In this week’s top stories: Apple running early access program for Apple Arcade, watchOS 6 beta confirms design changes for the Apple Watch, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.

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9to5Mac reported on Saturday that Apple is running an early access program for Apple Arcade. Currently, it is a limited internal test designed for employees, but they do have access to certain games and are testing various aspects of the service ahead of its fall launch. Get a close look at Apple Arcade here.

Meanwhile, assets found within the watchOS 6 have confirmed new Apple Watch models that are on their way. The images indicate that Apple this year will launch a new ceramic Apple Watch, as well as a new titanium Apple Watch. This would be the first time we’ve seen a titanium Apple Watch, and mark the return of the ceramic option originally introduced with the Series 2.

Meanwhile, assets found within the latest iOS 13 beta suggest that Apple will hold its iPhone 11 event on September event. An asset within iOS 13 beta 7 shows an iOS screenshot with the date of Tuesday, September 10th. This asset is named “HoldForRelease.” This is the same date that we had predicted last month, and which follows the precedent set by Apple in years prior.

Last but not least, an analyst at Wedbush this week reported that his latest supply chain checks indicate that all three new iPhone 11 models will also be released in September. This would mean the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max would all be released simultaneously – a first for Apple’s three-tiered iPhone line.

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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 fourth episode of our new Watch Time podcast, Zac is joined by Kyle Seth Gray to talk about fitness experiences in school, fitness trackers before the Apple Watch, useful watchOS apps for exercise tracking, learning to scale and even enjoy workouts including cycling and yoga with the Apple Watch, and much more.

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 #238 |

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the new Apple Maps experience, the release of iOS 13 beta 7, a potential iPhone 11 event date, an improvement to Mac App Store stories, the possibility of Spotify working with Siri, our review of the new Sonos IKEA AirPlay 2 speakers, and much more.

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

Stacktrace Podcast #49 |

Rambo explores running iOS apps on the Mac with Catalyst, John falls in love will full screen mode all over again, and Apple’s new security measures for Mac apps and batteries cause a bit of a stir in the community. Also, tips for minimizing distractions, our first app crushes, and how come SwiftUI won’t run on iOS 12 and below?

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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