Appleis currently in the midst of launching a bevy of new iPhones at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, as part of the Apple Event for September. So far we’ve seen so much, including three new iPhones, a new iPad, and a new Apple Watch Series 5. But there’s still more to come.
So there’s no shortage of awesome new Apple toys to play with in the near future. But you don’t want to just pick up the news after it’s happened, you want to see all the reveals in real time. Well, we’ve already covered how to watch the Apple Event as it unfolds, but if you can’t watch the video livestream, we’ve got you covered. Keep an eye here for live updates on exactly what’s been revealed so far. In addition, make sure you follow our Mobile Editor Julian Chokkattu on Twitter as well as our main Digital Trends account, and the DT Mobile account for the latest news, reveals, and hands-on impressions from the event.
The iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max
We’ve waited years for Apple to release an iPhone with the “Pro” appellation, and now they’re releasing two — the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
They’re the iPhones for power users, and they’ve been designed to reflect such. They’re made from stainless steel and glass, and come with a matte finish. There’s a selection of colors, including midnight green, space grey, and silver. Both new models come with Apple’s new Super Retina XDR displays — which Apple calls its best ever. You’ll find a 5.8-inch display on the iPhone 11 Pro, and a 6.5-inch display on the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Both Apple iPhone 11 Pro models come with the Apple A13 Bionic processor, like the iPhone 11. The A13 is super-powerful, but Apple has also tuned it to be efficient too, with an eye to boosting battery life. Those improvements have been pretty impressive, as Apple claims the iPhone 11 Pro will last up to 4 hours longer than the iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will have five hours more battery life than the iPhone XS Max. Best of all, an iPhone will finally come with a fast charger — even if it is only a 15W charger.
The camera has been upgraded too. There are three 12-megapixel lenses, including a telephoto lens, a wide-angle lens, and Apple’s incredible new ultra wide-angle lens. Expect the iPhone 11 Pro range to come high in our best camera phones list. But it’s not just about the hardware — Apple is also introducing a new piece of software called Deep Fusion. Deep Fusion uses machine learning to blend together a number of long and short exposure photos to create a single, great-looking image.
The iPhone 11 Pro will start from $999, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max from $1,099. The iPhone XR will see a price-drop as a result, starting at just $599 — a great price for a great phone. The iPhone 8 will stay around too, and will now start from $449. Pre-orders for the new iPhone 11 Pro starts on September 13, and will ship on September 20.
The iPhone 11
Here it is. The big kahuna. The top dog. The one we knew was coming. The new iPhone range. Apple CEO Tim Cook started by highlighting how well the iPhone XR performed after launch — so it made sense they launched that phone’s successor first, the iPhone 11.
The iPhone 11 is made from a glass and aluminum body, milled down from a single piece of tough glass. It’s available in six colors, including Product RED and purple. There’s a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display — like the iPhone XR — but the big new change is the addition of another camera lens. It has two 12-megapixel lenses, one of which is an ultra wide-angle lens to provide those absolutely stunning landscape shots. The other 12-megapixel lens is a regular wide-angle lens — so it’s no slouch either!
The camera now comes with a Night Mode, catching up to the likes of Google and Huawei. It’ll come on automatically when it’s needed, boosting light and reducing noise significantly, allowing users to take great photos in much lower lighting. Video has been boosted too, and there’s support for 4K video at 60 frames-per-second. The new Quick Take feature makes taking video much easier too, by simply holding down the camera button to start taking videos.
The specs have seen a boost too of course. The iPhone 11 is now powered by Apple’s new A13 Bionic chip. Apple boasts this is the most powerful processor ever in a mobile device. That’s something we’ll be happy to put to the test. The iPhone XR’s battery life was pretty impressive, so it’s quite the boast when Apple claims its boosted that battery life by an hour. We’ll be putting that to the test too.
