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Apple reveals 'Time Flies' event date

Apple 2020 event

Apple has officially sent out invites to its highly-anticipated media event taking place at Apple Park. The event will stream online starting Tuesday September 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific time (1:00 Eastern). Several new product announcements are expected, however it's looking as if the iPhone 12 reveal may be postponed until a future date. One leading indication is the September event title, "Time Flies".

iOS 13.7 adds Exposure Notifications Express to iPhone

COVID-19 Exposure Notifications

The second update to iOS 13 within three weeks is here. iOS 13.7 is a minor update, with undisclosed bug fixes and one significant change to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system. While the iOS 13.6.1 update brought iPhone users a fix to the green tint issue on some displays, iOS 13.7 mostly works behind the scenes.

Fortnite Season 4 not coming to iOS

Fortnite Tart Tycoon outfit

Fortnite fans currently playing on iOS devices will be stuck at Chapter 2 - Season 3 when the Season 4 update drops on August 27th. With Fortnite pulled from the App Store and Google Play, Epic Games held a final battle for all players who already have the game installed on their Apple devices. The FreeFortnite Cup took place on Sunday, August 23 across all platforms. It may be the last time iOS players can try for Victory Royale before the real-world legal battles are fought.

AppleCare+ purchase period extended to one year

AppleCare+

Apple provides a 60-day window after the initial purchase date for owners to add AppleCare+ coverage to their devices. Although an inspection is sometimes required, this gives customers additional time to decide whether they want the extra peace of mind. This purchase period will be extended to one year for US and Canadian customers.

Apple Watch gets National Parks challenge for 2020

National Parks activity challenge

For the third year running, Apple is holding an Apple Watch Activity Challenge to help celebrate National Parks. Last year's workout was designed to mark the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. This year, users are asked to earn awards on August 30th by hiking, walking, riding, or running a mile or more. The activity can be logged by any app that adds workouts to Health.

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