iPhone 11 launch roundup: New iPhones, Apple Watch Series 5, 10.2-inch iPad and everything else Apple announced
Apple had a pretty big iPhone event a few hours ago and there is much to talk about. The company kicked off its keynote by announcing the subscription prices of its Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade services. It moved on to announce a new entry-level 10.2-inch iPad, Apple Watch Series 5 and of course the newest iPhones, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The new hardware products and services from Apple will all be available in India soon. The company has announced the Indian prices and availability of the iPhone 11-series, Apple Watch Series 5 and the new 10.2-inch iPad Pro. Here's a quick recap of everything Apple announced at its iPhone 11 launch event on September 10.
iPhone 11 brings dual cameras and A13 Bionic chipset
Starting with the iPhones first, Apple announced the iPhone 11, which succeeds last year's iPhone XR. The biggest upgrade to the iPhone 11 is that it now comes with a dual camera setup in a square-shaped module. Apple has included two 12MP sensors where one is a standard wide-angle lens and the other is an ultra wide angle lens. Additionally, the iPhone 11 also comes with a new Night mode for improved low-light photography.
Much like its predecessor, the iPhone 11 offers a 6.1-inch LCD display. Another upgrade is the processor with the iPhone 11 getting the new A13 Bionic chipset, which Apple claims delivers the fastest CPU and GPU performance in a smartphone.
The iPhone 11 price in India starts at Rs 64,900 for the 64GB storage model. It will come in 128GB and 256GB storage options as well. The iPhone 11 will go on sale in India from Friday, September 27.
iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro announced with triple cameras for "pro" users
The iPhone 11 is the "affordable" iPhone in Apple's new lineup, which also includes two high-end iPhone 11 Pro models. The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max replace last year's iPhone XS and XS Max. The new models come with triple rear cameras that includes an ultra wide angle lens and a telephoto lens. All three 12MP sensors can shoot in 4K at 60fps and the phones also come with Night mode.
The iPhone 11 Pro offers a 5.8-inch OLED display, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max gets a large 6.5-inch OLED screen, which Apple calls Super Retina XDR display. Like the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro models also feature the A13 Bionic chipset. Apple also claims 4 hours extra battery life on the iPhone 11 Pro compared to its predecessor and 5 hours more battery life with the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The high-end iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max both start with 64GB inbuilt storage that are priced at Rs 99,900 and Rs 1,09,900, respectively, in India. They will also be available in the country from September 27.
10.2-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support
Apple announced a new entry-level 10.2-inch iPad, which is an upgrade in size over the 9.7-inch basic iPad. In addition to the new screen size, the budget iPad also comes with Apple Pencil support, the A10 Fusion processor and a Smart Connector for keyboard support, among other things. The 10.2-inch iPad will ship with iPadOS that brings a redesigned UI with new multitasking features.
10.2-inch iPad comes at a starting price of Rs 29,900 in India for the Wi-Fi-only model and Rs 40,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The iPad is up for pre-orders today and will start shipping at the end of the month.
Apple Watch Series 5 with Always On Display
Apple also unveiled the Apple Watch Series 5, which is similar to the Series 4 model with most upgrades coming under the hood. The biggest new feature is the Always On display, which allows the screen to remain lit even when you're not looking at it. Apple said Series 5 uses a new low-temperature polysilicone and oxide display which lowers the brightness of the display. Even with Always On mode, the new Apple Watch and can still deliver a 18-hour battery life like its predecessor.
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS-only model starts at Rs 40,900 in India, while the GPS + Cellular variant costs Rs 49,900. Apple says Series 5 will be available in India soon.
Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade coming to India
Hardware aside, Apple's big bet to woo consumers is through its subscription services. Apple TV+ is the company's video streaming service to take on Netflix and Prime Video. Apple has revealed a few original TV shows and movies that will be available from November 1 with more titles expected to be added in the future. Apple TV+ will cost Rs 99 per month in India and Apple will also offer a free 7-day trial to consumers. Apple TV+ will live within the Apple TV app and will be available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, iPod Touch and Mac.
Apple TV+ will also come to the Apple TV app on select 2018, 2019 and newer Samsung smart TVs, and on Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future.
Apple Arcade is also a Rs 99 per month subscription service that brings exclusive games with iOS 13. Apple Arcade will have a dedicated section in the App Store where users will get access to a catalogue of over 100 new and exclusive games such as Ballistic Baseball, ChuChu Rocket! Universe, PAC-MAN PARTY ROYALE and more.