The turnaround time on Apple offering refurbished products is typically pretty quick. It's not right away by any means, but usually interested parties don't have to wait too long before they can pick up a refurbished Apple-branded product for a bit less than its newer counterpart. And sometimes the wait is a bit longer.
We know that Apple is going to announce the next major version of its mobile operating system, iOS, on day one of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 6, 2022. Before that, though, the rumor mill isn't quite done giving us some hints of the things that might take place in the near future. Like when the first public beta seed of iOS 16 may arrive.
Apple has already told the world when this year's annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place, reserving time (as usual) during the first week of June. It's at this event that we'll see the next version of iOS, probably known as iOS 16. But, until we get there, we have at least one more update to iOS 15 -- iOS 15.5.
For All Mankind is an alternative history sci-fi drama, a series that started out with a premise revolving around Russia being the first to send a human to the moon. From there, things have only expanded, with a lot more action taking place in space. And this exciting series is following that game plan with the upcoming third season.
It might be hard to believe, but one of Apple's original series for Apple TV+ is still alive and kicking. That's right, Carpool Karaoke is still doing its thing, putting celebrities in vehicles and having them sing along to popular songs. And apparently we're right on the cusp of the fifth season premiere!
Apple has been using the Lightning port for so long on its iPhone lineup that it just feels standard at this point. However, that doesn't mean it's not time to move on. With the adoption of USB-C, even by Apple itself at this point, the company's refusal to switch to the port for the smartphone has seemed stubborn at best.
There are a lot of films showcased at a variety of different film festivals. And, oftentimes, one or two stand out and garner plenty of attention before a wide release. One such film out of the most recent Sundance Film Festival is Cha Cha Real Smooth, a festival darling that's finally going to see the light of day for a broader audience next month.
Today, on May 11, Google hosted its annual I/O event. As is par for the course, the company talked about a variety of different efforts and products, new initiatives and much more. But, as things started to close out, Google managed to unveil some new devices, too.
Way, way back in April of last year we heard that Respawn Entertainment and EA had aspirations to bring its ridiculously popular battle royale game, Apex Legends, to mobile platforms at some point in the future. And, after a lengthy wait, we finally know when the game's going to launch. And it's soon!
There are a few different family-friendly shows available to watch on Apple TV+ right now, but the company isn't slowing down. There's the obvious stable of content the streaming service can offer thanks to the Peanuts franchise, for instance. And now, for kids who love to watch talking animals, there's the upcoming Lovely Little Farm, too.
Apple has sent out another firmware update for the latest iterations of its truly wireless headphones. As is pretty typical with these kinds of updates, Apple doesn't go out of its way to outline what --if anything-- is new in the update. And that remains the case with this one, too.
As profitable a company as Apple is, folks in charge can't rest on their laurels. Changes need to happen; a constant evolution over time. Which is why changes both big and small are always on the horizon, like restructuring a particular team to refocus its attention moving forward.