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This is when you can get iOS 16 and watchOS 9


Apple makes a multitude of changes with iOS 16.
After months of beta testing, iOS 16 is finally coming to your iPhone.
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After months of beta testing, Apple on Wednesday confirmed September 12, 2022, as the final release date for iOS 16 and watchOS 9. The upcoming releases will add several new features to iPhone and Apple Watch.

New AirPods Pro support personalized Spatial Audio and precision finding


They might look the same. but AirPods Pro bring powerful new features.
They might look the same. but AirPods Pro bring powerful new features.
Photo: Apple

At Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event, music lovers got a treat in the form of new AirPods Pro, Apple’s top wireless, noise-canceling earbuds — the first revision since their 2019 launch. The top-shelf buds keep the same design but gain support for personalized spatial audio, touch controls and precise location finding.

AirPods products are typically announced alongside new iPhones and Apple Watch models. Today was no exception, with their debut tying in with the new iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models, the new Apple Watch Series 8, SE and Ultra.

AirPods Pro 2 will be available for preorder on September 9 for a September 23 release date at $249.

How to watch Apple’s ‘Far Out’ iPhone 14 event


How to watch Apple’s 'Far Out' iPhone 14 event live
It's a big day for iPhone and Apple Watch aficionados. Here's how to tune into today's Apple event.
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Today is the day! Apple’s “Far Out” product launch event kicks off in just a few hours. The iPhone 14 series, three new Apple Watch models and more are all expected.

Just like past such events, this year’s will be streaming online, so you’ll be able to watch it in its entirety as it all unfolds. Here’s how.

What to expect at Apple’s Sept. 7 ‘Far Out’ product event [Updated]


Far out: Apple’s Sept. 7 iPhone event is on and in person
There's a lot to look forward to on September 7 at 10 a.m.
Image: Apple

The long-anticipated Apple early fall event is just around the corner. On September 7, executives will take to the stage at Apple Park to unveil an array of new products.

Here’s everything we’re expecting at the “Far Out” event, plus the devices we’ll likely have to wait until later in the year to see.

Take a sneak peek at Apple Watch Pro with beautiful new concept images


Take a sneak peek at Apple Watch Pro with beautiful new concept images
Behold: Apple Watch Pro!
Concept: Ian Zelbo

A recent leak of CAD renders revealed the possible design for the rumored Apple Watch Pro, a high-end smartwatch reportedly designed for extreme athletes. An artist subsequently turned those basic renders into images that show what the wearable might look like in future Apple adverts.

With Apple’s Far Out event set for Wednesday morning, we’re also hearing plenty of chatter about accessories for the company’s top-tier wrist computer, which is likely to be unveiled.

iPhone 14 could use iPhone 13 Pro’s more powerful A15 Bionic chip


The A15 Bionic chip powers iPhone 13.
iPhone 13 Pro's A15 Bionic chip could power the iPhone 14 as well.
Photo: Apple

A new report again corroborates rumors of the non-Pro iPhone 14 models featuring an enhanced A15 Bionic chip from 2021. The upcoming iPhones could use the same configuration as the A15 Bionic inside last year’s iPhone 13 Pro.

Apple typically uses the same A-series chip across its latest iPhones. This year though, it is reserving the best for the Pro models, which will get a new processor.

Everything we expect from AirPods Pro 2


Everything we’re expecting from AirPods Pro 2
AirPods Pro 2 are almost here. Here's what we're expecting them to offer. (Don't get your hopes up about a black option.)
Photo: Apple/Cult of Mac

After three years, an upgraded version of AirPods Pro is finally expected at Apple’s September product event. But you don’t have to wait: Many details about Apple’s next wireless earbuds leaked out already.

They’re expected to be redesigned inside and out. Even the charging case reportedly will add new features.

Apple Watch Pro renders reveal new physical button


Apple Watch Pro CAD render
Apple Watch Pro could have an extra physical button.
Photo: 91Mobiles

Purported CAD renders of the Apple Watch Pro appeared online Monday, giving us a clear look at the rumored high-end wearable’s design. The renders show a new physical key on the left side of the watch.

The rugged Apple Watch variant will be aimed at athletes and endurance sports.

UPDATE: The Apple Watch Ultra was announced on September 7, and the leaked CAD drawings turned out 100% accurate. Read our preview of the smartwatch for all the details. 

Here’s everything we already know about iPhone 14 [Updated]


Here's everything we already know about iPhone 14
The iPhone 14 is just days away. Among the many changes that have leaked out: a redesigned display cutout.
Mockup: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The iPhone 14 is expected this week, but you don’t have to wait until Wednesday – most of the details have leaked out already. We know about the new Plus version, the higher-res camera, the always-on display and much more.

So why wait? Here’s all the leaked details on the 2022 iPhone.