I-Phones to I-Pad mini, here’s everything that was announced
The launch event seemed to use what sounded very much like popular 90s Bollywoood song ‘Dum maaro dum’. From calling it a ripoff to feeling proud, Desis felt the whole gamut of emotions when the music started playing. During a promo at the event, a delivery executive was shown using the iPhone, to highlight the phone’s sturdiness, while the music plays in the background and it does sound a lot like the ‘Dum maaro dum’ tune.
Four new I-Phone 13 models
Apple iPhone 13 series is here. Apple launched four new iPhones –
# I-Phone 13 Pro
# I-Phone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4-inch screen, with the regular and Pro models at 6.1 inches and the Pro Max measuring at 6.7 inches. If you look carefully, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come with new camera modules styled diagonally. There is a new “Sierra Blue colour option for the “Pro” models. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max still have stainless steel bands, just like before.
Both base models also feature brighter displays. The screen is a new Super Retina XDR display that’s 28 per cent brighter, peaking at 1200 nits for HDR. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. For a change, though, all four iPhone models have a smaller notch.
All iPhone 13 series devices run on the same processor, A15 Bionic. According to Apple, A15 Bionic is faster and more power-efficient than A14 Bionic chip that powers iPhone 12 series. However, it is still a 5nm chip. Apple also claims that A15 Bionic is the “fastest CPU in a smartphone,” up to 50 percent faster than the competition, though it doesn’t specify who this competition is.
Here’s how powerful cameras are on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max:
Three rear-facing cameras, including a zoom lens, a wide lens, and an ultra-wide camera,
📱 77mm telephoto camera with 3x optical camera
📱 Ultra-Wide camera with 92 per cent boost in low light , f/1.8 aperture, auto-focus, 6-element lens
📱 Wide camera: f/1.5 aperture, up to 2.2x improvement in low light
📱 New macro photography features for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
📱 Night mode available across all three lenses.
A new video portrait mode is coming to this year’s iPhones. Essentially, the “Cinematic Video” feature allows users to automatically blur the background of video footage. The other feature is called ProRes video recording, which is helpful for video editors, giving them more control over footage. This feature is coming later this year.
Apple Watch Series 7
There is no doubt that Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch on the market today. It has the same design as the Apple Watch Series 6, but features a big upgrade to the display. The watch features 20 per cent more screen area and softer, more rounded corners. The Series 7 comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes. Apple says the screen is more crack-resistant and it charges faster. The watch starts at $399 for GPS, $499 for cellular. The Series 6 has been discontinued. There is no release date for Series 7. Apple said it will be available “later this fall.
New entry-level I-Pad, redesigned I-Pad mini
Apple has finally announced an entry-level iPad as well as the sixth-generation iPad mini. The lowest-cost iPad features a faster A13 processor and a better, 12MP front-facing camera for better video calls, similar to Zoom. It starts at Rs 30,900 with 64GB of storage.
The company also introduced a new iPad Mini, which has a smaller 8.3-inch screen. It has an all-new design language featuring a new, flatter like iPad Pro. It has smaller bezels and no home button, with a Touch ID fitted inside the power button. It has a 12MP rear camera and stereo speakers. It uses a USB-C connector, instead of a Lightning connector. It also supports a 5G wireless connection and is powered by the A15 Bionic chipset. It works with Apple’s second-generation Pencil. It starts at Rs 46,900.