Apple To Crack Down On Email Tracking Pixels
One of the ways people track whether or not you’ve read an email that they’ve sent is by embedding a single near-invisible pixel in the email. What happens is that when the email is opened, the image loads and will notify the sender that you have read the email. While it can be useful, some might find it a bit invasive in terms of privacy.
iOS 15 Will Let You Stop Awkward Photos From Showing Up In Your Photos Memories
Similar to how Facebook reminds users to posts or photos they made on a certain day from a certain number of years ago, iOS has such a feature too in the form of Memories. It’s great if you want to reminisce about the good old days, but what if there are awkward photos like maybe a breakup from two years ago?
Apple Will Let Your Family Access Your Data If You Die
In the past when everything was mostly done on paper, if you or a family member died, it’s not that difficult to just pass all your files and documents to someone else. However, in the digital age where everything is encrypted and locked behind passwords, this can be a bit tricky, but Apple is trying to make that easier with its new Digital Legacy program.
iOS 15 Will Let You Ditch Third-Party Authenticator Apps
If you’re trying to protect your online account, two-factor authentication (2FA) is the way to go. However, sometimes it can be troublesome as it means having to download and use a third-party authenticator app which can slow down the sign-in process, which in turn might dissuade people from using it.
Apple Will Finally Be Making Siri Usable Without An Internet Connection
One of the problems with digital assistants is that you usually need an internet connection to use them. This is because the digital assistants need to send your request to a remote server where your voice is processed in order to understand what you say. This is why sometimes it can take a while for things to happen.
iOS 15 Will Make Notifications Smarter And Less Annoying
The way iOS deals with notifications is basically whenever a notification comes in, you’ll be alerted to it unless you disable it. For some apps, such as Spark, it tries to be smarter about notifications where it will only notify you when you have emails it thinks are important to you as opposed to every single email.
iOS 15 Will Allow ‘Find My’ To Track Devices That Are Turned Off Or Erased
One of the features that Apple has developed to locate missing devices like iPhones is the “Find My” feature. However, the problem with “Find My” is that in its current state, it doesn’t work when devices are turned off, which is what most thieves would do if they stole a phone, or if you’ve misplaced a device and its battery dies.
FaceTime’s New Features Makes It A Lot More Collaborative
Apple’s FaceTime pretty much just allowed users to video and voice call with each other. It was a pretty basic feature but it worked, and it also works across iOS and macOS devices which makes it more convenient. However, for those who were hoping for a more feature-rich experience, Apple has delivered.
Apple Is Bring Extensions To Safari On iPhone And iPad
One of the features that Safari on iPhone and iPad lacks compared to its computer version is extensions. Browser extensions can help expand on the functionality of a browser and make it better to use, but the good news is that at WWDC 2021, Apple announced that they will be bringing extension support to Safari for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple Wallet Can Now Hold Your Driver’s License
The idea behind digital wallets like Apple Wallet is so that you can reduce the size of your actual physical wallet by storing things like credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards, and so on. If you are looking for more ways to reduce the number of physical cards you carry, then you’ll be pleased to learn that at WWDC 2021, Apple announced that as part of iOS 15, Apple Wallet […]
Apple Will Soon Allow iOS Users To Skip Major Updates
If there is one thing that Apple’s iOS does better than Android is that they can get users to adopt new updates a lot faster. Right now, iOS 14 is said to be at 90% adoption. This is compared to Android 11 which comes nowhere close. However, for whatever reason, Apple has decided to mess around with a good thing.
FaceTime Will Finally Be Coming To Windows And Android
For the longest time ever, FaceTime was pretty much exclusive to all iOS and macOS devices. Want to FaceTime with a friend? They don’t have an iOS or macOS device? Too bad. Or at least that was the case until today. At WWDC 2021, Apple has announced that FaceTime will finally be coming to Windows and Android devices.
iOS 15 Could Introduce A New Food Tracking Feature
It is no secret that Apple is looking into giving its devices more medical capabilities. The Apple Watch is a perfect example of the company’s ambitions, but it seems that Apple could be expanding it to other devices like the iPhone. According to a tweet by Connor Jewiss, one of the features we can expect to look forward to in iOS 15 would be food tracking.
iOS 15 Could Introduce A Redesign iPad Home Screen
The problem with Apple’s iPad at the moment is that despite the company’s attempts at trying to turn it into some kind of productivity powerhouse, the UI is simply not cut out for it. This is because iPadOS is still based on iOS which was designed with smartphones in mind and not computers.
iOS 15 Could Introduce Support For Dual Biometric Authentication
One of the popular rumors surrounding the iPhone 13 is that it could see Apple bring back Touch ID to its higher-end iPhones. While other companies have introduced in-display fingerprint sensors to their phones, Apple has instead opted to more or less do away with fingerprint sensors in favor of facial recognition.
Apple Could Drop Support For iPhone 6s, iPhone SE (2016) With iOS 15
Apple is expected to introduce iOS 15 later this year, most likely during the company’s WWDC event which should be held mid-year. While newer iPhone users can look forward to learning more about the update’s new features, changes, and improvements, there might be some iPhone users that will be left out.
iOS 15 Could Drop Support For iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, Original iPhone SE
In 2021, Apple will most likely be releasing their next major iOS update in the form of iOS 15. However, in addition to releasing the update, Apple is also rumored to be dropping support for some older iPhones which includes the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and also the original iPhone SE that was released several years ago.