It’s September, which means kids are going back to school, the leaves are changing, and there’s a new iPhone coming out. On September 10 Apple held a keynote event in Cupertino, California to announce a new iPhone, iPad, and more.
The iPhone is already the most popular smartphone in the world. So, people are expecting a lot from the iPhone 11. Here are all the new features that Apple announced to go with the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Multiple Rear Cameras
At first glance, the iPhone 11 stands out from previous models with its multiple rear cameras. The iPhone 11 features a dual-lens system, with a Wide and Ultra Wide camera. The Pro versions feature an additional telephoto camera for zooming in.
These multiple rear cameras are sure to take your mobile photography up a notch. The ultra-wide camera allows you to capture an area four times larger than previous models could achieve. The cameras can also record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. And the new Night Mode feature will help you capture beautiful images, even in low light.
So if you think your photos were nice using the iPhone X, prepare to be awestruck with your iPhone 11 photo and video output.
Faster, Smarter, Better Battery Life
Said to be comprised of 8.5 billion transistors, the iPhone 11 processor chip is faster than its competition or its predecessors. The chip focuses on machine learning, which allows it to perform over 1 trillion operations per second.
Apple claims that the A13 Bionic chip will be 20% faster than last year’s smartphones while consuming 30% less battery.
The iPhone 11 battery will last up to one hour longer than last year’s models, while the iPhone 11 Pro will last four hours longer. Plus, you can fast-charge your phone up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
All three phones come in different sizes. The iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch display with 326 pixels per inch (ppi). The iPhone 11 Pro is a little smaller at 5.8 inches, but it comes with a higher resolution. It has the same image quality as the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max, which is one of the largest iPhones Apple has ever made.
The iPhone 11 is also said to be the most durable phone Apple has ever made. Now there’s no need to have a breakdown when you accidentally spill coffee on your very expensive mobile phone.
While the iPhone XR came with a dust and water-resistance rating of IP67, the iPhone 11 has an IP68 rating. This means it is water-resistant at up to six and a half feet for up to half an hour.
The iPhone 11 is available in 6 colors, including black, green, yellow, purple, red, and white.
The Pro models come in gold, silver, space gray, and midnight green.
iPhone 11 Release Date
Pre-orders for the new iPhones will begin September 13, at 5:00 AM PDT. They will be shipped and in stores by September 20.
iPhone 11 Prices
With varying storage options, the new iPhone prices give you plenty of options. The iPhone 11 starts at $699 for 64GB, $499 for 128GB, or $549 for 256GB.
The Pro models are a lot pricier. The 11 Pro starts at $999 for 64GB, $1,149 for 256GB, and $1,349 for 512GB.
The 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099 for 64GB, $1,249 for 256GB, and $1,449 for the 512GB version.
7th Generation iPad
Aside from its new iPhones, Apple has also completely revamped its line of iPads. For the first time, the seventh generation iPads will run on iPadOS. This new operating system makes it easy to multitask with simple gestures.
Now you can actually type with your fingers using the floating onscreen keyboard and QuickPath typing, which is similar to Android’s popular Swipe feature.
You can also access, manage, and share your files. Plus, there is a MicroSD card slot and a USB-C port, so you can connect it to a desktop computer or an external hard drive.
The new iPad has a 10.2-inch display and a powerful A10 Fusion chip, which Apple claims is twice as fast as the top-selling Windows PC. It’s so powerful that attaching an external keyboard practically turns it into a small laptop.
The new iPad will be available in stores starting September 30, but it is already available online starting at $329 for the 32GB model or $429 for the 128GB model.
If you want to know more features included in iPadOS and iOS 13, check out our previous article here.
Apple Watch Series 5
The next generation of the Apple Watch has a new display that is always on, so you don’t have to raise it or tap it to see the time. It also comes with safety features like fall detection, international emergency calling, and a medical ID feature.
The new Apple Watch also looks good, with personalized wrist bands and new colors and materials, including brushed titanium, ceramic white, and “space black” stainless steel.
Apple is also partnering with the World Health Organization, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the American Heart Association to conduct three health studies. Apple Watch owners can participate in a hearing study, a women’s health study, and a heart health study by downloading the upcoming Apple Research app.
The series 5 Apple Watch starts at $399 for models with GPS and $499 for models with GPS plus cellular. You can already pre-order the new Apple Watch, or wait until it’s available in stores on September 20.
Every year, Apple announces something completely different, this year it’s Apple Arcade. Coming September 19, Apple Arcade will be the world’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop, and television.
For $5 a month, you get unlimited access to over 100 original and exclusive games from video game giants like Konami, Capcom, and more.
Apple Arcade will be available on September 19.
Move over Netflix. Apple is getting into the streaming business with original programs like ‘The Morning Show,’ starring Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Aniston. While they are only starting with nine new shows, Apple said they plan to release a new series every month.
During their keynote, Apple premiered the trailer for their new show ‘See,’ starring Jason Momoa.
Apple TV+ will be available on November 1 for $5 a month. And, if you buy an iPhone, an iPad, a Mac, or an Apple TV, you get a one-year subscription for free.