Today, Apple announced its new slate of gadgets that will soon invade your life, starting with the latest, greatest iPhone models. If you want to watch the company’s entire keynote presentation, click here. Just want the basics? Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s new products.
iPhone 11 Pro
As predicted, the new model will include a funky looking camera array with three sensors aligned in a triangular shape.
New colors include midnight green, space gray, silver, and a new gold color. The display comes in 6.5 inches and 5.8 inches. The screen is a new OLED panel and features haptic touch and the most pixels ever in an iPhone while also being more energy efficient.
The machine learning capabilities have been improved through the new chip design, increasing performance and making augmented reality applications far better. The new battery lasts four hours longer than iPhone Xs Max. The chargers are also improved to juice up your battery more quickly.
The new camera system (which is already generating hella memes) is called “Pro.” It includes a 12 megapixel wide camera, 12 megapixel ultra wide camera and a 12 megapixel telephoto camera that lets in 40% more light. You can now zoom in two times closer and zoom out two times further thanks to the new sensors.
Filmmakers, rejoice. There’s the ability to select lenses while recording. A new feature allows you to see all four lens views in a 2×2 grid. That helps to reduce the number of takes needed because each is recording simultaneously.
The new iPhone 11 features a new sound system that surrounds you, including built-in Dolby Atmos. It also comes in six colors, including a very subtle lilac color and a mint green. It costs $699.
Dual-cameras are the biggest exterior change. It includes a 12 megapixel wide camera and a 12 megapixel ultra-wide camera that captures details on the fringes of the screen. The idea is to capture more without moving. The ultra-wide view can elongate a subject or help you take a photo of something right in front of you when you can’t back up any further.
There’s also a cool new portrait effect called high-key mono that lets you take a modern black-and-white photo with a white background. Night mode helps you to take better images through adaptive bracketing.
Video can also be taken in wide angle view and a wheel lets you slide back into a zoom mode. It can support 4K video up to 60 frames per second across both cameras and includes a cinematic mode. “Quick take” lets you tap and hold the shutter button to take a clip without switching out of photo mode.
On the front camera, you can take 4K video at 60 frames per second, slow motion effects have been added (feel free to goof off or take that slow-mo glamor video) and the camera will now track your face when the phone is turned horizontally.
The phone includes a new A13 Bionic chip. CPU performance is increased and the company claims it’s the fastest in the industry, as well as the GPU. That will vastly improve the gaming experience, which is important given the launch of Apple Arcade.
Battery life is better than ever with an hour more time than the iPhone XR, Face ID has been improved and the phones will also be water resistant.
iPhone 11 Pro costs $999 and the iPhone Pro Max is $1,099. You can begin pre-ordering on Friday and the phones will start shipping by September 20.
Apple Watch Series 5
The next generation of Apple Watch, Series 5, includes an always-on display. You can always see the time and any health concerns. It will still maintain an 18-hour battery life. The workout metrics screen has been updated so that you can see it while working out. Plus, now you can covertly glance at your wrist during those business meetings. It’s available on September 20.
Interestingly, there’s a compass now included in the watch. It even has its own app that shows you latitude, longitude, incline and more. This is available to developers as well.
New safety features are also rolling out, including improved emergency services that allows you to make calls in 150 countries by holding down the side button, even without your iPhone.
Series 5 also includes titanium models for the first time ever. A new Nike watch is rolling out that includes Nike-branded watch faces and wristbands.
The Apple Watch, like other wearables, makes it possible to collect hoards of health data. So, there will also be three new health studies along with the launch:
- Apple Hearing Study
- Apple Women’s Health Study:
- Apple Heart and Movement Study
You can enroll through a new Apple Watch app called Apple Research. It’ll be available in the U.S. later this year.
iPad Seventh Gen
The sixth generation iPad will be replaced with a new seventh generation iPad. It’s designed with iPad OS, a new operating system, in mind. It features a 10.2-inch retina display, boasting 3.5 million pixels. It will cost $329. It’ll begin shipping at the end of the month.
New software, aptly named iPad OS, takes advantage of the large display on an iPad while thinking about the unique experience on an iPad as compared to on an iPhone. It includes a floating keyboard that lets you see more of the screen and type with one hand. You can also multitask and see more than one screen at a time.
The first shows will be available on November 1 for 100 countries at launch. The service is also $4.99/month for a family subscription. One year of Apple TV+ comes with all future purchases of MacBooks, iPhones, iPads, all hardware.
As part of the launch, and following the trend of technology companies creating original programming, Apple will unveil a new original film called “See,” which takes place in a future where humans lose their sense of sight. Except, some of the children are starting to be born with sight. It’s a power that the rest of the world thinks of as magical or even evil. Starring Jason Momoa, the film will come out on Apple TV+ when it debuts.
The first announcement was not surprising, considering Apple unveiled its Apple Arcade concept earlier this year. On Tuesday, the company gave more details on the new subscription service, which works on mobile, desktop and TV.
The service will have 100 all-new games at launch that aren’t available on any other service. New games will be added every month.
The service will launch in 150 countries on September 19. It’ll cost $4.99 per month for a family subscription. At launch, you can get a one month free trial.―Popular Mechanics