We’re now well past mid-October, and there’s still no sign of an Apple media event showcasing new iPad and Mac hardware. is correct. The last week of the month could be pretty busy with the release of iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, as well as some rumored new hardware.
Other news this week includes the release of iOS 16.0.3, which provides a number of important bug fixes while waiting for the big iOS 16.1 release by the end of the month. We’ve also shared some rumors about the next-generation iPhone SE and Apple TV, while also looking into Google’s new Apple Watch competitor, the Pixel Watch.
Apple releases iOS 16.0.3 with iPhone 14 bug fixes and more
Apple released iOS 16.0.3 this week with some bug fixes. This update addresses several issues affecting iPhone 14 models, including delayed push notifications, reduced microphone volume during CarPlay calls, and slow camera startup and mode switching.
watchOS 9.0.2 has also been released for Apple Watch, fixing bugs related to microphone, Spotify streaming, and more.
In other software news, iPadOS 16.1 will be released in the last week of October. iOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura could be released around the same time. Rumor has it that Apple will also announce new iPad Pro and Mac models by the end of this month.
iPhone SE 4 is rumored to feature a 6.1-inch display with a notch
According to display industry analyst Ross Young, the fourth-generation iPhone SE will feature a 6.1-inch LCD display with a notch.
The new iPhone SE is expected to look like the iPhone XR from 2018, but whether the budget device will come equipped with Face ID or have a Touch ID power button like the latest iPad Air and iPad mini models. is unknown. The device is currently rumored to launch in 2024.
5 new features coming to iPhone in iOS 16.1
iOS 16.1 will be released later this month and will bring several new features for iPhone.
We’ve rounded up five new features that iOS 16.1 brings to iPhone, including live activity support in third-party apps.
iOS 16.2 could be released later this year with even more features Apple has already announced.
A new Apple TV with these four features is rumored to launch in 2022.
Two reputable sources of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman both claim a new Apple TV could be released later this year.
With a new version of Apple TV likely on the horizon, we’ve put together a list of four rumored features and changes to the streaming box, including an updated version of the Siri Remote.
The current Apple TV was released in May 2021.
Google’s new Pixel Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 8
Google last week unveiled the Pixel Watch, a Wear OS-based smartwatch with a round display and an array of health-tracking features.
In a recent video on our YouTube channel, we shared a hands-on comparison between the Pixel Watch and the Apple Watch Series 8. Please note that the Pixel Watch is not currently compatible with iPhones and requires an Android phone instead.
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