All the news from today's big reveal event, including details on Apple Arcade.
Overnight, Apple’s hosted a gigantic reveal event that’s detailed the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max alongside new operating systems for the iPhone and iPad and the much anticipated Apple Arcade. Here’s what you need to know about each.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
The iPhone Pro series is a higher-end set of phones, targeted at early adopters and tech heads. Both the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max come with a new triple-camera system paired with advanced photo and video editing tools. The Pro series also sports a new Super Retina XDR display and a CPU that promises faster performance.
The phones’ batteries have also been upgraded; the 11 Pro’s battery will last four hours longer than the iPhone XS and the 11 Pro Max’s battery will run the phone for five hours longer than the XS Max. In terms of screen sizes, the 11 Pro comes with a 5.8-inch display while the 11 Pro Max has a 6.5-inch display.
Finally, hopes that the new iPhone range would use USB-C as a standard we’re today quashed; we’re still required to use Apple’s proprietary Lightning cable with the new handsets, though the Pro series comes with a faster USB-C charger to power up.
Australians can pre-order either handset from 13 September, with the handsets available on 20 September. Pricing is as follows:
- 64GB Pro: $1,749 AUD
- 256GB Pro: $1,999 AUD
- 512GB Pro: $2,349 AUD
- 64GB Pro Max: $1,899 AUD
- 256GB Pro Max: $2,149 AUD
- 512GB Pro Max: $2,499 AUD
Both the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come in four colours: Midnight Green, Space Grey, Silver and Gold. Head here for more information.
The iPhone 11 is the lower-priced (!) successor to the iPhone XR, going so far as to use the same display as the XR itself. The new handset runs a new Bionic A13 chip, meaning it’ll boast better performance and use less power doing so.
Unlike the Pro series, the base 11 model will only offer two cameras.
Like the Pro series, pre-orders for the 11 are open from 13 September and the handsets themselves are available from 20 September. Pricing is as follows:
- 64GB: $1,199 AUD
- 128GB: $1,279 AUD
- 256GB: $1,449 AUD
The iPhone 11 comes in six colours: Product(Red), black, white, yellow, green and purple. Head here for more information.
Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch Series 5 was also at the event, the first of Apple’s wearables with an always-on, LTPO retina display. This means you’ll be able to check the time alongside any notifications with the current raise-of-wrist action.
The new Apple Watch has a variety of price points, depending on whether you want all the bells and whistlers.
- GPS, non-cellular (40mm): $649 AUD
- GPS, non-cellular (44mm): $699 AUD
- GPS, cellular (40mm): $799 AUD
- GPS, cellular (44mm): $849 AUD
- Aluminium GPS (40mm): $649
- Aluminium GPS (44mm): $699
- Aluminium 4G (40mm): $799
- Aluminium 4G (44mm): $849
- Stainless Steel (40mm): $1,099
- Stainless Steel (44mm): $1,179
- Titanium (40mm): $1,259
- Titanium (44mm): $1,339
- Ceramic (40mm): $1,999
- Ceramic (44mm): $2,079
Like everything else, expect the Apple Watch Series 5 from 20 September. Head here for more information.
New operating systems
iOS13 will be available from 19 September, offering performance improvements, UI adjustments, improvements to core apps and more.
iPadOS will follow later on 30 September. Supported devices include all iPad Pros, the iPad Air 2 from 2014 and later, the 5th-generation iPad from 2016 and later and the iPad mini 4 from 2015 and later.
Apple Arcade will launch in Australia on 20 September, priced at $4.99 USD per month. Over 100 games will be available at launch, including Super Frogger, Shinsekai: Into the Depths by Capcom and Simogo’s Sayonara Wild Hearts.
Apple Arcade will simulataeneously launch in 150 countries around the world. Head here for more.
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