Into March and looking forward to the first Apple event for the year - so should see some updates to products this month. Exciting.
Something to take our minds off everything else…..
Upgrades, upgrades, upgrades…oh my!
In a day of upgrades we’ve seen released the following -
iOS 15.4, iPadOS15.4 which includes FaceID Mask Unlock now, new Emoji, Universal Control and more. More Info here.
macOS Monterey 12.3 upgrade which includes Universal Control, Spatial Audio, Dynamic Head Tracking on M1 Macs and more. More Info here.
watchOS 8.5 with support for AppleTV purchase Authorisation, Irregular Hearth Rhythm Notification Improvements and more. More info here.
HomePod 15.4 update including improvements for Wi-FI types, new Siri voice and more. More info here.
tvOS 15.4 update which includes improvements for Wi-FI types, “Up Next” queue, “Tap to Navigate and more. More info here.
Apple Event 8th March - “Peer Performance”
So Apple just had their event for March 8th, and we’ve seen a release of some upgraded and new products. With last minute rumours coming out it was interesting to see how close they were to the new (and upgraded) products released.
We saw the upgraded iPhone SE now “3rd Generation” - it gained better internals, 5G Cellular and a lot more. Starting from $719.
More info here
The iPad Air become “5th Generation” and gained the M1 processor, 64GB or 256GB storage. Starting from $929.
More info here.
An eagerly awaited upgrade to the Apple 27” 5K Display - now called Studio Display. A long time coming! Starting from $2499.
More info here.
We also saw a new model called the Mac Studio. Something with more power than the normal Mac mini in a slightly larger box. With the M1 Max chip or a new M1 Ultra chip. Many upgrade options and a bit of a beast of a machine. Starting from $3099.
More info here.
So all in all, some great upgrades and new products to start the year! No new iMac with the M-series chip, so perhaps we’ll see that closer to May/June like some of the later rumours suggested. It’s one that many are holding out for!
The Apple event was streamed, but you can watch the whole thing here.
Have you considered if your computer stops working or could be down for quite a while?
If your computer crashes or is down for a long period time, or even if it’s going to be away for service work for a while, have you considered the down time this could cause to yourself, your work and/or business?
There is a way that an external drive can be set up beforehand where in these sort of circumstances you can still be up and running relatively easy - even if your computer has to go away for days to be repaired.
It’s a relatively cheap and easy process.
If you would like to find out more about how this can be set up for yourself or your business please feel free to drop me an email or call to discuss.
Be aware of “Fake webpages” advising you need to update.
So there is a bit of a rise on the number of webpages or fake links that will try to trick you into calling a number or clicking a link to “update” some piece of software.
I’ve written a page with a bit more info on it here
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