In this week’s top stories: Apple officially sets is next special event for October 18, iOS 15.0.2 release, last-minute MacBook Pro rumors, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories and more.
Apple this week officially confirmed its highly-anticipated October event. The event will take place on Monday, October 18, and will be broadcast live from Apple Park. Apple is teasing the event with the tagline “Unleashed.” which is likely a hint at the new M1X MacBooks that are rumored to be coming.
Apple’s October 18 event will be held at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The event will be live-streamed across Apple’s website, on the company’s YouTube channel, and via the Apple TV application on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
iOS 15.0.2 release
Apple is continuing to refine and improve iOS 15 following its release to the public last month. This week, Apple released iOS 15.0.2 to iPhone users everywhere with continued performance improvements and bug fixes.
iOS 15.0.2 specifically focuses on fixing bugs related to MagSafe, AirTag, CarPlay, Photos, and more. You can find the full release notes in our coverage right here.
MacBook Pro rumors
At Monday’s “Unleashed” event, we expect new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros to be the stars of the show. Last minute rumors this week indicated that the new machines are set to feature a 120Hz refresh rate for the first time, similar to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPad Pro.
Other last-minute rumors also indicated that the new MacBook Pro models will feature a 1080p webcam, as well as 16GB of RAM as standard.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.
- Apple releasing iOS 15.0.2 with fixes for AirTag, MagSafe, and more
- Apple says Android has up to 47x more malware than iPhone in continued pushback against sideloading
- Concept: Here’s how Apple could supercharge CarPlay with deeper integrations and more
- Apple patches zero-day flaw in iOS 15, but without crediting outspoken researcher
- Take your screenshots up a notch using ‘Apple Frames,’ now with support for iPhone 13 and more
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 5 thoughts after 3 weeks with Apple’s new flagship
- iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 13 Pro: Which should you buy?
- Unleash your iPhone with these new wallpapers celebrating next week’s Apple event
- Download Apple’s new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro wallpapers right here [Gallery]
Apple Watch |
- PSA: ‘Nike Bounce’ watch face isn’t exclusive to Nike Apple Watch Series 7
- Here’s how Apple Watch Series 7 compares to the Series 6 and earlier
- Roundup: Apple Watch Series 7 reviews and videos offer first look at new colors, display, more
- Lucky customer gets Apple Watch Series 7 a day before official launch
- Here’s everything you need to know about Apple Watch Series 7 fast charging
- Apple releases watchOS 8.0.1 with bug fixes for Apple Watch Series 3
- First Apple Watch Series 7 orders arriving to customers around the world
Mac and iPad |
- \Comment: Don’t expect the new M1X MacBook Pro to replace M1 models
- Best USB-C and Thunderbolt displays for Mac [October]
- Concept: Here’s what the new MacBook Pro could look like if even the wildest rumors pan out
- New MacBook Pro rumored to feature 1080p webcam, 16 GB RAM as standard
- Rumor: Alleged component photos suggest the new MacBook Pro screen will have a notch
- Upcoming M1X MacBook Pros rumored to feature 120Hz displays with mini-LED
- Opinion: It won’t matter what Apple calls the rumored ‘M1X’ chip in the new MacBook Pros
AAPL Company |
- Apple announces ‘Unleashed’ special event for October 18, M1X MacBook Pros expected
- Everything to expect from Apple’s October event: M1X MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, and more
- Apple offering Apple Card 0% financing to those who made checkout error
- Apple extends repair program for AirPods Pro with crackling sound issues
- Dude, where’s my car? AirTag responsible for tracking down stolen Subaru
- Apple hires new HomePod Software Lead amid rumors of new Home devices
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This week’s top videos |
- iPhone 13 Pro & Pro Max review: The ultimate flagships [Video]
- Native ProRes for iPhone 13 Pro! iOS 15.1 beta 3 changes and features
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- 9to5Mac Daily: October 15, 2021 – Apple Watch Series 7 officially launches
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- 9to5Mac Daily: October 13, 2021 – Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ Event confirmed
- 9to5Mac Daily: October 12, 2021 – iOS 15.0.2 release, MacBook Pro shortages
- 9to5Mac Daily: October 11, 2021 – Apple vs Epic update, iPhone SE 3 rumors
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Benjamin and Zac discuss the initial reaction to the Apple Watch Series 7, HomeKit announcements, some TV+ news, and — most importantly — get hyped for the new MacBook Pros coming at the ‘Unleashed’ Apple event next week.
Stacktrace Podcast |
John and Rambo share their bets, hopes, and predictions for Apple’s upcoming “Unleashed” event. Will we finally see a new, Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Pro, and what other products might make an appearance at the event? Also, SwiftUI backward compatibility, and re-prioritizing projects in preparation for new OS releases.
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