Apple Watch 4 Gets Important Security Update

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple Watch4 Infograph, Walkie Talkie, and SOS screens

Apple Watch Series 4 got the watchOS 5.3.2 update that had previously been rolled out the Apple Watch Series 1,2, and 3.

An Apple Sleep App Could be Coming for Apple Watch

· Andrew Orr · Link

Someone found a reference to a mysterious sleep app on the Apple Watch, and it could be an Apple sleep app.

In the App Store listing for Apple’s preinstalled Alarms app on the Apple Watch, there is a screenshot of an unreleased version of the Alarms app with a “Sleep” label and fine print that reads “set your Bedtime and wake up in the Sleep app.”

There is no Sleep app or references to a Sleep app in the Alarms app on watchOS 6.0.1 or watchOS 6.1 beta, but MacRumors uncovered evidence of Apple working on a Sleep app for the Apple Watch in an internal build of iOS 13 last month, so Apple likely shared this screenshot too early by accident.

Apple Watch Series 5 Edition (Ceramic) Unboxing Video

· Bryan Chaffin & John Kheit · Cool Stuff Found

John Kheit recorded his unboxing of Apple’s new ceramic Apple Watch Series 5 Edition for TMO. It includes some side-by-side comparisons to the ceramic Apple Watch Series 2 Edition, as well as a look at Apple’s metal Link Bracelet.

Apple Watch Helps Save Mountain Biker

· Andrew Orr · Link

An Apple Watch is credited with helping to save the life of a mountain biker after he suffered a bad fall while biking.

Dad flipped his bike at the bottom of Doomsday, hit his head and was knocked out until sometime during the ambulance ride. The watch had called 911 with his location and EMS had him scooped up and to the hospital in under a 1/2 hr. The fire dept. took his bike back to the station. My brother was already driving by the the hospital when the second update came in and was able to be with him right away.

Journalist & TMO Contributor Charlotte Henry (#2) - TMO Background Mode Interview

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Charlotte Henry on Background Mode

Charlotte is a London-based technical journalist. A self described media junkie, she writes about Apple—and now for the Mac Observer as well. She has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, and the Independent on Sunday. Her new book is: Not Buying It.

In this special edition of BGM, Charlotte chats about her reactions to Apple’s September 10 iPhone event. She noted how Apple is in a new balancing act, promoting hardware to sell services—and vice versa. Charlotte told me about how pleased she is with the new iPad and plans to buy one. Then we took a closer look at the value proposition comparing the iPhone Xr to the iPhone 11. Charlotte also filled us in on her experience watching the event in the Apple London flagship store.

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, with Jeff Gamet - ACM 522

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet reunite to discuss Apple’s new product announcements, including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, Apple’s trade-in program, midnight green, glass…it’s Bryan and Jeff, so of course they spin out of control on various and sundry side rails. Buckle up!

iPad 7, Apple Watch Series 5 Available for Preorder

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

News that might have gotten lost in the new of iPhone 11 is that the Apple Watch Series 5 and iPad 7 are available to preorder now, while we have to wait until tonight/tomorrow to preorder the new iPhones.

Apple Watch Series 5: Starting at 32GB of storage, Series 5 has an always-on display, a Compass app, and available in more finishes, colors, and materials, like titanium and ceramic. Preorder it here starting at US$399.

iPad 7th Gen: This is an updated version of what became known as the education iPad. It has a 10.2-inch display with thin bezels like the old 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The 10.2-inch Retina display has almost 3.5 million pixels, an A10 Fusion chip, and for the first time, an 100% recycled aluminum body. Preorder it here for US$329.

Both will be officially out on September 30.

Apple Watch Series 5 Starts With 32GB of Storage

· Andrew Orr · Link

Amazingly, the Apple Watch Series 5 will start at 32GB of storage, doubling the Series 4 storage point of 16GB.

At 32GB of storage for both GPS and Cellular models, the Apple WatchSeries 5 offers double the storage of the previous Series 4 models. Apple may have increased the storage in the new device due to the Apple Watch App Store that’s available in watchOS 6, set to be released on September 19.

Now if only watchOS 6 had the Files app so I could store a copy of my data on it.