Let’s watch Apple announce iPhone 13 and up at its fall 2021 event
It’s fall. That means it’s time for a change of leaves, Target’s over-complicated Halloween decorations, and a new iPhone. We’re rushing to watch the Apple Fall 2021 product announcement event and would love you to watch with us.
The new iPhone tends to steal the show at these fall events. This year, we expect the iPhone 13 to follow last year’s iPhone 12 lineup. Rumors suggest we might also get a new Apple Watch 7 to replace the top-of-the-range Apple Watch 6. We might also get a new AirPod update from the vanilla version of Apple’s super popular headphones, which came into version 2 in 2019.
Let’s start the event
We begin with a very elaborate musical tribute to the state of California. It’s flippant. We’re now exploring content coming to Apple TV +. Ted Lasso’s big smiley face is there along with some high-profile drama and sci-fi action. Billie Eilish was there too for some reason. Now is the time for the hardware.
We start with the iPad, which is unexpected. Cook says the iPad has grown more than 40 percent since last year.
The new base iPad now has an A13 Bionic chip compared to the A12 of the previous model. This translates to a 20% speed increase according to Apple. The company doesn’t miss the opportunity to mention that it’s faster than the vast majority of Chromebooks. The front camera got a significant 12-megapixel update and 122-degree field of view. It also has the iPad Pro’s Center Stage feature, which tracks people in the frame to make calls more dynamic.
The iPad screen now has True Tone, so it changes the color balance depending on the ambient light in your surroundings. It still only supports the first generation Apple Pencil.
The old connector port and old Pencil compatibility might seem outdated, but for schools that have already invested in accessories for their iPad hardware, upgrading can be tricky.
The new iPad starts at $ 329 for the base 64GB model. If you’re a school, it starts at $ 299. It starts shipping next week.
“The Smallest iPad” is getting a major upgrade. It has square edges to mimic the look of the rest of the current generation iPads, which started with the Pro.
The screen is now 8.3 inches and the TouchID function resides in the button on the top right of the device. It really looks like a mini version of the iPad. It’s also a Liquid Retina display with True Tone.
Compared to the old Mini, it is 40% faster when it comes to CPU performance and 80% faster when it comes to GPUs. Apple keeps talking about how pilots can use it to do fancy things on the fly, which must be a big deal that I didn’t know about.
It connects to a computer via USB-C instead of Lightning. Is this an omen for the new iPhone?
The rear camera now has a faster lens and a built-in flash. You get an ultra-wide camera and stereo speakers. It also supports Apple Pencil 2, unlike the base iPad model. It seems like a solid option for people who want a small screen.
The iPad Mini starts at $ 499.
Apple Watch Series 7
The Apple Watch has a larger screen. It now has a thinner bezel and a much larger actual screen. The screen on the front is curved to make the device more consistent.
The new screen can handle up to 50% more text at a time, making it easier to read without slipping. Apple has redesigned the user interface of some popular apps to take advantage of this real estate. It also has a full keyboard.
The Apple Watch Series 7 also has an IP6X durability rating, which makes it more durable than its predecessors. It charges up to 33% faster with a new fast-charging USB-C cable.
It will be available in aluminum, stainless steel and titanium, just like its predecessor.
Series 3 remains in the current lineup for some reason. The SE remains at $ 299 and the new Series 7 will start at $ 399. Apple is updating Fitness +, which it sees as a big selling point for the Apple Watch. This part of the presentation is passive aggressive since I eat pizza while looking at it.
Now we come to the main event.
The new camera system has the diagonal lens layout from the leaked images. The front camera system is now smaller to cut down on the screen less. The notch is 20 percent smaller.
There is a standard version and a Mini version, both of which have a 28% brighter display than its predecessor. It does P3 wide colors and has a peak brightness of 1200 nits in HDR mode.
Inside, the new A15 Bionic chip will handle computing. It has 15 billion transistors, which seems like a lot.
The new processor has six cores in total, two of which are performance and four are high efficiency. A15 Bionic also has a quad-core GPU and a 16-core neural engine. These numbers are difficult to analyze and are a good reminder why people have stopped paying attention to strict phone specs.
The camera system now has bigger pixels and a new f / 1.6 lens to let in more light. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini both benefit from the sensor shift image stabilization of the older iPhone 12 Pro Max. The new Ultra Wide camera also got an improvement in image quality.
For video, the iPhone 13 gets a new cinematic mode. This is the focus of the rack. He can tell when a subject is going to fit in, which is very cool. The blur creates weird halos around people, especially around their hair.
The new iPhone 13 will have a longer battery life than with previous versions. Mini-users will benefit from an additional hour and a half compared to the previous generation. IPhone 13 users will get 2.5 hours longer than iPhone 12 users. Part of that benefit comes from its ability to switch between 5G and LTE when it doesn’t need fast connectivity. . Poor 5G.
You still get MagSafe, but the new MagSafe Leather Wallet also supports Find My, so you can locate it if you get lost. Clever.
The iPhone 13 starts at $ 699 for the Mini or $ 799 for the iPhone 13. The basic storage option registers at 128GB and goes up to 512GB.
iPhone 13 Pro
Now we are in high end hardware. 13 Pro is available in four glossy colors with stainless steel bands around the exterior. The True Depth camera system is 20% smaller than with the iPhone 13.
Inside it has the new A15 Bionic, which isn’t much of a surprise. You get a 5-core GPU versus four in the non-Pro version. Apple continues to refer to the Snap Dragon 888 as “competition” in case you’re curious about that.
The new display now supports a maximum outdoor brightness of 1000 nits. The screen now gets Pro Motion, which means it can go from 10Hz to 120Hz depending on what you’re doing. This 120Hz frame rate promises smooth movement and scrolling. It’s something we’ve been expecting from Apple for a while. The displays are available in 6.1 and 6.7 inch options.
The new cameras include a 77mm telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, a new main sensor with more space and a wider aperture for super-wide.
The ultra-wide camera now offers “macro” photography. It can focus up to 2cm thanks to its super wide focal length.
Photo Styles now allow you to customize the editing applied to your images. It’s like the picture presets that come in many cameras.
As for video, it records Dolby Vision HDR footage. Apple is big on cinematic mode. Ultimately, the iPhone 13 Pro will shoot in 4K 30p ProRes. If you don’t know what it means, you don’t need it. 13 Pro starts at $ 999 and 13 Pro Max starts at $ 1,099. You can now get up to 1TB of storage in Pro models.
It’s the end of the event! Look for more coverage in the coming weeks!