The New iPhone 13 Lineup: The MacStories Overview

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“Similar to the iPhone 12 family of devices, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini are the more affordable options, while the two Pro models add premium features at a premium price. All four devices share the A15 Bionic processor, 5G networking, camera updates, MagSafe, and more.”

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Apple Announces September 14 Event

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“As first reported by Myke Hurley of Relay FM, Apple has announced a media event for September 14, 2021 at 10:00 am Pacific. The event will be streamed online. Based on widespread speculation, Apple is expected to introduce its new lineup of iPhones.”

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Apple Watch blood pressure measurement not happening in S7

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Apple Watch blood pressure measurement not happening in S7 – 9to5Mac:

Apple Watch blood pressure measurement has long been rumored, but a Nikkei report yesterday suggested that the feature would be included in the upcoming Series 7 model.

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman says not, in a two-word reply to someone querying that on Twitter …

Nikkei‘s report focused on claims of production problems with the latest Watch.

Production of the upcoming Apple Watch has been delayed in large part due to the complicated designs of the new smartwatch, Nikkei Asia has learned.

Manufacturers of Apple Watch 7, as the device is expected to be called, began small-scale production last week but encountered critical challenges in reaching satisfactory production performance, multiple people familiar with the situation said.

Three sources said the current disappointing production quality could be attributed to the complexity of design, which is significantly different from that of previous generations of the watch, and the assemblers found issues when putting together electronics modules, components and displays.

But it said that one example of those “significant” differences was blood pressure measurement.

The next Apple Watch will come with new features such as blood pressure measurement, they said, which means production involves fitting a greater number of components into a similar size body.

That was a surprising claim, given no supporting reports so close to launch, and Gurman has now dismissed this.

Disappointing to discover that the next evolution in the Apple Watch for analysing your health won’t be in the upcoming new version but understandable considering the complex advances involved in bringing ground breaking health analysis like blood pressure to the mainstream.

Gurman: iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3, iPad mini 6, more coming this fall

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“In about a month, Apple should unveil its new iPhone models with the Apple Watch Series 7, the long-rumored AirPods 3 as well as a redesigned iPad mini. In his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman roundups everything Apple is expected to launch this fall.”

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Apple redesigns online store and brings back dedicated ‘store’ tab

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“Following a short period of downtime, the Apple Store is back up again and now features an entirely new design. Apple has also restored the old dedicated “store” tab in the navigation bar. The new store webpage looks very similar to the Apple Store app on iPad and iPhone.”

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Apple Releases New Mac Keyboards and Pointing Devices

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“Apple has updated its online store with new accessories that first debuted with the M1 iMac. The updated accessories were spotted by Rene Ritchie, who tweeted about them:”

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Gurman: Apple Silicon roadmap includes new Mac Pro, Mac mini, and more by November 2022

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“When Apple first announced its plans to transition from Intel to Apple Silicon at WWDC 2020, the company said it would take around two years to fully complete the transition. Now, a new report from Bloomberg details the Apple Silicon roadmap and what to expect over the next 12 months.”

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Report: Redesigned iPad mini 6 to feature larger 8.3-inch display

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“A new iPad mini 6 coming as soon as later this year is set to have a handful of major changes, including an all-new design, a new chip inside, and more. Now, Ross Young at Display Supply Chain Consultants reports that the new iPad mini will feature an 8.3-inch display, up from the current 7.”

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Apple clarifies which devices support Apple Music Spatial Audio with built-in speakers

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“In an update to a support document today, Apple has clarified which of its devices feature support for Spatial Audio playback in Apple Music.”

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Apple releases iPadOS 14.7 to the public with Home app upgrades and more

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“Two days after releasing iOS 14.7 to the public, Apple today has released iPadOS 14.7 as well. This update includes enhancements to the Podcasts app, bug fixes for Apple Music, and more. It’s rare for Apple to split up iOS and iPadOS releases, but that’s what happened this week.”

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