The 5 biggest announcements from Apple & # 39; s September 2019 event

Apple's major hardware event for 2019 has been completed and, as expected, it brought with it a lot of exciting announcements. Of course the iPhone 11 happened – and yes, a version is really called the iPhone 11 Pro Max – but there were a lot of other good moments worth talking about.

If you were unable to follow this year's Apple hardware event or if you just want to relive it, read the live blog to see the moments that have occurred or view this brief summary of the biggest announcements.

Apple TV Plus, the company's original streaming service, will be launched on November 1. Apple also announced that it cost $ 4.99 a month, two dollars lower than the monthly cost of Disney +.

Another big surprise is that Apple includes a free one-year subscription to Apple TV Plus when you purchase a new Apple product, including new iPads, iPhones, laptops, or desktops.


Apple announced an update for its budget iPad, and the new seventh-generation model is 10.2 inches, higher than the standard 9.7-inch screen size.

This model starts at the same price, $ 329, but it has a few improvements over the latest generation iPad. The seventh-generation model has an A10 Bionic processor, originally introduced in the iPhone 7. It also has a Smart Connector, which can be useful if you want to purchase one of Apple's magnetically attached Smart Keyboards.

The new Apple Watch Series 5 doesn't look much different than last year's model, but it has a few new tricks. The most striking is that it is the first Apple Watch that supports the always active display function.

Instead of limiting what is shown on the screen to extend the battery life, like most other smartwatches, the Series 5 dims the brightness, but retains all the visuals that you would normally see during use. It also has the same battery life of 18 hours as the Series 4, which is an impressive performance.

The Series 5 costs $ 399 for the GPS model and $ 499 for the GPS + LTE model, so they are the same prices as before. However, it is the first Apple Watch to be released with a ceramic and titanium finish, whose prices were not shared on stage, so expect them to be pricey.


The iPhone 11 is the successor to the iPhone XR and features a 6.1-inch LCD screen and the new A13 Bionic processor and GPU from Apple. It will debut at $ 699, which is $ 50 less than the iPhone XR that debuted last year.

The iPhone 11 has a system with two cameras & # 39; s, and one of the highlights of the iPhone 11 (which also comes to all new iPhones) are the slow-mo selfie videos & # 39; s. Apple calls them & # 39; slofies & # 39; and they look great.

The new iPhone headliners are the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Each has a system with three cameras, complete with telephoto, ultra-wide and regular lenses. Apple said that each of the three cameras is capable of shooting in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, and a demo on stage showed that upcoming software can record different subjects through each lens. My colleague Chris Welch wrote more about what these cameras can do, if you are interested in mobile photography.

The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch OLED and the Pro Max has a 6.5-inch OLED. Both have an impressive brightness of 1200 nits. Just like the iPhone 11, these phones have the new A13 Bionic processor and GPU. It will be available in four colors and the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $ 999.