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On the AppleInsider Podcast, your hosts discuss the initial iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro reviews, highlight new features in iOS 15 including the best Safari extensions, and Tim Cook promises to crack down on leaks.
Initial reviews for the iPhone 13 lineup are out and many report significant improvements to battery life and camera quality. Notable travel photographer Austin Mann took the new iPhone 13 Pro on a trip to Tanzania testing the new camera system and had high praise for its low-light performance and new macro photography feature.
iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 are now officially released with new features including Live Text, Messages updates, redesigned Safari, and Focus modes. While the design changes in iOS 15 Safari are controversial, users are now able to add third-party extensions on iPhone and iPad. We highlight some of the best extensions available now and share our feelings on the new Safari tab bar.
Despite delays to Apple's new SharePlay feature, the iOS 15.1 beta was released and includes Wallet support for COVID vaccination cards, lossless audio for HomePod, and SharePlay. We also discuss the new MagSafe Wallet with Find My capabilities and iCloud+ custom domain issues.
Finally, in a memo to Apple employees, CEO Tim Cook shared his frustration of recent product leaks and promises the company will do "everything in our power to identify those who leaked."
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Links from the show
- Photo Comparison iPhone 12 Pro Camera Bump vs. iPhone 13 Pro - Tweet
- iPhone 13 Pro macro photography selling point for upgraders, says Austin Mann
- iPhone 13 Pro Camera Review: Tanzania — Austin Mann
- iPhone 13 review roundup: Great cameras, incredible battery life
- iPhone 13's Cinematic mode shown off in music video
- iPad mini review roundup: Superior speed but missing a critical feature
- How to use the new Weather app in iOS 15
- iOS 15 review - A solid update with excellent new features
- How to use Live Text on iOS 15
- 1Password update delivers tight Safari integration for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15
- Safari Extension: Amplosion
- Safari Extension: Achoo HTML Viewer
- Safari Extension: Momentum
- Apple releases redesigned Safari 15 with Tab Groups, better performance
- HomePod 15.1 beta brings back lossless streaming, Dolby Atmos
- iOS 15.1 will support verifiable COVID vaccination cards in Apple Wallet
- Amazon updates Kindle Paperwhite lineup with USB-C
- Apple leather MagSafe wallet with Find My review: A step up, but just barely
- Apple updates Mail on iCloud.com with new design, Hide My Email
- In leaked memo, Tim Cook says leakers do not belong inside Apple
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