Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2022-09-09

The first Apple event this Fall is over. We got new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches, including the new Apple Watch Ultra. Even though I don’t do any sports at the extreme level this watch is designed for, (some might argue I don’t do any sport at all which would be only a mild exaggeration) I am very tempted by the Ultra. Maybe it is time to refresh my diver’s license after ~20 years…

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iOS 16, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16 will be released September 12. iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura are now marked as “Coming this October.” We also got release candidates for iOS and iPadOS 15.7 and macOS 12.6, which will probably be released alongside iOS 16.

This was the first event this fall. I expect at least one more, but more likely two events, which will cover the remaining product lines. Most relevant to MacAdmins, Apple said they would transition the entire Mac product line to Apple silicon in two years. This self-imposed deadline runs out this November and the Mac Pro is the remaining Intel Mac on the product line. (You can also still order an Intel Mac mini, but might also just be Apple’s option if someone requires Intel for backwards compatibility.) It should be interesting to see what Apple has in store for the Mac and the iPad, later this year.

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