Today, Apple has announced two brand new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, a new iPad and some other subscription services. The Keynote that took place today at 10 a.m PDT was jam-packed with information about the future of Apple. Since it was so hard to keep up, we decided to document the entire keynote. Below you will find a summary of what happened along with a detailed timeline of the event.
Basic Summary of the Apple Event:
The event started by Apple giving us more information about their brand new gaming subscription service named Apple Arcade. Similar to Xbox Game Pass, Apple Arcade offers its subscribers countless amounts of free games for a small monthly price of just $4.99 for the whole family. Apple Arcade will be available starting September 19th and will offer its users over 100 great games.
Next, Tim gave us more information on Apple TV +. This includes the world premiere for the brand new Apple Original named SEE. Apple TV+ will be available on November 1st. The subscription will cost just $4.99 a month, once again, for the whole family. Apple TV+ will be available in over 150 countries. The amazing this is, if you buy an iPhone, iMac or iPad, you will get one year of Apple TV + FOR FREE.
After the subscriptions were covered, it was time for the iPad announcements. Apple has treated us with a brand new 7th generation 10.2″ iPad that will replace the 9.2″ 6th generation. As for the specs, the new iPad will have the A10 processing chip. It is quite disappointing that it contains such an old chip. With the new generation of the iPad, we also will receive some other small upgrades in the camera and display. This 7th generation iPad looks like a decent upgrade over the 6th generation, however, Apple could have done more. The iPad is also now made from 100% recycled aluminium, which is amazing! If you want to buy the 7th generation iPad, it will cost just $329. However, for students, it will cost just $299. You can preorder this iPad today and it will ship at the end of the month.
As we all know, Apple is big into health. Ever since the release of the Apple Watch, Apple has been obsessed with well being. For that reason, Apple has announced that it will be researching and funding three health studies. These include the Apple Hearing Study, Apple Women’s health study and the Apple Heart & Movement study.
The brand new Series 5 Apple Watch was announced after the Apple Health announcements. This revolutionary device will feature an always-on display with an impressive 18-hour battery life. Along with new hardware changes, every cellar Apple Watch will now have an international emergency calling feature built-in, even if you don’t have your iPhone with you. This will undoubtfully save many lives. Like the iPad, The Apple Watch is also now built from 100% aluminium. Colour-wise, the Series 5 will come in Gold, Space Black, Titanium and Polished. As usual, the GPS model for the Apple Watch will cost you $399. The Cellar model will cost you $499. Older versions of the Apple Watch have received a price cut. If you are interested in the Apple Watch, you can preorder today.
After we finished up with the Apple Watch, it was time for the main focus of the event. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro was announced.
Let’s start with the iPhone 11. Both the design and the display of the iPhone 11 are incredible. It comes in over 6 different colours and has an amazing Liquid Retina Display. Although the iPhone XS Max has an amazing camera, the iPhone 11 camera has gotten even better. As seen in the pictures, the phone comes with a dual system camera that consists of one wide-angle camera and one ultra-wide-angle camera. Some other smaller camera features have also been included such as Night Mode and Slow Mode on the front-facing camera. Of course, the iPhone 11 contains a massive performance upgrade over the previous generation with the brand new A13 processor. More information on the A13 processor can be found below. Battery wise, the iPhone 11 has an extra hour of battery life compared to the iPhone XR. Although this product sounds expensive, it has an impressive price tag of just $699. That is actually pretty decent.
Just when we thought that was it, Tim Cooke gave us his classic one more thing. He invited Philip up to introduce us to the iPhone 11 Pro. This powerhouse features three cameras in a stunning glass design. The iPhone 11 Pro comes in a new colour: green. You’ll also be able to grab one in silver, space grey and gold, too. What really impressed me is the fact that the iPhone 11 Pro comes with an additional 5 hours of battery life! That is insane! The iPhone 11 Pro will cost $999 and the iPhone Pro Max will cost $1,099. The camera is the main focus for the iPhone 11 Pro with a separate article coming on that soon.
