On September 14, Apple held its traditional September conference announcing updates to its flagship products. New iPhones, iPad mini, and Apple Watch redesign – what’s new? Basically – evolutionary, not revolutionary improvements, but first things first.
Announced a new iPad of the ninth generation with a more powerful chip – A13 Bionic, with which the performance increased by about 20%. The new front camera with 12 megapixels and Center Stage debuted last year on the iPad Pro. IPad now supports True Tone, which adjusts the screen to ambient light. The device also supports the first iPad Pencil.
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The tablet has received a redesign with thinner bezels, as in the iPad Pro of the latest generations, while at the same size, the device increases the screen diagonal to 8.3 inches. The new iPad mini received a USB-C and 5G port with speeds up to 3.5 GB / s. At the same time, the performance of the central processor increased up to 40%, the GPU – by 80%. There is support for Touch ID (but not Face ID), Apple Pencil of the second generation, new cameras: the main one with 12 MP and support for Smart HDR, the front one is also 12 MP, ultra-wide and with support for Center Stage.
Price: from $ 499, you can pre-order today, on sale from September 24 September.
The new smartwatch also received a significant redesign with a larger display with reinforced glass and thinner bezels reduced to just 1.7mm. At the same time, watchOS has visually significantly redesigned to increase the device screen’s information content. Finally, the watch supports a full keyboard. The operating time remained the same (up to 18 hours), but the charging speed increased by a third thanks to the new USB cable: USB-C instead of USB-A.
Price: from $ 399
Two versions of the iPhone 13 have announced: a 6.1-inch base model and a smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini. The display is still like previous one. The body is still of aluminum, joining two glass panels. Of course, the new iPhone has a new processor, the A15 Bionic: a 5nm chip with a 6-core CPU but half the speed of the competition, 4-core graphics that are 30% faster than the competition, a 16-core neuro processor for photo and video processing.
Stabilization via sensor movement is also available, first announced last year with the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The ultra-wide-angle camera now captures better in the dark. Video can directly change focus in the frame thanks to the new “cinematic” shooting mode. but the direction can also control manually or fixed on a specific object.
Apple also promises improved 5G over the iPhone 12, more in line with international standards. Battery life will also increase, with the iPhone 13 Mini by 1.5 hours versus the iPhone 12 Mini, and the base 13 by 2.5 hours versus iPhone 12. The minimum storage is now 128 GB. The maximum is 512 GB.
Price: $ 829 for the iPhone 13 and $ 729 for the iPhone 13 Mini, pre-orders starting September 17, on sale September 24, September 24
iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max also get the A15 Bionic, three updated cameras. An improved display with variable frequency support from 10Hz to 120Hz, and increased base brightness to 1000 nits. The same Super Retina XDR displays in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes. CPU and GPU capabilities are comparable to the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. but the new chip is faster for machine learning.
Cameras have added 3x optical zoom and night mode. And the primary camera now has a macro way. That allows you to shoot objects located 2 cm from the camera. In cinematic mode, you can set focus can now be charges after shooting by storing depth-of-frame information. Also added is a ProRes Video mode that allows you to shoot a 4K video at 30 FPS.
The battery life of the iPhone 13 Pro is 1.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro. And the 13 Pro Max’s is 2.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro Max.
In terms of storage capacity, the 13 Pro will range from 128GB to 1TB.
Price: $ 999 for the iPhone Pro 13, $ 1,499 for the 1TB iPhone Pro and $ 1,599 for the 1TB iPhone 13 Pro Max
All new iPhone Pro and Pro Max models will be available for pre-order in September. 22 September and on sale from September 24.
The release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is schedules for September 20 September. You can order your iPhone product now.