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Apple Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 5: A Review

It is strange to think that only five years ago Apple introduced a whole new product line, the Apple Watch. While it was introduced in September of 2014, it was not actually available for purchase until April of 2015.

In the past almost five years, both the Apple Watch hardware, as well the accompanying software, watchOS, has seen some significant upgrades. If you owned an original Apple Watch, retroactively dubbed the Series 0, you knew that it was not exactly the fastest piece of hardware around. Besides the hardware being slow, all of the interactions relied upon the paired iPhone for communications.

If it was merely a matter of having slow hardware and slow software, it may have been tolerable, given that it was a first-generation product. However, to add even more third-party applications were very limited in what they could do even on the watch. The overall experience for the first Apple Watch was, in a word, limited.

Apple recognized this limitation by creating the Series 1 Apple Watch, which was effectively a Series 0 watch, but had double the processing power. This upgrade vastly improved the functionality. At the same time, the Apple Watch Series 2 was released. The improvements with the Series 2 included water resistance, GPS, a brighter screen, and Nike+ Editions.

The next big upgrade was with the Apple Watch Series 3 when Apple introduced a cellular option for the Apple Watch, Blush Gold, and a barometric altimeter. Last year’s Series 4 Apple Watch included a new ECG sensor, with a companion digital sensor, a whole new set of sizes, 40mm and 44mm, and a gyroscope.

Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 does not have nearly as many new hardware specific features that the Series 4 watch did, However, there are a couple of very welcome improvements. The improvements with the Series 5 watch include an Always On Display, a Compass, and additional storage. Let us look at each of these.

Always On Display

One of the features that traditional watches have is the ability to always see the time. This has not been available on the Apple Watch, until the Series 5. The Always On Display, is, as the name states, always on. The Always On Display was definitely not possible on the original Apple Watch, the Series 1 nor the Series 2 Apple Watch. The battery life on the Series 4 could have handled it, but it likely was not ready with the Series 4.

When you have the “Always On” display enabled a few things will happen. First, the display will always be on. Secondly, any complications that have “sensitive” data will be hidden when your wrist is down. Sensitive Data is defined as health, calendar appointments, mail, and heart rate. The reason for this is to make sure that your private information is not shown to others. In the case of Activity data, all of the rings are turned black, so the data cannot be seen.

Additionally, when your wrist is down, the size of the screen will shrink a bit and the display will dim. This allows you an easy way to recognize that the display is off. Furthermore, when your wrist is down, you are not able to take screenshots. Again, this is to protect your data.

You can disable the Always On display, if you so choose to do so. To disable the Always On display perform the following steps:

  1. On the Apple Watch,, or use the Watch app on an iPhone,. open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down “Display & Brightness”.
  3. Tap on “Display & Brightness” to open the setting.
  4. Tap on “Always On” to open the Always On setting.
  5. Tap on the “Always On” toggle to disable the “Always On” display.

If you disable the Always On display, your Apple Watch will work similarly to the Series 4, and earlier models, and the display will only be turned on when you raise your wrist.

The last change with the Always On Display, while your wrist is down, is that the screen will refresh much slower than the Series 4. In fact, the screen refresh rate may be reduced to as low as 1 Hertz. This means that the screen will refresh once per second, which should, in theory, significantly improve battery life. On the topic of battery life, let us look at that next.

Battery Life

With each subsequent version of a product, it is quite likely for the battery life to improve. This is typically done by improving efficiency, increasing battery size, or both. In the case of the Series 5, the size of the battery has increased, but not for the 44mm watch, just the 40mm one.

As alluded to above, the battery life on the Series 4 Apple Watch was absolutely tremendous. I could easily go all day without needing worry about the battery running low. Most days the battery would be at above 50%. That has not my experience with the Series 5.

While I would suspect the Series 5 to have slightly worse battery life, due to the Always On Display, my battery life has been significantly worse than the Series 4. There are some days that my 44mm Series 5 Apple Watch is down to 25% when I put it on the charger. I have not been using the Series 5 in any different manner than I did with the Series 4.

