We’re approaching the tip of Might already, consider it or not. Severely, the place does the time go? I suppose it additionally helps that there was quite a lot of stuff that occurred within the Apple world this week, so let’s simply get began.
First off, we’re just some weeks away from WWDC 2021, and we’re undoubtedly excited. We have already got a lean checklist of what to anticipate from this 12 months’s WWDC, and I am personally excited to hopefully see some extra enhancements to iOS 15 customization. My colleague Luke additionally has a pleasant wishlist for watchOS eight, with an fascinating concentrate on extra psychological health-related options. Hopefully, we cannot be disenchanted in just a few weeks (crossing my fingers), however solely time will inform…
Talking of Apple Watch, the newest large rumors this week come from Jon Prosser, who claims that the Apple Watch Collection 7 might have a significant new redesign. If these renders are true, then the subsequent Apple Watch could probably have a brand new industrial design that matches the flat and sq. edges of the iPad Professional (2021) and iPad Air, iPhone 12, and even the brand new iMacs. Whereas some could not like this, I am all for it, particularly if they arrive out with that attractive mint inexperienced shade (certainly one of my favourite colours) within the render. I imply, the Apple Watch has retained the identical design for the previous 5 years — it is getting a bit stale, do not you assume?
Sure, I am nicely conscious that a new design more than likely means I will not have the ability to use my giant assortment of bands that I’ve acquired through the years, however such is life. I undoubtedly plan to improve from my Apple Watch Collection 5, particularly if Apple provides blood glucose monitoring to the Collection 7 as different rumors hold suggesting, however I’ll most likely move my outdated Watch to my husband. I imply, when you hand down your outdated units right down to mates or household, then they’ll get a pleasant assortment of equipment to go along with it, no large deal. I’m excited to see a potential new design and shade coming, and it solely is smart — all the pieces else has been going with the flat edges, so why not the Apple Watch?
Different main information this week was the truth that Apple introduced that Apple Music is getting free lossless, Spatial Audio, and Dolby Atmos upgrades. Nevertheless, you will want iOS/iPadOS/tvOS 14.6 and macOS 11.four for the Apple Music enhancements, after which we had been hit with the truth that AirPods Max will not totally work with the brand new lossless audio format. Boy, what a curler coaster, proper? Truthfully, although, I am not an audiophile, so I am not too bothered by this information, however it’s nonetheless a bit disappointing. Nevertheless, I might argue that most individuals most likely cannot inform the distinction (I do know I more than likely cannot), and when you had been critical about audio high quality, you might need a critical rig arrange already, with a DAC and all of that different fancy audio tools.
Nevertheless, plainly it could be potential for the AirPods Max to assist wi-fi lossless audio via a potential replace sooner or later, so who is aware of. It is simply form of a letdown that Apple’s tremendous costly premium Bluetooth headphones do not assist lossless audio instantly.
Yeah, it is undoubtedly been one heck of every week by way of Apple stuff, that is for positive. But it surely’s all fairly thrilling, to say the least, particularly with WWDC developing. I do know that we do not normally get bulletins at the moment, however who is aware of? Perhaps we will get a shock.
Both approach, it is time to get hyped. I will be taking a small break subsequent week to have fun my birthday (yay!), so I will be again with Editor’s Desk on WWDC Eve.
Till subsequent time, of us!
- Christine Romero-Chan