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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.

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This week also saw the release of a sixth beta of iOS 16 with continued tweaks as Apple starts to lock things in ahead of the iPhone event and a public release of iOS 16 next month. iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura likely aren't coming until October, and that's probably a good thing as they still seem a bit rough around the edges, so read on for all the details on the biggest stories of the week!

Apple Planning to Hold iPhone 14 Event on September 7

We're just a matter of weeks away from Apple's annual iPhone event, which is planned for Wednesday, September 7 this year, according to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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iPhone events are often held on Tuesdays, but Monday, September 5 is the Labor Day holiday in the United States, so Apple likely pushed the event to Wednesday to provide a one-day buffer. iPhone events have occurred on Wednesday four times in the past.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and more with a pre-recorded event video.

Everything Rumored for Apple's September Event: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Pro and More

While the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 will likely be the headline product unveilings at Apple's September event, there could be other announcements, including an iOS 16 release date and more.

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For the latest rumors, check out our list of everything expected at Apple's September event. As it often does, it's also likely that Apple will hold another event in October this year focused on iPad and Mac announcements.

Apple Watch Series 3 vs. Series 8: 20 Major New Features and Changes to Expect if Upgrading

Given that the Apple Watch Series 3 is incompatible with watchOS 9, users with a Series 3 may be considering upgrading to the Apple Watch Series 8, which is expected to be announced next month.

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For customers who are considering upgrading from the Apple Watch Series 3 to the Series 8, we've put together a list of 20 new features and changes to expect. Also see our Apple Watch SE vs. Apple Watch Series 8 comparison.

AirPods Pro 2: Five New Features to Expect

Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro are finally nearing launch, with a release expected later this year. If you are considering upgrading to the new AirPods Pro once they are released, check out our list of five new features and improvements to expect.

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In addition to having some all-new features, the new AirPods Pro will likely adopt some features first added to the third-generation AirPods last year.

iOS 16 Beta 6 Released With Changes to New Battery Icon in Low Power Mode

Apple this week released the sixth beta of iOS 16. The latest beta mainly includes bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements, but it does make a notable change to the new battery percentage icon while Low Power Mode is activated on an iPhone.

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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 updating is recommended.

System Settings App in macOS Ventura Beta 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 several user interface issues even in recent beta versions.

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As noted by developer Niki Tonsky on Twitter, the System Settings app has inconsistent use and erratic behavior of basic UI elements like dropdown menus and buttons, misaligned text and poorly sized windows, menu titles that are cut off by menu windows, misplaced content, and more.

macOS Ventura is still in beta, so the System Settings app may see improvements by time the update is released later this year.

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We're just a matter of weeks away from Apple's annual iPhone event, which is planned for Wednesday, September 7 this year, according to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.
18 days to we finally find out everything about the upcoming iPhone 14 models.

iPhone sizes are changing in 2022, and Apple is eliminating the 5.4-inch iPhone mini as it turned out to be unpopular with customers. After seeing lackluster iPhone mini sales, Apple is planning to focus on larger iPhone sizes for its flagship devices going forward, and we're expecting to see a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. Note that there will be no 5.4-inch iPhone 14 mini this year.

Replacing the iPhone Mini with a iPhone Max (plus) 6.7” for rumored $899 is likely what a lot will be interested in this round.
 
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As noted by developer Niki Tonsky on Twitter, the System Settings app has inconsistent use and erratic behavior of basic UI elements like dropdown menus and buttons, misaligned text and poorly sized windows, menu titles that are cut off by menu windows, misplaced content, and more.
The system preferences with MacOS 13 beta 5 are still being tinkered with, as everyone noticed we didn’t have a beta 6 this week like the other OS’s. So several more betas expected before it goes public late Sept to Oct time frame.
 

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Why is the phone on SOS?
And who would turn on Low Power Mode at 98% battery?
And what about without Low Power Mode?
Too many questions
While back there was the rumor that iPhone 14 may include satellite emergency texting and SOS.

The iPhone 14 could add a new emergency messaging feature that could keep you connected, even when cellular networks are out of reach. Instead, Apple is looking at ways to let future iPhones connect to satellite networks in order to text emergency services when you're in trouble in remote areas. If this rumored feature sounds familiar, it's because reports of satellite connectivity for iPhones first surfaced last summer, just before the iPhone 13 launch.
 
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yellow8

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1 week = 7 days later and iPhone 14 would have been presentend on the ... 14th
 

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Why is the phone on SOS?
And who would turn on Low Power Mode at 98% battery?
And what about without Low Power Mode?
Too many questions

That certainly isn’t a mini
Because look it has the battery percentage , and there’s hardly ANY SPACE left for anything else because of it. Good thing the mini doesn’t get to display the percentage because it’d surely take up the WHOLE SCREEN! 🙄
 

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Maybe this was mentioned somewhere else. This event is the day before the start of the NFL season. Seems they might annouce the NFL Sunday Ticket bid.
 
