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Posts tagged with "September 2023 Event"

Apple’s September 2023 Event: All The Small Things

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Source: Apple.

Apple covered a lot of ground today, and since the event concluded, more details have emerged about everything announced. We’ve been combing Apple’s product pages, social media, and other sources to learn more about the new iPhones, Apple Watches, and services, which we’ve collected below:

iPhones

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AirPods Pro

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Source: Apple.

  • The new AirPods Pro (2nd generation) include a USB-C port for charging and can be charged by connecting the earbuds directly to an iPhone with a USB-C port
  • The AirPods Pro case is now IP54-rated for added dust protection.
  • The AirPods Pro update supports Lossless Audio at low latency for use with the Apple Vision Pro.
  • An eagle-eyed person on Mastodon spotted an iPod HiFi in the keynote.
  • The AirPods Pro and Apple Watch can be charged by plugging their charger into an iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, or 15 Pro Max phone.

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.


Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2: The MacStories Overview

Following the introduction of the Apple Watch Ultra last September, one question that stood out was whether this would be a new addition to the annual Apple Watch lineup, or another device like the Apple Watch SE which was only updated every few years. Two years may not yet make a trend1, but the Ultra 2 signals that the high-end device will be riding the annual update cycle alongside its standard Apple Watch sibling. This is great news for Ultra enthusiasts, even if the update isn’t quite enough to justify a single-year upgrade for most users.

In a similar vein, the Apple Watch Series 9 continues the slow, methodic, inevitable drumbeat of iterative Apple Watch updates. It too offers minimal allure for owners of last year’s Series 8, but looks a bit more intriguing for those with a Series 6 or 7, and downright mouthwatering for any Series 5 holdouts. This, as with every year’s iteration, is a great device.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.


Apple’s iPhone 15 and 15 Pro Models: The MacStories Overview

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Today, Apple introduced four new iPhone models: the iPhone 15, the iPhone 15 Plus, the iPhone 15 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The new iPhones pack a wide array of new features to cover, so let’s dig in.

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus

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Source: Apple.

As in the past, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus come in a greater array of colors than the iPhone 15 Pro or 15 Pro Max, with pink, yellow, green, blue, and black options this year. The design on the new iPhone 15 and 15 Plus is similar to last year’s models but with a new contoured edge and a glass back that embeds the iPhones’ color throughout the glass that’s etched for a matte finish.

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Apple Announces Availability Dates for New iPhones and Apple Watches

At this morning’s annual September Apple Event, Apple announced its latest lineup of iPhones and Apple Watches. Kicking things off with the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2, both devices can be ordered starting today, with availability beginning September 22nd.

Despite rumors of a delayed launch date for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple will in fact be delivering the device at the same time as all other models. All of the new iPhones — the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max — are available for preorder starting this Friday, September 15th, at 5 AM PDT. Like the new Apple Watches, ship dates and availability for the iPhones will begin on September 22nd.

Apple is also releasing a lineup of new “FineWoven” accessories — a more environmentally friendly alternative to their previous leather accessory lineup. Most of these accessories are available for order here starting today, with the same ship date of September 22nd.


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.


Apple’s September 2023 Wonderlust Event: Replay Today’s Keynote and Product Videos

If you didn’t follow the livestream or announcements as they unfolded today, you can replay it on Apple’s Events site or YouTube and catch the product videos on Apple’s YouTube channel.

The keynote video can be streamed here and on the Apple TV using the TV app. A high-quality version will also be available through Apple Podcasts as a video and audio podcast. An American Sign Language version of the event keynote is available on the Apple Events page too.

Product videos from today’s event are available after the break.

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Apple Announces Media Event for September 12, 2023

Apple announced that it will host a fall media event on September 12th at 10:00 am Pacific US time. Like last year, this fall’s event will include an in-person component. The event will also be streamed.

It’s expected that Apple will unveil the iPhone 15 lineup and Apple Watches. The company may update the media on the Vision Pro too.