To me, this is not acceptable. Yes, there is technically enough battery life to get through the day, that is only with approximately 30 minutes of exercise. If I end up doing a longer workout this results in even less battery life remaining. If I had been running a beta, I might have expected this, but this is the release version of watchOS, so it is not that. Hopefully, Apple will be able to improve the battery life with a subsequent update. Let us look at the another new feature, the Compass.

Compass

The Compass is a brand new feature of the Series 5 Apple Watch. The Compass allows you to determine your current heading; just as a handheld compass would do. The digital compass provides more than just the current heading. You can also see the current degree of inline, elevation, latitude and longitude. Even though this is a great feature, there may be some possible issues with it.

Possible Issues

The compass is not foolproof. This is because the Compass in the Apple Watch Series 5 can be affected by any magnet. This includes magnets within Watch Bands.

Per Apple’s support page for the Compass:

The presence of magnets can affect the accuracy of any compass sensor. Apple’s Leather Loop, Milanese Loop, and earlier Sport Loop watch bands use magnets or magnetic material that might interfere with the Apple Watch compass. The compass isn’t affected by Sport Loop bands introduced in September 2019, or any version of the Sport Band.

What this means is that if you have a Milanese Loop, a Leather Loop, and older Apple Watch Sport Loop, and possibly even third-party watch bands, they may interfere with the Compass on the Apple Watch. It is not guaranteed to do so, but it might cause a problem. This is something to be aware of, in case you need to rely on the Compass.

Storage

The storage for the Apple Watch has steadily increased since the original Apple Watch. For the first three generations you had 8GB of storage on the Apple Watch. If you had a Series 3 Cellular model, this was doubled to 16GB. The Series 4 made 16GB standard, and the Series 5 Apple Watch has 32GB of storage standard.

This rapid increase in storage has is great if you want to store additional media, like voice memos, music, and photos. I do not see Apple adding additional storage beyond 32GB, unless there is a significant reason to add storage. There is one last thing to cover, the included watch band.

Purchasing Experience

Apple has done something different when you purchase an Apple Watch. With the release of the Series 4 Apple Watch, you had to choose one of the pre-defined Apple Watch and Watch Band. Even if you did this, the two items would come in separate boxes. That is not the case with the Series 5. You can now pair any Apple Watch with any Apple Watch band.

This has a couple of different benefits. The first is that you can get the exact pairing that you want. This means that you can get the exact pairing of Apple Watch and band that meets your style. Additionally, this also means that you will not need to have a band that you will not end up using. This is not only good for your wallet, but also for the environment, because Apple does not have to produce an additional watch band that may just end up in the landfill. Next, let us look at the Sport Loop.

Sport Loop

I will not do a whole review of the Apple Watch Sport Loop, because I did one in 2018. Instead, I want to comment on the design of the 2019 Sport Loops.

This year Apple has gone with a two-tone color scheme for the sport loops. The sport loop that I chose this year is the Anchor Gray. In the picture this looks like a black and gray band, however when you look at it in person, it is actually two different shades of gray. The darker of the two colors is on the outside while the lighter of the two is on the inside of the band.

This is a nice look overall and I think the two-tone color scheme has a second utility, besides new colors. I think it is related to the Compass feature and allows Apple employees to easily identify the band as one that does not interfere with the Compass feature on the Series 5 Apple Watch.

Closing Thoughts

The Apple Watch Series 5 is a decent upgrade, particularly with the Always On display. While the battery life has been significantly degraded, it still does make it though the day. The battery life may improve with a software upgrade, but only time will tell on that.

The new Compass is a nice feature, particularly since it provides you with the current latitude and longitude. The new 2019 Sport Loops will not interfere with the compass, but some other bands may interfere. The additional storage that is available should come in handy if you want to load up your Apple Watch with any type of media.

If you have an original Apple Watch, a Series 1, or even a Series 2, the Apple Watch Series 5 will be a great upgrade. If you have a Series 4, it may not be necessary to upgrade, unless you absolutely must have the Always On display.

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iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max Availability for 10/11/2019 (Mid-day)

Here is the availability for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This is current as of Noon on 10/11/2019. There have been no changes for Apple, but there have been some for the carriers.

