Top news: WWDC, iOS 15.5 Beta, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors announced, and more

It’s been until April for an official word, but we finally have some details about the 2022 release of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC will once again be a free online event for all developers, and we can expect to see a lot of software announcements and maybe some hardware announcements as well, if we’re lucky.

Top news April 9, 2022
Other news this week included the start of a new round of beta OS with iOS 15.5, macOS Monterey 12.4 and more, as well as some new rumors about the iPhone 14 Pro Max and AirPods Pro 2, so read on for details on these stories and more!

Apple announces WWDC Digital 2022: June 6-10

Apple announced this week that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will return from June 6 to June 10. For the third year in a row, the event will be held in an online format, but a limited number of developers will be able to apply to attend it. Personal showcase of Keynote and State of the Union videos at Apple Park.

WWDC 2022 Call to code

As usual, expect Apple to reveal its latest software platforms, including iOS 16 for the iPhone, iPadOS 16 for the iPad, macOS 13 for the Mac, watchOS 9 for the Apple Watch, and tvOS 16 for the Apple TV. Hardware announcements happen occasionally at WWDC as well, as rumors suggest a new Mac Pro might be previewed with Apple silicon this year.

Apple Releases First iOS 15.5 Beta: Here’s Everything New

Apple finally seeded the first beta of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 to developers and public beta testers this week. As usual, a few new features and changes have been discovered.

iOS 15

We’ve rounded up everything new in the first beta of iOS 15.5, including Apple Pay Cash tweaks, more classic Apple app references, and more.

Apple also made the first beta versions of macOS 12.4, watchOS 8.6, and tvOS 15.5.

iPhone 14 Pro Max is rumored to feature 20% slimmer bezels

While we’re still about five months away from Apple unveiling the ‘iPhone 14’ lineup, rumors are starting to build up about the devices.

iphone 14 pro max edge rendering

The latest rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have 20% thinner bezels around the display, if the leaked CAD drawings prove to be accurate. The iPhone 14 Pro models are also rumored to have a 48MP main camera lens with a wider sensor.

Five years ago, Apple’s uncharacteristic apology paved the way for the renaissance of the Mac

Five years ago, the Mac lineup was in poor shape. It’s been more than three years since Apple redesigned the Mac Pro with its sleek, restricted “trash can” enclosure, while the iMac, MacBook Air, and Mac mini have also gone years without updates.

Apple Mac Round Table

Then came Apple’s uncharacteristic apology to professional Mac users, paving the way for the renaissance of the Mac over the past few years.

AirPods Pro 2 expected to be launched in the second half of 2022

Nearly two and a half years after Apple introduced the AirPods Pro, there may finally be new looms on the horizon, if the latest rumors are to be believed.

airpods pro in case

Apple plans to launch the second generation of AirPods Pro in the second half of 2022, according to famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Rumors suggest that the new AirPods Pro could have a more compact design, motion sensors for fitness tracking, and many other new features.

Budget Phone Comparison: Apple’s iPhone SE vs. Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

In March, Apple introduced the updated iPhone SE for 2022, an economical iPhone with 5G technology. Samsung also recently introduced its budget 5G smartphone, the Galaxy A53 5G, so in one of our latest videos, we’ve compared the two to see how much they upgrade.

a53 vs iphone se 2

In short, the A53 5G offers a better feature set, but it doesn’t match the iPhone SE in terms of lifespan and build quality.

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