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iOS 16.4 beta hints at Car Key feature dropping NFC support in the future

iOS 16.4 beta hints at Car Key feature dropping NFC support in the future

Car Key was introduced in 2020 with iOS 13.6, and as the name suggests, the feature lets car owners use their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock the doors and even start the car. Currently, Car Key works with both NFC and Ultra Wideband (UWB) technologies, but Apple may drop support for NFC in the future. This is what the latest beta of iOS 16.4 suggests.

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iOS 16.4 beta 3 lets users sign in with a different Apple ID to download beta software

iOS 16.4 beta 3 lets users sign in with a different Apple ID to download beta software

With iOS 16.4 beta, which was first released to developers last month, Apple has introduced a new way to set up a device to get beta software that doesn’t require special profiles or using a computer. As the company will make this the only way to install iOS betas in the future, the latest iOS 16.4 beta 3 now lets users sign in with a different Apple ID to download beta software.

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iOS 16.4 beat Rapid Security Res

Apple pushes Rapid Security Response update for iOS 16.4 beta [Version ‘b’ now available]

Following up on releasing the second iOS 16.4 developer and public betas, Apple has pushed a Rapid Security Response update to those on the latest software in testing. It’s unclear for now if this is another test of the Rapid Security Response feature like we’ve seen before or potentially fixing a notable flaw.

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Apple Pay coming to South Korea with iOS 16.4 after getting approval from local regulator

Apple Pay launching in South Korea with iOS 16.3

Apple Pay was expected to be launched in South Korea in November last year. However, the launch was delayed due to demands from the local regulator Financial Supervisory Service Commission (FSS). Although the situation about Apple Pay in South Korea has since remained unclear, 9to5Mac has learned that the platform will arrive in the country with the release of iOS 16.4.

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iOS 16.4 reintroduces new HomeKit architecture that was pulled due to multiple issues

iOS 16.4 reintroduces new HomeKit architecture that was pulled due to multiple issues

When iOS 16 was announced, Apple mentioned that it would introduce a new architecture for the Home app to enhance the experience of using HomeKit accessories. The feature was officially released with iOS 16.2, but Apple quickly pulled it from the system after multiple reports that the new architecture was causing compatibility issues with smart home accessories. Now this architecture is back with iOS 16.4.

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iOS 16.4 to detail Always-On display battery consumption for iPhone 14 Pro users

iOS 16.4 to detail Always-On display battery consumption for iPhone 14 Pro users

One of the new features of the iPhone 14 Pro is the Always-On display, which reduces the refresh rate to 1Hz while the phone is not in use. That way, users can quickly check the time and widgets on the Lock Screen even when the screen is “off.” This feature undeniably has an impact on battery life, but Apple will soon let users see details about the battery consumption of the Always-On display.

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iOS 16.4 brings interface tweaks to Apple Music, no sign of Apple Classical

iOS 16.4 brings interface tweaks to Apple Music, no sign of Apple Classical

Apple on Thursday released multiple new betas to developers, including iOS 16.4 beta 1 and iPadOS 16.4 beta 1. As we’ve already seen, the latest beta software for iPhone and iPad comes with some interesting changes. Among them, the Apple Music interface has been slightly tweaked, but there are still no signs of Apple Classical coming soon.

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3Gbps iPhone speeds could be coming soon as iOS 16.4 brings 5G Standalone support

iPhone 5G Standalone

Among the new features and changes with the first developer beta of iOS 16.4, a new toggle has arrived in the Cellular settings for iPhone. The new option brings support for the 5G Standalone (SA) service offered by T-Mobile. Notably, 5G SA can deliver wildly fast speeds up to 3Gbps and it looks like iPhone could be the next device to take advantage of the tech.

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