Changes for the Carriers

  • ATT – 64GB White iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 17, 2019 to Oct 21, 2019
  • ATT – 256GB Purple iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 21, 2019
  • Verizon – 64GB Black iPhone 11 has changed from Available to 10-23-2019
  • Verizon – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 11 has changed from 10-16-2019 to Available
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 15 – Oct-21 to Oct 11 – Oct-14
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 14 – Oct-21 to Oct 14 – Oct-16
  • Verizon – 256GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10-23-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 256GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Available to 10-16-2019
  • Verizon – 64GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Available to 10-30-2019
  • Verizon – 512GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 11-06-2019 to Available
  • ATT – 512GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019
  • Verizon – 256GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from 10-25-2019 to Available

iPhone 11

ATT 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Black Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Yellow Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Purple Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
(PRODUCT)Red Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Black Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Yellow Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Purple Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
(PRODUCT)Red Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Black Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Yellow Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Purple Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
(PRODUCT)Red Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Black Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Yellow Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Purple Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
(PRODUCT)Red Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Sim-Free 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Oct 21 – Oct 28 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Black Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Yellow Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14
Purple Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
(PRODUCT)Red Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14 Mon, Oct 14

iPhone 11 Pro

ATT 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4

iPhone 11 Pro Max

ATT 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Silver Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Midnight Green Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4
Gold Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4 Oct 28 – Nov 4

iPhone 11 – from Carriers

ATT 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Oct 21, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
Black Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
Green Oct 28, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Nov 4, 2019
Yellow Oct 28, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
Purple Oct 28, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 21, 2019
(PRODUCT)Red Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 21, 2019
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White In Stock 10/11 – 10/18 10/18 – 10/25
Black In Stock 10/11 – 10/18 Ships 10/11 – 10/18
Green 10/25 – 11/1 10/18 – 10/25 10/25 – 11/1
Yellow 10/18 – 10/25 10/11 – 10/18 In Stock
Purple 10/11 – 10/18 10/11 – 10/18 In Stock
(PRODUCT)Red In Stock 10/11 – 10/18 10/11 – 10/18
T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Black Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29
Green Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Yellow Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Purple Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13
(PRODUCT)Red Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Available Available Available
Black 10-23-2019 Available Available
Green 10-25-2019 10-30-2019 11-06-2019
Yellow Available Available Available
Purple Available Available Available
(PRODUCT)Red Available Available Available

iPhone 11 Pro – from Carriers

ATT 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28, 2019 Oct 28, 2019 Nov 11, 2019
Silver Nov 4, 2019 Oct 28, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
Midnight Green Oct 28, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Nov 11, 2019
Gold Oct 21, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Oct 21, 2019
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray 10/11 – 10/18 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
Silver 10/25 – 11/1 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
Midnight Green 10/11 – 10/18 Ships 10/18 – 10/25 10/25 – 11/1
Gold 10/11 – 10/18 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 11 – Oct-14 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 11 – Oct-14
Silver Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 11 – Oct-14
Midnight Green Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Gold Oct 14 – Oct-16 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 11 – Oct-14
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Available Available 10-30-2019
Silver Available 10-16-2019 11-06-2019
Midnight Green 10-30-2019 11-13-2019 11-06-2019
Gold Available Available Available

iPhone 11 Pro Max – from Carriers

ATT 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 28, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Oct 28, 2019
Silver Nov 4, 2019 Nov 4, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
Midnight Green Oct 28, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Oct 28, 2019
Gold Oct 28, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray 10/11 – 10/18 10/11 – 10/18 10/11 – 10/18
Silver 10/18 – 10/25 10/25 – 11/1 In Stock
Midnight Green 10/11 – 10/18 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
Gold 10/18 – 10/25 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Silver Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Midnight Green Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Gold Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Available Available 10-23-2019
Silver Available Available 10-16-2019
Midnight Green Available Available 11-13-2019
Gold Available Available 11-06-2019

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Apple iPhone

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max Availability for 10/09/2019 (Evening)

Here is the availability for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max for the evening of 10/09/2019. There have been no changes for Apple, but there have been some changes for the carriers.

