Apple publishes another round of beta versions for next minor release of iOS/iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, watchOS 8.7 and tvOS 15.6.
No notable changes are reported for these beta versions.
Beta download: Operating Systems
Let's spend first July weekend with some good reads.
taskmodifier in The power of task view modifier in SwiftUI;
And that's a wrap for today. See you next week with more interesting articles!
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.
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.
Apple getting updates for current OSes ready. Fourth round of beta versions is published for iOS/iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, watchOS 8.7, tvOS 15.6.
No significant changes reported in new beta versions.
Beta Download: Operating Systems
These articles usually help to understand the vision developers and designers put into their products and, therefore, could be great source of inspiration.
Apple Developer: Behind the Design: Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
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.
somein Swift 5.7 by Lee Kah Seng – Understanding the “some” and “any” keywords in Swift 5.7;
Swift and SwiftUI capture our attention for this week. Let's see what next week might bring us.
Apple released beta 4 for macOS 12.5 Monterey. No significant changes are reported for this beta, but it adds support for M2 Macs which are now received by first buyers.
Beta download: Operating Systems
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.Apple Developer
Note: Shared Tab Groups and syncing for Tab Groups, Website Settings, and Web Extensions are not enabled in this release.
Features available for test:
Download: Safari – Resources
Release notes: Safari Technology Preview Release Notes
Mobile People community is getting back to business. This time we're reviewing WWDC22 announcements and planning our R&D activities for the summer.
This is not an Apple Treats episode yet. But stay tuned, podcast is set to return in July.