“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
- Supports first-generation Apple Pencil (taking notes, erasing, highlighting, creating drawings, sketching, painting)
- 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.