“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at nights saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” – Steven Jobs
At Apple, the tradition of coming up with innovative, interesting and creative products and technologies continues, years after the founder established his vision. A few months back, Apple WWDC 2019 happened, and now they came up with the Apple Special Event 2019, held at the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, on September 10th, 2019.
As always, the Pandora’s box @ Apple opened with announcements, tweaks, upgrades in the Apple range of products. Ranging from a brand-new iPhone to a new iPad to a new Apple watch, there was a lot for Apple loyalists to be happy about.
Let us run through all the exciting happenings at the Apple special event 2019:
Key Announcements @ Apple Special Event 2019
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max
Three new phones – the generic iPhone 11, the standard iPhone 11 Pro and the wide screened iPhone 11 Pro Max. How happy would the Apple loyalists be!
These 3 models are set to replace the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max respectively.
An exclusive dual-camera system (12MP, f/1.8 wide cam + 12MP 120-degree wide cam) offering an enriched shooting experience
Novel design with 6 alluring colors (black, white, yellow, purple, green, product rOed) and a matte finish
Offers wide to ultra-wide shoots with easy and enhanced shooting of videos
Capacity four times more to shoot landscapes, scenes, and wider elements
Larger battery life that allows you to use more and charge less (fast charge capacity)
An amazingly faster chip (A13 Bionic processor) that redefines smartphone functionalities and has the fastest CPU and GPU
Tough glass surface and water-resistant
Introduction to night mode for shooting photos in the dark and portrait mode for pets
Smart HDR to recognize people and offer them an extra edge in the photos
Slofie – Slow motioning your selfie, what more!
Secure facial authentication with Face Id biometric sensors for unlocking (A notch on the front for face ID)
1-inch liquid retina display – LCD, offering a true to life screen design
Contextual menus and shortcuts
“Super Retina XDR” displays based on Pro XDR Display – brighter and more energy efficient
The Pro phones have a third back lens, one of its kind
64GB, 128GB, 512GB storage capacities
Presence of iOS 13
Apple TV + & Apple Arcade
Apple TV + is all set to launch on November 1st, 2019. in more than 100 countries with a variety of subscriptions. The exclusive gaming platform, Apple Arcade introduces a family of over 100 exciting games, at an affordable rate, from September 19th, 2019.
Isn’t that a great news for Apple users? More so, because it has a lot of exciting features.
Apple TV+ streaming service from November 1st
Trial subscription, family subscription, and other useful options
Movies, music, TV shows and more
Ad-free and on-demand shows
4K HDR and Dolby atmosphere
Deals with popular Hollywood directors and artists for novel content creation
Free year of Apple + with almost all Apple devices – Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac
An all in one subscription, Apple Arcade offers popular games like The Pathless, Hot Lava, Frogger, Shinsekai, Sayonara Wild Hearts, etc.
Creative and intelligent games by world-famous LEGO, SEGA, Konami, Bossa Studios, etc.
Download to play, be it online or offline
Jump across Apple devices, secure and privacy control
Offers screen time with parental controls
A great opportunity for creative developers to showcase their talent and get it recognized
All new Apple iPad (7th Generation)
Apple is all set to replace its 6th generation iPad with a novel 10.2-inch retina display, 7th generation iPad. Surely, with better features, versatility, look and feel, to offer Apple users an experience as never before. It promises convenience features that support vision, hearing, mobility, and learning needs.
Improvised brightness, enhanced viewing angle, thin, light and durable design
Addition of a smart connector and support for a smart keyboard cover
Powerful Apple A10 Fusion chipset, executing on the new iPad OS, offering an enhanced browsing experience
Considered as a good alternative to the laptop and the desktop
Available in 3 colors – silver, gold and space grey
Combines the power and capacity of a computer with the simplistic use of a tablet
Can perform many tasks such as edit documents, manage files, create presentations, etc.
Juggle between multiple apps at a time
Pull files from any location
Umpteen apps for different variety of learnings
Offers home theatre effect with great stereo speaker sound and 3.5 million pixels
Longer battery life and desktop type experience
Offers immersive AR experience owing to cutting-edge sensors and front and back cameras
Apple Watch Series 5
A newer design, an always awake display – doesn’t it really look amazing? Beautiful, as always, Apple watch is always the user’s delight. And, the newer version does it better. With this much-needed feature of a continuously on display, the Apple Watch Series 5 is a must-see.
Power-efficient retina screen – always see your time and watch face
Flexible pairing through Apple Watch Studio – be it any case, band or style
A range of materials used – Stainless steel, aluminum, ceramic, titanium
App to check on your heart statistics
Noise app to raise an alert if there is too much sound
New cycle tracking app
Progressive metrics for a variety of workouts
Activity rings to motivate you to exercise and move more
Stores the Apple music library and lets your groove to your songs
Compass and ground elevation to offer relevant directions
An easily available app store for faster downloads
Cellular lets you move without your phone
Secure integration with Apple Pay
New generation exclusive S5 processor offering enhanced performance and battery life
3 new health studies – heart and movement, hearing and menstrual cycle tracking
Few Expectations That Are Still Awaited
There are a few expectations from the Apple Special Event 2019 that remain unanswered. Possibly, there is some event from Apple coming up soon to announce these. Hello, we are waiting – says the Apple users, with curious eyes!
Newer 16-inch MacBook Pro – A newer version of the laptop expected soon
iPad Pro – Could get upgraded soon with swifter processors and better cameras
Apple U1 chips – To be included in other devices like iPads
New Apple TV Set-top-box – There could be a new set-top box that may come up with newer subscriptions
Newer Air pods and Home pods – Water resistance, noise cancellation, price affordability can come up soon in the newer versions
AR Headsets – A wireless AR headset or glasses are doing rounds to come up soon
Apple Tags with ultra-wideband support in new iPhone models is supposed to come soon. This is Apple’s answer to the Tile range of products
On a Wrapping Note, Looking at Apple’s Tomorrow
Indeed, expectations from the global tech giant never lessen. There is much more that Apple users are looking for, of course, very happy with what is being offered at the recent Apple Special event 2019. But there surely is much more in the pipeline that will make Apple loyalists stick to their favorite brand forever.
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