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jamesrick80

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This event will be a borefest. I will wait till the iPad event to hope that Apple comes up with something innovative besides talking about there "M processor series" and "cameras" all the time and adding another android feature to there phones. If you read this, the show is over.
 

Yorkieray

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The iPhone 14 Pro and the Airpods Pro2, to replace my 2nd Gen Airpods, are a nailed on certainly for me.
I will wait and see what is announced for the Apple Watch 8 before I make any decision there. Might just end up buying a new strap for my current watch.
 

polyphenol

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No.
Not at all.

This is a perfect example how people completely misunderstand us owners of smaller phones.

Phablets do not interest us. At. All.
I got a 13 mini for partner when it became clear there would not be a 14 mini. Her existing phone was getting poor battery life and a slightly larger screen would be appreciated.

She hardly uses it for web access and apps. Mail, SMS/iMessage, actual phone, camera. And that's it much of the time.

The small increment in thickness and weight was already an issue. Doesn't fit so well in her handbag. Anything larger would need new handbags! (She is a petite person so big, even middling, handbags are not appealing, and health issues make any extra weight from a bigger bag unacceptable.)

For her needs and wants, the 13 mini works. Lack of a mini option would have left her stranded. Wanting to keep with iPhone but no model that did not cause excessive disruption.
 
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Achillias

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I'm going to skip the iPhone 14 Pro. All of my electronics are using a USB C ports now, and knowing that it will come next year I will wait on it.
 
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I'm now pretty much familiar with what Apple does in the autumn; they usually have two events. One in September for iPhone and iOS-related stuff, and another in October or November for Mac-related stuff.
 

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No.
Not at all.

This is a perfect example how people completely misunderstand us owners of smaller phones.

Phablets do not interest us. At. All.

Or… One could make a case for this being a perfect example of how people can completely misinterpret another person’s words/message/intent. I read, then reread, the same post and took away a totally different message. I didn’t see them make one mention that small phone users woukd do a completely out-of-character about-face and fall over themselves for the 14 Max. Instead, I thought they were simply suggesting that amongst all potential iPhone customers, the 14 Max stood a strong chance of being one of the more popular configurations this cycle - a claim which is not much of a stretch. For the first time ever, iPhone customers have the option of a large screen iPhone minus Pro features and Pro price point. There is a massive audience out there that want a large screen iPhone but aren’t going to (or can’t) drop $1,100 (or more) for a larger screen. And Apple knows this. They spent two years testing the waters with the mini. And clearly they feel more wallets will open for a large screen, non-Pro iPhone than did for the iPhone mini. And I think they’re right.

Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see which models people do buy more this cycle. I can’t recall reviewing past sales metrics (a link to such data would be awesome), but would think non-Pro devices historically outsell Pro options based almost solely on price point. Thus, it males sense that the 14 Max could be one of the more popular options this time around. The fun part is we’re just a few short weeks away from solving this riddle. Should be fun.
 

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System Settings App in macOS Ventura Beta Still Riddled With UI Issues​


What else: yet another bad decision of Apple: bring dummy interfaces to the mac and threat macOS as some inferior OS that does not need much attention. I am sick and tired of Apple focussing entirely on simple 'dummy apps' leaving professional developers in the dust. It's all just bling-bling, fast, cheap and simple.
 

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I most likely plan on buying a new Apple Watch to upgrade my 4. Not planning on upgrading my phone. I currently have a 12 Pro Max. Unless they run some special to get a free or heavily discounted watch with a new phone.
 

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No.
Not at all.

This is a perfect example how people completely misunderstand us owners of smaller phones.

Phablets do not interest us. At. All.
In case there won’t be an iPhone 14 mini, I just hope that the 13 mini will still be offered with a lower price or gets dropped and there will be huge discounts in stores. I would finally replace my SE.
 
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Why is the phone on SOS?
And who would turn on Low Power Mode at 98% battery?
And what about without Low Power Mode?
Too many questions
I would do LPM all the time if you could make exceptions. I don't like how the screen dims so quickly, but I don't notice any slowness with it on.
 

compwiz1202

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huh? That is the last thing I would do. The Mini is already too big, so I certainly wouldn't use anything bigger.
Yea I think the biggest 14M people with be people like me who only got PM for the screen size. Will be torn since it sounds like AoD is Pro Only, but I'll live. Most likely won't upgrade anyhow since need prices have spiked so much with no reductions in sight.
 
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