released 17.5, which includes a bunch of updates, including support for unwanted Bluetooth trackers that the company is working on with Google. The other feature of the title is the introduction of

This is an Apple feature following the entry into force of the bloc’s Digital Markets Act. However, this will not be a free-for-all. Developers who want to allow users to download iOS apps from their websites will have to opt in to the new App Store rules, which will mean they have to pay a fee for each user after a certain threshold is reached. They will also need to have a developer account in good standing and have an app that has had more than a million iOS installs in the EU in the previous year.

There is another notable update in iOS 17.5 in the form of a new feature called Repair State. In short, this will mean that iPhone users no longer need to turn off Find My when sending their iPhone in for repair.

Elsewhere, there are some changes to Apple News+. The app now finally has an offline mode, so you can use it to catch up on some reading while you’re on a flight and don’t feel like paying for Wi-Fi. The Today show and the News+ section will work without an Internet connection.

Apple is also moving beyond crosswords and delving into popularized by the likes of . is Astonishmentan original style game for Apple News+ subscribers. You will connect tiles from different combinations of words to create words and earn points. You will be able to share your scores with other players.

Apple Pride 2024 Collection with backgrounds for iPad and iPhone and face for Apple Watch.

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Last but not least, Apple has the latest incarnation of its annual Pride collection honoring the LGBTQ+ community, including a Pride Radiance watch face and wallpapers for iOS and iPadOS. You will be able to customize them with an array of colors.

You’ll see the colors outline the numbers on the watch face and react as you move your Apple Watch. A matching Apple Watch Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop will be available to order on May 22 for $99. iPhone and iPad wallpapers spell out “Pride” in bold colored rays and move when you unlock the device.