Apple's 2019 September Event
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New iphones, ipads, and more

Today Apple held their annual September event at the Steve Jobs theatre. Tim cook started the keynote with updates to the anticipated Apple services, moved on to a new iPad, then Apple Watch, and finally the new iPhone 11 family. 

Apple services

Apple has started introducing service businesses for customers to subscribe to such as Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. Today we learnt the pricing and launch dates, as well as what to expect from day one. 

Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade is a service where you will be able to pay a monthly subscription to gain access to hundreds of games across all of Apples devices, from mac, to iPad, iPhone to the Apple TV. New games will be launched each month and members can gain access to special perks and guides. Apple showed off three games that will be available launch day alongside the hundreds of others and these three were; Frogger, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Shinsekai Into the Depths. Apple Arcade will launch September 20 for $4.99 (USD), and you can get a free 1-month trial.

Apple TV +

Apple TV+ will bring Apple original content to the Apple TV and Apple TV app on iOS and macOS devices. Apple has already released trailers to some new shows which include Morning Wars,  For All Man Kind, and See., plus many more to be released as we get closer to launch. Trailers can be seen if you click here or within the Apple TV App. Apple TV+ launches on November 1st and will cost $4.99 (USD) a month. Apple also have a deal, if you buy a new Apple Product you can get access to Apple TV+ for a year free. 



Apple updated its entry-level iPad today. The noticeable difference if the screen has grown from a 9.7 inch to a 10.2-inch retina display. The chip has been updated to the A10 Fusion to better take advantage of iPadOS, even if the chip 3 years old now. Then iPad also now includes the smart connector for accessories such and a keyboard to be easily attached. This iPad now becomes a lot closer to the iPad Air, even if the iPad Air is slightly more powerful. The iPad is now made from 100% recycled Aluminium continuing Apple's stance on environmentally friendly products. The iPad is open for preorder now and launches on September 30 and starts from $329 (USD) 



The new series 5 Apple Watch main new feature is an always-on retina display.  Now you no longer need to tap the screen or raise your wrist to see the time, the display will always display the time as well as your complications. The series 5 boasts an 18-hour battery life, which should be enough to get you through the day, as well as an inbuilt compass. Apple now supports free emergency calling on all cellular Apple watches regardless of which country you are in. There are 2 new finishes, titanium and ceramic, as well as new bands and you can now purchase the exact watch finish and band at the point of purchase, in-store or on their online studio if you click here. The Aluminium Apple Watch is now made from 100% recycled aluminium. The Series 5 Apple watch is available for pre-order and delivers from the 20th of September and starts at $399 (USD).


The iPhone 11 family share the same design concept, A13 bionic chip, and an upgrade to faceID for faster and wider angles of unlocking. Both iPhones include a new night mode for taking photos, which the comparisons with and without it are truly day and night. Slow motion has been added to the front facing camera to allow users to create 'Slofies'. Preorders open up for both on the 13th and start shipping from the 20th of September.  

iphone 11


The first iPhone of this generation is the replacement to the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11.  This iPhone is equipped with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display, comes with the new A13 Bionic Chip, and its battery lasts 1 hour longer than the iPhone XR. It comes in 6 colours; white, black, green, yellow, purple, and Product(RED). There are 2 rear cameras, a wide and ultra wide lens, as well the selfie and faceID array on the front. These two cameras allow for a new way to shoot photos by zooming out without the need to be further away. They also help the new night mode the iPhones have. Pricing starts at $699 (USD). 

Iphone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max


These new iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max boast a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screen respectively. The screen has been improved with improved peak brightness for better contrast, which has been named the Super Retina HDR. There is a new matte finish for the glass back and it comes in 4 colours; Space Grey, Silver, a new Gold, and a new colour Midnight Green. The back has three cameras a wide, ultra wide, and telephoto lens so all angles of photography. The battery lasts 4 hours longer than the XS for the 11 Pro, and 5 hours longer for the Pro Max compared to the XS Max. Apple will for the first time include a fast charger in the box which can charge your phone to 50% in 30 minutes. The iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 (USD) and the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1099 (USD).


Personally, I think these are solid upgrades to the iPhones however I'll probably be waiting for next years models. The entry level iPad upgrades are a nice bump for anyone that wants a relatively cheap tablet that quite capable but I'm mostly excited for the launch of Apple TV+ and to see how good these Apple Originals are. I'm surprised we didn't see any of the rumoured updates to the MacBook Pros, Update on the launch of the Mac Pro, AirPods, and rumoured tile competitor. Apple could hold another event in October so time will tell if we'll see these products before the new year.

What do you think? what are you most excited for?

3 months ago
The iphone 11 is bae
3 months ago
people hate the camera design, i thinkk its sexy, shrugs
3 months ago
edit: everyones hates something about the new iPhones every year, but they get over it and all the other companies decide to copy
3 months ago
NGL i hated the notch but when i saw samsungs anwser i quickly grew to love it
3 months ago
same brad, as an apple sheep i didnt like it either, but now i dont think apple would be apple without the notch...