You have probably seen all the press recently about the big event that Apple has scheduled for September 12th (or 13th Aussie time).
At this event, Apple will be launching the next iPhone, or series of iPhones. The rumour mill is predicting a brand new phone that will be called the iPhone 8, iPhone X, or iPhone Edition. Also predicted are updated versions of the iPhone 7 (perhaps a 7S and 7S Plus).
Other rumours suggest there may be a new Apple Watch launched as well.
So if you are thinking of purchasing an Apple product, it may be worth waiting to see what is announced on Wednesday - and to hopefully get cheaper pricing for the superseded devices.
Operating systems are also about to be updated
Also expected to be launched on that date (or shortly after) will be updates to all of the Apple operating systems -
Will all existing devices be able to be upgraded?
Not every iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac will be able to be updated to the latest version of the applicable operating system. Here is the list of compatible devices:
iOS 11 will be able to run on
macOS High Sierra will be able to run on
How to find the year and model of your Mac, iPhone or iPad
If you are curious to find out the year your Mac was made, you can enter your device's serial number on this Apple page:
If you don't know how to work out the serial number, here is an Apple Support page that tells you where to find it:
For iPads and iPhones, here are another couple of pages that help identify the model of your device
Should you install the upgrades straight away?
While these new operating systems will be available for free shortly after the announcements on Sept 13, I would recommend 'holding fire' on downloading and installing these upgrades - for a few weeks at least.
The first release of an operating system upgrade will often be a bit 'buggy', so it is best to let others discover those problems and wait for fixes to be released.
Needless to say, iTandCoffee will download and install the upgrades as soon as they are released, and will let you know via the fortnightly newsletter when 'the coast is clear' to download and install.
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