Today we see updates for all your Apple devices — Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and even Apple Watch.
Almost all of Apple’s big announcements today were software-based — the titanium Apple Card and the new TV shows were the exceptions — but very few of those announcements will be available today, or even soon. In the U.S. and Canada, you’ll be able to sign up for the new Apple News+ subscription today, but that’s about it.
Let’s see what else is new.
There are a bunch of new additions to iOS 12.2, including adding Logitech Crayon support to the 2018 iPad Pro, which is petty wild. But in terms of today’s news and TV announcements, here are the highlights:
- AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for third-party TVs.
- Support for Hey Siri with AirPods 2.
- New Apple News+ app.
- Apple Pay for transit in some U.S. cities.
- Apple Card support, and new Apple Pay Cash interface.
- Air Quality display in the Maps app.
- Way better-sounding audio messages.
- Four new Animoji.
- Safari Autofill using Touch ID
- Automatic dark mode activation in Safari (for websites that have dark themes available).
- Ask Siri to play specific media from an iPhone or iPad.
- New Hermès watch faces