The event peek performance that Apple held in early March was full of news. They introduced the Studio Mac, the Studio Display, the third generation iPhone SE and the green iPhone 13, and the release of iOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3 took place.
April is going to be much calmer. We don’t expect any new products to be announced until at least WWDC in June, and there aren’t any new iOS or macOS betas available (not even for developers), so there shouldn’t be any releases coming either. software remarkable.
Instead, Apple’s April releases are going to boil down to series and movie premieres on Apple TV+, the launch of the big Friday Night Baseball initiative, and some Apple Arcade games. It will be a quiet month, unless you really like baseball.
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will almost certainly take place in June, most likely in the week of June 6. Apple usually announces the theme of the event in March, but as you know, this has not happened. He will at any time.
WWDC may be Apple’s first in-person event since the iPhone launch event in September 2019. So keep an eye on our website for all the news from the event, which we may know more about soon.
Rumored new products
Five new products have just arrived from hardware (3rd generation iPhone SE, Mac Studio, Studio Display, 5th generation iPad Air, and iPhone 13 Green). Everything Apple announced, hardware-wise, has already gone on sale. There are no rumors circulating about products that could launch this month. That is all.
New Mac minis, a new MacBook Air, and possibly a new mini-LED-backlit high-end display are expected to arrive. But none of that will be announced until WWDC in June, or possibly later.
App and software updates
Apple released iOS 15.4 (along with associated versions of watchOS, tvOS, and iPadOS) and macOS 12.3 in March. They’re packed with new features, including Universal Controls, Face ID with a mask, spatial audio in the Music app on Mac, notes in iCloud Keychain, and more.
iOS 15.4.1 and Monterey 12.3.1 followed.
Interestingly, iOS 15.4 was not followed by a new beta, not even for developers. In fact, the developer beta page proudly proclaims (at the time of writing) that there are no beta versions to download.
That doesn’t necessarily mean Apple is done with iOS 15 and macOS 12. More minor security updates are likely to arrive later in the year, and maybe even one or two more features.
But the features initially announced for iOS 15 are now available, and nothing new was announced at the spring event in March that would require an update to the operating system or the apps that Apple ships with it.
In other words, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll get a new version of the operating system in April, and maybe not even a new beta version.
Apple TV + has become the first service of streaming to win an Oscar for best picture thanks to the film CODA. I’m sure Apple is very proud of it (although I didn’t have a hand in making it; the company just wrote the biggest check in Sundance history).
In any case, television streaming it doesn’t stop and apple has kicked off april with a major deal with you can never catch a break, and apple is entering april with a major major league baseball deal (on friday night baseball).
These are the shows, series, and movies we expect to premiere on Apple TV+ in April. If you want to know what’s coming next, check out our full guide to this year’s releases on Apple TV+.
Gary Oldman plays a run-down MI5 agent who leads what is known as the House of the Bog, where other MI5 agents are sent as punishment.
It opens on April 1.
Pinecone and Pony
A new animated series for boys and girls based on the story The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beacon.
It opens on April 8.
It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown
A new special Peanuts to celebrate Earth Day.
It opens on April 15.
An anthology of humor about women that has a cast full of Hollywood stars like Nicole Kidman.
It opens on April 15.
They Call Me Magic
A documentary on the life and career of basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
It opens on April 22.
The Long Game: Bigger than Basketball
Another documentary series about basketball, in this case, about the Makur Maker phenomenon.
It opens on April 22.
Elisabeth Moss stars in this thriller based on the novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.
It opens on April 29.
Apple releases new games for Apple Arcade every Friday, but it’s not every Friday that a new game or major update arrives.
Many games are released unannounced, but you’ll often see a couple of projects listed in the ‘Coming Soon’ section. Some have a release date, but most seem to be released by surprise.
Games with a “+” at the end are titles that have already been released on the App Store but have just received a new version (with no ads or microtransactions) on Apple Arcade.
These are the games that arrive this April:
- Pocket Build (+): April 1st
- Gear.Club Stradale
Original article published in Macworld US.