Thu. Feb 29th, 2024
iPhone 12 release date confirmed by Eddy Cue, MacOS Big Sur Betas accelerate and iPad Scribble gets updates

0:00 Intro
0:32 Big Sur Beta 8 Drops
1:22 Scribble for iPad gets updates in iWork apps
2:00 iPhone 12 Launch Event Confirmed

Big Sur Betas accelerate ahead of public launch

Big Sur Beta 8 has been released yesterday, one week after Beta 7 which suggests it is closing in on a public launch. This would be in line with Apple’s October event, and could indicate that the first Apple Silicon Macs will debut at the event too.

Big Sur brings a complete overhaul of the visual experience on the Mac bringing iOS style controls, more open spacing and a new icon set that refreshes the feel of Apple’s Desktop environment.

IPad Scribble rolls out with updates to pages, numbers and Keynote

iPad’s Apple Pencil enjoys improved support in iPadOS 14 as announced air WWDC with Scribbleoffering Handwriting recognition as well as the ability to manipulate and search this text as if it were typed.

This week Apple has rolled out updated versions of its iWork Suite (does anyone call it that any more?) with improved features to take advantage of Apple Pencil in Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

More evidence for October 13th iPhone event

Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of internet software and services appeared on an internal call to promote Apple’s services for one of the UK’s major carriers according to AppleInsider, who note the call also mentioned the event on October 13th and preorders starting on October 16th.
This is inline with the rumours yesterday so I think we can now call this event CONFIRMED, we should have new iPhones to look at in official pictures from October 13th this year. Set your calendars people!

Thanks to Apple Tomorrow ( for the epic render in the thumbnail! 🙂