Website to search all Apple Special Events for specific keywords

New website is available that indexes all Apple Special Events and provides search functionality.

So, any enthusiast could find all references to specific technology, feature or design choices and get to specific moment in keynote to follow Apple's view on said feature.

Context: Search All Apple Keynotes

Reference: This website lets you find specific moments of Apple events just by searching for keywords

Apple starts enforcing App Store rules regarding NFT and In-app purchases

Apple blocks Coinbase Wallet app from App Store due to NFT trading without use of In-app purchases.

Recent App Store Review Guidelines update forces apps to use Apple's mechanisms and treats NFTs as any other digital goods. Coinbase also could not update their NFT trading to use In-app purchases for now.

App Store: App Store Review Guidelines

Reference: Coinbase Wallet NFT Transfers Blocked From App Store

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #53

It is officially winter and here is new great pack of good articles for all Apple developers.

Have a great first winter weekend and see you soon!

Apple highlights accessibility features in recent ad

Apple is widely known for making their devices accessible. All Apple platforms include settings to accommodate devices to users' needs.

New advertisement highlights these features and their impact on human lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sX9IEHWRJ8
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Reference: Apple Highlights Accessibility Features on iPhone, Mac, and More in New Ad

Apple Wallet Car Keys could now be shared with Google Pixel

Car Key introduced several years ago is yet not widely adopted by car manufactures (in some degree due to chip shortages in recent years) and was iPhone only feature for some time. Now these electronic keys could be shared with Google Pixel phone owners and other Android phones to follow soon.

Reference: You can now share your car key in Apple Wallet with Android users, starting with Google Pixel

Emergency SOS via satellite credited for saving life

Man in Alaska used iPhone's Emergency SOS feature to get help while being stranded in cold weather. Apple's response center contacted local rescue teams. Man was found and rescued without injuries.

There are some limits to this feature too. Not all latitudes provide access to satellites.

Apple says that satellite connectivity might not work in places above 62° latitude, such as northern parts of Canada and Alaska, and Noorvik and Kotzebue are close to 69° latitude. 

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Reference: Apple's iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Saves Stranded Man in Alaska

Apple seeds beta 4 for iOS 16.2 and other platforms

Apple publishes next round of beta versions for iOS/iPadOS 16.2, macOS 13.1 Ventura, watchOS 9.2 and tvOS 16.2. Still no new Xcode beta versions.

Not much is known on new features in this round of betas. Apple might be planning release soon.

Beta download: Operating Systems

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