MacFormat November 2021

MacFormat is the UK’s best selling magazine for the home Mac user. Each issue brings you all the exciting developments from the world of Apple, including reviews of new Macs, iPads and Apple’s own apps like iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. We’ll show you how to make the most of your Mac, OS X and all the creative things you can do with it. We also review all the latest 3rd party software and kit – so if you’re looking for a new hard drive, monitor or printer that works with a Mac, you’ll be well served. iOS users are also welcome and we review the latest iPad and iPhone apps. ***Note: This digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies***

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1 min

Hopefully, you’ll have read our ‘Get ready for macOS Monterey’ guide last issue and prepped your Mac… (If you missed it, turn to p76.) This issue, we’re taking you through all the changes and improvements in the latest OS update so that you can hit the ground running and make the most of the new features. Turn to p20 to gen up and get started. Aside from the new free desktop upgrade, did Apple’s September event bring all that you had hoped for in terms of new Apple kit? While the changes in the new iPad 10.2in are fairly incremental, the iPad mini has had quite the makeover. And, among many other improvements, Apple has again pushed iPhoneography up a notch with the iPhone 13 Pro. Check out our Apple reviews…

2 min
new products galore

Apple launched its next-gen iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch models at its ‘California Streaming’ event on 14 September, with Tim Cook and other Apple execs unveiling its wares to the world. Making their debut this time around were the new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro (see our review on p78) and iPhone 13 Pro Max, plus an upgraded 10.2-inch iPad (p81), iPad mini (p82) and Apple Watch Series 7. In the past, Apple has adopted an ‘off-on’ schedule for the iPhone, where every other year brought the biggest updates. While the company seems to be moving away from that – this year’s iPhone is the iPhone 13 instead of the iPhone 12S – there were few earthshattering revelations. That said, there was still much to be excited about… The highlight…

2 min
watch series 7

While many of us expected a flat-edged Apple Watch to take to the stage at Apple’s September event, the company surprised everyone with a totally different design. Instead of an iPhone-like right-angled chassis with flat sides, the Apple Watch Series 7 actually has a more rounded shape than the Series 6. That softer design is paired with a screen that is 70% brighter with your wrist down, so surreptitiously checking the time should be less of a strain on your eyes. It also offers 20% more screen space than last year’s model thanks to borders that are 40% thinner, with the larger display meaning the Watch now comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes. And don’t worry, the new dimensions are compatible with existing bands. Bigger and better With a larger screen, Apple has…

1 min
the poll

Which new Apple product are you most excited about? Log on and see next issue’s big question! Apple Fitness+ new workouts Apple Fitness+ is Apple’s fitness subscription service. For £9.99 a month you get video workout training sessions covering a large number of exercises. It syncs with your Apple Watch and shows your goal progress on-screen. Now, Apple has added two new workout types to Fitness+ called Meditation and Pilates. As well as that, there is a new program dubbed Get Ready for Snow Season, with workouts tailored for snow sports enthusiasts and led by Olympic gold medallist Ted Ligety. Apple Fitness+ will tie in with SharePlay in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey later in the year, which will allow up to 32 people to take part in a joint workout session. Fitness+…

1 min
apple news roundup

FORTNITE OFF APP STORE INDEFINITELY BANNED UNTIL APPEALS OVER Apple has indefinitely banned Fortnite from the App Store, according to Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney. He said Apple has informed him that his firm’s game cannot return until all appeals in the’ legal battle have been exhausted. Given how long the appeals process can last, that could mean years. The dispute between the two companies is far from over (turn to p16 for more). IS YOUR MAC PROPERLY RECYCLED? MAC USERS IN THE DARK, SAYS STUDY Up to 70% of Mac users wrongly believe their devices are recycled, reused, or returned to Apple after they’re disposed of, according to a study by Arlington Research and app developer MacPaw. The authors say that only 40% of e-waste is recycled, negatively impacting the environment as much waste…

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macbook air 2022 redesign delay

If you’ve been holding out for a new MacBook Air, you might have to wait a little longer. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a good track record when it comes to Apple’s future plans, has claimed the company will release a freshly redesigned MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2022, from early July to late September. That’s a new estimate on the shipping date, and later than was initially predicted. Kuo had previously asserted that the new MacBook Air would splash down around the middle of 2022. So instead of a possible late spring or early summer timeframe, we might have to wait until almost October. Still, if the rumours are correct, there’s a lot to look forward to. Alongside a new Apple silicon chip and a high-quality miniLED display,…