Changes for the Carriers

  • ATT – 64GB White iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019
  • ATT – 128GB White iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019
  • ATT – 256GB White iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 64GB Black iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 128GB Black iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 256GB Black iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 64GB Green iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 28, 2019 to Oct 24, 2019
  • ATT – 128GB Green iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019
  • ATT – 128GB Yellow iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 256GB Yellow iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 128GB Purple iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 64GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • Sprint – 128GB White iPhone 11 has changed from In Stock to 10/11 – 10/18
  • Sprint – 256GB White iPhone 11 has changed from In Stock to 10/18 – 10/25
  • Sprint – 128GB Black iPhone 11 has changed from In Stock to 10/11 – 10/18
  • Sprint – 64GB Green iPhone 11 has changed from 10/18 – 10/25 to 10/25 – 11/1
  • Sprint – 64GB Yellow iPhone 11 has changed from Ships 10/4 – 10/11 to 10/18 – 10/25
  • Sprint – 64GB Purple iPhone 11 has changed from 10/4 – 10/11 to 10/11 – 10/18
  • Sprint – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 11 has changed from In Stock to 10/11 – 10/18
  • T-Mobile – 64GB White iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 15 – Oct-21
  • T-Mobile – 128GB White iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 256GB White iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Black iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 09 – Oct-11 to Oct 15 – Oct-21
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Black iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 09 – Oct-11 to Oct 15 – Oct-21
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Black iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Green iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Green iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Green iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Yellow iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Yellow iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Yellow iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Purple iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Purple iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 256GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 11 has changed from Oct 15 – Oct-21 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • Verizon – 64GB Green iPhone 11 has changed from Available to 10-25-2019
  • Verizon – 256GB Yellow iPhone 11 has changed from 10-23-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 128GB Purple iPhone 11 has changed from 10-11-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 256GB Purple iPhone 11 has changed from 10-16-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 11 has changed from 10-13-2019 to 10-16-2019
  • ATT – 256GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 14, 2019 to Oct 24, 2019
  • ATT – 512GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 256GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019
  • Sprint – 64GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10/04 – 10/11 to 10/11 – 10/18
  • Sprint – 64GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10/11 – 10/18 to 10/25 – 11/1
  • Sprint – 64GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10/4 – 10/11 to 10/11 – 10/18
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 15 – Oct-21 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 15 – Oct-21 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 512GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 15 – Oct-21 to Oct 14 – Oct-21
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • Verizon – 64GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10-16-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 64GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10-16-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 512GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10-23-2019 to 11-06-2019
  • Verizon – 64GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10-11-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 256GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 11-06-2019 to 11-13-2019
  • Verizon – 512GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10-30-2019 to 11-06-2019
  • Verizon – 64GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10-16-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 256GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro has changed from 10-16-2019 to Available
  • ATT – 64GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 28, 2019 to Oct 24, 2019
  • ATT – 256GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 21, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019
  • ATT – 512GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Nov 4, 2019 to Oct 24, 2019
  • ATT – 64GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 28, 2019 to Oct 24, 2019
  • ATT – 64GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 14, 2019 to Oct 24, 2019
  • ATT – 256GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • ATT – 512GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
  • Sprint – 512GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from 10/4 – 10/11 to 10/11 – 10/18
  • Sprint – 256GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from 10/11 – 10/18 to 10/25 – 11/1
  • Sprint – 256GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from 10/04 – 10/11 to 10/18 – 10/25
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 512GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 512GB Silver iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 23 – Oct-29
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 512GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • T-Mobile – 512GB Gold iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from Oct 23 – Nov-06 to Oct 30 – Nov-13
  • Verizon – 64GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from 10-16-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 256GB Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from 10-16-2019 to Available
  • Verizon – 64GB Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro Max has changed from 10-23-2019 to Available

iPhone 11

ATT 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Black Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Green Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
Yellow Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Purple Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Black Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Green Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
Yellow Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Purple Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Black Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Green Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
Yellow Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Purple Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Black Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Green Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
Yellow Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Purple Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Sim-Free 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Oct 17 – Oct 24 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Black Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Green Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
Yellow Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11
Purple Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31 Oct 24 – Oct 31
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11 Fri, Oct 11

iPhone 11 Pro

ATT 64GB 256GB 512GB
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Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
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Space Gray Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
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Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
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Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6

iPhone 11 Pro Max

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Space Gray Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Silver Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Midnight Green Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6
Gold Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6 Oct 30 – Nov 6

