After months of speculation, Apple has finally unveiled what they’ve been busy working on the past year. Most of what we expected was finally announced, but there were of course a few surprises thrown in by Apple for good measure. Take a look below at everything that was announced at Apple’s ‘Hey Siri ‘ event.
The iPhone 6S is largely the same as its predecessor in terms of design, but includes a plethora of new features. First and foremost, a new pressure sensitive screen has been included, which then enables users to explore the new 3D Touch feature. Through 3D Touch users are able to bring up new menus and activate special shortcuts, as well as use the new Peek and Pop features to interact with different elements on the device’s home and app screen.
Specifications wise, the iPhone 6S is running a new 64-bit processor, known as Apple A9. Specifics are sparse, but Apple has said it’s 70% faster at dealing with CPU intensive tasks. Around the back is a 12-megapixel camera, which is also capable of recording 4K video footage. There’s also a boost for the front-facing camera, which is getting an upgrade to 5-megapixels.
Storage options are plentiful, with the 6S available with 16, 64 and 128GB of storage. For those who prefer a bigger device, there’s also going to be the iPhone 6S Plus.
The giant 12.9″ iPad Pro certainly looks the part and comes equipped with a 2732 x 2048 display. The larger size makes use of the new productivity features in iOS 9 and it even includes the new A9X processor, which is touted as being the fastest iPad processor yet. Apple has stated that the iPad Pro will last 10 hours between charges and includes a four-speaker audio system for crystal clear sound. Other features of the iPad Pro includes an 8-megapixel iSight camera, Touch ID sensor and support for LTE. The cheapest 32GB model of the iPad Pro starts at $799.
Apple has also introduced a new smart keyboard, which has been tailored for the iPad Pro and also the Apple Pencil, which performs all the same tasks as a normal stylus. The Apple Pencil will be on sale for $99 and the keyboard available for $169.
New Apple TV
The new Apple TV is considerably more powerful than its predecessor. It includes a 64-bit A8 processor, support for Bluetooth 4.0 and also 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Siri will play an integral role in the new Apple TV, with users being able to put together playlists, manage playback controls and other cool features solely using their voice. It’ll include the same HDMI and ethernet set up and will launch late October for $149 (32GB storage) and $199 (64GB storage).
The much anticipated update for watchOS, aptly named watchOS 2, will be available for download on September 16th. The update includes native app support, new complication and various performance improvements. Apple has also announced a new range of straps and also a rose gold variant of the Watch Sport.