Apple today presented its best of 2018 lists, highlighting the apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, and audiobooks that „shaped entertainment and culture around the world this year.“
Apple shares its top lists for the App Store, iTunes Store, and more each and every year, and this year’s lists are available via the Apple Newsroom.
According to Apple, the App Trend of the Year is „Self-Care,“ featuring wellness apps like Fabulous, Shine, and Calm. The Game Trend of the Year was, unsurprisingly, „Battle Royale-style gaming“ so named because of the popularity of apps like Fortnite and PUBG.
Apple today shared a new ad that focuses on the recently introduced Group FaceTime feature, designed to allow iOS and Mac users to chat with up to 32 people at one time.
The video, entitled „A Little Company,“ features a bunch of different Elvis impersonators on a Group FaceTime call singing the song „There’s Always Me“ by Elvis Presley.
The video shows off the tiled interface that’s used with Group FaceTime, designed to highlight the person who is speaking at the current time.
Group FaceTime also has a feature that lets you use Animoji, Memoji, and filters during your video chats, but that option is not shown off in [...]
Apple today shared a video focused on the iPhone XS, which is designed to offer up all of the details that you need to know about the new device in just 54 seconds.
The short video runs through all of the features that distinguish the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max from the previous-generation iPhone X.
The video covers notable features like the 5.8 and 6.5-inch screen sizes, A12 Bionic chip, faster Face ID, IP68 water resistance, and more, with a list below.Biggest screen on an iPhone ever
Super durable all-glass design
More water and dust resistant
Now in Gold
Face ID is even more advanced
Apple Music appears to be rolling out an all-new weekly playlist called „Friends Mix“ to a few subscribers today. According to Reddit user Reesyy, the new curated playlist will be filled with songs that your Apple Music friends are listening to.
In order to keep track of which friend listened to each song, the playlist will include a profile picture on the songs as well. Friends Mix will update on Monday every week and include 25 tracks in each update, similar to the other Apple Music weekly playlists.
Image via Redditor Reesyy Friends Mix is making new use out of the social features that Apple debuted in iOS 11 last year, which lets users build their [...]