Finally, the new iPhones are here! You waited for them and they’ve arrived. The specs almost seem to be in line with the leaks and speculations we’ve been reading about earlier. Besides, the company has also announced the iPad Pro and Apple TV. If you’ve missed your dose on what happened at the Apple event, here are 8 big announcements that you shouldn’t miss out on.
iPhone 6s, 6s Plus
Apple’s 2015 flagship models are out, dubbed the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Pre-orders across 130 countries begin 13 September and will start selling from 25 September. Built with 7000 series aircraft-grade aluminium, the company has ensured the devices are more sturdy and don’t face the bendgate issue. The iPhone 6S comes with a 4.7-inch with a 1334 x 750 pixel Retina Display whereas the iPhone 6S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel Retina display. Dipped in silver, gold, space gray and rose gold, it features a 3D touch display, the next-gen Force Touch. A 12MP iSight camera and a new photography called Live Photos is here. It will be powered by a new A9 processor. Click here, to know more about the devices.
As expected, iPad Pro sporting a 12.9-inch 2732 x 2048 pixel Retina Display is here! Measuring just 6.9mm thick, it weighs 713 grams. The internals of the iPad Pro include the Apple A9X chipset that claims to offer better performance than 80 percent of portable laptops out there.
Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard
Apple has also announced the highly anticipated stylus dubbed Apple Pencil. This white coloured pressure sensitive stylus will cost $99. Allowing you to turn the device into a hybrid, the other additional accessory is the Smart Keyboard which can fold up to become the iPad Pro cover. You can orient the keyboard to be used for typing, for watching content on the display and covering the iPad Pro.
Apple has revamped the Apple TV with tvOS that now comes with an app store and a voice-controlled remote control. Starting at $149, Cook describes it as from a hobby to the future of television. Demonstrations of the new Apple TV showed tricks to make viewing easier: digital assistant Siri, which is behind the voice control, can rewind a video for 15 seconds and turn on subtitles, when a viewer asks something like “What did she say”? Here’s more on the Apple TV.
Move to iOS
Move to iOS is an Android app by Apple. Yes, Apple is all set to release the new Move to iOS app for Android users who can install it and the app will show steps how to move your important data to the new iPhone. We wonder what the guys at Google think about it.
Apple Watch bands and OS
There’s something for Apple Watch too – new colours, new bands and WatchOS 2. The company also has new fashion partners for third-party bands. You can expect new Sports bands in fall and the much talked about WatchOS 2 is revealed start rolling out on September 16. Apple has teamed up with Hermès for a new collection of Apple Watch in stainless steel and finely crafted leather bands – Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff. Apple Watch Hermès starts at $1,100 for the 38 mm stainless steel case with the Single Tour.
iPad mini 4
The new model is thinner, it packs a faster processor, and it also has better cameras than the iPad mini 3. Also of note, the faster processor and more RAM in Apple’s new iPad mini 4 mean that it supports split-screen apps in iOS 9. Apple has also unveiled the all new iPad mini 4. It is slimmer and faster than the iPad mini 3. The highlight of the device is its ability to support split screen apps in iOS 9. The new iPad mini 4 is priced at $399, same as the iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 is now priced at $499 while the new monster iPad Pro starts at $799.
Though we’ve already known what to expect from iOS 9, it finally gets a release date – 16 September. It will be made available as a free software update for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch 5th generation and later, iPad 2 and later and iPad mini and later. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages.