Top Stories: WWDC Announced, iOS 15.5 Beta, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, and More

It took until April for official word, but we finally have some details on Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2022. WWDC will once again be a free online event for all developers, and we can expect to see lots of software announcements and maybe a few hardware announcements as well, if we’re lucky.

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Other news this week includes the start of a new round of OS beta releases with iOS 15.5, macOS Monterey 12.4, and more, plus new iPhone 14 Pro Max and AirPods rumors. Pro 2, so read on for more details about it. stories and more!

Apple Announces Digital WWDC 2022: June 6-10

Apple announced this week that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will return from June 6-10. For the third consecutive year, the event will take place in an online format, but a limited number of developers will be able to apply to attend. an evening of in-person viewing of Keynote and State of the Union videos in Apple Park.

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As usual, expect Apple to unveil its latest software platforms, including iOS 16 for the iPhone, iPadOS 16 for the iPad, macOS 13 for the Mac, watchOS 9 for the Apple Watch, and tvOS 16 for Apple TV. Hardware announcements occasionally happen at WWDC as well, with rumors suggesting that a new Mac Pro with Apple silicon could premiere this year.

Apple releases the first beta version of iOS 15.5: here are all the news

Apple finally sent out the first betas of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 to developers and public beta testers this week. As usual, a handful of new features and changes have been discovered.

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We’ve rounded up everything new in the first beta of iOS 15.5, including changes to Apple Pay Cash, more Apple Classical app benchmarks, and more.

Apple also launched the first beta versions of macOS 12.4, watchOS 8.6 and tvOS 15.5.

iPhone 14 Pro Max rumored to feature 20% thinner display bezels

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

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The latest rumor suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature 20% thinner bezels around the display, if leaked CAD drawings prove accurate. The iPhone 14 Pro models are also rumored to feature a 48-megapixel main camera lens with a larger sensor.

Five years ago, Apple’s unusual apology paved the way for the rebirth of the Mac

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 constrained “trash can” case, while the iMac, MacBook Air and Mac mini had also gone years without updates.

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Then came Apple’s unusual apology to professional Mac users, which paved the way for the Mac’s renaissance in recent years.

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

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

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Apple plans to launch the second-generation AirPods Pro in the second half of 2022, according to reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Rumors suggest that the new AirPods Pro could have a more compact design, motion sensors for fitness tracking and many other new features.

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

Apple released the updated iPhone SE 2022, a budget iPhone equipped with 5G, in March. 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.

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In short, the A53 5G offers a better feature set, but it can’t match the iPhone SE in terms of battery life and build quality.

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