Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #31

Let's spend first July weekend with some good reads.

And that's a wrap for today. See you next week with more interesting articles!

Third-party payment provides are available for in-app purchases on Apple platforms in South Korea

Apple publishes an update on regulations requiring Apple to provide third-party payment options in South Korea for in-app purchases.

As with Netherlands app developers should request specific entitlement and provide information on payment system used by the app.

Developers are to pay Apple 26% commission on purchases made through external payment providers. It is still developer's responsibility to calculate and report overall sales made through external systems, while Apple maintains the right to conduct audits.

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iPad will be able to act as Home hub on iPadOS 16, but only for “current features”

Initial beta versions of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 had noticeable change in Home app. iPad was not eligible to act as Home Hub anymore.

Apple made a comment that iPad could be used as Home hub for "current features" while undisclosed "new features", probably won't be supported.

As of now, it seems that these "new features" are related to Matter standard which HomeKit is adopting.

Reference: iPads Will Work as Home Hubs in iOS 16, But Won't Support New Home Architecture

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #30

WWDC22 is over, but the whole summer is open to play with betas, frameworks and SwiftUI navigation features. So let's spend some hours learning new things.

Swift and SwiftUI capture our attention for this week. Let's see what next week might bring us.

Safari Technology Preview 147 is here

Apple previews new Safari features which will be available in macOS 13 Ventura.

Safari Technology Preview Release 147 is now available for download for macOS Monterey 12.3 or later and macOS Ventura beta. Updates to Safari Technology Preview are no longer available for macOS Big Sur. If you already have Safari Technology Preview installed, you can update in the Software Update pane of System Preferences on macOS Monterey, or System Settings under General → Software Update on macOS Ventura.
Note: Shared Tab Groups and syncing for Tab Groups, Website Settings, and Web Extensions are not enabled in this release.

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Features available for test:

  • Live Text
  • Web Push
  • New web extensions

Download: Safari – Resources

Release notes: Safari Technology Preview Release Notes