iPhone 11 – from Carriers

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White Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Black Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Green Oct 24, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 31, 2019
Yellow Oct 24, 2019 Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Purple Oct 24, 2019 Oct 15, 2019 Oct 24, 2019
(PRODUCT)Red Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
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Green 10/25 – 11/1 10/18 – 10/25 10/25 – 11/1
Yellow 10/18 – 10/25 10/11 – 10/18 In Stock
Purple 10/11 – 10/18 10/11 – 10/18 In Stock
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T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Black Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29
Green Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Yellow Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Purple Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13
(PRODUCT)Red Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Available Available Available
Black Available Available Available
Green 10-25-2019 10-30-2019 11-06-2019
Yellow Available Available Available
Purple Available Available Available
(PRODUCT)Red Available 10-16-2019 Available

iPhone 11 Pro – from Carriers

ATT 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 24, 2019 Oct 24, 2019 Nov 7, 2019
Silver Oct 31, 2019 Oct 24, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Midnight Green Oct 24, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Nov 7, 2019
Gold Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray 10/11 – 10/18 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
Silver 10/25 – 11/1 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
Midnight Green 10/11 – 10/18 Ships 10/18 – 10/25 10/25 – 11/1
Gold 10/11 – 10/18 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 09 – Oct-11
Silver Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 09 – Oct-11
Midnight Green Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Gold Oct 14 – Oct-21 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 09 – Oct-11
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Available 10-23-2019 10-30-2019
Silver Available Available 11-06-2019
Midnight Green Available 11-13-2019 11-06-2019
Gold Available Available 11-06-2019

iPhone 11 Pro Max – from Carriers

ATT 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 24, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 24, 2019
Silver Oct 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2019 Oct 24, 2019
Midnight Green Oct 24, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Oct 24, 2019
Gold Oct 24, 2019 Oct 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray 10/11 – 10/18 10/11 – 10/18 10/11 – 10/18
Silver 10/18 – 10/25 10/25 – 11/1 In Stock
Midnight Green 10/11 – 10/18 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
Gold 10/18 – 10/25 10/18 – 10/25 In Stock
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Silver Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Midnight Green Oct 23 – Oct-29 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Gold Oct 15 – Oct-21 Oct 30 – Nov-13 Oct 30 – Nov-13
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Space Gray Available Available 10-23-2019
Silver Available Available 10-16-2019
Midnight Green Available 10-25-2019 11-13-2019
Gold Available Available 11-06-2019

Categories
Books

macOS Catalina for Users, Administrators, and Developers Now Available

Today Apple released macOS Catalina. This means that my e-book, macOS Catalina for Users, Administrators, and Developers is now available. This is available from Apple or from Amazon for $3.99. It will also be available from Barnes and Noble, as well as Kobo, in the next week or so.

There are also two paperbacks available, one in black and white, and the other is color. They cost $14.99 and $39.99 respectively. Either one can be purchased from Amazon or any other retailer by using the ISBN 9781687213358 for the black and white version and 9781687206411 for the color version.


macOS is a mature operating system, even so macOS Catalina has a slew of new features including iPad apps on the Mac, the ability to use your iPad with your Mac with a new feature called SideCar, and changes to apps like Photos, Notes, and Safari.

Also covered is the the breakup of iTunes into three separate apps, Music, TV, and Podcasts. The iOS feature Screen Time to help you manage your time in front of all of your screens is now available on macOS. Notes, Photos, and Safari have all seen some changes which will be helpful to users. 

macOS Catalina has made tremendous leaps forward for those who may not be able to use a mouse with the new Voice Control features which go way beyond simple commands and provides full control.

For Server Administrators we discuss the changes around the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and how they are being folded into Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager. We also tackle the payload changes as well as a big change with the command line and even some changes to the Apple File System (APFS).

Developers will have some big changes with Swift 5 and the all new SwiftUI and Combine frameworks. We also look at the improvements to Xcode, Diffable Sources, Natural Language Framework, Notarization changes, and Core Data and CloudKit changes.

If you use macOS, there is something for you in macOS Catalina for Users, Administrators, and Developers.

Categories
Apps

wwrite 4.5.1 and wwriteLite 4.5.1 are now available

wwrite 4.5.1 and wwriteLite 4.5.1 are now available. These are minor updates that add support for the latest 10.2-inch iPad, and the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

New Features

  • Added support for 10.2-inch iPad, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the ad refresh not working properly. (wwriteLite only)

These are free updates and are available in the App Store now.