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1676: OS dates, iPhone 15 lineup, Apple Watch Series 9 & Ultra 2, USB-C AirPods Pro, USB-C cable advice, more from Wonderlust

It’s harvest time! Last week, Apple plucked from its trees the iPhone 15 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 9, the Apple Watch Ultra 2, and slightly tweaked AirPods Pro with a USB-C charging case. Also arriving this week—today, in fact—are iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, tvOS 17, and HomePod Software 17, with macOS 14 Sonoma scheduled for next week. We have all the essential details from Apple’s hardware announcements, along with unexpected revelations from the company’s Wonderlust event (such as the comforting Roadside Assistance via satellite). Finally, now that Apple has grounded Lightning, Glenn Fleishman offers advice for buying new USB-C cables and chargers. Notable Mac app releases this week include Microsoft Office for Mac 16.77, Pixelmator Pro 3.4, Airfoil 5.11.6, Audio Hijack 4.2.3, Piezo 1.8, and SoundSource 5.6.1.

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2023 Apple Watch Models Add Double Tap Gesture

The new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 extend the wearable experience mostly through a double tap gesture that activates the primary button in an app. They also have brighter screens, on-device Siri, and Precision Finding for the iPhone 15.


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Microsoft Office for Mac 16.77

Makes Microsoft Purview Information Protection the default encryption mechanism for the Office suite. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update, macOS 10.15+)