One of the biggest changes since the introduction of apps may be coming to the iPhone. Apple is reportedly working on solutions to allow third-party app stores onto its platform. Currently all software that is installed on iOS must be vetted and distributed via Apple's App Store. Upcoming European Union (EU) regulations may change all that.
Apple has settled on a name for its upcoming mixed-reality headset platform. The new operating system and hardware performs both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) functions. According to reports, the headset will ship next year with xrOS installed. The xrOS name stands for "extended reality", which was previously described as realityOS or just rOS.
Each year Apple Music subscribers can look forward to the Apple Music Replay. For 2022, Apple has added some features to Replay, which reviews the entire year of listening stats, top songs, favorite albums, and more. The service has often been compared the competing annual summary Spotify Wrapped. Spotify Wrapped is delivered once per year, while Apple Music Replay can be accessed during the year as it changes.
Apple delivered iOS 16.1.2 to iPhone owners on Wednesday, just a week after the iOS 16.1.1 update rolled out. With iOS 16.1 only three weeks old, Apple continues to push improvements and bug fixes to all compatible devices. Anyone with the iPhone 8 or later should install iOS 16.1.2 right away for the best security and stability.
Apple officially listed the following support notes for iOS 16.1.2:
It has long been rumored that Apple is actively producing a VR headset, developing its own car, and now... buying a world-renowned soccer team? First reported in the UK Daily Star, it's not clear what sources provided information about a potential deal. Should Apple proceed with a takeover of the so-called Red Devils, the team could have access to more funds than rival clubs Newcastle and Manchester City.