Apple Special Event 2019 kicked off with a familiar introductory note from Tim Cook. The keynote stage was set at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled three new iPhones – the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, along with Apple Watch 5 and 7th gen iPad. We also got pricing and availability details on the Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade.
So, without any further ado, let’s glance over everything Apple announced at the event (Updated with India Pricing).
Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ pricing revealed
They began with the Apple Arcade.
Now, there is a new Arcade tab in the App Store, wherein you could explore new game recommendations, trailers, and curated content such as game guides and teasers.
Apple Arcade will be out from September 19th in over 150 countries at a price of $4.99/ month with a free one month trial and 100 games, to begin with.
Next up, they took the veil off the Apple TV+, which will begin at a price tag of $4.99/month in over 100 countries at launch. New purchases are bundled with a free 1-year subscription.
Now, let’s get down to the main attractions of the event.
Apple iPad (7th Gen)
The new 7th gen iPad was next to take the stage.
It sports a 10.2-inch Retina IPS display with 2160×1620 resolution.
It runs on an A10 Fusion chip teamed with 32/128GB storage, a 32Whr battery. You get the iPad OS on top of this hardware combination.
The feature list includes a Smart Connector to dock a full-size smart keyboard, external drive support, an 8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, gigabit LTE connectivity, stereo speakers, amongst many other things.
The Apple iPad (7th gen) carries a price tag of $329 (Rs. 29,900 in India) for the base 32GB w/WiFi model, $459 (Rs. 40,990) for the base WiFi +cellular model, $299 (loosely translates to Rs. 21,500) for the education customers. They are available for order, while the shipping will commence by September 30.
Apple Watch 5
Apple Watch 5 is here with a 40/44mm Always-On Retina display, with auto-brightness and dynamic refresh rate (from 60Hz to as low as 1Hz), which should help in saving some juice. Speaking of which, it boasts an 18-hour battery life.
It ships with a 64-bit dual-core S5 processor roomed with 32GB of onboard storage.
It flaunts new watch faces, a compass, an international emergency calling feature in over 150 countries across the globe.
It will be out in multiple metal builds like aluminum (in silver, gold, space gray colors), Stainless Steel (in gold, space black, and silver), and a new white ceramic model. There will be a special Nike and Hermes edition as well.
As for the pricing, Series 5 will cost around $399 (Rs. 40,900) for the GPS variant and $499 (Rs. 49,900) for the GPS + Cellular model. They are out for order now and the shipping will start from September 20th.
Apple iPhone 11
As rumored, three new iPhones were launched, starting off with the iPhone 11. It marks a successor to the iPhone XR.
It has an all-glass body wherein even the new camera square panel is part of the glass.
Upfront, you get a 6.11-inch Liquid Retina (LCD) display. It comes with spatial audio feature and Dolby Atmos support.
Coming to the cameras, the iPhone 11 wields a dual-camera setup comprising of a 12MP primary sensor (wide, 26mm f/1.8) and a 12MP ultra-wide shooter (f/2.4, 120-degree FoV, 2x optical zoom). Apple punctuates several new features like – “semantic rendering” which brightens the photos based on subject, “Multiscale tone mapping” that manage the highlights based on the environment, a portrait mode that works even on pets, and a dedicated night mode.
As for videography, the iPhone 11 is capable of 4K recording at 60 fps, coupled with toppings like slow-mo, time-lapse, and new extended dynamic range mode.
The Selfie snapper is also a 12MP TrueDepth sensor, which when rotated in landscape form, captures a wide-angle shot. This one is also adept in 4K60 and slow-mo video recording (christened Slofies) and faster Face ID.
It ships with the next-gen A13 Bionic chipset, with 2 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores. Apple is betting big on Machine Learning prowess of the new SoC. The iPhone 11 claims to offer an additional 1-hour battery life over the iPhone XR. Although they support 18W fast charger, it will be sold separately and you get a meager 5W charger in the box.
The iPhone 11 starts with a price sticker of $699 (Rs. 64,900 in India) for the base 64GB model.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
These ones also come in a single piece of Glass body with stainless steel frames. The available color variants are midnight green, space gray, silver/white, and gold.
They adorn the so-called Pro display, which stretches to 6.5-inches on the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and 5.8-inches on the iPhone 11 Pro. These are Super Retina OLED panels with 2 million to 1 contrast ratio, 1200 nits of brightness and are claimed to be 15 percent frugal on power consumption.
On that note, the iPhone 11 Pro brags a 4-hours extra runtime than the iPhone XS, while the 11 Pro Max claims even a higher 5 hours surplus battery life than the iPhone XS Max. Another good news is an 18W fast charger right within the box.
Like the regular iPhone 11, these are also equipped with HDR10, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos as well as that Spatial Audio technology.
On the camera side of things, there is a new wide-angle camera with f/1.8 lens, a telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and lastly an ultrawide camera with 120-degree FoV and f/2.0 aperture. You could optical zoom between 0.5x, 1x, and 2x scales.
The fancy features include Deep Fusion, which utilizes Machine Learning to take 9 shots (in the order of four short images, four secondary images before hitting the shutter, then a long exposure once the button is hit) and combines them for detailed output.
Yet again, you get 4K@60 fps videography from all three cameras. Apple also showcased an audio zoom feature for the videos.
The iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 (Rs. 99,990 in India) while the Pro Max is priced at $1099 (Rs. 1,09,900 in India). Pre-orders begin the coming Friday at 5 am PT, whilst shipping will start on September 20th globally (September 27th in India).
Weirdly enough, Apple exhibited the iPhone XR (currently at $599) and the iPhone 8 (priced at $449).
3110mAh with 18W charger (not included in the box)
3190+mAh with 18W charger
3500mAh with 18W charger
Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, White
Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green
Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green
64GB: $699 or Rs. 64,900
64GB: $999 or Rs. 99,990
64GB: $1099 or Rs. 1,09,900
Apple iPhone 11 Series: Quick Bytes
What is Apple iPhone 11 India price? When will it go on sale in India?
The Apple iPhone 11 price in India starts at ₹64,900. The phone will become available in the country from Friday, September 27.
What are the color options available in Apple iPhone 11?
The iPhone 11 comes in six new gorgeous colours: red, black, white, yellow, green and purple.
What is the price of Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max in India?
Like the iPhone 11 Pro, the Max version also comes in three storage options: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max base variant price in India is ₹109,900.
How much Apple iPhone 11 Pro costs in India?
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro India price starts at ₹99,900. It will be available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options.
Are Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max Waterproof?
Apple’s new iPhones are water-resistant up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.
How much does Apple TV+subscription cost in India?
Alongside the new iPhones, Apple also launched Apple TV+ which will also be available in India. The Apple TV+ subscription costs ₹99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Apple will be offering a year-long subscription for free to all customers who purchase any iPhone, Mac or iPad product starting September 11, 2019.
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