By "switchable 60Hz/120Hz", it is presumed that next year's iPhone models would be able to switch to a 60Hz refresh rate.
Absent from iOS 12.4 is the launch of Apple Card, the company's upcoming credit card that's tied to the iPhone for monitoring balance, making payments, and earning rewards. HomePod was updated to work in Japan and Taiwan. That last item is more relevant for watchOS 5.3, which also landed today.
Trump insists he won't be watching Mueller testimony
Republicans plan to excoriate Mueller over what they consider Federal Bureau of Investigation bias against the president. In March Mueller concluded his investigation and handed over the report to Attorney General Bill Barr.
Missing French submarine in 1968 discovered off southern coast: minister
A French submarine - with 52 crew on board - that went missing more than 50 years ago has been located in the Mediterranean Sea. A mystery that lasted for five decades has been solved after a missing French submarine was located off the coast of France .
Another mass blackout in NY , now in this unbearable heat
One of two facilities for seniors affected by the outage had its power back and generators were being sent to the other, De Blasio tweeted after midnight.
Apple had previously disabled the Walkie-Talkie app after a flaw was discovered that would allow anyone to eavesdrop on an iPhone without the user's consent. However, the update could include the framework for Apple Card, and Apple will announce the feature at a later date.
Finally, Apple updated tvOS for recent Apple TV models to 12.4 and the Apple TV Software for eligible older Apple TV models to 7.3.1, though it is unclear what has changed in those releases other than minor bug fixes.
The Apple News app has some improvements too in iOS 12.4, with downloaded issues now accessible in the My Magazines section, both online and offline.
watchOS 5.3, aside from fixing the Walkie-Talkie app, makes the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 available in Canada and Singapore, alongside irregular heart rhythm notifications. It's also possible to see all the the Apple News+ publications - including newspapers - at the top of the News+ feed, if you're a subscriber.