It was Apple Special Event 2019 at Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino. In the presence of all media persons, Tim Cook and his team announced some of the revolutionary Apple services and most advanced products.
While some announcements were expected, some came out of the blue and surprised Apple enthusiasts. There are six major announcements from Apple team: Arcade, Apple tv+, iPad, Apple Watch, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max.
Apple Special Event 2019: Prices Rule the Roost
- Apple Arcade Release Date and Price
- Apple tv+ Release Date and Price
- iPad 10.2 Inches (7th Gen) Specification and Price
- Apple Watch Series 5 Specification and Price
- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and Pro Max Specification and Price
Apple Arcade Release Date and Price
In its March event this year, Apple announced its gaming store Arcade. This month, Apple has finalized its gaming subscription and the content on the store.
One of the best things about Arcade is you can access amazing games on your mobile (iPhone – iPad), desktop (Mac), and Apple TV. With a single subscription of $4.99 per month, you and your family can access more than 100 games on your Apple eco-system.
From September 19, you can enjoy Apple Arcade in more than 150 countries. For any new sign up, you get one-month free access to Arcade.
Apple tv+ Release Date and Price
After creating a big hype in the WWDC 2019, Apple has finally come up with tv+ with some fantastic contents. A notable thing about tv+ is you get one-year free access to its contents if you buy one of the latest Apple iPhones announced today.
From November 1, users can watch nine original shows on Apple tv+. Some of the popular shows and movies are: The Morning Show, See, For All Mankind, Dickinson, The Elephant Queen, Helpsters, Snoopy in Space, and Ghostwriter. And hold your breath: Oprah Winfrey will join tv+ with a series.
Like Arcade, Apple tv+ will be available at $4.99 per month for your entire family.
iPad 10.2 Inches (7th Gen) Specification and Price
This is Apple’s seventh-generation iPad with 10.2 inches of size. Retina display, 3.5 million pixels, 2x faster performance, smart connector are some of the remarkable features of this latest tablet.
The iPad supports first-generation Apple Pencil; the tablet is likely to replace Apple’s 9.7-inch entry-level iPad. This was undoubtedly a surprise for all Apple lovers as this September event is specially meant for iPhones and Apple Watch. Made of 100% recycled aluminum, this iPad is compatible with smart keyboard and is equipped with A10 Fusion chip.
Apple has retained larger bezels and Touch ID on the iPad, and this indicates that you can charge this device with a lightning cable.
Prices of iPad 10.2-inch start from $329 and for education customers, the same device is available at $299.
Apple Watch Series 5 Specification and Price
Before announcing its latest smartwatch, Apple team spoke about its Health Research app, which will be available in the United States later this year.
In this app, Apple will collect health data for research, which includes Apple Hearing Study, Women’s Health Study, and Heart & Movement Study.
The Watch Series 5 is packed with some revolutionary features. And the prominent one is Always-On display. This feature always gives you a quick look at the watch face when you watch time or notifications. When you are not in a position to raise your wrist, you can take a quick glance over your watch face.
This watch, like its predecessors, will give you 18 hours of battery life. Always-On display is largely credited to low-temperature polysilicon and oxide display and low-power display driver. The watch screen will remain in low-brightness mode until you move your wrist.
The watch will be available in four finishes: recycled aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, and ceramic. Built-in compass and international emergency calling are two new features packed in Apple Watch Series 5.
While people expected built-in sleep tracker app, Apple has disappointed them by not announcing it. However, for fitness enthusiasts, the new watch will be swim-proof.
Apple Watch will be available at $399 (GPS) and $499 (Cellular) models. The new watch will be available in stores from September 20. Interestingly, Apple has reduced prices of Apple Watch Series 3 as this will be available at meager $199.
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and Pro Max Specification and Price
Apart from an extra rear camera, all the three iPhones have nothing new in design; in fact, they look like yester year’s iPhone XS and XS Max. While iPhone 11 has dual-camera, the Pro models flaunt triple-lens camera – as expected and hyped earlier.
iPhone 11 flaunts anodized aluminum glass and will be available in six vibrant colors: purple, white, green, yellow, black, and red.
The phone has a 6.1-inch liquid retina display and packs excellent features like Dolby atmos 12MP wide camera and 12 MP ultra-wide camera with portrait mode.
Night mode was much expected from Apple, and the tech giant has fulfilled the public demand by introducing this feature in its iPhone 11.
About the performance, Apple has used the A13 bionic chip, which gives the fastest CPU and GPU even in any smartphone. There is more powerful battery performance of this device as people will get one more hour than iPhone XR.
Along with night mode, 4K resolution is a major highlight of all the three devices announced today. The camera supports 4K resolution up to 60 frames per second.
Unlike iPhone XR, which was rated IP67, iPhone 11 boasts IP68 and it can resist water up to two meters.
iPhone 11 price starts at $699 and the company will start its shipping from September 13.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are premium models from the Cupertino based tech giant. Apart from size and OLED display, there are more advanced features in the two flagship phones.
Customers who want ‘most sophisticated technology’, would go for the two phones, which will be available in green, space gray, silver, and gold colors.
Inside the stainless steel body, the two Pro models have brilliant new features like super retina XDR, A13 bionic chip, superior machine learning, and more.
The triple-lens camera is the most noticeable feature of the two smartphones. 12MP wide camera, 12MP telephoto camera, and 12MP ultra-wide camera.
Deep Fusion is a computational photography feature, which captures nine images: four short images, four secondary images, and one long exposure.
Battery performance is a notable update by Apple. iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max will have four and five more hours of battery life, respectively.
Preorders for the two phones will start from September 13 and shipping will be initiated from September 20. Prices of the two phones will start $999 (iPhone 11 Pro) and $1099 (iPhone 11 Pro Max). Apple has drastically reduced prices of iPhone 8 and XR to $499 and $599 respectively.
That’s all folks!
The entire event was more concentrated on price than the features and specifications of devices. Like any democratic republic, which announces its financial budget to make people happy, Apple has reduced the prices of its devices. An interesting thing is Apple has not increased the basic prices of its two flagship devices, which will be available at a price fixed for 2017 iPhone X.
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