include a new Infograph Pro watch face, SchoolTime features, sleep tracking and much more.
iOS 14 |
We then opened the floodgates for iOS 14, reporting numerous new features that are in development for this year’s updates.
Perhaps most notably, Apple is developing sophisticated mouse cursor support for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. This includes things like support for multiple pointers, gestures, and much more. Apple is also developing a new augmented reality application for iOS that it’s testing with Apple Stores and Starbucks.
HomeKit will also gain new features in iOS 14, based on leaked code seen by 9to5Mac. Apple is developing new face recognition features for HomeKit cameras, enhancements to Apple TV audio, and Night Shift for lights. Meanwhile, the iOS Home screen might even change this year, with Apple developing a new list view option.
tvOS 14 |
For Apple TV, code indicates that Apple is developing a new workouts application codenamed “Seymour.” This application would allow users to download workouts and be coached directly from their Apple TV. It would also tie in with Apple Watch for fitness tracking and Apple Music for audio.
Last but not least, iOS 14 code confirms many of the new features we expect for the iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro models. There’s also evidence that Apple is developing a new remote for the Apple TV, but it’s unclear if this will be a dramatic redesign or an iterative update based on the Siri Remote.
iOS 14 also reveals our first look at Apple’s upcoming high-end over-ear headphones with AirPods features.
More of this week’s top stories below.
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9to5Mac Watch Time episode #17 |
Many of us know Casey Liss from Accidental Tech Podcast, Analog(ue), and apps including Vignette and Peak-A-View, but how much do you know about Casey’s experience with running and the Apple Watch? This week we explore just that.
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Happy Hour Podcast #268 |
Benjamin and Zac have a week of 9to5Mac exclusives to discuss including loads of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Apple Watch Series 6 details, new details about iPad cursor support, and much more.
Stacktrace Podcast 074 |
Welcome to the first episode in a new mini-series about indie app development, featuring special guests from around the community! Besides your regular updates on the world of Apple (this time with a huge number of leaks and info about iOS 14 and new products), and what John and Rambo are up to, you’ll get to hear how three indie developers come up with ideas and organize the pre-production around their apps.
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Apple @ Work and Making the Grade |
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