Apple announces iPhone 14, new watches and more

Apple’s end-of-summer events generally bring exciting announcements, and this year’s “Far Out” presentation was filled with exciting new gear, including four new iPhone 14 devices, three new Apple Watches, and an updated version of the AirPods. Pro. That includes an all-new version of the phone, the iPhone 14 Plus, which offers standard iPhone performance in a 6.7-inch “Pro Max” form factor, and the Apple Watch Ultra, a rugged and powerful flagship sports watch. We’ll run through all the gadgets Apple announced on September 7 and let you know what’s new and exciting about Apple’s next wave of technology.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

The Apple iPhone 14 line consists of four phones, including the iPhone 14 (left) and new iPhone 14 Plus (right). Apple

If you’re not interested in Apple’s more expensive iPhone Pro range, the company also introduced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the latter of which is a new addition. These devices offer an excellent range of features but are available at a more comfortable price for most people. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus ship with the same A15 Bionic chipset that came with the iPhone 13 and will be available for $799 and $899 respectively. Pre-orders begin September 9. The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 will hit stores on September 16, and the 6.7-inch Plus will be released on October 7.

Like last year’s iPhone 13, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus have a dual-camera setup. The primary camera has a 12 MP sensor and an f/1.5 aperture with sensor base stabilization. Apple claims that the new camera system offers a 49 percent improvement in low-light performance over the previous model thanks to a “Photonic Engine”, allowing users to enjoy excellent photos at night. There’s also a new 12MP TrueDepth front-facing camera with autofocus features, so theoretically you won’t encounter blurry selfies. The iPhone 14 also supports enhanced video stabilization features, including an “Action Mode” for smooth video with less judder and judder.

While the appearance is unchanged, both devices have an updated internal design for better thermal performance. This allows users to watch movies and play games for longer. Speaking of marathon Netflix sessions, Apple said the iPhone 14 Plus model offers the best battery life of any iPhone in its lineup. If you are the type of person who is often away from an outlet, the 14 Plus can be very appealing. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus also support the new Crash Detection feature, which uses a new dual-core accelerometer to detect if you’ve been in a serious car accident. They also support Emergency SOS via satellite, allowing users to connect to emergency services even when they are off the grid.

iPhone 4 Pro and 14 Pro Max

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The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are Apple’s new flagships. Apple

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max bring a conventional array of upgrades, including improved performance, a more advanced camera system, and longer battery life. What you’ll notice, however, is that the display now has a pill-shaped cutout for the selfie camera, instead of the infamous notch in the center, and the introduction of an always-on display, so you can quickly check the time and get notifications without having to wait. to tap. Apple said the iPhone 14 Pro would start at $999 and the Pro Max will start at $1,099. They will be available for pre-order on September 9 and in stores on September 16.

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will offer 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR displays, dimensions unchanged from last year. Apple is cleverly embracing the new pill-shaped cutout with a feature known as “Dynamic Island.” Notifications, apps, and alerts adapt and move around the pill-shaped cutout, so the pill feels like it’s part of the screen… aesthetically at least.

Like the Apple Watch Series 6 and newer, the display technology of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max supports a 1 Hz refresh rate, enabling the new always-on display feature. The always-on screen works with the lock screen widgets introduced with iOS 16, allowing users to quickly view information such as calendar events, weather, and reminders without activating the iPhone 14 Pro screen. When the screen wakes up, users can enjoy 120Hz ProMotion technology and a peak HDR brightness of 1600 nits, or 2000 nits outdoors.

Inside, Apple’s new A16 Bionic chip improves the phone’s power efficiency, display performance and improved triple camera system. It features a six-core CPU with two high-performance and four-efficiency cores, allowing photographers to capture 48MP images in ProRAW, enabling more editing options.

For most photos, however, the new quad-pixel sensor will capture 12MP photos through a process called “pixel binning,” which allows Apple to maximize detail and light capture. The flash can also adapt to the different focal lengths of the camera system. On the video side, Apple said the Cinematic Mode supports 4K at 30 frames per second (fps) and 4K at 24 fps. It also offers new stabilization features that make footage look like you’re using a gimbal.

