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Category: Apple Watch

Josh Centers 9 comments

iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16 Now Available

Apple has released iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16. Here’s how to get the updates, a brief summary of what’s new, and our advice on when to upgrade.

Adam Engst 5 comments

iPhone 14 Pro and Apple Watch Ultra Ordering Observations

After spending two days writing about Apple’s latest releases, Adam Engst spent some time on the order pages for the iPhone 14 Pro and the Apple Watch Ultra and came away with a few observations.

Josh Centers No comments

iOS 16 and watchOS 9 Will Ship on 12 September 2022

Apple’s latest operating systems for the iPhone and Apple Watch are coming soon. Here’s how to make sure you’re ready.

Adam Engst 10 comments

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra Expand Health, Safety, and Connectivity Features

Apple has revamped the entire Apple Watch lineup, dropping the obsolete Apple Watch Series 3, upgrading the Apple Watch SE, taking the next mainstream step with the Apple Watch Series 8, and introducing the adventure-oriented Apple Watch Ultra.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Apple “Far Out” Event Scheduled for 7 September 2022, iPadOS 16 Delayed

Apple has announced an event for 7 September 2022, titling it "Far Out." We expect new iPhones and Apple Watches, likely accompanied by release dates for iOS 16 and watchOS 9. iPadOS 16 will follow later in the year.

Josh Centers 13 comments

iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5 Monterey, watchOS 8.7, tvOS 15.6, and HomePod Software 15.6

Even though its next-generation operating systems are around the corner, Apple has issued minor updates for its current releases to fix bugs, plug security holes, and add a few tiny features to the TV app.

Josh Centers 1 comment

Apple Opens Public Betas for macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16

Apple has opened public betas of its next-generation operating systems, but remember that these aren’t for everyday use. Only install on devices that you can dedicate to testing!

Josh Centers 30 comments

The Real System Requirements for Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems

Apple’s upcoming operating systems have a long list of supported models, but devils dance in the details. Macs from 2015 and 2016 fall by the wayside, and older devices that are generally compatible won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features, reasonably enough. Read on to find out what you might be missing.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 2 comments

watchOS 9 Adds Health and Fitness Features

Apple’s unveiling of watchOS 9 at WWDC unsurprisingly emphasized health and fitness updates (along with four new watch faces) but offered a surprise or two, including a new medication-tracking app and a brilliant little Dock tweak.

Josh Centers 18 comments

Apple Releases iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, macOS 12.4, watchOS 8.6, tvOS 15.5, and HomePod Software 15.5

In what may be the final release of the iOS 15/macOS 12 cycle to include more than bug fixes and security updates, Apple has updated all its operating systems with some improvements to Podcasts and Wallet, plus bug fixes and security updates.

Josh Centers 24 comments

iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, macOS 12.3.1 Monterey, and Siblings Fix Bugs and Security Vulnerabilities

Apple has updated all its operating systems to fix bugs and block security vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild.

Josh Centers 44 comments

Apple Releases iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, macOS 12.3 Monterey, watchOS 8.5, tvOS 15.4, and HomePod Software 15.4

Apple has finally rolled out its Universal Control feature for Macs and iPad, albeit in beta form, and newer iPhones let you use Face ID even if you’re wearing a mask. The company’s latest operating system updates offer a variety of other enhancements, bug fixes, and security fixes.

Josh Centers 39 comments

Do You Need Cellular in Your Apple Watch?

On the Apple Buying Advice site, Josh Centers cautioned against cellular Apple Watches, but TidBITS readers were quick to point out that many people need cellular connectivity.

Josh Centers 2 comments

The Secret of the Apple Watch’s Mindfulness App

To many, the Mindfulness app may seem pointless or even annoying, but Josh Centers has discovered that it serves a secret function in monitoring your health.

Josh Centers 5 comments

Apple Releases macOS 12.2.1 Monterey, iOS 15.3.1, iPadOS 15.3.1, and watchOS 8.4.2

The latest maintenance updates to Apple’s core operating systems fix a couple of serious bugs and a major security flaw.