As expected, once again Apple has announced its new line of iPhones at this year’s keynote, as well as a few other surprises.
Accompanying the announcement of the new Apple hardware was the reveal of their new Apple TV+ and monthly gaming subscription, both of which are due to launch later this year.
First up, was the fifth iteration of their Apple Watch, sporting a now always-on Retina Display, a built-in Compass, and International Emergency Calling. This effectively means that the watch is able to make emergency calls, even if the user’s cellular plan is not active, or if the watch detects the user may have taken a fall and is motionless for more than a minute, it calls the emergency services automatically.
Personally, I think this is amazing and could be potentially life-saving in some circumstances. Good job Apple!
The new Series 5 watch starts at £399 and is due to start shipping from late September.
Onto the new iPad, which is slightly larger than last year’s offering, now sporting a 10.2-inch screen over last year’s 9.7-inch screen. It also supports the first-generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard and is powered by Apple’s (somewhat older) A10 chip.
Starting at £349, this new iPad might be a bit more appealing to those normally put off by the prices of the previous iPads
Shipping for the new iPad is due to start at the beginning of October.
Finally, we come to the new iPhones. Three new models were announced, namely the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max (Which might be a contender for the dumbest name I have ever heard for a phone). From the front, the iPhone 11 looks almost identical to last year’s iPhone XR.
Where the changes really stand out are on the back, where the phone now houses two 12mp cameras, one wide and one ultra-wide (for a 2x optical zoom)
The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max follow the same logic, being almost identical from the front to last year’s XS and XS Max. Both new phones include the two previously mentioned cameras, as well as a 3rd ultra-wide 120-degree lens (bringing the camera to 4x optical zoom) with support for the new night mode settings.
All three phones are powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic processor and have a host of new features, such as water resistance up to 2m for up to 30 minutes and special audio (supported by Dolby Atmos) to name a couple
The iPhone 11, in its many ranges of colors start at £729 for the 64GB model, £779 for the 128GB model and £879 for the 256GB model.
The iPhone Pro starts at £1,049 for the 64GB model and the Pro Max starts at £1149 for the same storage size. Other sizes are due to also be made available with the price rising for each storage tier and they all start shipping from the 20th of September.
What are your thoughts on the new iPhones and iPads? Are you planning on upgrading?
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