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 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 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).
IPHONE 11 FAMILY
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.