Top Stories: iPhone 15 Rumors, iOS 16.2 Beta 2 Changes, and More

Things are starting to wrap up for 2022, although we’re not quite there yet with a few more items still on Apple’s plate including iOS 16.2, which continues through beta testing with some new features and tweaks.

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Looking further into the future, we’re expecting a lot of news for 2023 with the iPhone 15 of course being the flagship launch for the year, and we’re already hearing a decent amount about what to expect from it, so read on for details on these stories and more !

8 features rumored for the iPhone 15 Coming in 2023

It’s almost a year until we get new iPhone 15 models in September 2023, but we’ve been hearing rumors for months about potential features and changes, including a USB-C port and more. We have so far rumored eight features for the iPhone 15.

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A familiar lineup of devices is expected next year, including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Rumors suggest that the Pro Max model could be called the iPhone 15 Ultra instead as Apple further differentiates its highest-end smartphone.

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Check out our comprehensive iPhone 15 roundup for even more details.

Everything new in iOS 16.2 Beta 2 for iPhone

Apple released the second beta of iOS 16.2 to developers and public beta testers this week. As usual, there are a handful of changes in the latest beta, including 5G support in India and a medicines widget.

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iOS 16.2 also includes Apple’s new Whiteboard app Freeform, new Home app architecture, live events for select sports via the Apple TV app, instant emergency SOS call reporting, and more.

Apple also released iOS 16.1.1 with bug fixes.

Apple is working on shorter Siri trigger phrase

Apple plans to drop “Hey” from the “Hey Siri” trigger phrase within the next few years, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Users simply say “Siri” followed by a command.

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“While this may seem like a small change, the switch is a technical challenge that requires a significant amount of AI training and underlying engineering work,” said Gurman, in the latest edition of his newsletter.

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15 tips to make your iPhone battery last longer

iPhone battery life has improved over the years, but there are still some situations where you may be away from a charger for an extended period of time and need your device to last as long as possible.

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We’ve compiled a list of 15 useful tips to maximize iPhone battery life, ranging from turning off Background App Refresh to adjusting Mail app settings and more. Of course, activating Low Power Mode also helps.

The MacRumors Show: John Gruber Talks MacOS Ventura and Upcoming Macs

John Gruber op Daring Fireball with us on this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show Podcast to discuss all things Mac and macOS Ventura.

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Apple still has these five things coming before 2022 is over

Apple recently indicated that its product lineup is “set” to head into the holiday shopping season, suggesting that there won’t be any new Macs or other devices announced until the rest of 2022. Nevertheless, there are still at least five notable things to expect on Apple’s agenda before the end of the year.

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Looking ahead, we recently shared a list of six major products to expect from Apple in 2023.

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