Mark your calendars! Apple has officially announced that it will hold a media event on Wednesday, September 7, where we expect to see the iPhone 14 and additional announcements. The unusually early official announcement two weeks in advance may be due to this return of standalone personal media events for the first time in nearly three years.
Other news this week included Apple’s confirmation that iPadOS 16 has been delayed a bit and won’t launch next month alongside iOS 16, an extension of Apple’s Self Repair Program to the Mac, and new rumors of the iPhone 14 lineup and upcoming MacBook Pro models, so read on for details on these stories and more!
Apple announces September 7 event with ‘Far Out’ tagline
Apple announced this week that it will hold an in-person event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Wednesday, September 7. As usual, the event is expected to revolve around new iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 models, and we should get release dates for iOS 16 and watchOS 9.
Rumors suggest that Apple plans to release a host of devices by the end of the year, including new models of the iPad, iPad Pro, Mac mini, Mac Pro, Apple TV, AirPods Pro, and more, so there’s always a chance that at least one or two of these products will also be announced at the September event.
Apple is also expected to hold an event in October this year, so it should be a busy fall season for the company as usual.
Apple confirms iPadOS 16 has been delayed and will launch as iPadOS 16.1
Following a report from BloombergApple’s Mark Gurman who claimed that iPadOS 16 will be released in October has confirmed that the software update will in fact be released later than usual.
Instead of iPadOS 16.0, Apple said the update will be released as iPadOS 16.1 sometime after the release of iOS 16 for iPhone.
iOS 16 is still expected to be released for iPhone in September, as usual.
Apple extends self-service repair program to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
Apple this week expanded its Self Service Repair program to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models equipped with the M1 series chips, giving US customers access to select parts, manuals and tools to help make do-it-yourself repairs. to be carried out.
While the extension of the program is good news for the right-to-repair movement, repair website iFixit said the program succeeds in making MacBooks “look less repairable.”
Images reportedly show real iPhone 14 Pro display cutouts and status bar items
With the iPhone 14 Pro’s screen expected to get a new pill-and-hole design rather than up a notch, it looks like there will be some changes in how iOS handles the front-facing camera system on the iPhone 14 Pro. the new models.
Leaked photos and screenshots suggest that the Cellular/Wi-Fi/Battery indicators in the status bar will move slightly down and to the right to better match the new camera system design.
New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro expected to mass-produce this year
New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will go into mass production in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a tweet, Kuo said the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models may still have chips based on TSMC’s latest 5nm process, as TSMC’s financial guidance says the company won’t earn revenue until 2023. will receive from the production of 3nm chips.
iPhone Mini fans: what to look out for when the iPhone 14 models launch
While rumors suggest there won’t be an iPhone 14 mini this year, due to the lackluster iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini sales, fans of Apple’s smaller 5.4-inch smartphone will still have options.
Check out our article on what iPhone mini fans should look out for after the launch of the iPhone 14 for an overview of future purchase options, including the third-generation iPhone SE and more.
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