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Welcome to Apple’s latest round of “What the iPhone has in store for us for 2019 and 2020!” We got updates on, a new entry-level , a new , and of course, an . But the biggest deal was the and its big brother the Pro Max, new flagship models sporting and improved computational photography. Plus, .
Some news came after the event ended:.
The most surprising development leading up to Apple’s annual announcements of its new iPhones? For the first time, the company is simultaneouslyas well as its own site. The times, they are a changin’.
iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
The expected mainstreamwith a dual-camera configuration and a . Features include Dolby Atmos audio, Wi-Fi 6, an ultra wide camera lens and . You’ll be able to take landscape selfies and videos and slo-mo video — Apple referred to these as “slofies,” and . It gets a power boost in the form of a new (with a faster graphics processor). We saw a new action RPG game, Pascal’s Wager from Giant Network, to show off the GPU performance and spatial audio. It isn’t an Apple Arcade title, though, which is interesting.
The iPhone 11 starts at $699 (£729, AU$1,199).
The iPhone 11 Pro and its big twin the Pro Max have “Super Retina XDR” OLED displays that are based on thethat has similar specs but is not OLED. It has the , a new matte finish, and uses the A13 Bionic as well. Apple claims longer battery life despite all that. It comes bundled with the fast-charge adapter.
The cameras are all new and now include an ultra-wide lens — for Apple’s claim of a 4x zoom range — with edge-to-edge focus pixels, and Apple’s improved its image processing. Apple was also very proud of its new Deep Fusion technology, which drives its improved Smart HDR multishot mode. It starts at $999, and the larger 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099. Preorders begin Friday and ship on Sept. 20.
Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus
Apple took the opportunity to introduce us to some, coming later this month, which will run $4.99 per month per family, with a one-month free trial. if you buy Apple devices.
These are the games we saw demo’d whenwas being introduced:
- Frogger in Toy Town, from Konami
- Shinsekai: Deep Sea, from Capcom
- Sayonara Wild Hearts, from Annapurna Interactive
launches on Nov. 1 in over 100 countries, for another $4.99 per month for a family subscription. We saw a longer .
The company is replacing itswith optimized for the new iPad OS. It’s got improved brightness, a better viewing angle, an A10 Fusion chip and adds a Smart Connector plus a new smart keyboard cover. So you can enjoy all the new games and content! For the same price as before, $329 (£349, AU$529), starting at the end of the month.
Apple Watch Series 5
The newfeatures 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 fancy new bands and faces! GPS models will start at $399 (£399, AU$649) and $499 (£499, AU$799) for cell models. stays in the line, but the price has dropped to $199 (£199, AU$319) to start. The company also announced : hearing, heart and movement and menstrual-cycle tracking.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can go back and read our liveblog for the event.