Apple’s “California Streaming” event delivered on anticipated products: the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7. It also announced the launch of the iPad Mini.
Another Apple launch event has passed. Apple’s “California Streaming” event delivered on anticipated products: the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7. It also announced the launch of the iPad Mini. Notably, there was no mention of third-generation AirPods as fans had speculated. We take a look at the releases:
Like last year’s generation of iPhones, the iPhone 13 will come in four variants: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, in five colors. In addition, this generation will come with a smaller notch display.
In addition, it will have an A15 chip, which Apple claims is “up to 50% faster than the leading competition.” It has also made notable upgrades to its cameras. The new 12MP primary camera with sensor-shift optical image stabilization and a bigger sensor can capture 47% more light than the iPhone 12.
Another exciting new feature is Cinematic Mode in video, which has portrait mode features, but for film. Battery life has also been improved by 1.5 hours on the Mini, and 2.5 hours on the larger iPhone 13.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini retails from $799 and $699. The devices will also now start at 128GB of storage rather than 64GB.
The 13 Pro and Pro Max start at US$999 and $1,099, respectively. In addition, there is now a new 1TB storage option. They will be available for pre-order Friday, September 17, and will be available a week later, on September 24.
The Apple Watch Series 7
The Apple Watch Series 7 expects a notable redesign with a flat-edged finish that better resembles the slickness of the iPad and iPhone; the new lamination technique will bring the display forward more.
The Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399 and will be available “later this fall.”
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The new 8.3-inch iPad Mini weighs in at just under 300g, and has P3 color gamut. It also has landscape stereo speakers, which is ideal for streaming media. The new iPad mini will also feature a USB-C port.
The new iPad mini retails from $499 for the 64GB Wi-Fi version and will be available in the US from September 24.