New week, new software releases by Apple. It seems every week we’re getting new software updates, and although they’re annoying, we’re not complaining about the contents this time. Today, in our weekly Apple recap, we’re bringing you news about why you should be updating your devices right now, Apple addressing AirTag concerns, and more.
Update Your iPhones, iPads & Macs Now
You might have already updated to the latest iOS and iPadOS 15.3.1 and macOS Monterey 12.2.1. But if you haven’t yet, consider this a friendly and urgent advice to do so as soon as you can. The latest updates bring important security patches, most notably one that lets malicious websites execute codes remotely through WebKit. As usual, Apple hasn’t provided further information, though they did say the vulnerability was exploited.
Stalking Concerns Heard
Remember all that talk about AirTags being used for thievery and stalking? Apple says improvements are coming soon in upcoming Find My updates. The tech giant will (finally) be adding essential features such as precise locations for unknown devices, alert notifications with specific device names, and more. The company has also promised to work with law enforcement to track down individuals who misuse AirTags.
New Beta Updates Released
Apple recently released the second betas for iOS & iPadOS 15.4, alongside watchOS 8.5, macOS Monterey 12.3, tvOS 15.4, and HomePodOS 15.4. So, if you’re in on the public beta programs, update your devices!
Xiaomi Declares War on Apple
Apparently, Xiaomi is planning on becoming Apple’s biggest rival in the smartphone market. Yes, we’re talking about the same company that copied Apple’s product designs multiple times in the past. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun on Tuesday declared a “war of life and death” against Apple. Maybe it’s just me, but isn’t that a tad bit dramatic, Xiaomi?
Apple’s Week in Rumours
What’s in the headlines about Apple’s upcoming plans? Here are some recent leaks and rumours to get you going.
- Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) filings reveal Apple might be unveiling 3 new macs this year: one laptop and two new desktop models.
- Apple’s Mixed Reality AR/VR headset might feature realityOS, as per leaked code.
- Further reports confirm Apple might release multiple Mac minis this year: a regular and a Pro.
Applesutra Last Week
Here’s what we covered last week on Applesutra.
- Through the Grapevine: The 2022 iPads We Are Waiting For
- Two and Two of the Many Times Apple Sued and Was Sued
- Upcoming Find My Update Will (Somewhat) Put an End to Unwanted AirTag Tracking
- React to This: WhatsApp for iOS Bringing Emoji Reactions (Soon!)
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