In this week's Apple Core roundup, we break down the latest rumors about the iPhone XR sequel, along with production updates for the rest of Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup. This week, Apple also released the latest major software updates for iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS before WWDC. Find out what new features you can expect on your iPhone and other Apple devices when upgraded.
Apple is starting to produce an important iPhone 11 part
We are less than four months away from meeting the next group of iPhones, which means that the mass production of these devices comes closer. According to a recent Bloomberg report,its A1
iPhone XR may look different this year
The internet has been flooded with concept images and videos describing what the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 will look like with a three-camera array at the back. Most leaks at this point seem to have solved the same design: three lenses on the back of the phone enclosed in a large protruding square. The design has not had a very positive reception among Apple fans, and now it seems that 11R can share the same design fate.
This week Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman tweeted a picture showing a 3D rendering of the iPhone 11R along with the rest of the lineup, showing that it has the same large square bumps on the back despite having just two lenses. The iPhone 11R is rumored to add a telephoto lens this year, while the other more expensive models get a super-lens lens.
But at least some flashy new colors can help distract from the bump. According to the supply chain blog Macotakara quoted in the 9to5Mac, the iPhone 11R will add lavender and green to the color palette, adding last year's white, black, yellow and red options.
Software updates for iPhone, Mac and Apple watches
Apple has just released its latest major software updates for iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS, before the company reveals the next-generation operating systems onJune 3rd.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can expect someand improvements to Apple News + service, Apple Music, Apple TV Remote and CarPlay as well as AirPlay 2 support for compatible smart TVs so you can watch content on the largest screen in your house.
What's new in the TV app?
But one of the biggest changes that comes with iOS 12.3 is for the Apple TV app(not confused with Apple TV, the company's physical streaming box or Apple TV Plus, the new Netflix style subscription service Apple announced in March ). This is the app that comes preloaded on most iPhones and iPads, which so far may have been ignored by many users.
It can be changed with the latest iOS update. While the recent app showed pretty much all of the video content in one place, it now has an updated look and it does a better job to cure your content, floating stuff you might be interested in to the top of your feed. It also has a new dedicated child section that you can sort by age.
You can also watch the video directly on the TV app now, instead of being kicked back to the original source to watch the show. But it only works if you have subscribed to the TV app.
In the New Channels section, you can subscribe without leaving the TV app and offer some pretty big incentives to do so, except you can only see it all in one place. The biggest: You can see content offline, even showing that this did not have this option in your own app, such as HBO. Then download the entire season of the Game of Thrones to the binge watch on the plane.
The second advantage is that your content is streamed directly from Apple's servers. In theory, this should mean that you have a faster and more stable connection.
Each service comes with a 7-day trial and similar monthly subscription rates as you would find outside the app. Netflix is particularly absent from the list of options.
Apple's Macs apparently won't get the Apple TV app up until later in 2019 with the release of MacOS 10.15.
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