Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #36

Yes, it's August already. iOS 16 is to be released in just over a month. Let's see what we have for this weekend to read.

And that is it for today. Have a great weekend!

Beta 4 for iOS 16 and other platforms is out, Live Activities are in

Apple releases beta 4 for iOS/iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16. Most notable addition is support for Live Activities.

Live Activities and ActivityKit won't be included in the initial publicly released version of iOS 16, but will be publicly available in an update later this year. Once they're publicly available, you can submit your apps with Live Activities to the App Store.

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There are also updates on edit and unsend functionality in Messages:

  • Unsend is available only for two minutes after messages was sent;
  • Edited messages now show the log of edits.

Beta download: Operating Systems

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