What a week! Apple has just released iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16, with iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura due next month. At last week’s Far Out event, Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with new emergency features like satellite communications and car crash detection, and the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with an Always-On display and new Dynamic Island feature for notifications. Apple also rolled out the second-generation Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 8, and new Apple Watch Ultra—a larger, rugged model for endurance athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. And if you’re looking for new AirPods, the second-generation AirPods Pro boast better audio and longer battery life. Adam Engst muses on the barriers he hurdled while ordering a new iPhone 14 Pro and deciding to hold off on an Apple Watch Ultra. Finally, we cover the launch of the Steve Jobs Archive, a website dedicated to looking back at a man who seldom looked back. Notable Mac app releases this week include Pixelmator Pro 2.4.7, BusyCal 2022.3.2, Keyboard Maestro 10.2, 1Password 8.9.4, Safari 16, and macOS Monterey 12.6 and Big Sur 11.7.
At the Code conference, Laurene Powell Jobs, Tim Cook, and Jony Ive unveiled the Steve Jobs Archive, an elegant website showcasing some classic Jobs quotes. The question is, where will it go from here?
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.
At its Far Out event, Apple expanded the iPhone line by introducing the ho-hum iPhone 14, the large iPhone 14 Plus, and the exciting new iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
Apple has announced the second-generation AirPods Pro, beefing up the audio performance, noise cancellation, and transparency mode with a new H2 chip, offering volume adjustments via Touch control, and improving the wireless charging case.
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.
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.
Brings Type tool enhancements and improved HEIC handling to the image editor. ($39.99 new, free update, 450 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Updated with enhancements, accessibility improvements, and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 59.3 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Updates the popular automation and clipboard utility with enhancements and bug fixes. ($36 new, free update, 34.5 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Enables you to choose how often your account password is required when you unlock with Touch ID. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 2.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Updates the Web browser's Tab Groups feature and provides several security updates. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11/12)
Security patches for Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 12)