The most important event for fans of apples has just passed: Apple introduced a bunch of new products, the most important of which, of course, are refreshed iPhones. However, there were enough surprises. Details about everything that the company from Cupertino showed, read in this large prefabricated material. Go!
Apple Arcade and Apple TV +
It all started with services, or rather, with Apple Arcade, a gaming platform that will be supported by all relevant devices of the company. A special section will appear in the App Store, where in addition to the games themselves, trailers, announcements, guides and many other useful information for gamers will be placed. They promised a lot of constantly replenishing exclusives only for the Apple ecosystem. Some of the projects shown (Shinsekai: Into the Depths) really looked interesting.
The Apple Arcade service will be launched on September 19 in almost all countries where the App Store is present. The cost of a monthly family subscription in the USA is $ 4.99. The first month you can try the service for free.
But Apple TV +, as the name implies, is intended for movie and TV buffs. The company promises only high-quality content and even showed the trailer for the expensive See series with Jason Momoa.
The cost of a monthly subscription is again $ 4.99 for the whole family. And if you buy any device from Apple, you will receive an annual subscription for free. Oh yes, the launch of Apple TV + is scheduled for November 1, 2019.
Few expected Apple to show updated iPads today. The announcement of the seventh-generation tablets was expected later in the fall. But no, the company decided to give out all the trump cards in one presentation.
The new iPad has acquired a 10.2-inch display with a resolution of 2160 × 1620 pixels, and the productivity of the device has doubled. Declared support for a branded cover-keyboard and Pencil of the first generation.
In the presence of an 8-megapixel camera with f / 2.4 aperture and a 5-lens lens. The dimensions of the tablet are 251 × 174 × 7.5 mm, weight – 483 grams. Battery life, depending on the scenario, reaches 8-9 hours.
In the US, the cost of the basic version of the new iPad starts at $ 329, excluding taxes and fees. Pre-orders start today, and on sale the novelty will appear on September 30.
Whatever the year is a new watch. And today Apple introduced the next version of its smartwatch – Series 5. The novelty learned to work with the always-on screen. While you are not looking at the display, it displays a dial with dimmed brightness. As soon as you raise your hand, the brightness rises to a comfortable value.
In this mode, the watch will work for one day without recharging. That is, in fact, the autonomy of the device remained at the same level.
Also, Apple Watch Series 5 always got the right built-in compass. Another promised “trick” – the ability to make calls to emergency services in 150 countries. This, of course, is about the version of the watch with LTE.
The new Apple Watch will be available in ceramic, aluminum, steel and titanium cases. Prices start at $ 399. For a model with support for cellular networks, you will have to pay an additional $ 100. From today, the watch can already be ordered. On sale, they will appear on September 20.
iPhone … What can I say – there are no surprises here. Everything that we saw earlier on renders and during leaks completely coincided with reality.
The younger model – iPhone 11 – replaced the iPhone XR. The smartphone is equipped with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display (still not OLED!) With a resolution of 1792 × 828 pixels (326 ppi) and a brightness of up to 625 cd / m². There are two cameras, and both are 12-megapixel, only in the main module is f / 1.8 aperture, and in wide-angle – f / 2.4.
Developers have added an advanced night shooting mode. We worked a lot on recording video. Here you have 4K shooting at 60 frames per second on two cameras, and the ability to switch between them, and slow motion video, and cool stabilization, and a front camera with 4K and slow motion. Probably, it was not just so during the presentation that the iPhone 11 provides the best video shooting in the mobile market.
But there is still a 36% brighter flash, improved autofocus, a modified portrait mode with animal recognition and the ability to instantly make black and white pictures from color images.
IPhone 11 has a new A13 Bionic processor. Apple emphasized that today it is the most productive chip of all that are installed in smartphones. Even the Snapdragon 855 is not a competitor to him. As confirmation, they showed a couple of games with breathtaking graphics.
At the same time, the battery life of the iPhone 11 is an hour longer than that of the iPhone XR. Among other advantages are protection according to IP 68, Wi-Fi 6, an updated LTE module, tempered (and, of course, the toughest on the market) glass. Remained and wireless charging, and an aluminum frame. In terms of size and weight, the device does not differ from the iPhone XR – 151 × 76 × 8.3 mm, 194 grams.
The novelty will appear in black, green, red, white, yellow and purple colors. Prices start at $ 699 for a model with 64 GB of memory. This is $ 50 cheaper than at the start requested for the iPhone XR.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
And this is the “best iPhone ever” – the iPhone 11 Pro. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED screen with a resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels (458 ppi). The version with a 6.5-inch display (2688 × 1242 pixels, 458 ppi) is called the iPhone 11 Pro Max. 3D Touch technology is not in any of the new products.
The frame is made of stainless steel, and the front and back sides are protected by ultra-durable frosted glass. To gray, gold and silver versions, the version of the iPhone 11 Pro is dark green.
Thanks to the energy-efficient processor, the autonomy of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max compared to its predecessors increased by 4 and 5 hours, respectively. At the same time, in the box, you can finally find a quick charge.
Chambers, as expected, three. Two are the same as the iPhone 11, plus a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f / 2.0 aperture. It provides 2x optical zoom. Optical stabilization is everywhere except shirka.
Particular attention during the presentation was given to the Deep Fusion function, which is responsible for photos of impressive quality in low light conditions. The smartphone almost instantly takes 17 pictures with different settings, after which the system “glues” them into one cool frame.
Unlike the iPhone 11, the dimensions of the “firmware” have changed slightly compared to its predecessor: the iPhone 11 Pro is slightly longer, wider and thicker (7.7 versus 8.1 mm) iPhone XS. The same goes for the ratio of Pro Max and XS Max.
For the iPhone 11 Pro they are asking for from $ 999, while the Pro Max is only $ 100 more expensive. You can order any of the three smartphones starting September 13, and buy one a week later. Curiously, the iPhone 8 and iPhone XR models remain on sale. The base price of the first fell to $ 449, the second – to $ 599.