Top Stories: iOS 16 Beta 4, "Apple Watch Pro" rumors, and more

Top Stories: iOS 16 Beta 4, “Apple Watch Pro” rumors, and more

We’re probably about six weeks away from the unveiling of the iPhone 14 lineup, and Apple continues to polish the iOS 16 update that will be released alongside the new hardware. testing period.

This week also saw rumors of the rugged “Apple Watch Pro” slated to launch later this year, as well as some of the prototypes Apple has been testing for a larger redesigned iMac, so read on for all the details on these stories and Sequel!

All new in iOS 16 Beta 4 for lock screen, iMessage, and more.

Apple released the fourth developer beta of iOS 16 this week with a handful of new features and changes for the iPhone. Apple has also released a corresponding second public beta of iOS 16.

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The latest beta comes with a handful of updates to editing iMessage, the Mail app, CarPlay, lock screen notification settings, and more, so be sure to check out our rundown of everything new in iOS 16 beta 4.

Apple has also released the fourth developer betas and second public betas of iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9 for testing.

Apple replaces the last remaining Intel-Made component in the MacBook Air M2

Apple is currently in the midst of a two-year transition from Intel processors to its own custom-designed chips in Macs, and now Apple has ditched Intel altogether with its latest MacBook Air.

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Teardowns of the new MacBook Air with the M2 chip earlier this month revealed that Apple had replaced the last Intel-supplied component in this Mac – the Thunderbolt port controllers – with its own custom solution.

Titanium ‘Apple Watch Pro’ could signal the end of the Apple Watch Edition

The larger rugged Apple Watch Series 8 model, due to launch later this year, is rumored to feature a durable titanium case, raising questions about the future of the current Apple Watch Edition.

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Since the Apple Watch Edition already has a titanium case, it is possible that the Edition model will be discontinued or that the new rugged Apple Watch will become the new Edition model in the Series 8 line.

Hands-on comparison: Pixel 6a vs. iPhoneSE

Google last week launched the Pixel 6a, a $449 budget smartphone designed to compete with more affordable smartphones like Apple’s latest iPhone SE, which starts at $429.

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We chose a Pixel 6a to see how it compares to the third-generation iPhone SE in terms of design, performance and camera technology.

Five Apple Products Rumored to Switch to USB-C

While the iPhone still uses the Lightning connector for now, Apple has transitioned several of its devices to USB-C in recent years.

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Apple now offers USB-C ports on every new Mac it sells, along with all iPad models except the entry-level model, Studio Display, and Pro Display XDR, and a handful of iPads. ‘others products.

And after? Here are five other Apple products that are supposed to switch to USB-C.

Apple reportedly prototyped redesigned 27-inch iMac with M1 Max chip and black finish

Apple reportedly prototyped at least three larger iMac models with Apple silicon chips last year, including a redesigned 27-inch iMac with a black finish and the same M1 Max chip used in the MacBook Pro.

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Rumors suggest that Apple still plans to release a new, larger iMac or iMac Pro, but not until 2023 or 2024, so it looks like prototype models with last year’s M1 series of chips are likely to be released. public.

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