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Yesterday was a big day for Apple. Apple’s September event featured a number of new replacements of Apple’s already popular products including the new iPhone 11 (with triple cameras), Watch Series 5, Apple TV+ and a new iPad. In case you missed seeing the live update, we’ve got you covered with everything Apple announced at the Apple event for September 2019.

Apple is releasing iOS 13 on September 19 as a software update for iPhone 6s models and later. Apple also said additional features will be available on September 30 with iOS 13.1, including improvements to AirDrop.

iPhone 11 succeeds iPhone XR;  iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max comes with triple cameras

No doubt the most anticipated launch of the event, iPhone 11 was portrayed as the successor of iPhone XR. iPhone 11 comes with iOS 13 integration and two high-definition cameras and Night mode for photos. The dual-camera system lets users easily zoom between each camera while Audio Zoom matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound. Users can easily record videos without switching out of Photo mode with QuickTake by simply holding the shutter button to start recording.

It is powered by the A13 Bionic chip with all-day battery life. A12. The A13 Bionic is built for machine learning, with a faster Neural Engine for real-time photo and video analysis, and new Machine Learning Accelerators that allow the CPU to deliver more than 1 trillion operations per second. It has a 6.1-inch all-screen Liquid Retina display. iPhone 11 is water-resistant and comes in six colors including red, black, white, yellow, green and purple. iPhone 11 will get an update for Deep Fusion, coming later this fall, which is a new image processing system enabled by the Neural Engine of A13 Bionic.


iPhone 11 will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 13 and in stores beginning Friday, September 20, starting at $699 in the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and more than 30 other countries and regions.

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come with a triple-camera system which provides a pro-level camera experience with an Ultra-Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera. The triple-camera system enables Portrait mode with a wider field of view, great for taking portraits of multiple people. The Telephoto camera features a larger ƒ/2.0 aperture to capture 40 percent more light compared to iPhone Xs for better photos and videos.

However, not many are impressed with the aesthetics of the camera placement.

The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch OLED, and the Pro Max has a 6.5-inch OLED. They have a Super Retina XDR display, a custom-designed OLED with up to 1,200 nits brightness. It also comes with the A13 Bionic chip with iPhone 11 Pro offering up to four more hours of battery life in a day than iPhone XS, and iPhone 11 Pro Max offering up to five hours more than iPhone XS Max.

iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB models in midnight green, space gray, silver, and gold starting at $999 and $1,099, respectively. Apple is also launching a new line of iPhone cases that come in a wide range of colors.

Apple Watch Series 5 now works just like… your normal watch

The new series of Apple Watch supports looks much like last year’s model, except that it supports the always-on display function. The series 5 dims the brightness, but it retains all of the same visuals you’d normally see while using it. This is different from how most smartwatches turn off the display to extend battery life. Though it has the same 18-hour battery life as the Series 4. You also have international emergency calling for added personal safety. New health features include Cycle Tracking, Noise app, and Activity Trends. The Apple Watch Series 5, has the Compass app to see the heading, incline, latitude, longitude, and current elevation.

In addition, Apple is launching three new health studies: one for women’s health, one for hearing, and one for heart health. It’s partnering with major research institutions on each, and Apple Watch users can enroll through a forthcoming Apple Research app.

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) starts at $399 and Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499. This is the first Apple Watch to release with ceramic and titanium finishes. Sales start beginning Friday, September 20 in the US, Puerto Rico and 20 other countries and regions. You can order it from apple.com and in the Apple Store app.

New 7th-Gen iPad now has a 10.2-inch display

Apple’s new 7th-gen iPad is now upgraded from standard 9.7-inch display size to 10.2 inches. It also features the A10 Bionic processor and a new Smart Connector. It also provides support for Apple Pencil and the full-size Smart Keyboard. iPad starts at $329 for the Wi-Fi model and $459 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

Apple Arcade game subscription service

Apple’s game subscription service, Apple Arcade will finally launch on September 30 on iPadOS and tvOS 13 and in October on macOS Catalina. The service will initially feature over 100 new, exclusive games, all playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV. To give users maximum flexibility when playing, some games will support controllers, including Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth, PlayStation DualShock 4 and MFi game controllers, in addition to touch controls and Siri Remote.

Apple TV+ launches November 1 at $4.99 per month

Apple’s flagship all-original video subscription service, Apple TV+ will be available at $4.99 per month, starting November 1.  This puts Apple in direct competition with Disney, whose subscription service Disney+ is available for $7 a month. Apple TV+ will offer a lineup of shows, movies, and documentaries, focusing on original content produced exclusively for the service. Apple will also include a year-long subscription to Apple TV Plus for free if you buy a new Apple product, including new iPads, iPhones, laptops, or desktops.

If you are in a hurry here’s a 2 min video of the Apple Event:

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