On this week's episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, your hosts talk about the launches of the iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma public betas, iCloud password extension coming to Windows browsers, Stephen's broken iPhone, and more!
Beta season has reached a new chapter, with public betas available for everyone. While these releases are nowhere near as polished as the shipping versions will be, they aren't as bad as some betas have been before.
That said, betas should still be reserved for testing devices, despite what your hosts' personal practices may be. So, install at your own risk.
Apple continues to improve iCloud Passwords with yet another feature that adds browser extensions to third-party browsers on macOS Sonoma. This is yet another barrier lowered that may allow more users to jump ship to Apple's password solution.
Your hosts discuss AppleCare and their close calls to breaking their Apple products. Stephen dropped his iPhone face first and didn't escape unscathed — but AppleCare saved him from an expensive repair fee.
The show closes with a brief discussion of Threads and Apple's presence there. And finally, Bear gets a 2.0 update even as Wesley continues to commit to an all-first-party Apple app test run.
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Links from the show
- Apple releases first public betas of iOS 17, macOS Sonoma, and more
- How to download the iOS 17 public beta
- macOS Sonoma supports iCloud Password extension in Chrome
- New Apple Card customers can get 10% Daily Cash
- Apple opens storefront on China's WeChat
- Apple opens up Threads accounts, but is slow to post
- Young people love Apple Music but it's not their only choice
- Apple TV+ gains 51 Emmy awards, led once more by Ted Lasso'
- Evernote cuts US, Chile jobs as operations shift to Europe
- Bear 2 for Mac and iOS is here, with tables, GIFs, and more - The Verge
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