Top stories of the week: iOS 13.1 and iPadOS, teardowns, theatrical releases, and more

With September on the way out, the news cycle started to quiet down. But that doesn’t mean it was silent. So here’s a quick rundown of the past week’s shenanigans.

Another week, another list of the top stories over the last week here at iDownloadblog. If you were unable to keep tabs on all the breaking news, tips, and more that popped up this week, we’ve put together a nice roundup to get you up to speed.

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Oprah’s Book Club launches in Apple Books, coming soon to Apple TV+

SquareTrade names iPhone 11 Pro the “most durable iPhone” it’s ever tested

The iPhone 11 gets the teardown treatment

Apple changes course, says new Mac Pro will be manufactured in the U.S.

Google’s “Play Pass” includes games and apps for just $4.99 per month

iPhone 11 Pro Max’s display wins DisplayMate honors

You can now buy a refurbished Apple Pencil 2

Apple’s China Clean Energy Fund has invested in three wind farms

Apple releases iOS 13.1

Apple releases iPadOS

Apple releases tvOS 13

An iOS 13 bug gave some third-party keyboards “full access”

Subtle emoji design changes in iOS 13.1

You can play Mario Kart Tour now

Apple may bring back the iPhone 4 design in 2020

iPhone 11 will show a warning if it detects a non-genuine Apple display after repairs

44mm Apple Watch Series 5 gets torn down

A whole bunch of new Amazon Echo smart devices

Amazon’s truly wireless headphones are the Echo Buds

Amazon put Alexa in glasses and a ring

Apple wins environmental-related awards from the United Nations

Apple may have prototyped a 2020 iPhone without a notch

Check out the official trailer for Apple TV+’s upcoming For All Mankind

Teardown of 40mm Apple Watch Series 5 reveals a “radical” new battery design

Spotify is testing support for Siri controls

The 7th-generation iPad gets the teardown treatment

Apple wants some of its Apple TV+ original films to run in theaters before streaming

Apple fixes third-party keyboard bug with iOS 13.1.1

Apple shares trailers for its kids-friendly The HelpstersGhostwriter, and Snoopy In Space


Totallee’s thin leather case for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

The best minimalist cases for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

The best tripods for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

The best folio cases for 7th-generation iPad

The Libra Keyboard will give your iPad Pro a MacBook-like experience with a trackpad

The best cases with a kickstand for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

The best silicone cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Apps & tutorials

How to show, add, and edit musical notes in GarageBand

How to add a freeze frame effect in iMovie

How to block people from emailing you in the Mail app

How to add a location to your Favorites in Apple Maps

How to share a photo from the Photos app without including its location

How to create themed Collections in Apple Maps

Apple Arcade vs Google Play Pass

The best iPhone apps for wine lovers

How to scan documents directly from the Files app

How to use the new Find My app on iPhone

How to browse the new library in the Photos app

How to use Look Around in Apple Maps

Retro Review: Infinity Blade

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