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Weekend good reads for Apple developers #2023/39

Fall is here, another nice weekend is here too. Let’s go through great articles.

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Apple Configurator has issues in macOS Sonoma 14

According to support article, Apple Configurator fails to add apps to iPhones and iPads. Apple suggests that issue will be resolved in next update.

As of now, Macs used for device management should not be updated to macOS Sonoma.

Apple Support: If you use Apple Configurator to add apps from the App Store to an iPhone or iPad

Reference: Apple Configurator Issue Will Be Fixed in Future macOS Sonoma Update

Apple seems yet still to comply with Chinese App Store regulations

According to Reuters Apple is not yet listed as company which complies with new regulations on mobile app stores. Notably, Samsung is already on the list.

It is not yet known, if developers will need to provide additional information to Apple.

No comments from Apple were available at the time of writing.

Reuters: China lists mobile app stores that comply with new rule, but Apple missing

Reference: Apple still not complied with Chinese App Store law, as others do [U]

Apple releases Safari 17 for macOS Ventura and Monterey

Together with release of macOS Sonoma 14 Apple also releases Safari for previous macOS releases – Ventura and Monterey. This brings new Safari features including Profiles, Locked Private Browsing and others. It also updates WebKit to the same level as new macOS Sonoma.

Safari 17 introduces new features, even faster performance, and improved security.

  • Profiles keep your browsing separate for topics like work and personal, separating your history, cookies, extensions, Tab Groups, and Favorites
  • Enhanced Private Browsing locks your private browsing windows when you’re not using them, blocks known trackers from loading, and removes identifying tracking from URLs
  • Streamlined search offers more relevant, faster, and easier-to-read results
  • Multiple tab selection allows you to select multiple tabs at once and move them around the tab bar or create a Tab Group

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.

Safari 17 is available as software update in System Settings.

Reference: Apple Releases Safari 17 With Profiles, Locked Private Browsing Windows and More

Apple launches next round of beta releases for iOS 17.1 and other platforms

Apple launches next round of beta versions for iOS/iPadOS 17.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, watchOS 10.1 and tvOS 17.1.

watchOS 10.1 to bring ability to use Double Tap gesture on Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. NameDrop coming to watchOS 10.1 too.

iOS 17.1 brings couple of updates to Apple Music app, AirDrop transfer continuation via Internet.

But most notable addition is capabilities to see up to date card balances and transaction history for supported bank accounts. Feature is currently available for users with UK bank accounts.

No corresponding Xcode beta is published yet.

Apple Developer: Get ready with the latest beta releases

Beta download: Operating Systems

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