It’s still time!
It’s September, which usually means two things: we’re blasting Earth, Wind, and Fire on a loop, and Apple will announce a new iPhone (or four.)
Just in time, Apple hosted a remote event this morning, sort of broadcasting live from its Cupertino campus. Whether you didn’t have time to watch the entire hour-long broadcast or just wanted the highlights, we’ve got you covered – as usual, we’ve rounded it all up to the bullet.
Both the standard iPad and iPad mini have received the update treatment – here’s what’s new for each:
- Runs the A13 Bionic chip, which Apple first introduced in 2019 with the iPhone 11. Apple claims it is 20% faster in all areas compared to the last generation.
- The front camera has gone from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels ultra-wide
- It gets Center Stage, the feature that debuted on the iPad Pro, and automatically crops front-facing video to keep your face centered as you move around a room.
- Starting at $ 329 (or $ 299 for schools). Orders start today, shipping next week.
New iPad mini:
- Redesigned with thinner borders and more rounded edges
- The display has been increased to 8.3 ″ (instead of 7.9 ″) while maintaining the same overall size of the device
- CPU is 40% faster, while GPU is 80% faster
- There will be a 5G model
- The rear camera has a much improved 12 MP camera with True Tone flash, and like the standard iPad, the front camera has 12 MP ultra wide and center support.
- It will support the second generation Apple pencil
- Starting at $ 499. Orders start today, shipping next week.
Apple kicked off the watch segment with a few new features coming to iOS 8 (like fall detection for cyclists and better algorithms for detecting calories burned when you’re on an electric bike) before announcing a new watch – series 7, they call this.
Apple Watch Series 7:
- By reducing the edges of the screen, they were able to insert a 20% larger display.
- To take advantage of this larger screen, the buttons are larger in the user interface
- It has a sweep-style prediction keyboard, for easier text entry on the go.
- Apple claims it has the strongest (most crack-resistant) screen to date and that it is the first Apple Watch to be IP6X certified against dust.
- An ‘updated charging architecture’ and a new USB-C charger allow it to charge 33% faster
- Series 7 will start at $ 399 and start shipping “later this fall”
Not one, not two, but four new iPhones – iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro max. Faster chips, better cameras, better battery life.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini:
- Both run Apple’s new A15 Bionic chip. It has a 6-core processor (two high-performance cores, four high-efficiency), a quad-core GPU, and big improvements to the neural engine that Apple uses for machine learning on the device. .
- A “protective ceramic front,” which Apple says is stronger than the glass of any other smartphone.
- IP68 water resistance
- 28% brighter screen
- The iPhone 13 arrives at 6.1 inches, while the iPhone 13 mini will be at 5.4 inches.
- A wild new “Cinematic” mode that uses machine learning for tricks like automatically shifting the camera focus when a speaker on the screen is looking at someone behind it
- The 64GB model was eventually phased out, with the base models getting 128GB of storage.
- Apple says the iPhone 13 mini’s battery life has been improved by an hour and a half, while most iPhone 13 users will get two and a half hours more per charge.
- The iPhone 13 will start at $ 799, while the iPhone 13 mini will start at $ 699.
iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max:
- It gets that new “ceramic shield front”, as well as an upgrade to A15, here with a five-core GPU.
- As they say, it will get a screen that can adjust its refresh rate up to 120Hz for super smooth movement / scrolling.
- It has three cameras on the back: a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, an ultra-wide and a wide angle. Night mode will now be compatible with all three cameras (including telephoto, which previously did not support it.)
- It will be available in two sizes: 6.1 ″ (Pro) and 6.7 ″ (Pro Max).
- For those who don’t seem to have enough storage space, they are introducing 1TB models!
- Pro starts at $ 999, Pro Max starts at $ 1099. Pre-orders start September 17th and will ship September 24th.
- iOS 15 will be available on Monday, September 20
- Apple’s Fitness Plus service is rolled out in 15 new countries, including Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Mexico and Russia. The trainings will be in English and subtitled in six languages. They also initiate group workouts, which can be started from iMessage or FaceTime and will allow you to multitask in both your hangouts and workouts.
- Apple’s MagSafe Wallet will now be able to track last known location if the wallet is separated from the phone