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Following Apple's big media event last week, this week saw users able to get their hands on much of the new hardware and software, headlined by the iPhone 13 lineup and iOS 15.

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This week also saw some new rumors, including a fresh report about next year's iPhone 14 Pro and our own discovery of what are likely to be the display resolutions for Apple's upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro models, so read on for all of the details!

First Impressions From New iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Owners

All four iPhone 13 models are now available, and we've had just a short bit of time with them to put together our initial thoughts on the new devices, so stay tuned for more as we spend additional time with them.

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For a more thorough look right now, check out some of the early media iPhone 13 reviews and iPhone 13 Pro reviews that were published online earlier this week.

Key features across the iPhone 13 lineup include a faster A15 Bionic chip, camera improvements, longer battery life, and a smaller notch. The two Pro models also feature a ProMotion display with a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz and additional camera features like Night mode portraits and ProRes video recording.

The Ultimate iOS 15 Walkthrough: Guides and How Tos for Every New Feature

This week marked the release of iOS 15 following over three months of beta testing, and we've put together an ultimate walkthrough with guides and how-to articles for every new feature.

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iOS 15 is packed with new features, so make sure to check out our list of the top features to get started. Keep in mind that some iOS 15 features are not coming until later this year or next year, and there are also certain features that are not available on the iPhone X or older.

iOS 15 is compatible with the same devices that can run iOS 14, including older devices like the iPhone 6s and the original iPhone SE.

Upcoming 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Display Resolutions Likely Revealed in Latest macOS Monterey Beta

The latest macOS Monterey beta references two new built-in display resolutions that likely correspond to the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The new display resolutions are listed as "3456 x 2234 Retina" and "3024 x 1964 Retina," which would represent an increase in pixel density for a sharper image if the displays are the expected sizes.

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Apple is rumored to be introducing the redesigned MacBook Pro models before the end of the year, likely at another media event in October or November.

First Look Inside iPhone 13 Reveals Face ID Changes, Smaller Taptic Engine, and Larger Battery

With customers around the world finally getting their hands on the iPhone 13 lineup, some users are starting to open up their devices to see what's inside. Sonny Dickson from Australia was one of the first to share photos that provided an early look inside the devices.

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The photos reveal changes that Apple made to the TrueDepth sensor system for Face ID to accommodate for the iPhone 13's smaller notch, in addition to a smaller Taptic Engine, a larger battery, and more.

Other teardowns have confirmed the battery capacities on all four models, and iFixit has shared an initial one-hour teardown video, with its traditional thorough teardown with photos and parts identification coming later.

iPhone 14 Pro Models Said to Feature Hole-Punch Display and 48MP Wide Camera

While the iPhone 13 is only just launching, rumors about next year's iPhone 14 models are already starting to circulate. This week, we heard from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a new hole-punch display design without a notch, as well as a 48-megapixel Wide lens for the rear camera system.

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Kuo also said that the first iPhone with under-screen Touch ID has been delayed until the second half of 2023, and that the first foldable iPhone has been delayed until 2024.

Everything New in the iOS 15.1 Beta

Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 15.1 this week, and there are a handful of new features and changes that we've rounded up here, including SharePlay being reenabled and the ability to add a COVID-19 vaccination card to the Wallet app.

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Apple also released a new macOS Monterey beta, as well as a HomePod software version 15.1 beta that adds Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos support.

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I7guy

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Saw Dan's first impressions. He never really addressed the update from an iphone 8/x or xs max. From an iphone 12, sure I can understand maybe it's not that of an exciting upgrade.
 

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Saw Dan's first impressions. He never really addressed the update from an iphone 8/x or xs max. From an iphone 12, sure I can understand maybe it's not that of an exciting upgrade.
I’d like to see reviews use the previous model, the model three years prior (since many carriers do 30 month payment plans), and the device most recently obsolete by Apple (for people who hold off as long as possible).
 

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I used the 13 Pro cinematic mode last night at friend's 4 year old's birthday party. I liked it. I learned a few thing about the focus and how close to be, but literally got it set up from the previous phone just a few minutes before leaving so didn't have time to try before the party. I like the 3x zoom too.

Even coming from the 12 Pro, I like the camera improvement.
 

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Why will the new MacBook Pros have non-standard resolutions?❓

They are powerful enough to run 4K and I presumed 4K screen panels being the most popular are the cheapest so what is Apple's reasoning for this?
 

Sciomar

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Looking forward to the new laptops for sure and if the 14 rumors pan out I may be giving up my 12 mini for a pro.:cool:
 
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seek3r

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Saw Dan's first impressions. He never really addressed the update from an iphone 8/x or xs max. From an iphone 12, sure I can understand maybe it's not that of an exciting upgrade.
Yeah, my upgrade from an 8 was a huge change. Still miss touchID but otherwise the 13 Mini is one hell of a phone and a great upgrade :)
 

Realityck

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Why will the new MacBook Pros have non-standard resolutions?❓

They are powerful enough to run 4K and I presumed 4K screen panels being the most popular are the cheapest so what is Apple's reasoning for this?
Seems to suggest the physical size of the display on these laptops is changing. Just makes one more curious to what the display portion of the AS 14”/16” MBPs will look like. :)
 
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I messed around a bit with my 13 pro max and lots of little settings have moved with respect to io15. Set up the phone as new. It is taking longer, as iOS keeps getting more features. I’d wager everyone should thoroughly go through every menu setting this year. ?
 
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SAIRUS

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The new resolutions will not be enabled upon launch, requiring Apple to first fix the bug in the deployment software, followed by the manual visit to the Apple store and $299 fee to update the cable…which will eventually be refunded upon the lawsuit that another developer finds that the Boolean for enabled resolution was just set to false…only if you kept the carbon friendly company’s 23rd page of the cable replacement…which might be 24th on certain languages….which will only will be found by someone online…
 

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Why will the new MacBook Pros have non-standard resolutions?❓

They are powerful enough to run 4K and I presumed 4K screen panels being the most popular are the cheapest so what is Apple's reasoning for this?
This prolly can trace back all the way to Apple II era or macintosh days where pixels must be square and nothing else. Such means Apple devices barely takes standard resolution and instead just add black bars during video playback.
finally USB C instead of the crappy lighting cable.
Or more like a MagSafe charger that enables short range wireless transfer to the cable and to the USB-C port for connecting to a computer.
 

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haha, Ultimate iOS walk through of upgrades available later this year ... or next year ... or when the iPhone 14 ships .... or
 
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malazhumao

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Does MacRumors webpages have crypto mining code running background? As soon as I started browsing my 13 pro got as hot as an iron.
 

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It would be cool if iPhone 14 Pro Max has a titanium frame and pro-display-nano-treatment to reduce screen glare. The hole-punch selfie camera could be significantly improved. Give iPhone 14 a more powerful LED light/flashlight and let users turn it on as needed for picture-taking. More optical zoom and more macro.
 
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