Other features available in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max include Crash Detection, which can help when it detects you’ve had a crash, and Emergency SOS via satellite, allowing you to communicate when you’re out of carrier range. – cover. While the design of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max isn’t much different from what we’ve seen in recent years, the new pill-shaped cutout, always-on screen, and improved camera system could lead to many upgrades.

Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Ultra

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Apple has announced three new watches, including the Apple Watch Series 8 and a revised Apple Watch SE. Apple

Apple has announced a slew of Apple Watches, including a new standard model, the Apple Watch Series 8; a redesigned version of its budget watch, Apple Watch SE; and an all-new high-end sports watch aimed at athletes and adventurers, the Apple Watch Ultra.

The Apple Watch Series 8 has a largely unchanged design, but includes new sensors that enable new health and safety features. First, a pair of sensors that measure skin temperature will allow for better menstrual cycle tracking and automated retrospective ovulation estimates, which could be useful for family planning. In watchOS 9, the Cycle Tracking features will alert users to any anomalies, such as erratic, erratic, or prolonged periods.

The Series 8 also supports Apple’s new Crash Detection feature. If you’re involved in a serious car accident, your device will contact you and call emergency services if you don’t respond. The Series 8 also supports a Low Power mode, which provides users with up to 36 hours of battery life. This new mode will temporarily disable or limit certain sensors and functions, such as the always-on display and the automatic start of the workout.

The Apple Watch Series 8 is available for $399 for the GPS model and $499 for the cellular model. You can pre-order the Series 8 today and it will hit stores on September 16. The Apple Watch SE, which has the same dual-core processor found in the Series 8, but lacks the more advanced features like the always-on display, starts at $249 and is also available for pre-order today, launching September 16.

Apple Watch Ultra
The Apple Watch Ultra is a larger, more durable smartwatch for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes. Apple

An all-new design, the Apple Watch Ultra is built for high-intensity fitness training and outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and diving. The more robust model features an oversized 49mm titanium case, a redesigned Digital Crown and an “Action Button” that you can customize for different activities. The Watch Ultra’s display features sapphire crystal for durability and supports 2000 nits of brightness outdoors. In particular, the Watch Ultra’s buttons are designed to work with users wearing gloves.

The Watch Ultra has all the features of the Series 8, but also includes three built-in microphones and is twice as water resistant as other Apple Watch models. The more rugged wearable comes standard with mobile capabilities and can last up to 36 hours on a single charge – enough for extreme athletes participating in grueling endurance sports. It also has a longer battery life of 60 hours when using Apple’s new Low Power Mode (which will be enabled in a software update later in the fall).

The Watch Ultra also supports L1 and L5 GPS frequencies, so your coordinates are as accurate as possible. This is necessary for a new trackback feature to help users retrace their steps if they get lost on a hike. If you get lost and need help, the Watch Ultra has an 86 decibel siren so others nearby can better locate you. If you like water sports, the Watch Ultra is certified according to EN 13319 for divers, with a diving depth of up to 30 meters.

Three new bands are available for the Watch Ultra: Alpine, Trail, and Ocean, and they cater to the different environments they are named after. The Watch Ultra will be available for $799 when it launches on September 23.

AirPods Pro 2

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The AirPods Pro 2 features enhanced active noise cancellation, capacitive controls, and more. Apple

The AirPods Pro 2 sticks to a design introduced by the original model, but can suppress twice as much noise. This is thanks to a new H2 chip, which also supports an improved Adaptive Transparency mode that dynamically reduces heavy noise when walking through a loud city. The latest true wireless earbuds feature a new low-distortion audio driver and custom amplifier for richer bass and crystal-clear sound.

The AirPods Pro 2 also supports new touch gestures, including the ability to adjust the volume with swipes on the stems. That reduces the friction when using the earbuds, because you no longer have to remove your phone to put on your favorite song. The AirPods Pro 2 offers six hours of listening time on a single charge, a 33 percent increase over the original AirPods Pro. The charging case, which now has a built-in speaker (for Find My/status purposes) and a new loop on the side for a lanyard, provides 30 hours of listening time, an increase of six hours.

The AirPods Pro 2 will be available to order on September 9 for $249 and will launch on September 23.