The new iPad 2021 (9th generation) is now powered by the A13 Bionic and has a new 12 megapixel ultra wide front camera with Center Stage. The iPad Mini 6 gets a completely new all screen design with a liquid Retina Display and the newest A15 Bionic chipset. The front and back cameras has been upgraded and they support Center Stage, there are all new colours too.
Series 7 has the largest and most advanced display in an Apple Watch to date. It also features an optimised UI, new watch faces, a new on-screen keyboard, best ever durability, fast charging (45 minutes to go from zero to 80%), new colours, an IP6x water resistance rating, and a price tag starting from $399.
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11:15 a.m. PDT.
- And just like that, we're done! The 2021 Apple Event is over! Thanks for joining us and be sure to check out our detailed pieces about everything announced today!
11:08 a.m. PDT. - And we have the pricing for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro still starts at $999, and iPhone 13 Pro Max still starts at $1090. The storage option on the Pro Models go all the way up to 1TB. 5G connectivity is also on board, as expected. The battery life has been extended but not by much - 1.5 hours more on the iPhone 13 Pro and 2.5 hours on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
11:08 a.m. PDT. - Now let's talk about the all new iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max Camera System - there's a new 77 millimetre telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, a new ultra wide camera with autofocus and a larger F 1.8 aperture, with a 92% improvement in low light, and a new wide camera that has a larger F 1.5 aperture, and 1.9 micron pixels. The LiDAR sensors remain on the Pro models, and there's a new ProRes codec (similar to RAW mode) for video editing.
11:04 a.m. PDT. - Well, no big surprises here - the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro features the same design, and smaller notch (20% smaller than previous generation), and the new A15 Bionic chipset. Good news, though - the rumors about the 120Hz display refresh rate has been confirmed. Apple has just announced the new ProMotion display technology - it can refresh the display from as low as 10 Hertz to as high as 120Hz. The 6.7-inch display of the iPhone 13 Pro Max also sports the same technology. The peak brightness has also been bumped up to 1000 nits (max outdoor brightness).
10:59 a.m. PDT. - A few words about battery life. Apple hasn't disclosed the exact capacities but the iPhone 13 mini supposedly lasts an hour and a half more than its predecessor. Disappointing.
10:56 a.m. PDT. - And the pricing has been unveiled. The iPhone 13 mini start at $699, and this time around the base storage has been increased to 128GB. The iPhone 13 starts at $799, and the storage options go all the way up to 512GB. Oh, and both models are IP68 water and dust resistant.
10:50 a.m. PDT.
- The new 16-core neural engine can do lots of stuff regarding camera performance, as it turns out. The dual camera system in the iPhone 13 and 13 mini has also been revised - there's an all new wide camera with a large sensor and 1.7 micron pixel size, gathering 47% more light. The wider F1.6 aperture also helps with light gathering. Another upgrade, coming right from the iPhone 12 Pro Max
is the optical image stabilization.
10:45 a.m. PDT. - And of course, there's a new chipset inside. The A15 Bionic - it's the fastest CPU in any smartphone, up to 50% faster than the leading competition for graphics intensive tasks. The four core GPU delivers up to 30% faster graphics and there's also a new 16 core neural engine. The chipset is made using 5nm manufacturing process and Apple boasts it has nearly 15 billion transistors inside.
10:45 a.m. PDT. - The leaks were true! We're looking at practically the same design as the previous generation but there are upgrades under the hood. The notch in the iPhone 13 and 13 mini is 20% smaller, the super retina XDR display is 28% brighter, up to 800 nits and up to 1200 nits of peak brightness. It also supports Dolby Vision HDR 10 and HLG.
10:29 a.m. PDT. - It's hard to keep up, everything is happening so fast and dynamic! Let's summarise the Watch Series 7 real quick - it has the largest and most advanced display ever an optimised UI with new keyboard and watchfaces, best ever durability, fast charging (45 minutes to go from zero to 80%), new colours, an IP6x water resistance rating, and prices starting from $399 and availability - later this fall.
10:26 a.m. PDT.
