American Tech giant, Apple, has announced the release of its new hardware products including the iPhone 13 series, Apple Watch 7, iPad and iOS updates.
The company announced the new releases at their “California streaming” event which was streamed life from their headquarters in California.
Besides the new hardware releases, Apple announced the upcoming release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watch OS 8 on 20th September.
IPHONE 13 SERIES
The iPhone 13 series consists of the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.
The 13 Pro and Pro Max come with a lot of improvements targeted at content creators, which include a better camera with a new Cinematic mode feature which blurs out the background of videos while keeping the subject in focus.
Another very inviting feature is Apple’s ProMotion display technology, which allows the 13 Pro and Pro Max to adjust the refresh rates of their display up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling.
The phones are priced at $999 (about N412,000) with pre-orders beginning on September 17th while general sales begin on September 24th.
The more affordable iPhone 13 and 13 minis did not receive as many upgrades as the Pro and Pro Max.
But they feature Apple’s new A15 bionic chips as well as bigger batteries. They also feature a redesigned TrueDepth front facing camera which makes it smaller, leading to it taking up less space on the screen.
The iPhone 13 is priced at $799 (about N440,000) while the 13 mini will cost $699 (about N385,000). They will be available for preorder on Friday and general availability begins on September 24th.
The Apple Watch series 7 will be the first dust resistant Apple watch. It also features a bigger screen which is crack resistant due to a new design. The watch will cost $399 (N164,000).
iPAD AND iPAD Mini
The iPad mini has not been upgraded in two years, so the announcement of a new version was received with excitement. Some of the iPad mini’s new features include USB-C connectivity, an upgraded design, support for the Apple Pencil, a brighter display, and lots more.
The new iPad features a new 12- megapixel front facing camera with a wide lens that has the iPad Pro’s Center stage feature. The feature edits photos such that the subject is always at the center of the frame by cropping into the subject intelligently.
The iPad mini will cost $499 (N205,000) while the iPad will be sold for $329 (about N136,000). Both of them will be available for sale on 24th September.