Top Stories: WWDC announced, iOS 15.5 beta, iPhone 14 Pro rumors and more

It took until April for an official announcement, but we finally have some details on Apple’s 2022 edition of the Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC will once again be a free online event for all developers and we can expect a lot of software announcements and maybe some hardware announcements if we’re lucky.

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Other news this week included the start of a new cycle of operating system betas with iOS 15.5, macOS Monterey 12.4 and more, as well as some new rumors about the iPhone 14 Pro Max and AirPods Pro 2, so read on for details stories and more!

Apple Announces Digital WWDC 2022: June 6-10

Apple announced this this week The annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place again from June 6th to 10th. For the third consecutive year, the event will be held in an online format, but open to a limited number of developers to apply attend a personal viewing party for the keynote and State of the Union videos at Apple Park.

wwdc 2022 call to code

As usual, expect Apple to unveil its latest software platforms, including iOS 16 for iPhone, iPadOS 16 for iPad, macOS 13 for Mac, watchOS 9 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 16 for Apple TV. Hardware announcements sometimes happen at WWDC too, with rumors suggesting a new Mac Pro using Apple silicon could be unveiled this year.

Apple releases first iOS 15.5 beta: everything is new here

apple finally launched the first betas of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 for developers and public beta testers this week. As usual, a handful of new features and changes have been spotted.

iOS 15

We rounded up all new in the first iOS 15.5 betaincluding Apple Pay Cash improvements, more Apple Classical app references, and more.

Apple has also seeded the first betas of macOS 12.4, watchOS 8.6and tvOS 15.5.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is said to have 20% thinner display frames

While we’re still about five months away from Apple unveiling its “iPhone 14” lineup, rumors surrounding the devices are mounting.

Render iphone 14 pro max frame

The latest rumor suggests that the The iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature 20% thinner bezels around the display when leaked CAD drawings prove correct. iPhone 14 Pro models are also rumored to feature a 48MP main camera lens with wider sensor.

Five years ago, Apple’s uncharacteristic apology set the stage for the Mac renaissance

Five years ago, the Mac lineup was in bad shape. More than three years had passed since Apple redesigned the Mac Pro with a sleek but limited “trash can” chassis, while the iMac, MacBook Air, and Mac mini had also gone years without updates.

Apple Mac Roundtable

Then came with me Apple’s uncharacteristic apology to professional Mac usersthat have set the stage for the Mac renaissance in recent years.

AirPods Pro 2 are expected to launch in the second half of 2022

Almost two and a half years after Apple introduced the AirPods Pro, new ones could finally be on the horizon if the latest rumors are to be believed.

Airpods Pro in case

Apple plans to do this Release of the second generation AirPods Pro in the second half of 2022, according to respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Rumor has it that the new AirPods Pro could have a more compact design, motion sensors for fitness tracking, and more many more new features.

Budget phone comparison: Apple’s iPhone SE vs. Samsung’s Galaxy A53 5G

Apple released the updated 2022 iPhone SE in March, a budget iPhone that comes with 5G. Samsung also recently released its own budget 5G smartphone, the Galaxy A53 5G, so in one of our latest videos, we compared the two to see how they compare.

a53 vs iphone se 2

In short, the A53 5G offers a better feature set, but it falls short of the iPhone SE in terms of durability and build quality.

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