Apple has concluded the virtual event “Streaming California”. Apple has announced the iPad 9, iPad mini, Apple Watch Series 7, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and 12 Pro Max. Let’s take a closer look at each announcement and the new features it offers.
New iPad 9 Powered by A13 Bionic
Apple has started the “California Streaming” event with a ninth-generation iPad. The latest iPad comes equipped with the famous 10.2-inch screen that supports True Tone. Under the hood, the A13 chipset offers a significant performance upgrade in multiple parameters. The new iPad gets a new ultra-wide 12 MP front camera with support for Center Stage. This way you will always stay in the frame during a video call.
The Apple Watch Series 7 comes with a larger screen, a design overhaul
In terms of design, the Apple Watch has changed very little in recent years. The Apple Watch Series 7 challenges the status quo with a larger screen, smaller bezels and a flatter design. Other prominent elements include a brighter display panel, IPX6 certification, a crack-resistant display and redesigned keys. Apple did not add new health sensors, but focused on design.
iPad Mini- The smallest iPad gets a big upgrade
The sixth generation iPad mini arrived with an updated 8.3-inch screen. Apple stuck to Touch ID on the new iPad mini to keep costs low. However, the Touch ID is not at the top and serves as a power button.
The iPad mini gets a new 12 MP selfie camera with Center Stage on the front of the image. On the back you have a 12 MP sensor with f / 1.8, Smart HDR, True Tone and Focus Pixels. The latest A15 Bionic chip runs the iPad mini. Connection options include WiFi, 5G and USB-C.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini-small notch, improved camera and battery
Contrary to rumors, Apple has decided not to kill the iPhone mini line. The new iPhone 13 Mini brings a big advantage in compact form. The device has a small notch, a protective glass of ceramic coating and IP68 certification. Apple has changed the layout of the rear camera which is now diagonal. The iPhone 13 Mini is powered by Bionic 15 and is supported by a larger battery.
In terms of hardware, the iPhone 13 is similar to the iPhone 13 mini. On the front of the image, you get a 12 MP camera sensor with f / 1.6 and sensor offset stabilization. Apple has introduced a way of cinematic video that offers professional quality video. In this mode, the camera will focus on the subject while blurring the background.
iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max- enhanced triple rear camera with periscope lens, A15 Bionic and more
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are equipped with all the features of the iPhone 13. You also get some additional “pro” functions. Both devices are powered by the A15 Bionic. Apple has improved the placement of the triple rear camera. It now includes a periscope lens with 3x optical zoom, 12MP ultra-wide angle and a 12MP primary camera. For the first time, all three sensors support night mode.
The iPhone 13 Pro is supported by a larger battery and offers 1.5 hours more than the iPhone 12 Pro. Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasts 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Finally, Apple also announced the release date of iOS 15 and iPadOS.
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