Apple Unveiled 8 New Products
iPhone 6s is no different on the exterior from its immediate predecessor (Iphone 6), apart from what will certainly be a bestseller, the rose gold edition. The phone’s construction, however, uses the new 7000 Series aluminum alloy and the glass screen uses the Ion-X glass as found on the Apple Watch Sport. On the inside, the specs of the 6s saw a slight upgrade, with a new 64-bit A9 chip that is claimed to deliver 70% faster CPU performance, a Touch ID 2 component, and a new Taptic Engine that gives immediate taptic feedback. A new 12MP rear iSight camera capable of 4K video recording also finds its way into the 6s, and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. For all this, the 6s commands a price of $650 USD, $100 USD more expensive than the 6; likewise with the 6s Plus and the 6 Plus at $750 and $650 USD.
3D Touch allows the user to press hard on the screen to pop out a menu for an app. In other instances, a hard press will let the user “peek” into an app — previewing an email, glancing at one’s current location in Maps, quickly scanning a text message conversation.
iPad Pro the biggest iPad to ever release, of course. the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, is powered by the A9X chip, Apple claims that the iPad Pro runs 1.8x faster than the iPad Air 2′s A8X chip, as well as being faster than 90% of portable PCs. Clocking in at 10 hours of battery life, the iPad Pro also comes with four speakers that readjust themselves depending on which way you hold the device. The price is professional grade as well, with the 32GB base model starting at $799 USD going all the way up to $1079 USD for the 64GB LTE version.
Apple Pencil, Docking with the iPad Pro via magnetic connects, the Smart Keyboard features a woven fabric covering and measures at only 4mm in thickness. Folding up to support the iPad Pro. Asking Price $169 USD
iPad mini 4 runs on a 64-bit A8 chip, making its CPU and graphics processing 30% and 60% faster than its predecessor. Its cameras have also been improved, now boasting a 1.2MP front-facing FaceTime camera capable of 720p HD video recording and a 8MP rear iSight camera. To be made available in silver, gold and space grey, the iPad mini 4 starts at $399 USD for the base 16GB Wi-Fi model, and goes up to $729 USD for a 128GB cellular data model.
Apple TV is overhauled with an entirely new operating system called tvOS, complete with a Universal Search function incorporating iTunes, Netflix and Hulu, as well as deep Siri integration. Music fans will be happy to hear that an Apple Music app will finally be making its way to the Apple TV as well. Gaming will also be possible with the new Apple TV. Available in 32GB for $149 USD, or 64GB for $199 USD.
Apple Watch Sport receives several new pastel-colored bands and a special red band in collaboration with Product Red. More notably, Hermès has collaborated with Apple to produce three custom brown leather straps inspired by its equestrian leather products, including a double-wrap wrist band as seen above. The prices match the name attached to the leather bands, which start at $1,100 USD.