In this week’s top stories: Apple sets its September event, the first beta of iOS 13.1, Mario Kart Tour is coming to iPhone and iPad, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

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Apple this week officilaly set its iPhone 11 event for September 10th at 10AM PT, 1PM ET. The event will take place at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. The invite for the event features the tagline “By innovation only” alongside a colorful multi-layer Apple logo. The invite itself already has people guessing as to what it means – and you can read more on that here.

In other news, Apple surprisingly released the first developer beta of iOS 13.1 this week, despite the fact that iOS 13 is not yet publicly available. The update restores many of the features that were intially available in iOS 13 but removed later in the beta testing process. Read our full roundup to learn about everything new in iOS 13.1

Apple announced on Thursday that it will now allow independent repair shops to officially service out-of-warranty iPhones. Apple has introduced a new Independent Repair Provider Program, which repair repair businesses access to the same Apple-genuine parts, training, and resources as Apple authorized service providers.

In Apple Watch news, Apple has introduced a new replacement program that means you could potentially get your Apple Watch Series 2 or Apple Watch Series 3 replaced under warranty if your display cracked in a specific way. The program covers a specific type of screen cracking that may affect models sold between September 2016 and September 2019.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.

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This week’s top videos |

9to5Mac Daily |

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

9to5Mac Watch Time |

9to5Mac Watch Time is a brand new seasonal podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. Over the next three months, we’ll talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives.

In the fifth episode of our new Watch Time podcast, Zac is joined by Ian Blackburn to talk about diving into fitness later in life with the Apple Watch, Ian’s experience with completing IronMan triathlons using Apple Watch, gear to make Apple Watch even smart for cyclists, and much more.

9to5Mac Watch Time is now available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and your favorite podcast player through RSS. Subscribe now to enjoy our teaser trailer and hear new episodes as soon as they drop — starting next week.

Happy Hour Podcast #240 |

This week, Benjamin and Zac talk about positive things coming to HomeKit this year, opportunities for advancements in HomeKit going forward, Zac’s review-in-progress of the Peloton bike and treadmill system with Apple Watch, a cool kid’s stationary bike with an Apple TV game, creative uses for the Voice Memos app on watchOS 6, the search for the perfect MacBook Pro and iPad Pro charger, Apple’s planned and cancelled iPhone “Walkie-Talkie” project, Siri improving at providing simple answers, Apple’s formal response to privacy issues with Siri grading, the surprise release of iOS 13.1, and much more.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneInGoogle Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Stacktrace Podcast #51 |

Stacktrace turns into the Accidental Web and Hardware Podcast, as John and Rambo go on a deep dive into search algorithms, server-less cloud functions, Raspberry Pi and Arduino hardware hacking. Also, what’s up with the iOS 13.1 beta being released before 13.0 is out?

Stacktrace by 9to5Mac is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Apple @ Work |

Apple @ Work is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.

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