Tech News: #9 Apple Issue
Do you understand that we couldn’t but devote our 9th Tech News issue to yesterday’s (the 9th of September) Apple presentation? I’m sure you do! So this post is all about these absolutely amazing novelties Apple company does for the world on a constant basis. Don’t waste your time and let me blow your mind out with the help of Apple news!
1. Apple Watch with Hermes Wristband
On Wednesday, the consumer electronics giant showed off new wristbands and metal finishes for its Apple Watch, as well as a new model starting at $1,100 from high-end fashion brand Hermes. The new collection will feature three brand new bands and watch faces. The watch bands will include the Double Tour, Single Tour, and the Cuff. The new Apple Watch Hermes collection will come in 10 unique options for customers to choose from, but the individual Hermes bands will not be sold by themselves. The Double Tour band will be available only in 38mm sizes, due to its more feminine look, and come in four different colors. Both 38mm and 42mm customers will be able to choose from the three color options of the Single Tour band, while the larger Cuff style is offered in one single 42mm leather option.
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2. 12.9-inch iPad Pro
Apple unveiled its largest tablet yet, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, along with an optional $169 keyboard and $99 stylus called the Apple Pencil. The all-new iPad Pro, featuring a stunning 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, the most ever in an iOS device, and groundbreaking performance with the new 64-bit A9X chip, rivaling most portable PCs. The new larger iPad Pro is thin and light and provides all-day battery life. The new iPad Pro will enable a new generation of advanced apps for everything from productivity, design, illustration, engineering and medical, to education, gaming and entertainment.
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3. Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro
Apple’s new Smart Keyboard further extends the utility of iPad Pro, offering a full-sized keyboard in a thin, durable design so you can take it anywhere. The Smart Keyboard, available for purchase separately, attaches to iPad Pro’s innovative Smart Connector port, eliminating the need for a separate battery, on/off switch or Bluetooth pairing. The Smart Keyboard is covered in custom woven fabric and features keys that provide the accuracy, stability and satisfying key feel of standard keyboards, but is also easily foldable and can transform into a Smart Cover. The Smart Keyboard also works seamlessly with new QuickType features in iOS 9 to make typing even faster and easier.
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4. Apple Pencil for iPad Pro
Apple Pencil for iPad Pro was also introduced, a precision input device available for purchase separately, which makes drawing and sketching feel remarkably fluid and natural. The touch subsystem of the Multi-Touch display in iPad Pro has been redesigned to work with Apple Pencil to dramatically reduce latency and deliver incredible accuracy for activities like fine art illustration and detailed 3D design. Advanced sensors in Apple Pencil measure both pressure and tilt for a fast and fluid drawing experience, while a built-in Lightning connector makes for quick and easy pairing and charging. Apple Pencil also works with popular apps like Mail, Notes, Procreate and Office 365 for iPad, offering new levels of creativity and productivity.
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5. Apple TV
Apple TV was also updated, adding a remote control that lets TV watchers find their favorite programs using voice commands via Siri digital assistant software. The Apple TV runs tvOS with a revamped iOS 9-style interface. Design wise, it looks similar to the existing set-top box, but it’s thicker and ships with a much more advanced touch-based remote Siri. Siri integration is a key part of the new Apple TV interface, as it lets users ask Siri to bring up content. It’s possible to search through multiple apps to find a TV show or movie, and at launch, supported apps include Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime. Siri can answer questions about who’s starring in a movie, bring up extraneous information like the weather outside, and ask Siri to replay parts of a movie that were missed or fast forward through content.
Photo by: Techinsider
6. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
Apple also introduced its newest smartphones, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, which sport faster processors and better camera tech but few other major changes beyond last year’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6S comes in a new rose-gold option and incorporates 3D Touch to recognize different levels of pressure on the touchscreen. It also has new camera tech, including a better front-facing camera for selfies and a “Live Photos” feature that captures three seconds of motion before and after a picture is taken to display a sort of short video of the photo. Apple also improved the processor and graphics powering the iPhone.
Photo by: Apple