Another Apple event in the fall has already been scheduled, and despite a few minor surprises – no AirPods 3 or Kanye West’s post-show Donda! – what we saw did not go astray either. far from expectations before the event… Updated Ipad mini, new IPhone 13 lineup (with a smaller cutout!) and a larger size Apple Watch Series 7 were among the new and improved devices that Apple unveiled on Tuesday, while the aforementioned AirPods and refreshed MacBooks were absent from the event. Perhaps another product is expected to launch this fall?
But let’s not waste our time here anymore. Here’s everything Apple announced at California Streaming.
Updated iPad and iPad Mini
There was a small update first for the base iPad model, which features a faster A13 Bionic processor than last year’s model and improved cameras for all the video calls we still deal with these days.
V new cheap iPad now offers 20% faster processor, GPU and machine learning performance than last year’s 8th generation model, and Apple is quick to note that it is now three times faster than its top-selling competitor, the Chromebook. The iPad also gets some new software features, including Center Stage, which uses the device’s new 12MP front-facing camera to improve image quality for selfies and video calls, and 64GB expanded base storage up from 32GB. Available in silver and space gray, the new iPad is available for pre-order today starting at $ 329 – the same starting price as the previous model.
The next one was Ipad miniwhich, unlike its larger cousin, actually garnered long-awaited attention in the design department. The updated Mini now looks more like iPad Air, with flat edges, a new power button with a built-in fingerprint reader for Touch ID and support for Apple Pencil for taking notes. The Mini now also boasts a new USB-C port at the bottom for faster recharging, and a display that peaks at up to 500 nits with added Apple True Tone white balance. Wi-Fi-only Mini model with 64GB of storage Storage starts at $ 499, but that figure goes up to $ 649 if you choose the model with built-in 5G / LTE.
Apple Watch Series 7
V Apple Watch Series 7 is, as expected, larger and more powerful than its predecessors, offering the option to increase the size to 41mm or 45mm (up from 40mm and 44mm respectively). The bezels have been reduced by about 1.7mm, which means an increase in screen real estate of about 20% over what the Series 6 previously offered.
The new S7 chip inside means the watch will be faster, and while battery life has remained unchanged since 18 hours, Apple has improved the watch’s charging capabilities. The company claims you can get up to eight hours of battery life after charging in just eight minutes. With watchOS 8, you’ll get key features like fall detection for cyclists and a more accurate calorie burn algorithm. Fitness + also received several exciting new features, including new mindfulness modes, Pilates workouts, winter training preparation, and a SharePlay option that allows up to 32 people to join an in-app workout at the same time.
The Series 7 starts at $ 399, but the more affordable SE is still available for $ 279 if you’re looking to secure your wallet. (Series 3 is still selling for $ 199 too, but you really, really not worth buying the oldest Apple Watch about.)
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini
Finally, the moment everyone’s been waiting for because let’s face it, you didn’t come here to read about Fitness + updates. Tuesday’s event was dedicated to this sweet, sweet iPhone newsand Apple has revealed key details about the recently unveiled iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.
The first were the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, which are now reduced in size by about 20%. While the respective 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch screens are the same size as its predecessor, the 13s has a brighter display than ever, reaching a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.
The most impressive upgrade to the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini is the cameras, by and large: the improved dual lenses, now positioned diagonally, have a 12MP main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. Perhaps the coolest feature is the newly added Cinematic Mode, which lets you shoot portrait-style shots that automatically adjust on the fly as you switch between a subject that’s close and something farther away.
Both phones also claim improved battery life, with the 13 Mini getting an extra 1.5 hours of battery life over the 12 Mini, while the standard-sized iPhone 13 takes an additional 2.5 hours over the iPhone 12. Powered by Apple’s latest A15 Bionic processor. … These phones are also 50% faster than the competition (presumably Android flagships powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888), with two high-performance and four efficient cores.
The Mini, which starts at $ 699 for 128GB of storage, and the iPhone 13, which starts at $ 799, are available for pre-order on September 17th and will officially go on sale on September 24th. They are presented in five colors: pink, blue. , Midnight, starlight and red.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
While the iPhone 13 Pro is 6.1 inches, the same size as the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is a whopping 6.7 inches. Both have improved screens that deliver a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and, like the standard models, promise to be more powerful than the A15 Bionic-powered rivals. The Pro has a 5-core GPU (instead of 4-core in the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini), which promises to deliver 50% faster graphics than the competition.
Once again, the real standout feature of the Pro models is the cameras, which come together in a trio, offer night mode support in all lenses and let you shoot in ProRes for better shooting and editing (the third lens is an updated 77mm telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom). The Pro models also offer a new macro photography feature for incredible close-ups.
Unlike the standard and Mini, the Pro line is available in four colors: Silver, the gorgeous new Sierra Blue, Graphite and Gold. The 13 Pro starts at $ 999 and the 13 Pro Max starts at $ 1,099. In addition to storage options of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, the 1TB Pro version is also available for the first time.