The big Apple news this week was the announcement of a September 10 event in Cupertino, where we will most likely see the launch of iPhones from 2019 (mockups of these phones are pictured above.)
We also saw some small news, such as a rumor that Apple had a "walkie-talkie" feature in mind for the iPhone (but has shuttered it for now), privacy concerns from Siri, Apple AirPods sound quality, Apple's slightly changed attitude to the right of repair, and some news about a new Apple TV Plus show.  See the Apple news update below for all the latest!
The latest Apple news this past week:
- iPhone launch event set for September 10: Thursday, Apple sent press invitations to the media event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino September 10. This is undoubtedly the event where Apple will launch iPhones from 2019. Mark your calendar!
- Apple praises "walkie-talkie" feature for iPhones: Apparently Apple was working on a so-called "walkie-talkie" feature for iPhone that would let iPhone users communicate with other iPhone users without the need for a mobile or data connection. The feature has been shelved, apparently, mostly because it relied on Intel modems, which is obviously a bit of a problem going forward.
- Apple apologizes for Siri privacy issues, will continue to do so regardless: Apple has apologized for the use of paying people to listen to your Siri calls. However, it will continue to do so, albeit with some minor political changes. Oh, and if you opt out, Apple will still listen.
- iPhone security flaws were removed for two years: Speaking of security and privacy, Google uncovered a major security flaw in iPhones affecting devices for over two years. It's pretty scary stuff, click here for more info.
- You can repair your iPhone in third-party stores, but only old ones: Apple doesn't have the best attitude when it comes to repairing rights. , but it only gives a little on that front. Going forward, you can repair your old one without warranty from third-party workshops with genuine Apple parts. So to give, a lot of courage.
- Rumor-like Apple-like device can fulfill AND: You know of these Tile devices that you can attach to things so you can find them with your phone? Apple reportedly has an Apple-ified version of this concept on its way, and it may be even better than a Tile device because it will use other people's iPhones to track it.
- Consumer Reports Don't Like AirPods, Galaxy Buttons Think Better: Consumer Reports published a comparison between Apple's AirPods and Samsung's Galaxy Buds, and Galaxy Buds was the clear winner, especially when it comes to sound.
- First trailer for the Apple Original & # 39; Dickenson & # 39; hits on YouTube: A new TV show featuring Hailee Steinfeld named Dickenson, will be broadcast exclusively on Apple TV Plus. You can now see the first trailer for that show here.
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