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Highlights from Apple’s keynote event

ztron
Retired Sheriff

Highlights from Apple’s keynote event

Apple recently announced the new iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad and some other cool features during the recent Special Event on the 10th September 2019 (US time).

 

Here are some of the highlight of the apple's keynote event

 

iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max

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  • Both the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are successors to last year's XS phones with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch displays, respectively.
  • While the screen sizes are unchanged, the display is brighter than ever -- up to 1,200 nits. It also has a 2 million-to-one contrast ratio, but despite these changes, Apple says it's 15 per cent more power-efficient than the previous model.
  • Both smartphones feature stainless steel cases with a new optical PVD coating for a matte texture. Customers will be able to choose between last year's colours and new midnight green.
  • The focus of the new iPhone 11 Pro line is camera power. The phones come with three entirely new cameras. Users can choose between a 12 megapixel, 26mm f/1.8 wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel, 52mm f/2.0 telephoto lens. There's also an ultra-wide angle 13mm f/2.4 camera that will come in handy for nature photography and shooting action videos.
  • The iPhone 11 Pro will dive into AI photography next year with a feature it is calling "Deep Fusion". The feature will snap eight photos before you press the shutter and stitch together a new image "pixel by pixel."
  • The iPhone 11 Pro's cameras support a new Night Mode, which appears to work like the Night Sight feature Google introduced to the Pixel smartphones last year. Expect significantly improved images in low light thanks to the new camera software and A13 chip.
  • The Pro smartphones will feature an A13 Bionic chip, which is also found in the iPhone 11. The 11 Pro's battery lasts four hours longer than the iPhone XS, and the 11 Pro Max's battery lasts five hours longer than the XS Max.
  • You'll get speedier charging with a new 18W USB-C fast charger.

 

iPhone 11

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  • The iPhone 11 features a 6.1 inch "TrueTone" LCD display and anodized aluminum and glass display that is similar to last year's iPhone XR. The updated smartphone comes in six new colors, including red, lavender, green, yellow, white and black.
  • Expect even better audio quality from both videos and audio. Spatial audio will offer an "immersive, theater-like" experience. The iPhone 11 also includes support for Dolby Atmos. (Naturally, both of these features are found in the iPhone 11 Pro, as well.)
  • Two new cameras include a 12-megapixel, 26mm 1.8 wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel, 13mm f/2.4 ultra-wide camera.
  • Slow-motion selfies, or "slofies" will be possible with the front camera.
  • The iPhone 11's battery life is one hour longer than the iPhone XR.

 

 

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ztron
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Apple Watch 5 Series

 

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  • The fifth generation of the Apple Watch will feature a new "always-on" display. It'll have the same body as its predecessor, as well as the same 18-hour battery life.
  • The watch's new LTPO (Low Temperature Pol-ysilicone and Oxide) Retina Display will always be on. LTPO can vary the display refresh rate which will keep that always-on display from chewing through the battery..
  • The Apple Watch includes a new built-in compass that lets you see which way you're going on Maps. A brand-new Compass app includes elevation, incline, latitude and longitude.
  • Every cellular-capable Apple Watch will now feature emergency international calling.
  • The Apple Watch 5 series will have new case finishes; a titanium, brushed surface in either silver or space black, or bright white ceramic.

 

Apple Arcade

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  • Apple's highly anticipated mobile gaming service will launch on September 19th in over 150 different countries.
  • The "Netflix for games" will feature over 100 different games that you can play iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. There will be a free one-month trial at launch.
  • Three new titles were announced for the platform today -- a reimagined Frogger, developed by Konami; Shinsekai: Into the Depths, an underwater adventure by Capcom; and Annapurna interactive's Sayonara Wild Hearts.

 

Apple TV+

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  • Apple's new streaming service will debut on November 1st
  • If you buy a new Apple device, you'll get a year's subscription for free; otherwise, you'll have to make do with a seven-day trial.
  • A trailer was unveiled for See, a drama starring Jason Momoa that will premiere on the service. You can also expect exclusive shows like For All Mankind, The Morning Show, Dickinson and others on the streaming service. Apple says it will be adding originals to Apple TV+ every month.

 

iPad

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  • The 7th-generation iPad features a slightly larger 10.2-inch display (slightly smaller than last spring's iPad Air).
  • The device is compatible with Apple's Smart Keyboard for the first time as well as the first-generation Apple Pencil.
  • The new iPad OS, scheduled to arrive on September 20th, will be available on the new iPad from Day One.
  • It comes with an A10 Fusion Chip, the same processor found in its predecessor, and weighs at just over one pound.