After prolonged wait and pent-up excitement, the Wonderlust event of Apple was kick-started at 10.30 PM IST at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California. The event was thronged by tech enthusiasts and bigwigs of the technology sector, as expected. Tim Cook, in his inimitable style, took center stage and went on to reveal the new product line-up of Apple. Thanks to the numerous online leaks, some revelations were expected but Apple still managed to make viewers awestruck with some unexpected moves.
Watch out for Watch Series 9!
After starting with people who were saved with innovative features of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook took the veils off the much-awaited Apple Watch Series 9. The new model is powered by new S9 chip. Now, you can get SIRI requests processed on the device itself, without relying on your iPhone. Siri assumes an important role and now it supports English and Mandarin. Multilingual support will be on the cards, said Cook. You can use double tapping on the new Watch Series 9 to do errands like ending a call, changing music tracks, Snoozing an alarm, and more.
The Watch Series 9 is being launched in some exciting hues, much like the iPhone lineup. A thought-provoking yet humorous ad featuring Octavia Spencer and Tim Cook indicates how Apple is going eco-friendly in a big way. Cook says by 2030, Apple will have a complete carbon-neutral lineup. It will ditch leather permanently across the lineups. The top-end variant Watch Ultra 2 has a very bright display and an advanced ambient light sensor. Boasting superb battery life, the device sells for $799.
Enter the iPhone 15
The majority of online leaks on the iPhone 15 have turned out to be true, after all! The iPhone 15 and variants will get an OLED Super Retina screen with top brightness hitting an insane 2000 nits. Much like last year, the iPhones get 2 variants- the basic one named iPhone 15 and iPhone Plus. The iPhone Plus has a 6.7-inch display and the entry-level model gets a 6.1-inch screen. The devices sport water and dust resistance.
The devices are powered by the robust A16 bionic chip, introduced last year. The entry-level model is priced at $799 and the Plus model costs $100 more. 5 color options are available now. USB-C port is another expected addition across the lineup.
Made for shutterbugs
Now, you get better imaging specs in the iPhone 15 lineup. The main camera has a 48 MP sensor. Tim Cook elaborated on the portrait mode enhancements. Enhancements are there in the form of neural processing engine and video recording too.
iPhone 15 Pro slays the competition right away!
The Pro models in the iPhone lineup raise the bar for competitors higher, every year. The iPhone 15 Pro lineup is no exception. The iPhone 15 Pro has a 6.1-inch display with a ceramic shield while the Pro Plus settles for a 6.7-inch one, both featuring a 120 Hz refresh rate. These 2 models are built with grade 5 Titanium and have the mighty A17 Pro chipset inside. As widely expected, the Pro models bid adieu to the Mute Switch and have a customizable Action Button.
The iPhone 15 Pro lineup gets enhanced imaging specs. You can pick from 3 focal lengths and the optical zoom is now set at 5X. The low-light performance is going to be much better now, thanks to the new technologies and sensors. Apple promises an all-day battery life with the Pro models.
What about the pocket pinch? Well, the iPhone 15 Pro costs $999 for the 128 GB model while the top-end Pro Plus/Max (256 GB) will set you back for $1199.