As promised in July, Apple released the first public betas of iOS 17, macOS Sonoma and related updates, opening testing to a wide range of users ahead of their official releases later this year.
Other big stories this week include the latest rumors about the iPhone 15 Pro in a few months, a big new iMac model in Apple’s product pipeline, and a major new feature for macOS Sonoma with the ability to use iCloud Keychain on multiple devices. Third Party Browsers. Read on for all the details on these stories and more!
iOS 17 public beta is now available
Apple released the first public beta of iOS 17 this week. The upcoming software update includes several new features and changes, including a standby mode when the iPhone is charging in landscape position, improved auto-correction, interactive home screen widgets, and the ability to download categories. of Apple Maps for offline use and more.
Not interested in the beta? iOS 17 should be released to the public in September alongside the launch of the iPhone 15 models. The software update is compatible with iPhone XS and newer.
Check out our in-depth iOS 17 roundup to learn more about the update.
Key rumored features of iPhone 15 Pro: USB-C port, titanium and more
Key features rumored for the iPhone 15 Pro models include a USB-C port, a customizable action button, a titanium frame, a faster A17 Bionic chip made using TSMC’s latest 3nm process, and thinner bezels around the display. The high-end Pro Max model is also expected to feature an upgraded telephoto lens with periscope technology for 6x optical zoom.
Keep tabs on our iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro roundups for more rumors leading up to the devices’ launch.
iOS 17 adds a new ‘Save to Photos’ option for full-page screenshots
The latest iOS 17 developer beta and the first public beta include a new “Save to Photos” option that lets you save full-page screenshots to your iPhone’s photo library in apps like Safari, Notes, and Maps.
It was already possible to save full-page screenshots as PDF in the Files app, but the added option to save in the Photos app will make it easier to share full-page screenshots in iMessage conversations and on social media.
Early testing showed a large iMac with a nearly 32-inch display
Apple is experimenting with larger iMacs, including a model with a 32-inch display. BloombergMark Gurman. However, he said these iMacs are still in early development.
Apple has discontinued the 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro, and Apple has yet to release a larger-screen iMac with a silicon chip, so the 32-inch iMac will be the most anticipated addition to the Mac lineup ever. launching
Be sure to check out the latest episode of The MacRumors Show where Dan and Hartley discuss rumors and expectations for the M3 iMac models.
MacOS Sonoma brings Apple Password Manager to third-party browsers like Chrome
Starting with MacOS Sonoma, iCloud Keychain can be used with third-party web browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Apple already offers this functionality on Windows with the iCloud Password extension for Chrome starting in 2021, and now the feature is built into MacOS Sonoma, which will be released later this year. The first public beta of macOS Sonoma was made available earlier this week.
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