This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: iOS 15.4 packs a punch with some fun and useful new features. It’s still just a beta, but it will give us lots of new emoji for our critical, high-level communications when it goes live. Plus, the beta includes a convenient new way to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask — just in time for the end of the pandemic! 🤞
Also on The CultCast:
- An Apple event in March looks quite likely.
- Mini-LED iMac Pro might be delayed.
- An Apple car patent sheds light on an advanced sunroof.
- How to download Wordle, just in case The New York Times screws up the popular game.
- Donkey talk!
Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video livestream, embedded below (down by the headlines and donkey links).
This week’s top Apple news
On the show this week: Your host Erfon Elijah (@erfon), Cult of Mac publisher Leander Kahney (@lkahney) and Cult of Mac managing editor Lewis Wallace (@lewiswallace).
Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:
- iOS 15.4 beta lets you use Face ID while wearing a mask
- Fun new emoji coming in iOS 15.4 will let you salute, melt and tear up
- iOS 15.4 allows third-party apps to use 120Hz ProMotion on iPhone 13 Pro
- Mini-LED iMac Pro launch might slip to summer
- Hey Siri, darken the sunroof glass in my Apple Car
- How to download Wordle to your device so it stays free forever
After the podcast recording, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman added his two cents about Apple’s next event and the iOS 15.4 release date.
The CultCast livestream
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- The meaning and origin of the expression: Donkey’s years
- Weston Donkeys of Weston-super-Mare
- Get yer donkey mask!