WWDC 2019


The big Apple event WWDC 2019 is here and it is going to bring a lot of goodies, updates, and features to the current Apple devices. I am always excited about the Apple event and the amazing things it brings which are really innovative. The products and services the event brings are just incredible. So let us take a look at what WWDC 2019 brought us this year.

Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Following the success of iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are all set to hit the market the next following days. The iPhone 11 is priced at $699, whereas iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is priced at $999 and $1,099 respectively. The iPhone is available on pre-order starting from September 20th at 5 A.M PDT.
Apple claims its newest iPhone 11 lineup is equipped with “the toughest glass in Smartphone industry”. The iPhone 11 is available are new exciting colors: purple, yellow, black, green, white and red. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is available in a textured matte finish in green, space grey, silver, and gold colors respectively.
The new iPhone line-up is powered by Bionic A13 chips which will surpass the performance of A12 Bionic chip. Apple claims it is the fastest CPU in the Smartphone.
The iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and houses two cameras at the back in a square bump. There is a 12 MP wide camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with 2X optical zoom which can click some amazing shots. The night mode, which is new used adaptive bracketing, and new portrait mode which even works on pets. YAY!! There is also a new feature which is called Quick Take which can let you record video while you are clicking photos without changing the frame. This is very similar to Instagram stories. The front camera is a 7MP camera which can be used for Face-ID which is considerably faster as compared to previous iPhones. But the exciting thing about a front-facing camera is it can now record slow-motion videos which apple calls ‘Slofies’.
Talking about the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, it houses 5.8-inch screen and 6.5-inch size display with three-camera setup in a square bump at the backside of the iPhone. The thing about the display of iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is Apple calls them ‘Super Retina XDR display’. The camera setup includes 12MP wide camera, 12MP telephoto lens, and a 12 MP Ultra-Wide lens.
Here is all about iPhones, let us move to the other exciting part of the keynote.

Apple Arcade: Play extraordinary

Another service launched by Apple at the WWDC 2019 is Apple Arcade which is a gaming service to be launched on 19th September. With the monthly subscription at just $4.99/month for the entire family, Apple gives access to 100+ games rolling later this year. The games can be enjoyed on all Apple devices like iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and Mac. Users can download the games and play them offline and online.
Some of the games which were shown at the Keynote are Konami’s Frogger in toy town, Annapurna Interactive’s Sayonara Wild Hearts, and Capcom is offering Shinsekai: Into the Depths. The games just look absolutely stunning and gameplay seems very real.
The important thing about Apple Arcade is Apple cannot collect your data without your consent.
Another thing is Apple isn’t just picking games but it is also contributing to the game development cost and working hand in hand with the game creators to bring all the exciting games right onto Apple devices. The games will have no-ads, no in-game purchases, and no-ad tracking.
At such a lower price for a subscription, Apple is all set to make gaming on devices pretty much fun and enjoying.

Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is an amazing service launched at the keynote of 2019. It is a brand new video-streaming service by Apple which is ‘unlike anything that’s come before’, says CEO Tim Cook. The monthly subscription is just at the price of $4.99 for up to six members. If you buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV you will get a one-year subscription for free.
The Apple TV plus service is all set to launch on 1st November. The Apple TV Plus subscription will have no-ads. The service will be available in 100+ countries through the Apple TV app on all devices. Some of the shows which made it to the keynote were Dickinson, For All Mankind, and Jason Momoa’s SEE.
The link for the trailers of the shows follows.

Apple iPad 7th Generation

The innovative and mind-blowing iPad 7th generation is just amazing. The iPad 7th Generation comes with a 10.2-inch Retina display and is powered by A10 Fusion chip which is 2 times faster than top-selling PC. It can be anything we want it to be. The larger 10.2-inch Retina display has 3 ½ Million pixels. The iPad features smart connector so that you can connect full-size keyboard which is thin and light which can also be folded into a protective cover.
The new iPad has an iPad OS which is just amazing. The iPad OS is built on the foundation of iOS but is way much better when it comes to working on the iPad. The iPad OS lets you switch through multiple apps simultaneously, and work on multiple projects. You can quickly swipe at the bottom corner of the iPad to get between multiple spaces. With the simple pinch on the soft-keyboard, a new floating keyboard appears which can help users see more of their content and keyboard covers less space and one-handed typing experience.
Now you can quickly browse photos and files from thumb driver directly which is just simply amazing. With Apple pencil now you can swipe up from the bottom to take a quick screenshot and convert an entire webpage into a PDF, and mark notes on it.
This is all about the new 7th Generation iPad, Let us see what more we got in WWDC 2019.

Apple Watch Series 5

The new Apple Watch Series 5 has an always-on Retina display which never sleeps. So now you don’t have to worry about lifting your wrist to see any information on the Apple series 5 watch, because ‘It’s always on’. The watch can be customized in every way possible with the new bands and straps. The watch also keeps a closer look at your heart rate and gives out a notification if the heart rate appears to be too high or too low.
The noise feature in the new watch tells the user how much noise he is exposed to. The new Noise app alerts the user when decibels rise in the surrounding which can impact the user’s hearing. The watch also helps in keeping your fitness in check with all the new fitness features which constantly reminds the user of their goals and makes them push harder. The new watch now comes with a compass which now tells you which direction you are facing just like the iPhone.
The watch comes in two variants Cellular+ GPS and GPS.
Cellular+ GPS has two finishes, Aluminium, and Stainless Steel and GPS variant only in Aluminium.
The pricing of the watch starts at $399 for the GPS model and Cellular+GPS model at $499 and will available at stores on September 20th. Apple permanently dropped the series 3 watches to just $199.
So this is all about the WWDC 2019 Apple special event, do share your views in the comment section and tune in to Techgrout for more amazing tech news.