Apple Keynote September 2019

Apple Keynote September 2019

What was revealed today:

Services

Apple arcade

  • Console-level games (didn't look like it)
  • Launches sept 19 with limited amount of games
  • $4.99 / mo / family
  • Best (presented) games looks very basic, but the price is cheap, so...

Apple TV+

  • 'See' movie trailer
  • 12 show title on big screen - all new / unknown
  • 1 month free trial
  • 1st show launches Nov 1
  • $4.99 / mo / family
  • Apple TV+ free for 1 year for each new purchased device

Hardware

iPad

  • New budget iPad with smart connector to support keyboard and apple pencil
  • $329 regular, $299 for education
  • 100% recycled aluminium

Apple watch

Saves / improves peopleโ€™s lives
Participates in health research

Series 5:
  • Always on display
  • Compass
  • International emergency calling (LTE models)
  • 100% recycled aluminium
  • New titanium, ceramic materials
  • New Nike and Hermes models
  • $399 for the GPS, $499 for cellular models
  • Available Sep 20
  • Series 3 price down to $199

iPhone

Budget iPhone (formerly known as XR) is now called iPhone 11, and the successor for XS and XS Max are called 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11

  • 6 colors
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Dual camera (wide 1x and ultra-wide camera)
  • Night mode
  • Improved front-facing camera
  • New A13 bionic chip
  • Chinese company showing a GPU performance demo with their game demo
  • 1h longer battery than on XR
  • Wireless charging (XR also has it)
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • $699 starting price (nice)

iPhone 11 Pro

  • Everything iPhone 11 has plus:
  • New matte finish
  • New midnight green color (yikes)
  • Up to 1200 nit brightness
  • A13 improvements: Machine Learning, Low-Power design
  • 6x faster matrix multiplication for ML, over 1 TFLOPs
  • CPU cores are up to 20% faster and 30-40% lower power
  • 4-5h longer battery (nice)
  • 18W charger in the box
    New camera system (updated wide + telephoto and a new ultra-wide) - looks like a triclop ๐Ÿ˜
  • Simultaneous video recording from multiple lenses in pro apps
  • Starts at $999 and $1099 for the bigger iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple Retail(?)

  • Custom Apple watch bands
  • Trade in
  • Fifth Avenue store reopening

Apple's March Keynote Summary

What has been announced:

Apple News+ - $9.99 subscription for accessing 300+ paper-to-digital magazines, including LA Times and WSJ.

Apple-March-Keynote

Apple Card - virtual credit card with real daily cash cash-backs and a physical credit card made out of titanium ๐Ÿ˜ They are actually having nice promises about the low transaction and international (really interesting) fees.

Apple Arcade - gaming subscription with 100+ iOS/Mac/AppleTV exclusive games. Details and pricing info will be later.

Apple TV - new app, with better suggestions, integrations with all the content providers. Soon available on smart TVs as well.

Apple TV+ ad-free, on demand subscription with unique and exclusive content. More details soon.

Personally I was waiting for better iCloud Storage options ๐Ÿ™‚ But overall it was a good and very (next level) emotional keynote of all. The guests made the second half of the keynote very heart-warming.