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In Touch with iOS, is a podcast that talks about iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies, tips, apps, and gear. Hosted by Dave Ginsburg and Co Host Warren Sklar, they are joined by different guests from the Apple Community.

Jun 26, 2020

The latest In Touch With iOS Dave and Warren this week are joined by Chuck Joiner from MacVoices. We highlight some of the great things announced during WWDC keynote including iOS App Library and Widgets on the home screen plus lively discussion. 

The show notes are at InTouchwithiOS.com


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Topics

The news this week was all WWDC. We talked about what was announced and our thoughts.

Beta testing this week iOS 13.6 Beta 2 is still out there when will it be released? Of course iOS 14 Beta 1 we talk about in depth. 

WWDC 2020 Keynote: By the Numbers

Here are the highlights on each OS and what was announced. 

iOS14 iPadOS14

iPhone Compatibility List 

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

iPad Compatibility List

12.9-inch & 11-inch iPad Pro – Launched October 2018
12.9-inch & 10.5-inch iPad Pro – Launched June 2017
12.9-inch & 9.7-inch iPad Pro – Launched September 2015 & March 2016, respectively
iPad (7th generation) – Launched September 2019
iPad (6th generation) – Launched March 2018
iPad (5th generation) – Launched March 2017
iPad mini (5th generation) – Launched March 2019
iPad Air (3rd generation) – Launched March 2019

  1. Widgets on Home Screen
  2. App Library
  3. App Clips
  4. Picture in Picture
  5. Compact Siri UI
  6. Compact Call Notification
  7. Improved Safari
  8. Apple Maps Improvements
  9. Translate App
  10. Messages

Apple Watch Compatibility List

  • Series 3
  • Series 4
  • Series 5

iPad Only Features 

Bolstered Apple Pencil Support

Write Anywhere with ‘Scribble’

Change Default Browser and Email Client

WatchOS 7

  1. New Watch Faces & New Complications
  2. Sleep Tracking
  3. Fitness App, Workout Types, Mobility Metrics
  4. Cycling Directions
  5. Automatic Hand Wash Detection
  6. Hearing
  7. Siri For Language Translation, Announcing Messages
  8. Improved Privacy App Prompts

iOS 14 'Back Tap' Feature Lets You Open Apps and More by Tapping the Back of Your iPhone

iPhone and iPad Apps Coming to Macs With Apple Silicon, Developers Can Manage Availability in App Store Connect

AirPods:

  1. Spatial Audio: Apple has added support for Spatial Audio for the AirPods Pro with Dynamic Head Tracking and it uses Sound Channels in the correct place to give you a surround experience and will adjust even if you move or tilt your device or head.
  2. Automatic Switching: Apple has also added Automatic Switching for the AirPods Pro, AirPods (2nd generation), Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and the Beats Solo Pro with iOS 14. When you finish your work on your iPhone and start using your iPad, AirPods will automatically switch to the iPad.
  3. Headphone Accomodations: iOS 14 introduces Headphone Accomodations which allows users to select the sound effect they prefer. According to Apple, “Headphone Accommodations amplifies soft sounds and can tune for your individual hearing, to help music, phone calls, and more sound crisp and clear. It is supported on Works with AirPods Pro, AirPods (2nd generation), EarPods, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo Pro.

About our Guest

Chuck Joiner is the host of MacVoices and hosts video podcasts with influential members of the Apple community. Make sure to visit macvoices.com and subscribe to his podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @chuckjoiner and join his MacVoices Facebook group.

About our Co-Host

Co-Host Warren Sklar @Wsklar is an IT Consultant and moderator of the Mac To The Future FaceBook Group with over 3000 members talking about all things Apple. Request to join this group to be among people who love Apple.