While the Watch Series receives a stunning improvement with “Ultra.”
Now the new smartphones include powerful main cameras and cutting-edge connectivity features.
The secret is now out. A “dynamic island” is the pill-shaped display monitor on top of an iPhone. For US models, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus won’t feature a SIM card slot, marking the beginning of a new era for eSIM connectivity.
At the “Far Out event,” held at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple Park, Cupertino, California, CEO Tim Cook and his team revealed a number of new enhancements to Apple goods following weeks of rumours and online leaks.
The event, which took place on September 7 and was the first in-person product unveiling since the epidemic, offered a thorough look at some of its most striking enhancements. Three years have passed since we last held an event here, and today marks a beautiful day, remarked Cook. We’re overjoyed to reunite this neighbourhood”
A “dynamic island” was added to the iPhone 14 Pro models in September 2022, and the innovative Apple Watch Ultra was also introduced. These changes to the Apple product lineup were stunning.
The “Emergency SOS with satellite connectivity on the iPhone” is another update that tech experts have been talking about for months. Are you lost in a dense forest? Without cellular coverage, are you lost while hiking through the wilderness? Using satellite connectivity, this feature will contact emergency services on your behalf. Unfortunately, starting in November, only users from the US and Canada will have access to the service, leaving UAE customers out.
The products that went on sale on Wednesday are listed here in brief:
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
According to Greg Joswiak, senior vice-president of worldwide marketing at Apple, “users can enjoy more content onscreen when browsing the web and even more text” with the new, larger 6.7-inch display on the iPhone 14 Plus.
Both smartphones include a potent new main camera with a significant improvement in low-light performance, enhanced connection with 5G and eSIM, and the phenomenal performance of A15 Bionic, which helps enable even longer battery life. All of this tightly interwoven with iOS 16 makes iPhone more necessary than ever, he claimed.
- Sizes for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches.
- With a robust camera system that includes the Main and front TrueDepth cameras, the Ultra-Wide camera for unusual angles, and the Photonic Engine—an improved picture pipeline—users may capture beautiful images and videos.
- The A15 Bionic chip with a 5-core GPU is present in both variants.
- Critical safety features including Crash Detection and Emergency SOS via satellite are introduced in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, a first for the sector.
- The finishes for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED1.
- Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus begin on Friday, September 9, and the devices will go on sale starting on Friday, September 16 and Friday, October 7, respectively.
The 14-inch Pro and 14-inch Pro Max iPhones
Innovative safety measures, according to Joswiak, give consumers even more security by delivering help when they most need it. This is the best iPhone yet thanks to the effective and strong A16 Bionic chip and all-day battery life.
- The TrueDepth camera has been altered to use less screen space with the arrival of Dynamic Island.
- Dynamic Island maintains an active state without interfering with the information on the screen to give users easier access to controls with a quick tap and hold.
- Dynamic Island can be used by third-party apps in iOS 16 that offer information like sports scores and ride-sharing with Live Activities while keeping running background activities like Maps, Music, or a timer visible and interactive.
Apple Watch Ultra
- The 49mm titanium frame and flat sapphire front crystal of the Apple Watch Ultra reveal the device’s largest and brightest display to date.
- A programmable “Action” button provides quick access to a variety of useful functionalities.
- Battery life can last up to 36 hours when used frequently.
- A new low-power level can increase battery life to 60 hours and is perfect for multi-day excursions.
- The Wayfinder watch face has a compass incorporated into the dial and is made specifically for the larger Apple Watch Ultra display. It also has capacity for up to eight complications.
- Three additional bands—Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band—offering distinctive design elements that guarantee a secure and comfortable fit for every journey are also included with Apple Watch Ultra.
New Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 8
According to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, “Apple Watch Series 8 reinforces our commitment in these areas by including cutting-edge technology, while Apple Watch SE provides advanced core functionality at a new starting price.” WatchOS 9, which powers the smartwatches, gives them more features than previous versions.
- A sturdy, crack-resistant front crystal and a sizable, always-on Retina display.
- 18-hour daylong battery life.
- The introduction of temperature-sensing capabilities, retroactive ovulation predictions, Crash Detection, and international roaming by safety features including the ECG app and fall detection.
- Activity monitoring, warnings for high and low heart rates, Emergency SOS, and the newly included Crash Detection feature. Both devices run on watchOS 9.
- An improved Workout app, sleep phases, a novel AFib History function, and a brand-new medicine app are all available.
AirPods Pro 2
Here are some new features of the first AirPod Pro model since 2019:
- Works on a fresh new H2 chip.
- Major improvements to Transparency mode and Active Noise Cancellation.
- providing a special, more immersive way to enjoy spatial audio.
- Along with extended battery life, a new charging case, and an additional ear tip size for a better fit, users may enjoy touch control for media playback and volume adjustments right from the stem.
Price breakdown for the entire new lineup
- A Apple Watch Ultra costs Dh3,199.
- Dh999 for an Apple Watch SE.
- Price for an Apple Watch Series 8 begins at Dh1,599.
- The second-generation AirPods Pro cost Dh949.
- The iPhone 14 costs Dh3,399.
- Dh3,799 buys you an iPhone 14 Plus.
- The iPhone 14 Pro costs Dh4,299.
- 4,699 for an iPhone 14 ProMax.