Apple just wrapped up its “California Streaming” event and announced many new products, including the iPhone 13 line of smartphones, Apple watches with a larger screen, and new iPads.
If you’re looking for a quick recap of the show’s biggest news, we’ve got you covered here.
Apple’s new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini look a lot like the iPhone 12, but have a smaller notch and a diagonal camera array. They are fitted with the new A15 Bionic chip and have an improved dual camera system on the rear. Apple also promises 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 preorder them on September 17th before availability on September 24th.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are similar to their predecessors, with a stainless steel band on the sides and a matte finish on the back. But the big upgrade is the screen – they support Apple’s ProMotion adaptive refresh rate technology that hits 120Hz. They also have a new camera system and an A15 Bionic chip. Like the iPhone 13, Apple also promises improved battery life for 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 for pre-order on September 17th and release on September 24th. September.
Two key new camera features coming to the iPhone 13 lineup are Cinematic Mode, which applies portrait-style blur to the background, and something Apple calls Photographic Styles, which allows you to select different styles before taking a photo to give it a certain view.
The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in two larger screen sizes – 41mm and 45mm – with a slightly modified design. Some UI elements have been updated to better fit the larger screen, including sometimes showing a full keyboard. The new model starts at $ 399, but you can’t get it just yet. Apple says it will be available later this fall.
Apple has announced some upcoming updates for Fitness Plus, its workout service. Apple is adding Pilates workouts, guided meditations, and winter sports-inspired workouts to the service later this month. Group workouts, coming later this fall, will allow you to train with your friends. And the service is expanding to other countries, also later this fall.
Apple’s new iPad Mini has an all-new design that resembles the iPad Air released in 2020. The new Mini has an 8.3-inch display, Touch ID sensor on the power button, a USB- port. C, an ultra-wide 12MP camera front panel supporting Apple’s Center Stage technology and the option of 5G connectivity. It also supports the second generation Apple Pencil, which can magnetically connect to the side of the tablet. The new tablet starts at $ 499. It will be available to order on Tuesday before availability on September 24.
Apple has announced a new ninth generation iPad with an A13 Bionic chip. It also has an ultra-wide 12MP front camera that supports Center Stage. The new iPad starts at $ 329 with 64 GB. You can order it today and will be available on September 24.
The next major software updates for Apple phone tablets – iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 – will be available on September 20.
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