Top 5 takeaways from Apple's 2019 iPhone launch event
Like clockwork, Apple fall 2019 event for the latest iPhone launch took place yesterday. Along with 3 new iPhones this time, as usual there were a number of other updates that were announced.
Here we summarise the top 5 takeaways from the event:
Let's get to the iPhone first. There were three models launched that will start shipping on 20 September:
a. iPhone 11 starting at $699:
The "economical" iPhone that comes in a variety of colours, similar to their previous launch of economy iPhones. It has a 6.1″ display boasting the “toughest glass” ever in an iPhone, it comes with a new dual camera system on the back. It runs on the A13 chip, claimed to be the fastest CPU chip ever to be in a smartphone.
b. iPhone 11 Pro starting at $999
Starting at the usual new iPhone price, the iPhone 11 has three cameras at the back — on point with the leaked iPhone camera images a few months ago. It features a 5.8" display. Similar to the 11, it also runs on the A13 chip. Coming with 18w fast chargers, the iPhone 11 Pro series also carries a new “Deep Fusion” feature that uses machine learning to improve low light shots.
c. iPhone 11 Pro Max starting at $1099
The Pro Max is quite similar in features to the iPhone 11 Pro. The major differences are a slightly better battery life with a 6.5" display.
Apple will be launching Apple Arcade — an all-you-can-play gaming platform for just $4.99 a month for family subscription, including 1 month of free trial. The platform offers a full range of games, similar to how Netflix offers you a range of series and movies.
The service will launch in 150 countries on 19 September — in almost a week from today.
Similar to Disney+, Apple too in entering the field with Apple TV+ that will provide original shows along with on-demand video service.
It will launch this service for $4.99 per month on the 1st of November — 12 days before Disney+ launches in the market and for $2 cheaper.
Moreover, it will give 1-year subscription for free to all new iPhones, iPads, Macs, and AppleTVs.
The new seventh generation 10.2" iPad features retina display and a smart connector on the edge for the first-generation Apple Pencil as well as a full size keyboard. Moreover, it comes with a home button featuring TouchID for $329.
Apple Watch Series 5 comes with an "Always On" display that only dims when you put your hand away instead of having the display go completely dark. It boasts a battery life of up to 18 hours per charge.
It also allows users to make emergency calls in 150 countries. Prices start at £399 while shipping begins on 20 September.
Watch the entire keynote below.