Top Stories: Tim Cook on Sideloading, iOS 15.2 Features, Apple Silicon Roadmap, and More

Apple continues to work on the next set of operating-system updates. The new beta of iOS 15.2 was seeded to developers this week and is available to public beta testers. It includes many tweaks and improvements.

Tim Cook spoke at the DealBook online summit this week, and addressed some of the recent controversy over whether Apple should require sideloading of apps from other sources. This week featured many popular stories across a range of topics. Read on for more details!

Tim Cook: Android is available for sideloading apps

Apple has been vocally opposing a provision in Europe’s Digital Markets Act, which would have required the iPhone to allow sideloading apps beyond the App Store.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said this week that sideloading apps is possible with an Android smartphone. Cook stated that the iPhone was designed to maximize privacy and security, which is Apple's main argument against sideloading.

Check out our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about why Apple opposes sideloading.

All New in iOS 15.2 Beta 2, Legacy Contacts, Communication Safety and More

Apple seeded iOS 15.2's second beta to beta testers and developers this week. There are many new features and improvements.

Future Apple Silicon Macs will use 3nm chips with up to 40 cores, according to reports

We have gathered everything new in iOS 15.2 beta 2, including a Digital Legacy feature which allows you to choose someone you trust to access your Apple ID data after your death. There is also an optional Communication Safety feature in Messages that blurs explicit images sent to children and Hide My Mail improvements.

Wayne Ma, The Information's reporter, shared this week details about future Apple silicon chip designs that will replace the M1 Pro and M1 Max families.

Apple's 2022 MacBook Air Redesigned: Everything We Know

Ma reported that Apple's third generation of chips would be especially impressive. He said that they will have up to four dies, which could enable up to 40 cores to improve performance. The M1 chip features an 8-core CPU, while the M1 Pro chips and M1 Max have 10-core CPUs.

In 2022, the next-generation MacBook Air will be refreshed. It is expected that it will feature the most significant update in more than a decade.

Apple Rejects iPhone 13 Display Repair Restriction that Disabled Face ID

We've compiled a guide to help you learn more about Apple's plans regarding the next MacBook Air. It includes all the rumors we have heard and renders of what the notebook may look like.

Apple informed The Verge it will introduce a software upgrade that will allow third-party iPhone 13 display repair without Face ID being disabled. This is a complete reversal for the company.

Judge Gives Apple Time to Allow App Store Developers to Link to Other Payment Methods

After the iPhone 13 model launch, iFixit and independent repair outlets discovered that Face ID was no longer functional after replacing the iPhone 13's display. However, this will change once the software update is available.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers denied Apple's request for delay in the implementation of a permanent order that will force Apple to make major App Store changes. Apple has until December 9th to make these changes.

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Rogers ruled that Apple cannot prohibit App Store developers directing customers to other purchasing options as part of the Apple vs. Epic Games suit.

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