We are in December and there are only a few weeks left before switching to 2023. The countdown has therefore begun for Apple, which still has to deploy various functions and applications before the end of 2022.
The end of the year is fast approaching and that means that Apple has only one month left to deliver on its promises. Concretely, the Cupertino company should still release the Apple Music Classical application and extend its self-service repair program to Europe. And that before the end of 2022.
Of course, delays are always possible. Some rollouts may only see the light of day sometime in 2023. In any case, we’ve compiled a list of five things Apple still needs to release over the next few months.
iOS 16.2 is currently in beta and will be released in mid-December. The software update includes several new features for the iPhone. In this new version, we find the Apple whiteboard application (Freeform), new settings for the Always-on of the iPhone 14 Pro models, a new architecture of the Home application, live activities for certain matches sports via the Apple TV app, new Sleep and Medicine widgets for the lock screen, 5G support in India, and more.
Apple also plans to release iPadOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, watchOS 9.2, and tvOS 16.2 this month. iPadOS 16.2 re-enables external display support for Stage Manager on iPads with M1 or M2 chips. On Apple TV, tvOS 16.2 introduces multi-user Siri voice recognition for personalized use, with support for up to six family members.
Apple Pay Later
Announced at WWDC 2022 in June, Apple Pay Later is a financing feature that will allow eligible US customers to split a purchase into four equal payments over six weeks, with no interest or fees to pay. This feature will integrate the Wallet app. It will be available for purchase online and in apps on the iPhone and iPad.
On the iOS 16 features page, Apple states that Apple Pay Later will be coming in a future software update for US-affected individuals and may not be available in all states. There has been no sign of Apple Pay Later in iOS 16.2 betas so far, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested the feature might not launch until 2023 .
Apple Music Classical
In August 2021, Apple announced the acquisition of the classical music service Primephonic. At the time, Apple said it planned to release a dedicated classical music app in 2022 that combined Primephonic’s user interfaces with additional features.
While there’s still no sign of the Apple Music Classical app, evidence of it was spotted in iOS 15.5 code and in an XML file on Apple’s servers earlier this year. Currently, we don’t have any information regarding what kind of app Apple Music Classical will be.
This app is expected to come with the iOS 16.2 update. However, time is running out, so a postponement of deployment is possible.
Apple Card Savings Account
In October, Apple announced that Apple Card users could soon open new high-yield savings account with Goldman Sachs and have their Daily Cash rewards automatically deposited into them, with no fees, no minimum deposits, and no balances. minimum required. It will be possible to manage this account through the Wallet application on the iPhone.
The savings account was listed in the release notes for a release candidate iOS 16.1. But since then, no trace of this savings account has been found.
Once the account is created, all monies received will be automatically deposited into the account. They will start earning interest unless the user decides otherwise. The Apple Card offers 2-3% Daily Cash on purchases made with Apple Pay and 1% on purchases made with the physical card.
Launched in 2019, Apple’s credit card remains exclusive to the United States.
Expansion of the self-service repair program.
In August, Apple indicated that its self-service repair program would be extended to other countries in Europe and to other Mac models equipped with Apple silicon chips before the end of the year. so more than a month to Apple to keep this promise.
The program was first launched in April, giving customers in the United States access to genuine Apple parts, tools, and manuals to do repairs on iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 models themselves. and third-generation iPhone SE. The program supports repairs of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro equipped with the M1 series of chips.