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.

Reference: Apple Highlights Accessibility Features on iPhone, Mac, and More in New Ad

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

Release notes:

Apple announces App Store Awards 2022 winners

Apple announces App Store Awards 2022 winners highlighting notable apps and games in App Store. Winners are announced for all Apple platforms – iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.

Apps getting the awards could be studied for best practices and approaches.

iPhone App of the Year: BeReal, from BeReal.

iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5, from Time Base Technology Limited.

Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10, from Synium Software GmbH.

Apple TV App of the Year: ViX, from TelevisaUnivision Interactive, Inc.

Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentler Streak, from Gentler Stories LLC.

iPhone Game of the Year: Apex Legends Mobile, from Electronic Arts.

iPad Game of the Year: Moncage, from X.D. Network Inc.

Mac Game of the Year: Inscryption, from Devolver.

Apple TV Game of the Year: El Hijo, from HandyGames.

Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wylde Flowers, from Studio Drydock Pty Ltd.

Apple Newsroom: App Store Awards celebrate the best apps and games of 2022

Apple Developer:

Apple sends another Rapid Security Response for iOS 16.2 beta

Apple continues to test security updates introduced in recent iOS 16.2 beta. Since it's still beta, it's not clear if this Rapid Security Response contained any actual security content. Most likely Apple tests the delivery and notification system itself.

Reference: Apple continues to test ‘Security Response’ feature in iOS 16.2 beta with new update

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #52

This week is a little bit shorter in US, so weekend good reads come a little earlier. Let's find some good reads for this long weekend.

And to wrap up this issue, here is a great video for those who are interested in security – Using A Magic Wand To Break The IPhone's Last Security Barrier by Tihmstar | NL 2022.

Happy holidays and see you next week!