Top Stories: iOS 16 Released, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Launch, and More

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Top Stories: iOS 16 Released, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Launch, and More

The new iPhone is here! Three of the four new iPhone models launched this week, as well as two of the three new Apple Watch models, plus we got the official release of iOS 16, so it’s been a very busy week in the Apple world.


Apple is also releasing the first beta of iOS 16.1 which will bring some new features that didn’t match the initial release of iOS 16, while Garmin is making headlines for its response to the rugged Apple Watch Ultra launching next week, so read on for details on this story and more. !

Ultimate Guide iOS 16: Guide and How-to for Every New Feature

Apple this week released iOS 16 to the general public after several months of beta testing. The software update is compatible with iPhone 8 and later and has a long list of new features and changes.

iOS 16 Key Features Guide


After updating to iOS 16, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide on each new feature, complete with dozens of guides and how-to’s. We also have an overview of which options and settings you should set up first once you upgrade.

iOS 16 Now Available: Six New Features Worth Trying

In addition to our detailed iOS 16 guide, we’ve also picked out six new features worth checking out once you’ve updated your iPhone.

iOS 16 Lock Screen Customization


One of the main features of iOS 16 is the ability to customize the Lock Screen with widgets, wallpapers with depth effects, custom fonts, and more. Another useful feature introduced is the ability to edit or cancel sending iMessages for a short time after they have been sent.

Hands-On With the New iPhone 14 Pro

The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max are here, and we’ve used the Pro model to check out some of the new features with a particular focus on Dynamic Island replacing the screen notch.

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Certain media publications and YouTube channels have had a bit more time with the latest devices and have given a closer look at them. Reviews found that Dynamic Island was showing promise, while one review was particularly impressed with the 48-megapixel ProRAW photos taken with the iPhone 14 Pro’s upgraded camera.

Reviews are also out for the standard iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8.

Everything New in iOS 16.1 Beta

Just days after releasing iOS 16, Apple has moved to beta testing iOS 16.1, which contains several new features.

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We’ve put together a list of everything new for iPhone in the first beta of iOS 16.1, including Live Activity, Clean Energy Charging, support for the Matter accessory in the Home app, and more. Apple says the update will be released later this year.

Should You Skip the iPhone 14? Five Major iPhone 15 Rumors to Watch Out for

Are you still considering whether to order the iPhone 14 or wait for the iPhone 15 next year? To help, we’ve put together a recap of the top five rumored features for the iPhone 15 lineup.

iPhone 14 vs iPhone 15 Features


Notably, all iPhone 15 models are widely expected to have a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector. This will greatly benefit the data transfer speed when exporting files from iPhone to Mac or other devices.

Garmin Reacts to Apple Watch Ultra: ‘We Measured Battery Life in Months. Not Clock.’

It didn’t take long for watchmaker Garmin to respond to the all-new Apple Watch Ultra, which competes in the high-end smartwatch category.

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In a tweet last weekend, Garmin said it measures battery life in “months” and “not hours”, apparently mocking the Apple Watch Ultra’s advertised 36-hour battery life. In comparison, Garmin says the Enduro 2 smartwatch has a battery life of up to 46 days.

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