Apple releases bugfixes for iOS, watchOS and macOS

Apple releases bug fix releases for iOS/iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey. No new features or significant changes are report for this release.

Updates include security content.

watchOS 8.7.1 is available only for Apple Watch Series 3

watchOS 8.7.1 fixes reboot issues with Apple Watch Series 3 model only.

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Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #37

One beta closer to release of iOS 16 and new weekend brings us new articles to read.

Come back next weekend for more interesting topics!

‘Hide my Email’ feature in macOS 13 Ventura might not be available for third party apps

Apple removed mentions that Hide my Email iCloud+ feature will be available for third-party apps in macOS 13 Ventura. It is not known if feature will be removed or postponed. Some of other features are marked as 'coming soon'.

Initially, it was advertised that 'Hide my Email' will be available for third-party apps simplifying process of creating new email address for a specific service.

Reference: Hide My Email Ventura feature for 3rd-party apps seemingly dropped or postponed

Apple publishes iOS 16 beta 5 and other platforms

Just a little bit over a month til the release new round of beta version is published for iOS/iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16.

  • Now iOS 16 might show battery percentage directly in status bar.
  • This beta also disables parallax effect on Lock Screen background and adds better music player widget including mini music visualizer.
  • Screenshot menu now has "Copy and Delete" option for easier sharing without saving screenshots to Camera Roll.
  • New sounds are used in Find My app.
  • Also Apple now seems to be publishing AirPods firmware update details.

Beta download: Operating Systems

Release notes:

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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!

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #35

Last weekend before August. Hopefully, it would be sunny and still there will be some time to read great articles on development.

And that's it for today! Have a great weekend!

Apple erroneously sends emails to developers to update banking information

Multiple developers received emails from Apple claiming that they need to update their App Store Connect banking information. Same mails were sent to Apple Music artists and other App Store Connect users.

Turns out these emails were sent to due to an error, no need to update anything.

Reference: Apple Erroneously Sending iTunes Connect Email to Users

Safari Technology Preview 150 is published

Apple continues to refresh Safari Technology Preview with features in upcoming macOS 13 Ventura.

‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 150 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, Shadow DOM, JavaScript, Web Animations, Web Share, WebAuthn, Web API, Rendering, and Accessibility. 

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Download: Safari – Resources

Release notes: Safari Technology Preview Release Notes

Reference: Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 150 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements