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When is the Apple Event September 2021?

Apple's "California Streaming" event will be a virtual media event held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, where the company is expected to unveil the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and possibly third-generation AirPods. Mac RumorsSeptember 2021 Apple Event on MacRumors

How do I update security on my Iphone?

— Go to Settings General, then tap Software Update. Tap ”Install Now.” If you see ”Download and Install” instead, tap it to download the update, enter your passcode, then tap ”Install Now.” Your device can update automatically overnight while it's charging. NBC New YorkHow to Update Apple Devices to Correct Security Issue

iOS 15 is coming soon. Here's what we know about the iPhone's upcoming update

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Both of the new versions of iOS and iPadOS offer a grab bag of features. The headliners include changes to notifications like the addition of notification summaries, Focus modes for creating distinct lists of apps and notifications allowed to reach users at different times of the day, improvements to FaceTime that include the ability to invite Android and Windows users to calls for the first time, and a new look for Safari.

On the iPad, iPadOS 15 finally brings iOS 14 features like the app library and resizable widgets, and the other previously mentioned goodies Apple has planned for iOS 15. As part of the update, Apple is once again tweaking how multitasking works, with a new menu for split screen, and a “shelf” for organizing apps that offer separate windows, like Safari.

Some features for both iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will take a bit longer to arrive. Apple says SharePlay, the ability to share video and audio live over FaceTime calls, is slated for later this fall.

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Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch Series 7 at its "California Streaming" event. With a 20% larger screen area than Series 6, the screen is up to 70% bright indoors.

After both great speculation and apparently comprehensive leaks, Apple Watch Series 7 has now been officially revealed by Apple. Available in a 41mm and 45mm sizes, it features a new Always-On Retina display.

"The new Retina display on series seven has nearly 20% more screen area than series six, and it's an even bigger jump over Series 3, with over 50% more screen area," said Jeff Williams, Apple's Chief Operating Officer. "The Series 7 display has been completely reengineer to reduce the borders to just 1.7 millimetres."

"That's 40% thinner than Series 6," he continued. "It's an incredible innovation that maximises the screen area while barely changing the dimensions of the watch itself.

Apple Watch Series 7 does not feature the expected flattened edge design, now familiar with the iPhone and iPad Pro. However, the chassis has been redesigned.

"The shape of the Watch has also been refined," continued Williams. "Both the case and the display of Series 7 [feature] softer, more rounded corners. The new display refracts light in its edges for a subtle wraparound effect, creating a seamless integration with the curvature of the case."

This curvature means that the the screen real estate is larger. Apple says that almost 50% more text can be seen on screen than in Series 6.

There's also a new, full keyboard that users can either tap, or slide from letter to letter.

Apple is again introducing more Watch faces, this time new Contour and Modular Duo faces, specifically to take use of the greater display.

Apple Watch Series 7 has increased durability, including improved water resistance, and crack resistant front crystal. Apple says that the new display is over 50% thicker than in Apple Watch Series 6, adding strength but reportedly not compromising screen clarity.

Apple Watch Series 7, with watchOS 8, has been optimized to work better for bike riders.

"Apple Watch Series 7 will detect when you begin riding and remind you to start a workout," said Williams, "and it will automatically pause and resume if you stop temporarily."

"[Fall detection now covers] cycling, assessing the unique motion and impact of falls when riding a bike," he continued. "And Apple Watch now, better supports e-bikes with an improved workout algorithm that more accurately calculates calories."

Charging is now up to 33% faster than with the Series 6, with Apple saying it takes 45 minutes to reach 80% full charge. And 8 minutes of charging will give enough for 8 hours of sleep tracking use.

Apple Watch Series 7 continues to use a proprietary charging puck, but it has now been changed to a USB-C one.

The entry-level Apple Watch Series 7 in aluminium will now come in five colors, which Apple calls Midnight, Starlight, Green, Blue, and PRODUCT(RED). The stainless steel version will be available in silver, graphite, and gold, plus there will be a space black titanium model.

Leaks ahead of the launch originally suggested that Apple Watch might be delayed over production hold ups, plus ongoing delays caused by the global chip shortage. Perhaps because of that, Apple has only announced that the new Watch will be available "in the Fall."

Apple Watch Series 7 will start at $399, the same as the Apple Watch Series 6. The Apple Watch SE remains on sale, starting at $279, while the Apple Watch Series 3 is also retained, from $199.

So it doesn’t have the flat edges, as the rumours suggested 

Bigger display, charges 33% faster. 45 minutes for full charge, 8-minute quick charge for overnight sleep tracking. Nice.

South Korea fined Google 207.4 billion won (US$177 million) on Tuesday for leveraging its dominant power in the smartphone market to stunt development of competing operating systems.

Apple on Thursday announced an agreement in a lawsuit brought by U.S. developers against the company over its App Store practices, with terms including the institution of a $100 million Apple Small Developer Assistance Fund and more open communication between developers and customers regarding alternative payment methods.

Apple CEO Tim Cook received more than 5 million shares of company stock this week, with the executive cashing out the entire award to come away with about $355 million.

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch Series 7, but are its new features enough to tempt current Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch Series 6 owners? Here's what you should know.

The revised iPad mini is practically an entirely new device, but along with improvements across the board, it comes with a much higher price.

Apple's launch of the iPhone 13 mini could prompt some iPhone SE owners to make the upgrade to the current-generation model. Here's our comparison of the smallest iPhones Apple sells.

With the launch of the iPhone 13, millions of iPhone owners will be considering an upgrade. Here's what you need to know about the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini when compared versus the iPhone 12 family of devices.

Apple's launched the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone Pro Max with ProMotion, camera improvements, and a 1TB option, but is it enough to spur an upgrade from a user with an iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max? We compare the figures.

South Korea fined Google 207.4 billion won (US$177 million) on Tuesday for leveraging its dominant power in the smartphone market to stunt development of competing operating systems.

Apple on Thursday announced an agreement in a lawsuit brought by U.S. developers against the company over its App Store practices, with terms including the institution of a $100 million Apple Small Developer Assistance Fund and more open communication between developers and customers regarding alternative payment methods.

Apple CEO Tim Cook received more than 5 million shares of company stock this week, with the executive cashing out the entire award to come away with about $355 million.

With the launch of watchOS 8 next week, Apple Watch will yet again gain multiple new watch faces. We go hands-on with the new face options and discuss exclusive options coming to Apple Watch Series 7.

With the iPhone 13 having been made official, we got our first look at what new features were included. Conversely, we also saw what highly rumored features didn't make see the light of day.

Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2 aim to take on the AirPods Pro with ANC and a variable Transparency-style feature at a price that beats AirPods. Here's how Samsung's latest attempt at wireless earbuds fare against Apple's lineup.

When using iOS 14.5 or later, Apple Maps lets users report road hazards, accidents, or speed checks, and here's how.

On this week's "This Week in Apple," we discuss Apple's delay to its CSAM detection initiative, possible delays to some upcoming products, and a Lightning cable that can steal your data.

The ReST Smart Bed is a fully adjustable mattress that uses a bevy of sensors to give you the most comfortable night sleep and is paired with iPhone connectivity for granular control.

The Satechi Aluminum Stand & Hub combines a compact stand with a handful of ports to achieve a minimalist iPad Pro desk setup.

One of Apple's most touted features on iPhone 12 — MagSafe — finally makes its way to iPhone 11 thanks to Moment's new premium cases.

Nomad's tempered glass screen protector is designed for the iPhone 12 with minimal bells and whistles, but nails the core functionality.

If you prioritize your iPhone's look and feel above all else but are looking for a way to elevate it further, consider Nomad's latest iPhone 12 accessory, its Leather Skin.

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