Apple Event 2019: Apple Arcade, iPad 2019 and everything announced so far – CNET

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Welcome to Apple’s latest round of “What the iPhone has in store for us for 2019 and 2020!” Leading up to the company’s annual fall phone announcement event, we expected three new phone models, replacements for the iPhone XSXS Max and XR with improved cameras, faster processors and iOS 13, as well as a minor Apple Watch upgrade.   So far, we’ve gotten updates on Apple Arcade, a new entry-level iPad for 2019, a new Watch Series 5, and of course, an iPhone 11. The big deal was an iPhone 11 Pro, though, the new flagship.

Sure, you can watch the bare livestream directly, but if you want the always-entertaining text commentary coming at you from Senior Editor Scott Stein, Senior Reporter Shara Tibken and Senior Managing Editor Dan Ackermanfollow our liveblog as well. If you want to check out our prognostications, here’s what we think the new iPhone needs to succeed.

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Analysts were also speculating that the unreleased iPhone 11 will be a disappointment and not attract the buyers Apple is hoping for, which put the company in the unenviable position ofneeding to make modest upgrades sound sexy. Regardless,you’ll be able to win one for free in our Apple Core giveaway.

The most surprising development leading up to Apple’s annual announcements of its new iPhones? For the first time, the company is simultaneouslystreaming the event on YouTubeas well as its own site. The times they are a changin’.


iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

The expectediPhone 11 debutedwith a dual-camera configuration in a new design in six colors. Features include Dolby Atmos audio, WiFi 6, an ultrawide camera lens andenhanced camera features. You’ll be able to take landscape selfies and videos and slo-mo video. It gets a power boost in the form of a new A13 Bionic processor (with a faster graphics processor). We saw a new action RPG game, Pascal’s Wager from Giant Network, to show off the GPU performance and spatial audio. It isn’t an Apple Arcade title, though, which is interesting. 

It starts at $699.

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller shows off the iPhone 11 Pro's three cameras.

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller shows off the iPhone 11 Pro’s three cameras.

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The iPhone 11 Pro has a “Super Retina XDR” display that’s based off thePro XDR Display.  It has thefidget-spinner mocked tri-camera setup, a new matte finish, uses the A13 Bionic as well. Apple claims longer battery life, though. It comes bundled with the fast charge adapter.

The cameras are all new and include an ultrawide — for Apple’s claim of 4x zoom — edge-to-edge focus signals and updated signal processing. Apple was also very proud of its new Deep Fusion technology, a 9-shot multishot mode that merges them to deliver an HDR image. It starts at $999, and the larger 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099. Preorders start Friday and ship on Sept 20.

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Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus

Apple took the opportunity to introduce us to somenew games for its upcoming all-you-can-eat game subscription service, coming later this month which will run $4.99 per month per family, with a 1 month free trial.You can get Apple TV+ for free for a yearif you buy Apple devices.

  • Konami — Frogger in Toy Town
  • Capcom — Shinsekai Deep Sea
  • Annapurna Interactive — Sayonara Wild Hearts

Apple TV Pluslaunches November 1st in over 100 countries, for another $4.99 per month for a family subscription. We saw a longertrailer of Jason Momoa’s new show.


iPad 2019

The company is replacing itssixth-generation modelwitha new 10.2-inch seventh-generation modeloptimized for the new iPad OS. It’s got improved brightness, a better viewing angle, A10 Fusion chip and adds Smart Connector plus a new smart keyboard cover. So you can enjoy all the new games and content! For the same price as before, starting at the end of the month.

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Apple Watch Series 5

The newWatch Series 5features a new always-on display that can drop as low as 1Hz refresh to save power, compass and optimized faces. With fancy new bands and faces! GPS models will start at $399 and $499 for cell models.Series 3stays in the line, but the price has dropped to a start of $199. The company also announcedthree new health studies: hearing, heart and movement and menstrual-cycle tracking.

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It’s official:The Apple store is downand we’re counting down the hours. Today, on Sept. 10,Applewill hold its annual fall event where it will likely announce the iPhone 11 along with other products and services. The event begins at 10 a.m. PT at theSteve JobsTheater on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to announce three new phone models, replacing theiPhone XS,XS MaxandXRwith the rumorediPhone 11, 11 Max/11 Pro and 11R. Thephoneswill likely add improved cameras, faster processors andiOS 13. We also expect to see an Apple Watch update. However, whether this is a brand newApple Watch 5or a moreminor Apple Watch upgraderemains to be seen.

Two weeks back, Apple sent out invitationsto some members of the media. The invite shows the Apple logo made up of five different bright colors that harken back to the old six-color logo Apple used years ago. Analysts are speculating that theunreleased iPhone 11 will be a disappointment and not attract the buyers Apple is hoping for.

CNET will have a livestream before, during and after the keynoteout of our New York office. Join Senior Editor Bridget Carey, Senior Editor Iyaz Akhtar and Editor at Large Jeff Bakalar at 9 a.m. PT before the event to hear their insightful hopes for Apple day 2019. You can watch directly below.

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Also, for the first time ever, Apple will stream the event live on YouTube.

CNET will also be at the event in Cupertino with Senior Editor Scott Stein, Senior Reporter Shara Tibken and Section Editor Dan Ackerman liveblogging each moment. FollowCNET’s liveblog for the Apple iPhone 11 event.

Otherwise, Apple will host alivestreamof the event on itsApple Events page. If you are anApple TVowner, you can also watch the livestream via the Apple Events app – there are also archives of older events if you’re feeling nostalgic.

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