Apple's Upcoming Updates Should Make You Wary of Buying Your Next Device

Considering the fact that Apple Watch Series 3 is four years old, you may be tempted to purchase it right now. After all, the device is less expensive than the newer Series 7 and SE, and you may not even know that it’s outdated. That’s where budget-conscious Apple users come in. Thankfully, there are still some great options for those on a budget, such as the cheap Apple Watch Series 3. But you should be wary of purchasing an Apple product until they announce updates for it.

Apple Watch Series 3 won’t get new features or security patches

Unfortunately, Apple Watch users are out of luck. The Series 3 won’t get the latest watchOS 9 update. This means that owners will have to restore their watch every two months to stay on the latest version of the operating system. And, even if a security patch was made available for the new watch, it’s still not worth the hassle. Instead of releasing new security features, Apple should consider lowering the price of the original watch to attract new customers.

Apple’s hyper-secretive work culture is ruining people’s lives

A group of Apple employees has gone public with their stories about sexual harassment and alleged misconduct. Almost all of them claim that they were ignored by HR and never heard from again. Despite repeated requests for comment, Apple has yet to respond. Here’s why:

Apple’s privacy policies

While Apple has struggled in recent years to deliver convenient experiences, its policies regarding privacy should have you on the fence about purchasing one of its products. Apple’s privacy policies require companies to have search warrants from government agencies before they can access user data. However, if your phone is already on the government’s radar, the company will likely remove the app if you complain. This policy is also inconsistent between countries.

iOS 16

The new iOS 16 is available on the iPhone 7 and newer, as well as the iPhone XS series. This update comes with a few new features. While live sports is a great addition for sports fans, it may not be a huge selling point for the average user. It is worth noting that iOS 16 is designed specifically for these devices, so you should not expect to see the most recent features on your device.

Accessibility features

In light of recent reports, Apple is preparing to introduce new accessibility features on its products. The company is also planning to make all its products more accessible, and a major step in that direction is the release of an accessibility guide for iPhone users. The guide features tips for people with visual impairments, such as zooming in and out of the device. In addition, the guide includes information about businesses and organizations that prioritize the use of sign languages.

Notification stacking

The new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates bring the addition of Notification Summary, which lets users customize what notifications they receive. Other features include Focus Mode, which lets users turn off all notifications or hide them when they’re not needed. But it’s the new Focus features that really make these upcoming updates seem like a bad idea. Let’s take a look at the reasons why they’re not a good idea.