The Apple Event 2019, WWDC took place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, San Francisco. The iPhone 11 Pro with upgraded photo and video chips introduced for first time ever. Apple Arcade, Apple’s game subscription service, goes live with iOS 13 and also new and more powerful iPad is ready.
Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, began the event by talking about Apple Arcade, which is the company’s subscription service for video games. There is a new Apple Arcade tab on the App Store on iOS. Apple Arcade price is $4.99 per month for the whole family and
Apple Arcade price in India is Rs. 99 per month. Apple claims that Apple Arcade games are not available anywhere else.
These are the games we saw demo’d when Apple Arcade was being introduced:
Konami — Frogger in Toy Town
Capcom — Shinsekai Deep Sea
Annapurna Interactive — Sayonara Wild Hearts
Tim Cook then returned to talk about Apple TV+ and mentioned exclusive shows such as The Morning Show, For All Mankind, and more. Cool shared the worldwide premiere trailer of the show See, which is set in the future and stars Jason Momoa. Apple TV+ will be available in over 100 countries at launch starting November 1, and it’ll be priced at $4.99 per month for a family subscription. On purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or an Apple TV, you ll get one year of Apple TV+ for free, Cook said. Apple TV+ will cost Rs. 99 per month in India.
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, Pro Max
iPhone11 was launched with a dual-camera configuration, a wide angle lens and an ultra wide angle lens with an 120-degree field of view. Both are 12-megapixel cameras. It is available in a new design in six colors. Other features include Spatial support, Dolby Atmos audio, Wi-Fi 6. It gets a power boost in the form of a new A13 Bionic processor (with a faster graphics processor) which Apple claims is the fastest CPU and GPU ever in a smartphone. This processor boosts the performance by 20%. iPhone11 has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display. iPhone 11 also features Night mode to catch up with Google and Huawei, which helps in low light photography. The iPhone 11 is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance.The iPhone 11 is priced at $699 in the US.
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with triple rear cameras were also revealed with alongside the regular iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 Pro has two display sizes — 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches with 458ppi display resolution.
The iPhone 11 Pro has a “Super Retina XDR” display that’s based on the Pro XDR Display. It’s tri-camera setup is kind of based on a fidget spinner. It comes in 4 matte textured glass finish, and uses the A13 Bionic as well. It also supports 18W fast charging.
Iphone 11 pro and iphone 11 ProMax are packed with wide, ultrawide and telephoto cameras. All three cameras can shoot videos in 4K 60fps. Also, Apple very proudly showed off of its new Deep Fusion technology, which drives its improved Smart HDR multishot mode.
iPhone 11 Pro will start at $999 and iPhone 11 Pro Max will start at $1,099. You can pre-order all iPhone 11 models at 5AM PDT on September 13. The shipping start September 20th. The iPhone 8 now costs $449 and the iPhone XR costs $599.
iPad (7th Gen) was also launched at the Apple event replacing its its sixth generation model. It features a 10.2-inch Retina Display, which is bigger than its previous model. It’s got improved brightness, a better viewing angle, an A10 Fusion chip. The iPad features support for the Smart Connector which lets it support Apple’s keyboard cases. The cost of the new iPad is $329 which is equivalent to roughly Rs. 23,410 in the US and Rs. 29,900 in India. It’s starts shipping in the US on September 30.
Apple Watch Series 5
It has an always-on Retina display. The display has LTPO, a technology that allows the watch to refresh dynamically for better power efficiency. The display can drop to as low as 1Hz refresh to save power. The device still has all-day battery life, Apple claims.
The Apple Watch Series 5 also features a built in compass and optimized faces. Series 5 has the widest assortment of case finishes, Apple said, adding that there is a new Titanium finish. There’s a ceramic finish too, and new Nike+ models, new Hermes models too.