While two weeks ago we’ve had heard some big news in the form of an Apple Card preview released to selected users, the previous week has been much calmer. However, there are a few interesting stories in this issue: a probable date of the next Apple event, Sidecar & activity trends review, iOS default apps, possible new materials for the Apple Watch and Luke Kurtis’ story are all worth reading! Take a look & enjoy!

Lukasz Pikor



iPhone & iPad

Spotify - Apple talks and default apps on iOS

On Tuesday, The Information reported that Spotify and Apple are discussing the possibility to use Siri to play music on Spotify. Commenting on that story, Ben Lovejoy has some spot-on observations:

As we noted, it’s unclear why that would require talks, as the SiriKit APIs will allow Spotify or anyone else to take advantage of Siri for music requests. However, there is one rather more radical possibility…

Spotify may be asking Apple to allow iPhone and HomePod users to set Spotify as their default music player.

For me, the issue is even broader. It’s 2019, iOS is a twelve-years-old mature operating system. It’s about time to allow users to set default apps. Not only for audio, but also a mail client, a web browser, a calendar app and so on.

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