The new iPhones are here! Three of the four new iPhone models launched this week, plus two of the three new Apple Watch models, plus we got the official release of iOS 16, so it was a very busy week in the Apple world.
Apple also released the first beta of iOS 16.1 that will deliver some new features that didn’t make the cut for the initial iOS 16 release, while Garmin made headlines for its reaction to the harsh Apple Watch Ultra launching next week, hence these stories. Read on for more details!
Ultimate iOS 16 Walkthrough: Guides and How to for Every New Feature
Apple this week released iOS 16 to the general public after several months of beta testing. The software update is compatible with iPhone 8 and newer and has a long list of new features and changes.
After updating to iOS 16, be sure to check out our comprehensive walkthrough of every new feature, along with dozens of guides and how-tos. We also have an overview of which options and settings you should set up first after upgrading.
iOS 16 Now Available: Six New Features Worth Checking Out
In addition to our detailed iOS 16 walkthrough, we’ve also checked out six new features after you update your iPhone.
One of the key features of iOS 16 is the ability to customize the lock screen with widgets, wallpapers with depth effects, custom fonts, and more. Another useful feature introduced is the ability to edit or unsend iMessages for a short time after they have been sent.
Hands-on with the new iPhone 14 Pro
The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max are here, and we’ve already done with the Pro model with a special focus on Dynamic Island to check out some of the new features that replace the display notch .
Select media publications and YouTube channels have spent a little more time with the latest tools and took a closer look. Reviews found that Dynamic Island shows promise, while one review was particularly impressed with the 48-megapixel ProRaw photos shot with the iPhone 14 Pro’s improved camera.
Reviews are also ongoing for the standard iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8.
Everything New in iOS 16.1 Beta
Just a few days after releasing iOS 16, Apple has already started beta testing iOS 16.1, which includes some new features.
We’ve rounded up a list of all the new things for the iPhone in the first beta of iOS 16.1, including live activities, clean energy charging, support for Matter accessories in the Home app, and more. Apple said the update would be released later this year.
Should you give up on the iPhone 14? Five major iPhone 15 rumors to be aware of
Are you still considering whether to order an iPhone 14 or wait for the iPhone 15 next year? To help, we’ve put together a recap of five key features rumored for the iPhone 15 lineup.
Notably, all iPhone 15 models are widely expected to feature a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector. This will greatly benefit the data transfer speed when exporting files from iPhone to Mac or other devices.
Garmin’s response to Apple Watch Ultra: ‘We measure battery life in months’ Not hours.’
It didn’t take long for watch maker Garmin to respond to the brand new Apple Watch Ultra, which competes in the high-end smartwatch category.
In a tweet late last week, Garmin said it measures battery life in “months” and “not hours,” which appears to be mocking the Apple Watch Ultra’s advertised 36-hour battery life. By comparison, Garmin says its Enduro 2 smartwatch offers up to 46 days of battery life.
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