Everything Apple Announced At iPhone 13 Event:
The highly anticipated Apple iPhone event took place on Tuesday, and we gots lots of news.
Coming into the big day, people in-the-know expected a few things to drop, chiefly the new iPhone, the Apple Watch Series 7, and perhaps new AirPods. But the event also kicked off with surprise news about its iPads, including the new iPad Mini.
Here’s what’s happened thus far, which will be continuously updated.
iPhone 13, the news you’ve all been waiting for
It’s the big news of the day that everyone expected. Apple announced the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini. The new iPhone comes in fresh colors, promises a better camera, a better display, a notch, and Apple’s A15 Bionic chip, which the company claims outperforms its competitors.
The new colors are pink, blue, Midnight, Starlight and product (RED).
The iPhone 13 mini starts at $699 and the iPhone 13 starts at $799.
All the new iPhones are available to pre-order on Friday, Sept. 17, and will be in stores starting on Sept. 24.
Apple also said the new iPhone would bring new MagSafe capabilities, longer battery life, and 5G capabilities. Apple says iPhone 13 battery should last about two and a half hours longer than the previous model. It also has its new cinematic mode. Speaking of…
Cinematic mode is a new way to film on iPhone. It’s a way to film that will help make your videos look like movies. In addition to other features, it follows subjects and anticipated when a subject is set to enter the frame.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
If an iPhone 13 isn’t enough for you, there’s also a Pro version. One major upgrade from the 13 to the 13 Pro: the camera. It promise ProRes video, new lens options, much better low-light photography, and peak performance, including the option to have up to one terabyte of storage.
It also has some pretty sweet color options, which are graphite, gold, silver, and Sierra blue.
The iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at, gulp, $1099.
iOS 15 and iPadOS15
Apple announced it would release iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on Sept. 20. Big changes include features like notification summaries and the ability to add non-Apple users to FaceTime calls.
The first announcement was one we kind of already knew about. Apple announced new seasons for shows it already ran and a slate of new shows. Included in the announcements were:
The slate of fall TV shows and movies include Season 2 of The Morning Show, Finch starring Tom Hanks, Foundation, The Problem with John Stewart, Invasion, Swagger, and The Shrink Next Door starring Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell.
A new iPad
Apple, in somewhat of a surprise, announced a new iPad and a new iPad mini.
The new iPad promised faster speeds, two times more storage, and the center stage feature — already available on the iPad Pro — that automatically adjusts the camera on video calls, which is a pretty neat feature during pandemic times.
It starts at $329.
A new iPad mini
A lot of folks online were super excited for the new iPad mini Apple announced on Tuesday. It has 5G, a USB-C port, center stage, and new colors. It comes in space gray, pink, purple, and starlight and starts at $499. Yikes! You can order it Tuesday, with availability starting next week.
Apple Watch Series 7
Apple announced the newest, latest, and most advanced version of its incredibly popular watch.
There were a few major upgrades with the Series 7. It promised faster charging, a more durable design, an easier-to-read display, a full watch-face keyboard, and new colors. Apple says the new display is able to fit up to 50 percent more text. It starts at $399.
The promotion video for the Apple Watch Series 7 even showed it measuring the distance of a golf drive and how many waves a surfer caught.
Right after announcing the Apple Watch, Apple announced its additions to Fitness+, the service designed to pair with the Apple Watch. The company announced you could pause workouts across devices, that it would add workouts of all lengths, feature guided meditations, and use music by well-known artists. It also added 15 new countries and six more languages to its offerings.
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