Apple Event 2019: The latest iPhones and other major announcements
Apple has just unveiled the latest batch of iPhones including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max with a familiar design, upgraded cameras, and a new A13 Bionic chipset. The tech giant has also launched a new Apple Watch Series 5, an improved entry-level 7th-generation iPad, Apple Arcade gaming service as well as the company's video streaming service, Apple TV+.
Right of the bat, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are identical-looking sequels to the premium iPhone Xs and Xs Max. The standard Pro model comes with a 5.8-inch OLED display while the Max model gets a 6.5-inch screen. Apple is calling this display as Super Retina XDR which features HDR, Dolby Vision, 2 million to 1 contrast, and 1200-nits of brightness.
The iPhone 11 Pro models are powered by the A13 Bionic chipset and offer improved battery (upto 5 hours more than their predecessors). Notably, these models will also come bundled with an 18W fast-charging adapter. As for the new 7nm CPU, it can reportedly do 1 trillion operations/second. Lastly, the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 while the Max model begins at $1,099.
Apple has also announced the iPhone 11. The low-cost model comes as an upgrade to the iPhone Xr featuring a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display, faster Face ID, A13 Bionic chipset, and new color finishes. It gets an upgraded dual 12MP rear camera, a new 12MP front-camera with a wide-angle lens and slow-motion video support. The iPhone 11 starts at just $699 (approximately Rs. 50,000).
Unlike the standard iPhone 11, the Pro models come with a triple camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.8) wide-angle lens, a 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens, and a new 12MP (f/2.0) ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, all models feature 12MP selfie snappers.
Throwing in a small surprise, Apple announced its 7th-generation iPad with a bigger 10.2-inch Retina Display, Apple Pencil support, and Touch ID. It comes with an A10 Fusion chip and a Smart Connector for pairing it with a full-sized keyboard. It will run iPadOS out-of-the-box, and comes at a price of $329. For education customers, it'll cost $299. You can order it right away.
Alongside the new iPad, Apple has introduced the new Apple Watch Series 5. The wearable looks exactly like its predecessor while offering a new Always-On LTPO display, built-in compass, international emergency calling, and all-day battery life, and sleep tracking. The Series 5, now also available in Ceramic and Titanium cases, starts at $399 for the GPS model and $499 for the LTE variant.
Apple is also going big on services, this time around. Notably, Apple Arcade will be available as a new tab in the App Store. Apple will add new games every month, and like apps, you'll get recommendations, trailers, and more. It will cost $4.99/month for a family subscription. The company has also announced Apple TV+ and the service will go live starting November 1 at $4.99/month for a family subscription.