As the successor to the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 needed to have a great price — and it does. Prices for the iPhone 11 start from just $699, dropping past even the iPhone XR’s $750 price tag. You’ll be able to pre-order the iPhone 11 from September 13, and will release on September 20.
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The Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch is one of the best things about Apple at the moment. Don’t believe us? Just ask Andy Boxall. Apple shared a video update with testimonials from all the customers whose lives have been positively effected by their Apple Watch, from those whose fitness level has been increased, to those whose lives were saved by their Apple Watch’s ECG and fall detection features. It’s a pretty heartwarming video. Apple also shared how the health data being gathered from the Apple Watch has been helping key health research.
But this section wasn’t just an Apple Watch Series 4 love-in — Apple also revealed the Apple Watch Series 5. The big new advancement with this new series is the addition of a new always-on Retina display, so you can easily glance down at your watch to quickly get an update. The new LTPO display is also more efficient, meaning a lower draw on the battery — which means the new Apple Watch will still pull in an 18-hour battery life.
There’s a built-in compass that comes with an incline meter and more — and app developers can take advantage of this feature, adding the data to their apps. As already shown, health and safety has always been a huge part of the Apple Watch — and Apple is boosting that. The Series 5 comes with international emergency calling, so you can easily call for help, even if you’re away from home. Like the new iPad, the new Apple Watch is made from 100% recycled aluminum — except, of course, for the gorgeous ceramic model.
The Apple Watch Series 5 starts from $399, and $499 for LTE models. It can be ordered from today, and will be available in stores later this month. In addition, the Apple Watch Series 3 is seeing a price cut, and is going down to $199.
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We didn’t expect to see this one. Apple has added a lot to the iPad recently, and with iPadOS on the way it’s only going to get better. Today, Apple is upgrading the 9.7-inch iPad. Priced at $300, the last iPad brought in lots of new users. Now, the sixth generation iPad is being replaced by the new, seventh generation iPad.
The new iPad has a larger, 10.2-inch display, but it’s not rocking a new bezel-less display like the iPad Pro. Instead, it has the same design as the last iPad — just bigger. It’s rocking a more powerful processor though, and it can now also be paired with a smart keyboard and iPadOS. It’s made from 100% recycled aluminum, making it more environmentally friendly.
Prices for the new iPad start at $329, and educational customers can pick it up for just $299. It’s available to be ordered now, and will be shipped at the end of the month.
Apple has previously shared a lot of great looking shows for Apple TV+, but today it showed off See, a new TV series starring Jason Momoa set in a world where all humans have lost the ability to see. Human society has been decimated, and the survivors believe sight was taken from humans as punishment for their sins. As a result, when children who are able to see are born, the primitive society of See is thrown into turmoil as the main characters fight to save their babies from a world that sees them as unholy.
The first Apple TV+ shows will be available on November 1, with new programs added every month. It will be available in over 100 countries on launch, and will cost just $5 a month. You’ll also get a year’s worth of Apple TV+ included when you buy a new Apple device from today.
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It may be last on this list, but it certainly wasn’t at the event. Tim Cook kicked off the event by throwing us a curve ball, ditching the usual updates and diving straight into the new Apple Arcade. Apple Arcade brings you all the games you want for iOS, MacOS, and Apple TV in one place, and it’s launching with over 100 games from a bunch of your favorite developers.
Apple is teaming up with Konami to bring Frogger in Toy Town to the Apple Arcade. Unlike traditional Frogger, this revamped version of everyone’s favorite digital frog can… throw bombs? Blimey, kids these days. Shinsekai: Into the Depths takes you under the sea, challenging you to survive as you explore this amazing new world. Finally, Annapurna Interactive brought the trippy but heartfelt world of Sayonara Wild Hearts.
Apple Arcade launches on September 19 in over 150 countries. 100 new games are planned to be added in the weeks ahead. It’ll cost you $5 a month to access the Apple Arcade — though you’ll also get a month’s free trial.
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Published at Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:39:56 +0000