Happy Hour 275: iOS 13.5 beta, AirPods rumors, HomePod mini

iOS 13.5 arrives in beta, Apple’s Exposure Notification API is ready to combat COVID-19 risks, Face ID and Group FaceTime are making changes, Zac has more thoughts on the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE has a missing feature, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts new AirPods, Apple announces earnings results, and much more.

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Stories:

  • Apple releases iOS 13.5 beta with first version of its COVID-19 exposure notification API
  • iOS 13.5 beta makes it easier to skip Face ID if you’re wearing a mask
  • Busy Group FaceTime call? iOS 13.5 lets you turn off automatic face zooming
  • iPhone SE lacks support for Haptic Touch on notifications, and it’s not a bug
  • Kuo expects ‘AirPods Pro Lite’ to be Beats, AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2 as soon as next year
  • Bloomberg: iPhone 12 to feature smaller notch and share design cues with iPad Pro, half-size cheaper HomePod later this year
  • Rumors: Apple-designed game controller, iPad with under-screen Touch ID, smaller iPhone 12 notch pictured
  • Apple announces fiscal Q2 2020 earnings: revenue of $58.3 billion amid COVID-19 concerns
  • Tim Cook expects iPhone SE to attract Android users, ‘it’s faster than the fastest Android phones’
  • Apple working on new Apple Card financing options for products other than iPhone
  • Tim Cook: iMessage and FaceTime saw record daily use in Q2, Apple News reached 125M users
  • Apple Stores in Australia and Austria will reopen in 1 to 2 weeks
  • 9to5Mac Watch Time Podcast
  • NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics to develop human landing systems for Artemis moon mission
  • Astronaut Reisman on Twitter
  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 261: An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+

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