About the Author

Filipe Espósito

@filipeesposito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops, including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news with the world.

Filipe currently uses an iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 7, iPad mini 6, M1 MacBook Air, and AirPods Max — or AirPods 3 sometimes.

Yesterday

At this point, you can’t deny that vertical videos are here to stay, and more platforms are focusing on such content following the success of TikTok. This time, Twitter is the one to follow in the footsteps of the competing social network. The company announced this week that it is now rolling full-screen vertical videos out to iOS users.

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iPhone 6 will certainly remain in the memory of many Apple users as it was the company’s first smartphone with a considerably larger display than its predecessors. The phone was discontinued a few years ago, but it still gets security patches and technical support from Apple – perhaps not for much longer. Apple has now added the iPhone 6 to its list of “vintage” products.

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September 29

iOS 16 was officially released to the public on September 12 after three months of beta testing. Since then, Apple has released two minor updates: iOS 16.0.1 and iOS 16.0.2. Now, the company has stopped signing both iOS 16.0 and iOS 16.0.1, which means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 16.0.2.

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AT&T on Thursday announced new measures to ensure that customers of other carriers can stay connected amid Hurricane Ian, which has been causing historic damage in Florida. The company says that these customers will be able to roam on AT&T’s network if their carriers are without service. Other companies have announced similar measures.

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One of the new features announced with the second generation AirPods Pro is “Adaptive Transparency,” which takes Transparency Mode to the next level by minimizing specific sounds while still letting users hear what’s important around them. However, with the release of iOS 16.1 beta 3, those with first-generation AirPods Pro are also seeing this option in the iOS Settings app.

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September 28

Apple announced this week that it will release its earnings report for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 on Thursday, October 27. Just like in the previous announcements, the company will release its Q4 2022 earnings report, then hold a conference call with investors and analysts to provide more detail.

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When you use your Mac connected to an Apple display or an LG UltraFine (which is officially supported by Apple), changing the brightness of the external display is just as easy as doing it on your Mac’s display. However, most third-party displays don’t have macOS integration – but this is something you can fix with DisplayBuddy.

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This week, a new Instagram client called “OG App” caught the attention of the internet as it promised a better Instagram experience without advertisements or content suggestions from people you don’t know. The app seemed too good to be true, but it has now been taken down – not by Meta, but by Apple.

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September 27

With the launch of the iPhone 14 lineup, Apple reportedly asked its suppliers to increase iPhone production as the company expected strong demand for the holiday season. However, it now seems that Apple has gone back on its plans as the company will no longer increase iPhone 14 production in the short term.

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Owners of Apple products such as iPhones and iPads can take their devices to an Apple Store or authorized service provider (AASP) to request a battery replacement. When it comes to some iPad models, Apple replaces the entire device instead of just the battery. Now this is about to change for the iPad mini 6.

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As you probably know, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro can communicate with emergency services via satellite. Although this feature won’t be available until November, Apple has been getting ready to release it with iOS 16.1 – which will also include a “Satellite Connection Demo” so that users can try out the satellite connection without actually calling emergency services.

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Apple on Tuesday released iOS 16.1 beta 3 to developers as the company continues to tweak multiple aspects of the iPhone operating system. One of the main new aspects of iOS 16 is the redesigned lock screen, and with today’s beta, Apple is making it even easier for users to switch between wallpaper sets.

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September 26

iOS 16 has been available for two weeks, and while the update introduced several new features, it also caused many bugs for iPhone users – some of which have already been fixed. One of these bugs seems to affect videos recorded in Cinematic Mode, which are no longer recognized by iMovie and Final Cut Pro.

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Apple has never officially let users change iOS app icons. However, thanks to the Shortcuts app, anyone can create a home screen shortcut with a custom icon that opens a specific app. This process comes with the downside of showing a huge banner every time the user taps the icon, but iPhone 14 Pro and Dynamic Island makes using custom app icons much more seamless.

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Global Positioning System, or GPS, is one of the most popular satellite-based navigation systems in the world. However, there are other technologies that provide precise location by satellite – and now India is trying to push NavIC, its own navigation system. However, Apple and other companies seem to be worried about this.

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September 23

Earlier this month, Apple quietly introduced some changes to the AppleCare+ plan, which extends the warranty on Apple products and also adds coverage for accidental damage. While previously AppleCare+ offered service for two accidental damages per year, Apple now says that repairs are “unlimited.”

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There’s a whole market of iPhone and iPad apps that integrate with Apple Music for different purposes, and Marvis Pro has become one of the most popular. Following the release of iOS 16 this month, Marvis Pro has been updated with some cool features, including “Metadata Builder” and a quality badge for the Now Playing screen.

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September 22

Most of the Apple products announced at the company’s special event earlier this month are already available in stores. However, the official launch of the Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2 has been delayed by a week, as both are set to hit stores on Friday, September 23. Now customers are finally getting their hands on these products.

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Jamf, the popular Apple device management platform for schools and businesses, announced Thursday that it is now working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make Amazon EC2 Mac instances even more secure thanks to a new layer of protection.

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Apple on Thursday released iOS 16.0.2 for all iPhone users. The update comes with important bug fixes, not only for iPhone 14 owners, but also other models as well. For instance, today’s update fixes an issue that could cause the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera to shake unexpectedly in some apps, while also resolving the persistent copy and paste prompt across the system.

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