Apple this week rolled out its second developer betas of iOS 16, macOS Ventura, and related operating system updates, delivering some initial tweaks compared to the first beta. We should see the first public betas in another couple of weeks around the same time as the third developer betas, offering much wider access to the updates.
This week also saw the launch of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is Apple’s first Mac to feature its M2 chip, as well as the annual Back to School promotion for education customers, so read on for all the details on these stories and more!
Apple Launches 2022 Back to School Offer: Up to $150 Gift Card With Mac or iPad
As rumored, Apple on Friday launched its annual Back to School promotion for students in the U.S., Canada, and several Asian countries.
While last year’s version of the promotion offered students a free pair of second-generation AirPods with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad model, this year’s promotion for customers in the U.S. and Canada includes a $150 gift card with the purchase of any new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac model, or a $100 gift card with the purchase of any new iPad Pro or iPad Air.
New Siri Remote for Apple TV Referenced in iOS 16 Beta
One of the references is for a “SiriRemote4,” which does not correspond with any existing Siri Remote, leading to the possibility that it could be a new Siri Remote for a future Apple TV — perhaps the lower-cost model rumored to launch in the second half of 2022?
iOS 16 Will Let iPhone Users Bypass CAPTCHAs in Supported Apps and Websites
In the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 betas, the useful new feature can be found in the Settings app under Apple ID > Password & Security > Automatic Verification.
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