The iPhone 11 is Official, Here’s everything you need to know about the #AppleEvent

Its September the month of Tech and what a curtain raiser we have just had from the Hardware Apple event. Put on your Belt buckle. We go for a ride

To start things off Apple begins with news about its gaming subscription Service, Arcade

Apple Arcade, a new subscription service, launches on September 19 and costs $4.99 ( 18,309.06 Ugandan Shilling ) a month. It provides access to a bunch of indie games and classic titles as well some from companies like Capcom and Annapurna.

While most mobile games are free to play and rely on a lot of in-game transactions to draw in revenue, Apple Arcade will be a premium option.

We move on to Apple TV +

Apple TV+ will cost $4.99 a month, will launch with nine originals on November 1st, including Jason Mamoa’s apocalyptic sci-fi series See and the Jennifer Aniston-led The Morning Show. TV Plus will launch on November 1st for $4.99 per month. This monthly cost includes family access, and you’ll even get a whole year free of Apple TV Plus if you buy a new iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks about shows on Apple tv+ during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Apple will unveil the latest iPhones as well as updates for the Apple Watch, with the products going on sale this month in a potential boost to fourth-quarter results. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple Also unveiled the 7th generation iPad

Costs $329 ( 1,207,150.35 Ugandan Shilling ) Apple showed off its seventh generation iPad with its biggest display yet: a 10.2-inch Retina display. Apple says it’s faster with The A10 Bionic chip, supports a smart connector for keyboards and features more multitasking features. It’s also made of 100% recycled aluminum Add Still has Touch ID.

Apple Watch doubles down on health.

For a while we have had in the Tech space about apple’s interests in disrupting the Health Sector with wearable Tech. The Apple Watch portion of the event kicked off with a promotional video of customer testimonials about the real-world impact of wearing the device, from flagging early sides of a heart attack to helping a pregnant mother know she needed an emergency c-section. “Hearing these stories just make my heart sing,” Tim Cook told attendees.

Series 5 will have a new Retina display that is always on. That means the watch face is always visible. It has 18 hours of battery life.

The cellular version has a new emergency SOS feature for when you’re traveling internationally to over 150 countries, where you can press and hold down the side button to contact emergency services — without needing your iPhone.

The GPS version starts at $399 ( 1,463,990.85 Ugandan Shilling ), while the cellular model costs $499 ( 1,830,905.85 Ugandan Shilling ).

And Finally Meet The iPhone 11 Line up

We start off with the iPhone 11 which is a predecessor to the mid range iPhone XR from last year.

The iPhone 11, which looks nearly identical to last year’s line on the surface, features a 6.1-inch Retina display, spatial audio to create an immersive sound field around you and new cameras positioned on the back, including a new wide camera for faster auto-focus and an ultra wide camera for capturing wider Background for your photos. With Auto Dark mode and ability to record 4K videos at 60 fps. The selfie camera can now switch to landscape mode and take slow-motion shots (Slofie). Pun intended. Also features the A13 Bionic Chip

The iPhone 11 is also getting new colors, including green, yellow and purple.

It starts at $699 ( 2,564,735.85 Ugandan Shilling ).

Next up: iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

True to rumors, the company showed off the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max — and these models are all about the camera. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, called the Pro models “the most powerful and most advanced iPhones we have ever built, with a stunning design.”

The devices come with three cameras on the back positioned in a square layout. It shoots nine images and Apple’s neural engine optimizes them together to get the best possible shot. “It is computational photography mad science,” an Apple exec told attendees.

Not surprisingly, the new iPhone 11 Pro models will feature Apple’s A13 Bionic chip which Apple says has both the fastest CPU and GPU ever in a smartphone. Apple also touted improved machine learning performance (“the best machine learning platform in a smartphone,” it says), too. Apple says the iPhone 11 Pro will last four hours longer than the iPhone XS and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will last five hours longer than the iPhone XS Max. Will also include the long awaited Fast Charge, to be specific Apple will ship the Pro models with an 18W fast charger

The iPhone 11 Pro line comes in a new color: green. You’ll be able to grab one in silver, space gray and gold, too.

The three cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are able to record multiple videos at a time. The Pro is targeted at professional videographers and photographers but will help anyone shoot pro-quality photos and videos at twice as many frames per second, according to Apple .

The Pro phone includes telephoto, wide and ultra-wide cameras and can also shoot in a new night mode that lets people capture images in lower light.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone 11 Pro is designed for customers who want the “most sophisticated technology.” There’s a new matte finish on the back and new colors: green, space gray, silver, and gold. Apple’s also upgraded the display to a new OLED panel, which goes up to an even brighter 1,200 nits, a 2 million to 1 contrast ratio, and is 15 percent more energy efficient. Apple calls it a Super Retina XDR display. Apple also claims that the glass here is the “toughest glass in a smartphone.”

The iPhone 11 Pro, and Pro Max will cost $999 ( 3,665,480.85 Ugandan Shilling), and $1,099 (4,032,395.85 Ugandan Shilling), respectively.

And to close off, iOS 13 is coming on September 19

Apple is releasing iOS 13 on September 19 as a software update for iPhone 6s models and later.

Major features include dark mode, a revamped Reminders app, and new efforts to address spam calls, such as sending calls from numbers that aren’t in your contacts straight to voicemail.

Apple also said additional features will be available on September 30 with iOS 13.1, such as improvements to AirDrop.

That was all folks. Go sell off your kidneys.


Ayella Brian