- The new Apple Watch Series 7 Retina display has nearly 20% more screen area than series six, and it's an even bigger jump over series three with over 50% more screen area. The series seven display has been completely re engineered to reduce the borders, to just 1.7 millimetres, that's 40% thinner than on series 6. It's also up to 70% brighter indoors, there's a full keyboard with QuickPath. Apple has upgraded the charging speed as well - charges up to 33% Faster than series 6, and also uses a USB-C charging cable!
10:22 a.m. PDT. - The new Apple Watch series 7 is about to be unveiled!
10:18 a.m. PDT. - Apple has updated both cameras on the new iPad mini - on the front, iPad Mini features the new 12 megapixel ultra wide camera. The main camera on the back is also 12MP with HDR and support for 4K recording. WiFi and Cellular both available, starting at $499.
10:15 a.m. PDT. - The new iPad mini comes with an 8.3-inch True Tone OLED Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of brightness. The iPad Mini sees a 40% jump in CPU performance and a whopping 80% leap in GPU performance. 5G speeds up to 3.5 Gb/s on the iPad mini.
10:11 a.m. PDT.
- Let's sum it up - The new Apple iPad 2021 (9th Generation) - Apple A13 Bionic, iPadOS 15, starting at $329, $299
for schools, 64GB base storage, 12MP ultrawide front camera with the support of Center Stage. There's also support for Apple Pencil
10:06 a.m. PDT. - Another big surprise! It's an iPad announcement. Let's see what model it is.
10:03 a.m. PDT. - Wow! Tim Cook starts the show with Apple TV+! What a surprise, we're looking at exclusive TV shows premiering on the platform. And a tiny quote to spice things up: "Apple original series, films and documentaries have now been honoured with more than 130 wins and over 500 nominations in less than two years."
10:01 a.m. PDT. - We're kicking off with some nice rock tunes and landscapes. Classy!
09:59 a.m. PDT. - We've got some mid-tempo music rolling. It's a good start. Prepare to take off!
09:55 a.m. PDT. - With just five minutes to go it's time to grab the popcorn and enjoy the show. Last-minute trips to the WC allowed. But be quick!
09:42 a.m. PDT.
- And while we're on the leak train, here's yet another one, maybe the wildest of them all. Yep, check this out - a Shocking iPhone 14 leak
hits the online space. It's a bit early for the iPhone 14
, don't you think?
09:21 a.m. PDT.
- There were rumors about the next iPhone name, though. Some tech analysts thought that Apple would use the iPhone 12S moniker due to the incremental upgrades but then yet another leak surfaced, this time it was a leaked photo of the iPhone packaging
, and yes - the official name is iPhone 13. Lucky or unlucky? What do you think?
09:15 a.m. PDT.
- Well, a last-minute leak
seems to confirm everything we know about the iPhone 13 series. Are we surprised? Way to kill off all the excitement, all these leaks and rumors are just giant killjoys. Events aren't what they used to be.
09:10 a.m. PDT. - It seems that Tim Cook is ready for the event, enjoying California and its solitary landscapes. Is it too early for a shot of tequila? Maybe this time around the event won't be taking place at Apple Park?
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Apple iPhone 13 series official announcement. We're about an hour away from the start of the event so in the meantime you can check out everything we know so far about the iPhone 13 release date, price, features and leaks.
But don't stray too far off because this year we expect some really interesting announcements. Should we get 120Hz displays on all iPhone 13 models? Are we gonna get bigger batteries as well? What about the rumored in-display Touch ID? Stay tuned to find out the answers to these questions and much more.
Actually, we're probably also getting the new Apple Watch 7 series, AirPods
3, and maybe a new iPad mini 6. So, a lot of things happening today, also why not an Apple Car teaser at the very end? Not likely but you never know, right?
Let's not forget iOS 15 - we're expecting to get the official rollout schedule tonight, and you can also check out our iOS 15 Preview and get a taste of all the new features that are about to land on your iPhone.
The 2021 Apple event starts at 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. BST / 10:30 p.m. IST on September 14.