It’s not quite official, but it looks like we finally have a date for the big iPhone 14 event, so mark your calendars and read up on some of what we might see at the event.
This week also saw the release of the sixth beta of iOS 16 with modifications continuing as Apple begins locking things up ahead of the iPhone event and the public release of iOS 16 next month. iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura likely won’t come out until October, and that’s probably a good thing because it still looks a bit tricky, so read on for all the details on this week’s biggest stories!
Apple plans to hold an iPhone 14 event on September 7
We are only a few weeks away from Apple’s annual iPhone event, scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 this year, according to a report from Apple. BloombergMark Gorman.
iPhone events are often held on Tuesdays, but Monday, September 5 is the Labor Day holiday in the US, so Apple will likely push the event to Wednesday to provide a one-day buffer. Wednesday’s iPhone events have occurred four times in the past.
Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and more with a pre-recorded event video.
All the rumors about Apple’s September event: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Pro, and more
While the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 will likely be the flagship product revealed at Apple’s event in September, there may be other announcements, including an iOS 16 release date and more.
For the latest rumors, check out our list of everything to expect at Apple’s September event. As it often happens, Apple is also likely to hold another event in October this year that will focus on iPad and Mac announcements.
Apple Watch Series 3 vs Series 8:20 major new features and changes to expect in case of upgrade
Since the Apple Watch Series 3 is not compatible with watchOS 9, users with a Series 3 may consider upgrading to the Apple Watch Series 8, which is expected to be announced next month.
For customers considering upgrading from their Apple Watch Series 3 to Series 8, we’ve compiled a list of 20 new features and changes to expect. See also Apple Watch SE vs Apple Watch Series 8 comparison.
AirPods Pro 2: Five new features to expect
Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro is finally nearing its launch, and it’s expected to launch later this year. If you’re considering upgrading to the new AirPods Pro as soon as they’re released, check out our list of five new features and improvements to expect.
In addition to some completely new features, the new AirPods Pro will likely adopt some of the features that were first added to the third generation AirPods last year.
iOS 16 Beta 6 Released With Changes To The New Battery Icon In Low Power Mode
Apple this week released the sixth beta version of iOS 16. The latest beta mainly includes bug fixes and other improvements under the hood, but it makes a noticeable change to the new battery percentage icon while activating Low Power Mode on your iPhone.
Apple also released iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1 and macOS 12.5.1 with important security fixes for WebKit and kernel vulnerabilities. Apple said it is aware of a report that the vulnerabilities may have been actively exploited, so an update is recommended.
The System Settings app in macOS Ventura Beta is still riddled with UI issues
Apple’s redesigned System Settings app in macOS Ventura, which replaces System Preferences on macOS Monterey and earlier, still has many user interface issues even in recent betas.
As developer Niki Tonsky noted on Twitter, the System Settings app has inconsistent use and behavior of basic UI elements such as drop-down menus and buttons, misaligned text and low-sized windows, menu titles cut by menu windows, misplaced content, and more .
macOS Ventura is still in beta, so the System Settings app may see improvements by the time the update is released later this year.
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