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Midweek news bites – Photoshop, TV+, new iOS features

Plenty of Apple, iPhone, and iPad news gets released each week – but we know you’re busy, so we’ve got your back. Here, we’ve picked out some of the most notable things you should know from the past few days and summarized them for easy digestion. Not just straightforward Apple news, but interesting iPhone-adjacent tidbits, too. You’re welcome.

So please dig into this week’s Apple news bites, freshly sourced from all around the web. As ever, click through to read the full stories if you want to know more!

Photoshop and Illustrator coming soon to iPad

Adobe has been promising a full-fat iPad version of its beloved Photoshop software for a long time, but it looks as though that’s just the start. The image editing suite is due for release before the end of the year, and though it won’t have all the same features as the desktop version at launch, it will be built on the same powerful framework – which means designers will be able to tackle some pretty serious stuff on iPad. Adobe is also planning to release a port of its popular vector drawing app Illustrator for iPad next year.

Apple premieres “See” ahead of TV+ launch

Apple’s streaming subscription service TV+ is due for launch in just over a week, and its already building hype with a star-studded premiere of one of its biggest original shows. See, starring Aquaman star Jason Momoa, is a post-apocalyptic thriller in a world where the few who survived a global virus were left blinded. This show reportedly had a pretty huge budget, so it will be interesting to see how it fares when the public get their hands on it. Check out the official trailer for more detail.

A future iOS update could turn photos into Memoji automatically

Apple is always exploring new ideas, and a pretty interesting patent has recently been uncovered. Apple is exploring a feature which would automatically convert users’ photos into 3D Memoji characters. Currently, Memoij can be created manually in the Messages app – but this kind of automated avatar could be a fun addition in a future release of iOS and iPadOS. It’s a cool idea – even if Nintendo already did it years ago with their automated Mii generation.

Selena Gomez releases music video shot on iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone cameras are pretty darn good at shooting video, but it’s still somewhat rare to find a professional high-budget recording made with an iPhone. Popstar Selena Gomez is the latest to create a music video entirely with the latest iPhone, alongside her new single “Lose You To Love Me”. You can see the stylized black-and-white footage right here – whether or not her music is of interest to you, the quality is remarkable.