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#1580: iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7, redesigned iPad mini, and upgraded iPad, plus iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15

It’s a big week in the Apple world! At last Tuesday’s “California Streaming” event, Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, the slightly larger Apple Watch Series 7, the redesigned sixth-generation iPad mini, and an upgraded ninth-generation iPad. We have all the pertinent details if you’re thinking about upgrading from your current gear. Today, Apple has released iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15—you could upgrade immediately, but we recommend most people wait a week or two, just in case. Notable Mac app releases this week include Bookends 14.0, Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.3, Timing 2021.5.2, and Mellel 5.0.8.


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Bookends 14.0

Major upgrade to the full-featured bibliography, reference, and information management system for students and professionals. ($59.99 new, free update, 98.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.3

Maintenance update for the drive-cloning and backup utility with bug fixes and improvements. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.7 MB, macOS 10.15+)

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Timing 2021.5.2

Improves the display of durations in the sidebar in macOS 11 Big Sur. ($42 annual subscription, free update, 34.6 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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Mellel 5.0.8

Adds support for communicating with Bookends 14 and fixes bugs. ($49 new, free update, 91.6 MB, macOS 10.9+)