Check out the Apple News Summary below for the latest news.
The best Apple news from last week:
- All kinds of WWDC announcements: The opening speech for WWDC 2020 took place on Monday. At this event, Apple announced so many new features for its various operating systems that it took almost 3,000 words to cover it all. You can read our full summary here.
- iOS 14 has many Android features: The next version of iOS 14 will incorporate many new features – finally, new for iPhone users. Android users are already used to most of them, including home screen widgets, changing default apps, application library, picture-in-picture mode, etc. .
- New iMac on the way, but with Intel processor: According to the Apple Ming-Chi Kuo repeater, we can expect a new iMac at the end of this year with a completely new design. The design is probably reminiscent of the iPad Pro. However, the iMac is unlikely to come with the newly announced Apple silicon and will instead come with an Intel chipset.
- IPhone 12 may not have a charger in the box: While we are very, very skeptical of the rumor, Barclays analysts have suggested that at least some of the upcoming phones in the iPhone 12 series will come without a headset or charger in the box. Instead, there will only be one Lightning to USB cable. We are totally on board with the bit without a helmet, but no charger? We don’t buy it.
- Apple offers more tools for developers to fight back: With the recent high-profile news about Apple’s management of the Hey email app, it looks like bad PR is a game-changer. Apple will now give developers more power to challenge the App Store guidelines as well as to voice their grievances over what some call a monopoly business.
- More fuel added to the new HomePod light: Apple has yet to introduce tracking for its only smart speaker, the HomePod. However, it now invites some people to test the new HomePod software. Usually the HomePod software is tested internally, so this is an interesting development which might suggest that a new addition to the HomePod range is underway.
- iOS 14 exposes TikTok’s access to clipboards: Thanks to a new privacy feature in iOS 14 that alerts users when apps access content from their clipboards, we now know that TikTok has long been accessing users’ clipboards. TikTok says it was aimed at preventing spam behavior, although it quickly removed access after it was caught.
- Apple is starting to close its stores in the U.S. because viruses don’t just stop: In recent weeks, Apple has started reopening many of its stores in the United States, although all of the data indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic was far from over. Apple is now closing some of the stores it just reopened, including many locations in Florida and Texas.
Thinking about making the change?
If you are reading this Apple article on an iOS device and are considering switching to Android, we have several articles and guides that can help you with this process. Despite its appearance, switching from iOS to Android is easier than ever, and many services and systems on iOS have similar or even identical counterparts on Android.
The best place to start would be our guide on how to switch from iPhone to Android, which goes over all the basics. We also have more specific guides, such as how to transfer your calendar from iPhone to Android. We also have application guides that will give you the best alternatives to iOS staples, like our list of the best alternatives to FaceTime on Android.
If you’re looking for a great Android device to replace your iPhone, check out our list of the best Android smartphones available right now.