In this week’s top stories: iPhone 11 details continue to emerge ahead of Tuesday’s event, Apple Watch sleep tracking revealed, new details on Apple’s AR efforts, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

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The iPhone 11 event is officially set for September 10th at 10AM PT, 1PM ET and details about Apple’s announcements continue to emerge. As for the iPhone 11, we got a closer look at some of the rumored design changes this week thanks to continued case leaks. These leaks essentially confirm that the Apple logo will be centered this year.

On Monday, 9to5Mac exclusively reported that Apple is working on sleep tracking for the Apple Watch, that won’t require any special hardware in order to function. The new feature could be announced as early as next week’s event.

The new feature is called “Time in Bed tracking” and will track the user’s quality of sleep using the Apple Watch’s multiple sensors and inputs, including the person’s movement, heart rate, and noises. Data about the user’s quality of sleep will be made available in the Health app and a new Sleep app for the Apple Watch.

Meanwhile, 9to5Mac also reported new details on Apple’s augmented reality efforts, as well as its forthcoming item trackers. The item trackers will be accessible via the “Find My” app on iOS and will pack connectivity including NFC, Bluetooth, a speaker, and more. Read our full report right here.

Lastly, Apple on Friday slammed Google’s Project Zero research team for some of its findings related to iOS security. Apple took issue with many of the claims made by Google, and underscored that iOS security is a top priority. Read the full response here.

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 #241 |

Apple’s major September event is officially announced! Does the colorful event invitation have a hidden meaning? Zac and Benjamin also talk upcoming Apple’s Tile tracker competitor and rumors about Apple’s AR/VR headset plans, the possibility of a new Apple TV upgrade, Gui Rambo’s major sleep tracking Apple Watch scoop, 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 #52 |

It’s once again time for John and Rambo to face off in an epic game of Apple Keynote Poker — this time speculating about what Apple might announce at next week’s September Event. Also, Apple AR hardware, more evidence of an “Apple Tag” device, and Apple Watch sleep tracking.

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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