Apple’s iPhone 13 event: Here's everything Apple just announced

 Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team of engineers announced the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 7, a new regular iPad and an all-new iPad mini at the virtual ‘California Streaming’ Special Event.

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Tim Cook introduces iPhone 13 | Image : Apple

What are the biggest announcements from Apple’s September 2021 event?

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro series have been announced by Apple at its 'California Streaming' virtual launch event on Tuesday. As expected following multiple leaks and rumours, there are four new iPhone 13 models corresponding to last year's iPhone 12 lineup: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. While there were no new AirPods announced, classic devices such as the iPad have been given the predicted boosts such as faster processors, heftier battery power and more vivid displays.

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New iPads

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iPad mini comes in a new array of finishes | Image : Apple

iPad (9th gen) : Apple breathed new life into its classic iPad to create the 9th generation of its top-selling tablet. It features the A13 Bionic chip that packs even more performance and capability into the most popular iPad, all while retaining its all-day battery life. It features a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, a 12 megapixel Ultra Wide front camera with Centre Stage, support for Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard, the intuitive iPadOS 15, and twice the storage of the previous generation.

iPad Mini : The 2021 iPad mini comes with a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display — in four gorgeous finishes. It features the brand new A15 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini delivers up to 80% faster performance than the previous generation. Probably its most drastic hardware upgrade is the USB-C port allowing for faster connectivity, and cellular models with 5G. It also comes with new advanced cameras, Center Stage, and support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

Apple Watch Series 7

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The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in two bigger screen sizes — 41mm and 45mm — with a slightly tweaked design. Some elements of the UI have been updated to better accommodate the bigger screen, including showing a full keyboard at times.  The Always-On Retina display is up to 70% brighter indoors than that of Watch Series 6, making it easier to see the watch face without having to lift the wrist or wake the display. The display of Watch Series 7 has a unique refractive edge that makes full-screen watch faces and apps appear to seamlessly connect with the curvature of the case. Users will benefit from the same all-day 18-hour battery life, now accompanied by 33% faster charging.

iPhone 13 series

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Apple’s new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini look very similar to the iPhone 12 but have a smaller notch and a diagonal camera array. They’re equipped with the new A15 Bionic chip and have an improved dual-camera system on the back. A new Wide camera, with 1.7 (micrometre) pixels with the biggest sensor ever in an iPhone dual-camera system that can gather 47% more light for less noise and brighter results. Sensor-shift OIS — introduced in iPhone 12 Pro Max — also comes to the Wide camera, even in the more compact iPhone 13 mini. Apple is also promising longer battery life than the iPhone 12. You can preorder them on September 17th ahead of availability on September 24th.

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The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max look similar to their predecessors, with a stainless steel band around the sides and a matte finish on the back. Offered in both 6.1-inch (iPhone 13 Pro) and 6.7-inch (iPhone 13 Pro Max) sizes, the intelligent new display leverages a more efficient OLED panel offering the brightest display yet on iPhone with up to 25% higher max outdoor brightness, at 1000 nits. The Pro models also come with Super Retina XDR with ProMotion, supporting an adaptive refresh rate from 10 Hertz to 120 Hertz, for fast frame rates when users need it and preserving battery life. But the big upgrade is the screen: they support Apple’s ProMotion adaptive refresh rate technology that tops out at 120Hz. They also have a new camera system and an A15 Bionic chip. Like the iPhone 13, Apple is also promising improved battery life from the iPhone 12 series. The new iPhones feature 5G with custom-designed antennas and radio components, to support more bands in more places. On-device machine learning will enable new apps and improve privacy with on-device speech recognition for Siri audio requests. You can get both in a new 1TB storage option. The phones will be available to preorder on September 17th, and they’ll be out on September 24th.

IOS 15, IPAD OS 15, AND WATCH OS 8

The next major software updates for Apple’s phones tablets — iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 — will be available on September 20th.

iPhone 13 India price, iPhone 13 Pro Max price in India starts at Rs 1,29,900

Iphone 13 mini : iPhone 13 mini price in India starts at Rs 69,900 for the base 128GB storage option. There is also a 256GB and a 512GB storage option. The iPhone 13 mini India price for these two configurations is set at Rs 79,900 and Rs 99,900, respectively. iPhone 13 mini sale in India starts from September 24, with pre-orders starting at 5.30 pm on September 17.

Iphone 13 : iPhone 13 comes in three storage options. The base iPhone 13 128GB price in India is set at Rs 79,900. Apple has also launched the iPhone 13 256GB and 512GB storage options in India. The iPhone 13 price in India for the 256GB storage variant is set at Rs 89,900, whereas the 512GB can be bought for Rs Rs 1,09,900. The phone comes in five colours - pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED. It goes on sale from September 24, with pre-orders starting at 5.30 pm on September 17.

Iphone 13 Pro : The iPhone 13 Pro price in India for the base 128GB option is set at Rs 1,19,900. The 256GB, 512GB and 1TB iPhone 13 Pro Max models are priced at Rs 1,29,900, Rs 1,49,900 and Rs 1,69,900. It also comes in four colours - Graphite, Gold, Silver and Sierra Blue. The iPhone 13 Pro sale in India starts on September 24, with pre-orders starting at 5.30 pm on September 17.

Iphone 13 Pro Max : And lastly, the iPhone 13 Pro Max. iPhone 13 Pro Max price in India starts at Rs 1,29,900 for the base 128GB storage option. Apple has also announced the pricing details of the 256GB, 512GB and 1TB iPhone 13 Pro Max models. These three variants will be available for Rs 1,39,900, Rs 1,59,900 and Rs 1,79,900, respectively. iPhone 13 Pro Max sale in India starts from September 24, with pre-orders starting at 5.30 pm on September 17. The top-end iPhone 13 series model comes in four colours -  Graphite, Gold, Silver and Sierra Blue.