Back to the A13 processor. According to Apple, the A13 Processor is both the most powerful GPU and CPU ever in a mobile device. The A13 is capable of performing up to 1 trillion operations in a second!
Timeline of events:
- 18:01: The cinematic trailer has started featuring many Apple products.
- 18:02: Tim Cooke has kicked off the event with a welcoming speech. “At Apple, we put the customers at the centre of everything we do. We have a truly big morning planned for you, with some massive announcements.”. Tim didn’t waste any time and got straight into it.
- 18:03: Ann will now be telling us about Apple Arcade. The first mobile gaming subscription service. New games will be added every month. You can access Apple Arcade through the Arcade tab in the App Store.
- 18:05: Konami will be coming to the Apple Arcade. It will be an Apple Arcade exclusive.
- 18:07: Capcom is now announcing their brand new game. Once again, their game will be an Apple Arcade exclusive.
- 18:10: Annapurna is now announcing its brand new game.
- 18:12: Apple Arcade will be available on September 19th. It will cost $4.99 a month for the WHOLE FAMILY! The first month is free.
- 18:15: Tim is now giving us more information on Apple TV+ and the world premiere for SEE is about to be shown. It is an Apple Original.
- 18:18: Apple TV+ will be available on November 1st. The subscription will cost just $4.99 a month, once again, for the whole family. Apple TV+ will be available in over 150 countries. The amazing thing is, if you buy an iPhone or ipad, you will get one year of Apple TV + FOR FREE!
- 18:22: The new 7th generation 10.2 inch iPad will be replacing the 6th generation 9.2 inch iPad. The new iPad will have the A10 chip. This 7th generation iPad looks like a decent upgrade over the 6th generation. The iPad is also made from 100% recycled aluminium, which is amazing! It will cost just $329 dollars. For students, it will cost $299. You can preorder this iPad today and it will ship at the end of the month.
- 18:28: An emotional video is being shown about how the Apple Watch has saved peoples lives.
- 10:34: Apple has just announced three health studies that they will be researching and funding. These include the Apple hearing study, Apple Women’s health study and the Apple Heart & Movement study.
- 18:37: the Apple Watch Series 5 is here. It will feature an always-on display with 18-hour battery life. It will also have a built-in compass. Thanks, Apple??? Every cellar Apple Watch will now have an international emergency calling feature built-in, even if you don’t have your iPhone with you. The Apple Watch is also now built from 100% aluminium. Series 5 will come in gold, space black, titanium and polished. The Series 5 GPS will start at $399. The cellar model will cost $499. You can preorder today, after the show.
- 18:44: The series 3 will now receive a price but and will be $199.
- 18:48: The brand new iPhone has been introduced. It will be called the iPhone 11. The design is incredible. It comes in over 6 different colours. It has a 6.1″ Liquid Retina Display.
- 18:51: The camera has gotten even better with the iPhone 11. It comes with a dual-camera. One is a wide camera, the other is an ultra-wide camera. Night mode will now come on automatically. The iPhone 11 has the best video camera in any smartphone EVER! Slow-motion is now available on the front camera as well.
- 18:59: The A13 Bionic processor has finally arrived. It is the fastest CPU ever in a smartphone. The A13 Bionic is also the fastest GPU ever in a smartphone. The A13 is capable of 1 trillion operations a second! This is great news for mobile gaming.
- 19:04: The iPhone battery will have an extra hour in battery life over the iPhone XR.
- 19:07: The iPhone 11 will cost just $699!
- 19:10: Another new iPhone is currently being announced. It is called the iPhone 11 Pro.
- 19:17: The iPhone 11 Pro offers you 4 extra hours of battery a day! The iPhone 11 Pro Max offers you 5 hours extra!
- 19:33: It will cost $999
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