Another way to track and view cases of COVID-19 in your local area has arrived free on the App Store. COVID Nearby can be launched on the iPhone or iPad to log coronavirus symptoms and test results. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to differential privacy, a method which keeps users anonymous and reports secure. The project has been developed at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with support from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Apple looks to have a busy fall release schedule if the latest reports from around the Asian supply chain are true. Leaks point to a delay in the normal September launch of next generation iPhones, with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro shipping in October instead. The global pandemic continues to affect supply chains and has postponed Apple's fall plans. However, the company is still expected to have its annual keynote event in early September to reveal new products.
The latest and possibly last update to iOS 13 is here. Anyone with an iPhone can download and install iOS 13.6 on their devices. While the previous version of iOS delivered COVID-19 exposure logging, the latest offers two major new features and more. Of course, the update includes the usual security updates, bug fixes and stability tweaks.
Apple has added several new face coverings, hair and headwear styles to Memojis in iOS 14. The new features are to help iPhone and iPad users to reflect a variety of different religions, hobby, profession, and personalities. You can learn how to create a new Memoji here, and how to edit an existing Memoji here, but first, check out some of the new features coming in iOS 14.
Thinking of applying for an Apple Card? Now is a great time to get extra Daily Cash added to your account. During the month of July, Apple is offering $50 cash back on new Apple Card accounts. New card holders can get the bonus cash by paying for an Apple Service using their Apple Card.