The first week of October has passed, and while we’re expecting to see a number of hardware and software launches from Apple in the coming weeks, there’s no sign of a media event in the works.
This week also saw the launch of the iPhone 14 Plus, the last member of the iPhone 14 lineup to become available following last month’s introduction. We’re also looking forward to operating system updates coming soon, with a bug fix iOS update likely imminent and a more substantial iOS 16.1 one coming alongside iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, so read on for details on these stories and more!
Gurman said “the big iPhone 14 unveiling last month was probably it for Apple in 2022 in terms of major presentations,” suggesting that any more new products this year would be announced with press releases, media briefings, and updates to Apple’s online store.
Updated versions of the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini — all with M2 series chips — are “highly likely to launch” before the end of 2022, according to Gurman. He also said an updated Apple TV with an A14 chip and extra RAM was “getting closer and could potentially launch this year.”
Apple Preparing iOS 16.0.3 With More Bug Fixes Following iPhone 14 Launch
Apple’s upcoming display is said to feature mini-LED technology along with ProMotion support, allowing for up to a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s unclear if the monitor would be branded as a Studio Display or have a different name.
Reviews highlighted the iPhone 14 Plus’ impressively long battery life, while other new features include car crash detection, upcoming support for emergency texting via satellite starting in the U.S. and Canada, improved front and rear cameras, and more. U.S. pricing starts at $899.
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iOS 16 was released to the public over three weeks ago with a customizable Lock Screen, the ability to edit recently sent iMessages, and much more. And in the coming months, iPhone and iPad users have even more new features to look forward to.
Each week, we publish an email newsletter like this highlighting the top Apple stories, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we’ve covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view.