Top News: iOS 16.0.3 Released, iPhone SE 4 and Apple TV Rumors, and More

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Top News: iOS 16.0.3 Released, iPhone SE 4 and Apple TV Rumors, and More

We’re right around the midpoint of October right now and we haven’t seen any sign of Apple’s media event to introduce the new iPad and Mac hardware, so it looks like the rumors about the announcement came through a press release rather than an event. Correct. The last week of the month may end quite busy with the release of iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura and potentially some rumored new hardware.

Other news this week includes the release of iOS 16.0.3, delivering a number of important bug fixes while we wait for the larger iOS 16.1 release before the end of the month. We’re also sharing some rumors about the next-gen iPhone SE and Apple TV, while we take a look at Google’s new Apple Watch competitor, the Pixel Watch, so read on for all the details on this story and more!

Apple Releases iOS 16.0.3 With Bug Fixes for iPhone 14 and More

Apple this week released iOS 16.0.3 with several bug fixes. The update addresses several issues affecting iPhone 14 models, including delayed push notifications, low microphone volume during CarPlay phone calls, and a camera that’s slow to launch or switch between modes.

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watchOS 9.0.2 is also available for Apple Watch and fixes bugs related to microphone, Spotify streaming, and more.

In other software news, iPadOS 16.1 is expected to be released in the last week of October. iOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura are likely to be released around the same time. Rumors suggest Apple plans to announce new iPad Pro and Mac models before the end of the month as well.

iPhone SE 4 rumored to feature a 6.1-inch screen with a notch

The fourth-generation iPhone SE will feature a 6.1-inch LCD display with a notch, according to well-connected display industry analyst Ross Young.

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While the new iPhone SE is expected to be similar to the iPhone XR from 2018, it’s unclear if the budget device will be equipped with Face ID or have a Touch ID power button like the latest iPad Air and iPad mini models. The device is currently rumored to be launched in 2024.

Five New Features Coming to Your iPhone With iOS 16.1

iOS 16.1 is expected to be released later this month with several new features for the iPhone.

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We’ve rounded up five new features coming to your iPhone with iOS 16.1, including Live Activity support in third-party apps and more.

It is likely that iOS 16.2 will be released later this year with more features that Apple has announced.

New Apple TV Reportedly Will Launch in 2022 With These Four Features

Two leading sources in analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and BloombergMark Gurman both claimed that the new Apple TV could be released later this year.

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With a potentially new version of Apple TV on the horizon, we’ve compiled a list of four rumored features and changes for streaming boxes, such as the latest version of the Siri Remote.

Apple TV is currently releasing in May 2021.

Google’s New Pixel Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 8

Google last week launched the Pixel Watch, a Wear OS-based smartwatch that has a round display and a suite of health tracking features.

Pixel Watch vs Apple Watch Series 8 Features

In a recent video on our YouTube channel, we share a hands-on comparison between the Pixel Watch and Apple Watch Series 8. Keep in mind that the Pixel Watch is not currently compatible with iPhones and requires an Android smartphone instead.

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