WhatsApp received an update this morning that adds official support for the larger display on Apple’s iPhone XS Max, as well as some other improvements and new clues on what’s next for the messaging platform.
Prior to today’s update, the WhatsApp interface didn’t scale properly on the 2,688 x 1,242 resolution screen exclusive to Apple’s new 6.5-inch device, but happily the issue has been fixed in this update and the UI now takes full advantage of the larger OLED display.
Elsewhere in this version (2.18.100), WhatsApp has introduced a redesigned contextual action menu for message bubbles in chat threads. Previously, a long press on a [...]
Code in the iOS 12.1 beta released this morning suggests Face ID has built-in support for landscape orientation, according to information shared by developer Steven Troughton-Smith.
A rendering of the upcoming iPad Pro said to be based on leaked CAD drawings According to Troughton-Smith, landscape support for Face ID has likely been built into the update for upcoming iPad Pro models that are expected to offer Face ID.
Face ID has support for landscape orientation (presumably for iPad only), and iOS 12.1 seems to care a lot more about whether an external display is connected (perhaps due to iPad USB-C rumors; it won’t have the [...]
Ahead of Apple’s „Gather Round“ event, rumors suggested the company would introduce updated AirPods with an improved wireless chip and support for hands-free „Hey Siri“ functionality.
There was no mention of updated AirPods on stage when the new Apple Watch and iPhone models were unveiled, but Apple’s event intro featured a video where „Hey Siri“ support for AirPods is clearly demonstrated as a feature.
The „Hey Siri“ moment happens at about 40 seconds into the videoIn the Mission Impossible parody video that kicked off the event, an Apple employee racing across the Apple Park campus to deliver an item to [...]
Apple at WWDC is expected to introduce a new pride watch face, reports 9to5Mac. The upcoming watch face is „inspired by the rainbow flag“ and is likely designed to match the limited edition Rainbow Pride Woven Nylon Apple Watch band that Apple released at WWDC last year.
Code for the new watch face was found in iOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1, and it appears that the new watch face will animate with moving threads of color that shift whenever the display is tapped.
The watch face will become available on Monday, June 4 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which suggests it will be made available to all iOS users through an over-the-air update to watchOS 4.3.1. On [...]