The Big Reveal Is Here | Apple Event 2019
Today is the day many of us have been waiting for: the Apple Event, where they finally tell us about the new products to be launched! After waiting for bits of news and leaks from people speculating on what Apple will bring their consumers, Tim and friends finally reveal the truth! I was able to watch the keynote, and take some light notes for you to read and enjoy as you contemplate your next Apple product.
Apple Arcade and Apple TV+
App Store has arcade games in it now, called Apple Arcade. By partnering with game developers like Capcom, Konami, and more, Apple is now capable of bringing the arcade to your devices. One game they demonstrated was “Frogger in Toy Town”. In this game you clear levels and collect jellybeans throughout. you complete levels by rescuing a small frog at the end. This in depth game has great physics and visuals. If you want Apple Arcade, you can get it for $4.99 per month.
Beginning November 1, Apple TV+ will be available for only $4.99 on a family subscription. Available in over 100 countries, this service is expansive. One big title coming to Apple tv+: “See” starring Jason Mamoa. This flick is about a world hundreds of years in the future where there is no eyesight left on Earth, and then two children are born with sight, causing unrest. For those who buy a new device through Apple, you get a year subscription of Apple TV+ for free.
ipad OS is a new os for ipad but is built in the same way as iOS but has specific characteristics for the ipad. The apps take full advantage of the large screen.
Newest ipad: 7th generation ipad- Emphasis on the display and has a larger 10.2″ retina display. Nearly 3.5 million pixels, triple the top selling laptop. A10 fusion chip. Twice as fast as the top selling PC. Smart connector for the smart keyboard that attaches and also folds into a protective cover. Easy to get to favorite apps through multitasking. Slide along the bottom to switch spaces. New floating keyboard if you pinch the on screen keyboard. You can attach your SD card or thumb drive as well. New enhanced photos app. Apple pen works well with ipad. Gaming on ipad is improved through Apple Arcade or Apple TV+. 10 hour battery life. Made from 100% recycled aluminum.
The new developments for Apple Watch are decent, yet underwhelming to me. One thing that is unique with the new Apple Watch Series 5 is the new retina display that is always on. They have the industry’s only LTPO display. Also, they refresh dynamically with more power efficiency. Keeps the same amount of battery life. The Always-On display works for being able to check your reps or info during situations that you might not be able to raise your wrist. They now have a built in compass, and new compass app that gives you your heading, latitude, longitude, and altitude.
Also check out some of the new safety features: Fall detection, emergency SOS calls by holding side button even internationally and without phone nearby. All of the new cases produced are 100% recycled aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and ceramic. Apple also revealed new Nike models. Watches are available for pre-order today September 9, and in stores on the 20th of September. Series 3 watches are on sale for $199 now.
Health research capabilities- Irregular heartbeat study. Over 400k people participated in Apple’s previous health studies. This year Apple is conducting 3 new health studies.
- Apple hearing study- Partnering with U of M and the World Health Organization.
- Women’s health study- Takes a look at how menstrual cycles give info on infertility and other issues such as osteoporosis.
- Apple heart and movement study- Partnering with American Heart Association and Brigham and women’s hospital. Enroll using the apple research app and gather data for the studies.
The new iphones boast an anodized aluminum glass design. The glass surrounding the camera was milled from a single piece, which is aesthetically pleasing and makes for a stronger phone. iphone 11 comes in 6 new colors: black, red, green, yellow, purple, and white. These powerful new phones also boast spatial audio that creates sound around you, and supports Dolby Atlas. With already the world’s most popular camera, the iphone boasts an even more improved dual camera, a 12mp wide camera, and a 12 mp ultra wide camera to get even more into a photo. One of my favorite features of the new phone is the slow motion camera for “slofies”. The iphone 11 also has the fastest CPU ever in a cellphone. This brings faster face ID and much faster performance.
iphone 11 Pro is the very first iphone to be called a pro. New design. Surgical grade stainless. Single piece of machined glass. Finishes: midnight green, space gray, silver, gold. 5.8″ or 6.5″ screen. 15% more energy efficient that produces up to 4 more hours of battery every day. Super Retina XDR display. A13 bionic chip that can handle over 1 trillion operations per second. Apple designed Machine learning that helps with AR, languages, animating, etc.
The Camera We Want
The amazingly advanced camera system in these new phones are called pro. They boast a wide camera of 12 mp, telephoto, and an ultrawide angled camera with 120 degrees of view. the lenses are capable of 4x optical zoom. Pro photographers love the capabilities of the new cameras and demonstrated their power for the audience as well. This is no small beast with its advanced photography abilities with lighting modes, night modes, 4k 60 fps, and a new app for camera. Advanced video recording and editing on iphone is easy as well. You can shoot entire films on iphone Pro.
iphone 11 $699 | iphone 11 pro $999| iphone 11 Pro Max $1099
Pre-order opens at 8 am, Friday.