Apple offers a new option to iOS 14 users this fall with the release of iOS 15. Instead of pushing all compatible iOS devices to upgrade to the latest firmware, Apple will let users decide whether to upgrade to iOS 15 or stay with the current version. Fans of iOS 14 still get ongoing security updates and bug fixes.
Apple added new features to its iCloud subscription service and updated the name to iCloud+. There is no change in pricing compared to existing plans.
In addition to the current features of iCloud, iCloud+ adds increased privacy and security options while browsing online. Users can also use Hide My Email in more places, besides just Sign in with Apple.
Apple's 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off next week with Monday's Keynote presentation at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT). Apple also offers its State of the Union starting four hours later. The events typically showcase the future of Apple's mobile and computing platforms, including iOS and macOS. Watching the 32nd annual keynote is free and does not require a subscription to the Apple Developer Program.
Yes, Spotify can download songs, podcasts, and playlists to Apple Watch for listening offline.
Previously the Spotify app was limited to streaming on Apple Watch. All audio downloaded to Apple Watch for listening without a data connection is saved at 96 kbps quality to save storage space.
Yes, the Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) released in 2021 supports full 60 frames per second 4K resolution YouTube video.
Owners of the Apple TV 4K (1st generation) may notice that 4K 60 FPS video played in the YouTube app only displays at 30 frames per second. These limitations have been overcome in the updated device.