In this week’s top stories: iOS 14 beta testing continues, we round up everything we know about the iPhone 12, Apple’s environmental commitment, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

Apple this week committed to being 100% carbon neutral for its entire supply chain by 2030. Apple’s operations have been 100% carbon neutral for more than two years, but committing to applying the same standards to its supply chain is even more impressive.

The company said its commitment includes boosting its use of recycled materials and recycling of discarded products so that carbon neutrality applies to the complete life-cycle of all Apple products. What this means, according to Apple, is that every Apple device sold will have net-zero climate impact by 2030. Learn more in our full coverage right here.

As we move closer to the iPhone 12 release later in the year, more rumors about what to expect are starting to surface. Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported this week that the iPhone 12 will use a new ball-based voice coil motor for the camera, compared to the current spring-based design. According to the analyst, this means the iPhone 12 should feature significant improvements to autofocus.

A pair of other rumors on Wednesday indicated that the iPhone 12 release might have to be delayed until as late as November due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also got a potential look at the iPhone 12 battery specifications, which you can find here.

Last but certainly not least this week, Apple released the third developer betas of iPadOS 14, iOS 14, tvOS 14, macOS 11 Big Sur, and watchOS 7.

So what’s new in iOS 14 beta 3? Leading the way here are new widgets for the Clock app, which were previously teased by Apple but were missing from beta 1 and beta two. iOS 14 beta 3 also adds a new option to share Apple Music songs, albums, and playlists to Snapchat Stories.

You can find our full roundups of what’s new in iOS 14 beta 3 right here and macOS 11 Big Sur beta 3 right here. We also found some evidence of Apple’s upcoming 5.4-inch iPhone 12 in iOS 14 beta 3.

Finally, evidence within the macOS 11 Big Sur beta suggests that Apple has plans to bring Face ID biometric authentication to the Mac. Learn more here. 

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