Apple’s September 10th Event


Andres Nichols, Contributor

On September 10, 2019, Apple had announced the new products and services that will soon be available later this month. This year Apple announced three new iPhones, a new generation of the iPad series, the fifth series Apple watch, and two streaming services for consumers to purchase.

The services that were announced were Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus. These two services will be $4.99 per family. However, Apple has included a special deal of getting a free year of Apple with a purchase of an Apple product. Apple Arcade will release with exclusive games made specifically for the service. Some of these games are Oceanhorn 2, Hot Lava, Lego Brawls, The Pathless, and Where Cards Fall. These and many more games that will be available on September 19. Apple TV will release on November 1 with a few originals such as Jason Momoa’s sci-fi film See.

Apple announced the Apple Watches new successor. The series five Apple Watch comes with many new features. One of these new changes is that the display is always turned on. However to save power for this new feature it will drop to 1Hz refresh. There are new watch faces that are more optimized for this model and a compass has been finally added to the Apple Watch. The series five Apple Watch will be available for purchase on September 20th.

The seventh generation of the iPad will come with a new screen size of 10.2 inches. This specific iPad has been designed and engineered to be optimized just for the new iPad OS which will officially be released on September 30th. The brightness has been improved and has better viewing angles. Apple’s A10 Fusion chip has been added to provide for faster and more enjoyable experience when using the iPad. Apple has added a smart connector to the iPad model which will allow for the Smart Keyboard to quickly attach to the iPad. The seventh gen iPad will cost $329 and, just like iPad OS, will be available at the end of September.

Apple had shown off their new iPhone models which will be called the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The first being the iPhone 11 that will arrive with six different colors: black, white, green, yellow, purple, and (Product)red. The iPhone 11 has two camera lenses on the back, a 12MP Wide and a 12 MP Ultra Wide. This new camera system will allow for 4x wider photos and many other new features such as night mode, which produces better photos in the dark without flash. The iPhone 11 gets a power boost with the A13 Bionic processor and a faster graphics processor. The battery will last about one hour longer than the iPhone Xr. The iPhone 11 will cost $699 and will launch on September 20th

The last product that was revealed in the event is the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. These two models are similar to each other, other than in battery life and screen size. These iPhones will ship with three colors: midnight green, gold, silver, and space gray. Both models come packed with a triple camera lens system consisting of a 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto camera. Similar to the iPhone 11 it will have wider photos, better low light photos. The display has been upgraded to a Super Retina XDR which will bring brighter and more vibrant colors. The A13 Bionic powers up the iPhone 11 Pros to bring a new experience. The battery life is four to five hours longer than the iPhone Xs. Both the iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro Max will be available on September 20 and for $999 and $1099 respectively.