Apple's relented to antitrust pressure. All “reader” apps can now include a web link for customers to follow and sign up for an account or purchase a content subscription externally.
It's only been a few days since Apple last seeded a beta of its next major platform updates to developers. But here we are, marching towards the inevitable public launch, and Apple's working on refinements. Which is why, today, we're seeing yet another beta seeded to developers ahead of the wide release for the next major updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
The march towards a public release of macOS 12 Monterey continues. And, of course, the wide release of the other major software updates. And to get there, we must stay on the beta seed train.
Today, Apple has seeded the sixth beta of macOS 12 Monterey to developers. While this is obviously late in the beta process, it's still worth saying that downloading and installing the prerelease software still shouldn't be done on your primary computer. It's possible the software is still a little rough around the edges as Apple continues to tweak the formula ahead of a public launch later this year. What's more, this is the developer beta, so it's meant for registered developers.
With September marching ever closer, Apple's goal to release the next major software updates for its platforms also inches closer. Which means the company is seeding developer updates as readily as it can, preparing developers (and public beta testers) for the upcoming arrivals. And today is no different.
Apple has now begun developer testing of custom iCloud email domains which will launch publicly in the fall as part of other new features advertised under the iCloud+ umbrella name.
Apple's TestFlight software is now available on macOS, allowing developers to test-drive beta versions of their Mac apps before they are released publicly.
Apple is moving towards the public launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 later this year. To help get there, though, the company is still in the beta testing phase. As a result, the company has just issued the latest betas for a few of its most popular platforms.
Earlier today, Apple seeded the fifth beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 (and tvOS 15) to developers. Even though we're nearing the public launch of the software, it looks like Apple's not quite finished adding and tweaking a few things with the software.
As we charge ahead to September, and Apple's expected release dates for updates to its major platforms, we're still in the beta testing phase. Today, the company is moving right along with that plan, preparing the prerelease software ahead of its global, public launch later this year.
Apple's response to the Safari compact tabs controversy involves decoupling the tab bar from the URL bar. But one developer took the matter into his own hands, making Safari 5 from OS X Snow Leopard available to use on any macOS version—including the macOS Monterey beta.
Today’s jailbreak tools tend to install one of two different package manager apps: Cydia or Sileo. But those are far from the only package manager apps in existence today. Popular alternatives to Cydia and Sileo that can be installed by the end user include both Installer and Zebra.
We’re no stranger to either of the aforementioned package manager apps here at iDownloadBlog, but it’s worth noting that Zebra is now under new management as iOS developer Adam Demasi (@hkirb) has officially taken over this month as the project’s lead maintainer. Those shoes were previously filled by Wilson Styres (@willywurr).
Earlier today, Apple seeded the latest beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to developers. Along with betas for the other major platform updates. With this being a big update for all of Apple's most popular operating systems, there's bound to be additional tweaks added to the mix with subsequent beta seeds.