Apple Event 2019: iPhone 11, 11Pro and everything else
By Philomathes in Web Development
Coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.
What does Apple have in store for us for 2019 and 2020?
For the first time, Apple is simultaneously streaming the event on YouTube as well as its own site. Could this mean the times are now changing? We’ll have to see.
We have updates on Apple Arcade, a new entry-level iPad, a new Series 5 Watch and of course the iPhone 11. But the biggest deal was the iPhone 11 Pro and its larger avatar, the Pro Max. The New flagship models come with three cameras and improved computational photography. Also, the MacOS Catalina is launching in October.
iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 was launched with a dual-camera configuration and a new design in six colors. It features Dolby Atmos audio, Wi-Fi 6, an ultra wide camera lens with enhanced camera features. You’ll be able to take landscape selfies and videos and slo-mo video — Apple referred to these as “slofies”. It’s powered by a new A13 Bionic processor (with a faster graphics processor).
The iPhone 11 starts at $699.
The iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro Max have “Super Retina XDR” OLED displays that are based on the Pro XDR Display. It has a tri-camera setup, a new matte finish, and it too uses the A13 Bionic. Apple claims longer battery life despite all that.
The camera now includes an ultra-wide lens — for Apple’s claim of a 4x zoom range — with edge-to-edge focus pixels, and improved image processing. Apple was also very proud of its new Deep Fusion technology, which drives its improved Smart HDR multishot mode.
11 Pro starts at $999, and the larger 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099.
Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus
Apple took the opportunity to introduce us to some new games for its upcoming game subscription service, coming later this month. It will cost you about $4.99 per month per family, with a one-month free trial.
When Apple Arcade was being introduced, these are the demo games we saw:
- Frogger in Toy Town, from Konami
- Shinsekai: Deep Sea, from Capcom
- Sayonara Wild Hearts, from Annapurna Interactive
Apple TV Plus launches on 1st November in over 100 countries, for a subscription price of another $4.99 per month per family.
Apple is replacing its 6th Gen. iPad with a new 10.2-inch 7th Gen iPad, with a new optimized iPad OS. It’s has improved brightness, a better viewing angle, an A10 Fusion chip, a Smart Connector and now offers a new smart keyboard cover. So you can enjoy all the new games and content! For the same price as before, $329.
Apple Watch Series 5
The new Series 5 Watch features a new ‘always-on’ display that can drop to as low as 1Hz refresh to save power, as well as a compass and optimized faces. And it has trendy new bands and faces! Apple also announced three new health studies: hearing, heart and movement and menstrual-cycle tracking.
GPS models will start at $399 and $499 for cellular models. Series 3 will now be offered at dropped price of $199.