This week’s top stories: iOS 13 changes, iPhone 11 dummy units, new emoji, and more

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 11 dummy units, iOS 13 developer beta 4 and public beta 3, MacBook Air SSD speeds, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories.

Apple last week gave the Retina MacBook Air an update, adding True Tone and dropping the price by $100. This week, new details have emerged suggesting that the new MacBook Air also has a slower SSD compared to the 2018 model. Testing shows that the 2019 MacBook Air can attain read speeds of 1.3 GB/s read and 1 GB/s write performance. The equivalent 256 GB SSD 2018 MacBook Air could top 2 GB/s read and around 0.9 GB/s write speeds

9to5Mac’s Jeff Benjamin went hands-on with iPhone 11 dummy units this week, offering our clearest look yet at the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R. The video offered a close up look at the new camera bump, but some details still remain a mystery, such as the rumored “frosted glass” design. Watch the video here.

Apple this week released the third public beta of iOS 13 as well as the fourth developer beta. These updates include tweaks to the Home screen design, interface changes to Photos and the Share Sheet, and more. Read our full roundup of all of the changes here.

In celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple has teased all of the new emoji coming to iOS this year. There are 59 new emoji coming to iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch this fall, including new disability-themed options, a major update to the “Holding Hands” emoji, and more.

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

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This week’s top videos |

9to5Mac Daily |

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

9to5Mac Watch Time |

9to5Mac Watch Time is a brand new seasonal podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. Over the next three months, we’ll talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives.

In the second episode of our new Watch Time podcast, my personal fitness coach Jacob Knight and I talk about his role in helping me explore new forms of fitness with the Apple Watch, the benefits of starting an exercise streak, his experience with both losing weight and building muscle, and an unlikely marathon he ran in December with the Apple Watch.

9to5Mac Watch Time is now available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and your favorite podcast player through RSS. Subscribe now to enjoy our teaser trailer and hear new episodes as soon as they drop — starting next week.

Happy Hour Podcast #234 |

This week Benjamin and Zac talk more about the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, news around Apple TV+ and the upcoming streaming video service, new emoji coming in iOS 13, the latest iPhone 11 rumors, changes in iOS 13 beta 4, and much more.

9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Stacktrace Podcast #45 |

How to decide when to cut a feature from a project, what could the refreshed MacBook lineup tell us about the future of Apple’s laptops, and how is the current state of Apple’s betas affecting third party developers? Also, why on Earth did Rambo buy a 2008 MacBook?!

Stacktrace by 9to5Mac is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Apple @ Work |

Apple @ Work is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.

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