Apple’s September 2023 Event: By the Numbers

Today’s Wonderlust event was packed with facts, figures, and statistics throughout the presentation and elsewhere. We’ve pulled together the highlights from the event that was at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

The New iPhones

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Source: Apple.

  • The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are 19 grams lighter than their predecessors
  • The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus can reach a peak HDR brightness of 1600 nits, which can reach 2000 nits in bright sunlight, which is 2x the iPhone 14’s brightness
  • The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus come in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities
  • The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus have 3 ‘optical-quality’ zoom levels: 0.5x, 1x, and 2x
  • We hoped for Thunderbolt 4, but we got USB 3 as the new connector on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, but it’s still 20x faster than before at 10Gbps
  • iPhones now support Wi-Fi 6E
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Source: Apple.

  • The A17 Pro SoC that powers the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max is built using a 3-nanometer process with 19 billion transistors
  • The A17’s Neural Engine can handle 35 trillion operations per second, has 16 cores, and is up to 2x faster than before
  • The A17 Pro’s GPU is capable of 4x faster ray tracing and is up to 20% faster
  • The iPhone 15 Pro features an improved 48MP sensor that takes 24MP images by default with 24 mm, 28 mm, and 35 mm focal lengths
  • The iPhone 15 Pro Max features a 5x Telephoto lens thanks to the lens’ tetraprism design
  • The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max can shoot ProRes video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second
  • The image stabilization of the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s camera is capable of 10,000 microadjustments per second
  • The iPhone 15 Pro is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities.

The New Apple Watches

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Source: Apple.

  • The Apple Watch Series 9 can go from 1 nit to 2000 nits of brightness
  • The S9 chip that powers the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a 2x faster Neural Engine with 4 cores and a 30% faster GPU
  • The Neural Engine allows for dictation that’s up to 25 percent more accurate
  • The Apple Watch Series 9 is 100% carbon neutral
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Source: Apple.

  • The Apple Watch Ultra has a 3000 nits brightness, which is 50% greater than the original Ultra
  • The Series 9 gets 18 hours of normal battery life and 36 in low-power mode
  • The Ultra 2 gets 36 hours of normal battery life and 72 hours in low-power mode

Services

  • New 6TB and 12TB iCloud+ storage options were introduced by Apple

You can follow all of our September 2023 Apple event coverage through our September 2023 Apple event hub or subscribe to the dedicated September 2023 Apple event RSS feed.

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