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The iPhone 14 release date is swiftly approaching. We expect four new iPhone 14 models this year, and they will likely be available to pre-order in a matter of just a few months. Head below for full details on everything we know on the release date, the potential for delays, and more.

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Apple recently started its traditional Back to School campaign in which the company not only offers a discount on its products to students, but also provides a gift card of up to $150 when purchasing selected products. Now the company has also made a special offer to new subscribers of the Apple Music plan for students who can get free Beats Flex earphones.

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Last week marked 15 years since Apple started selling the original iPhone. The Wall Street Journal‘s Joanna Stern interviewed former and present Apple executives and they discussed the original iPhone launch, the early days of the App Store, and more in a follow-up story published this Friday.

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In April, after a number of delays and false starts, Apple officially started requiring employees return to the office for in-person work. Apple’s plan called for a gradual implementation of in-person work, starting at one day per week and increasing to three days per week.

Come May, with COVID-19 cases increasing once again, Apple paused the rollout of its plans. Now, Bloomberg reports that it’s unlikely Apple will implement the three days per-week requirement anytime soon.

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Apple Watch Series 8 will have at least one exciting feature for its users when it launches later this year: a body-temperature sensor. In his latest edition of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman doubles down on the new sensor coming to the next generation of the Apple Watch, while talking about the future Apple Watch SE 2 and a rugged version of the Apple Watch, most likely for extreme sports.

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It’s been widely rumored that new AirPods Pro will launch sometime later this year, three years after the first version debuted. Initially, there was speculation that new AirPods Pro would incorporate health tracking capabilities for the first time. A new report from Bloomberg, however, downplays that possibility…

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July 2

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We have been covering Pestle since its introduction earlier this year, as it is a fun and intuitive app that lets you create and manage your cooking recipes on your iPhone and iPad. This time, the app has been updated with a new feature called “Households,” so that users can easily share their cookbook with others.

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With a successful AirPods line, it’s only natural for users to wonder when Apple will release a new generation of the AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. Head below as we round up the latest rumors on when expecting a new version of each of these products…

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doubts a Digitimes report that says TSMC’s iPhone 14 orders have been cut by 10%. In a thread on Twitter, the analyst says the shipment forecast for iPhone 14 components and EMS remains the same as he reported early this week.

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Over the coming weeks, I’ll look at Apple’s WWDC 2022 announcements that will impact IT professionals in both education and enterprise environments. There’s a lot to unpack this year that might not have made the headlines in most news stories, so I look forward to unpacking the small tidbits and looking at what kind of impact each one will make for IT professionals who manage Apple devices, but also those who use managed Apple devices for work and at school. This week, I want to look at the news that Apple Configurator on iPhone can now onboard other iPhones and iPads into Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager.

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WhatsApp for iOS is working on yet another long-requested feature from its users – the ability to hide the Online status from everyone. This function will come in a future update, and it’s already in development. Here’s a preview of this feature and what to expect from it.

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July 1

It’s officially been one year since I became an Apple user. Now, as an Apple blogger, it felt like the right time to reflect on the experience as I come from a unique perspective.

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Spotify has been investing more and more in podcasts, and now the company wants to make it even easier for anyone to share their own podcast on the platform. Starting in New Zealand, Spotify is adding a new podcast creation tool to its mobile app.

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Apple is expanding the capability of its Continuity Camera feature this year with macOS Ventura and iOS 16. Now users will be able to use iPhone as Mac webcam for a high-quality, wireless experience. Follow along for a hands-on look at how to use Continuity Camera.

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In May, I said that a redesigned Home app was on my iOS 16 wishlist, and WWDC did not disappoint. HomeKit is set to get a major upgrade with iOS 16, including an all-new Home app, lock screen widgets, new Home key vendors, deeper Matter support, and more. Let’s look at what’s new coming with iOS 16’s HomeKit upgrades.

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Earlier this week, an FCC commissioner in the United States called on both Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their respective apps stores. Now, TikTok parent company ByteDance has responded to the situation and confirmed that some China-based employees can access data of TikTok users in the United States.

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Buyers of the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro have discovered that the base model’s SSD speeds are slower than the M1 counterpart. Benjamin and Zac weigh in on whether this is a big deal or not. Plus, the story around iPadOS 16 and home hubs gets even more complicated. There are also juicy new rumors surrounding the upcoming HomePod and Apple TV updates, Apple has apparently delayed plans to introduce its own in-house modems in the iPhone, and more. 

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While demand for the next generation iPhone is looking to be high, the hectic supply chain continues to disrupt the market. According to DigiTimes, Apple is cutting iPhone 14 orders by 10%, despite expecting strong demand for its lineup.

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Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: My Bowling 3D+]

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on Apple Arcade games.

New for 7/1: My Bowling 3D+ is the newest title on Apple Arcade.

Apple Watch Series 7 start at $329 in best July 4th deals, Sonos sale from $119, more

Heading into the holiday weekend, all of today’s best deals are now headlined by July 4th Apple Watch Series 7 discounts from $329. That’s alongside a refurbished Sonos sale from $119 with new all-time lows to go alongside $299 in savings on M1 MacBook Pro. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

The Biden Administration has announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for this year. Included among the list of 17 recipients is the late Apple CEO and cofounder Steve Jobs. The award will be posthumously presented to Jobs next week on July 7.

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A piece on how to land a job with the most desirable tech company in the world provides some interesting examples of Apple interview questions.

It outlines the soft skills the company looks for, warns what not to do on your resume, walks you through the interview stages, explains the STAR method for discussing your accomplishments, and provides examples of the sorts of questions you may be asked …

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An Apple Big Ten bid – seeking to buy at least some of the TV rights for the college football division – has been described as not credible, but that may change.

Apple had been in earlier discussions with the Big Ten conference, but those hadn’t made any progress. However, when the news broke that USC and UCLA were coming aboard, an Apple exec picked up the phone …

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