This week’s top stories: Apple Watch Series 7 expectations, App Store changes, and more

In this week’s top stories: Apple Watch Series 7 rumors and expectations, App Store changes, MacBook Pro details, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories and more.

App Store changes

Apple this week announced a $100 million settlement in response to a class-action lawsuit from small developers in the United States. Notably, Apple says that developers can “use communications, such as email, to share information about payment methods outside of their iOS App.” This means that a company or developer can email users, with their consent, to inform them about subscribing outside of the App Store. 

You can find the full details on the changes right here.

Apple Watch Series 7

As we are just weeks away from the official announcement of the Apple Watch Series 7, rumors this week began to pain a clearer picture of what to expect. A pair of leaks have suggested the Apple Watch Series 7 will be available in two new sizes: 41mm and 45mm, up from the current 40mm and 44mm.

Apple Watch Series 7 clones have also surfaced, offering a closer look at the new flat-edged design in the wild.

MacBook Pro

In addition to the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7, Apple is also expected to release a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro lineup this fall. This week, a leaker with a good track record says that the upcoming Apple Silicon 14-inch MacBook Pro CPU will be identical to that of the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Check out the full report right here for all of the details.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.

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