Top news: iPhone 15, iOS 16.2 Beta 2 Changes rumors, and more

Things started to wind down by 2022, although we’re not quite there yet with a few other items still on Apple’s dashboard including iOS 16.2, which is in beta testing with some new features and tweaks.


Looking ahead, we’re expecting a lot of news for 2023 with the iPhone 15 naturally being this year’s flagship launch, and we’re already hearing a good deal about what to expect from it, so read on for details on these stories and more!

8 iPhone 15 features are rumored to be coming in 2023

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

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Next year a familiar lineup of devices is expected, 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 has also marked the top of its smartphones.

Check out our comprehensive iPhone 15 roundup for more details.

What’s new in iOS 16.2 Beta 2 for iPhone

This week, Apple distributed the second beta of iOS 16.2 to developers and public beta testers. As usual, there are a few changes in the latest beta, including support for 5G in India and a pharma tool.

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iOS 16.2 also features Apple’s new Freeform whiteboard app, a new home app architecture, live activities for select sports via the Apple TV app, SOS emergency call reports, and more.

Apple also released iOS 16.1.1 with bug fixes.

Apple working on a shorter Siri Trigger phrase

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

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

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 might be away from a charger for a long time and need to keep your device powered on for as long as possible.

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We’ve compiled a list of 15 useful tips for maximizing your iPhone battery life, from turning off background app refresh to adjusting Mail app settings and more. Of course, enabling Low Power Mode also helps.

The MacRumors Show: John Gruber talks about macOS Ventura and upcoming Macs

John Gruber fireball daring Join us on this week’s episode of View MacRumors Podcast discussing all things Mac and macOS Ventura.

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Apple still has these 5 things before the end of 2022

Apple recently indicated that its lineup of products is “certain” as the holiday shopping season approaches, indicating that no new Macs or other devices will be announced during the remainder of 2022. However, there are still at least five notable items left On Apple’s projected agenda before the end of the year.

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

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