In the recently concluded Apple event, Apple made quite a number of revelations and announcements of new products everyone is talking about. These new products include the iPhone 13 lineup of smartphones, Apple Watches with a bigger screen, and new iPads. In case you missed the live stream or yet to find out about the biggest announcements from Apple’s event well here is a quick recap for you.
The iPhone 13 has A Familiar Design with a Smaller Notch
Apple’s new regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini look very similar to iPhone 12, but this time has a smaller notch and a diagonal camera array. They’re equipped with the new A15 Bionic chip and have an improved dual-camera system on the back. Apple is also promising longer battery life than the iPhone 12. The iPhone 13 Mini starts at $729, and the iPhone 13 starts at $829, though both are more affordable with carrier discounts. You can pre-order them on September 17th ahead of availability on September 24th.
The iPhone 13 Pro Finally Adds A High-Refresh Rate Screen
The new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max look similar to their predecessors, with a stainless steel band around the sides and a matte finish on the back. The big upgrade is the screen — they support Apple’s ProMotion adaptive refresh rate technology that tops out at 120Hz. They also have a new camera system and an A15 Bionic chip. Like the iPhone 13, Apple is also promising improved battery life from the iPhone 12 series. The iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 and the Pro Max starts at $1,099, and you can get both in a new 1TB storage option. The phones will be available to pre-order on September 17th, and they’ll be out on September 24th.
The New iPhones Add A Cinematic Mode For Video And Photograph Styles For Pictures
Two key new camera features coming to the iPhone 13 lineup is Cinematic Mode, which applies a portrait mode-style blur to the background, and something Apple calls photographic styles, which lets you select different styles before you take a photo to give it a certain look. The iPhone 13’s camera also has optical image stabilization tech from last year’s 12 Pro Max, along with far better sensors, all of which help make cinematic mode possible.
It’s unclear just how advanced cinematic mode is at this point. (Notably, it’s limited to 1080p and 30fps, according to Apple’s specs.) But if it works as advertised, it could be a major upgrade for home videos and pros looking to shoot with iPhones. Professionals can also take their footage to another level with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, both of which support ProRes video. At this point, it looks like cinematic mode could go the way of portrait capabilities, a feature that every smartphone maker will race to replicate. (And yes, we know that first arrived on Android phones.)
Apple Watch Series 7 Has A New Design And Bigger Screens
The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in two bigger screen sizes — 41mm and 45mm — with a slightly tweaked design. Some elements of the UI have been updated to better accommodate the bigger screen, including showing a full keyboard at times. The new model starts at $399, but you can’t get it just yet. Apple says it will be available later this fall
Apple Announces New Workouts Coming To Fitness Plus
Apple announced some updates coming to Fitness Plus, its workout service. Apple is adding Pilate’s workouts, guided meditations, and workouts inspired by winter sports to the service later this month. Group workouts, coming later this fall, will let you work out with your friends. And the service is expanding to more countries, also later this fall. Apple Fitness+, the first fitness service built entirely around Apple Watch, it will introduce guided Meditation, a simple way to practice mindfulness anywhere, anytime.
Apple’s New Ipad Mini Has a Bigger Screen and Refreshed Design
Apple’s new iPad Mini has an all-new design that resembles the iPad Air that was released in 2020. The new Mini has an 8.3-inch screen, a Touch ID sensor on the power button, a USB-C port, a 12MP ultra-wide front camera that supports Apple’s Center Stage technology, and the option of 5G connectivity. It also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, which can connect magnetically to the side of the tablet. The new tablet starts at $499.
Apple’s Next Level Ipad Has An A13 Bionic Chip
Apple announced a new ninth-generation iPad with an A13 Bionic chip. It also has a 12-megapixel ultra-wide front camera that is especially useful for video calls. It has a 122-degree field-of-view and comes with Center Stage, a tech that we’ve already seen in Apple’s iPad Pro. The new iPad has a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, which adjusts the screen content to the color temperature of your surroundings. It will support existing accessories like Apple’s Smart Keyboard and the first-generation Apple Pencil. The new iPad starts at $329 with 64GB. It will be available on September 24th.
iOS 15, iPadOS 15, And WatchOS 8 Will Be Available On September 20th
The next major software updates for Apple’s phones tablets — iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 — will be available on September 20th. iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will include a number of improvements and features, including redesigned notifications, Focus mode, Live Text, and more. iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 were previewed in June and have been in beta testing over the summer.