Was it all that we had hoped for?

My personal opinion is that yes, yes it was.

No, we didn’t get an iPhone 7 that some people thought we would, and we don’t have a screen which stretches from corner to corner or touch sensitive volume controls, or an iCar or an iPad the size of a car door (I digress) but what we do have, is exciting.

We probably got a bit ahead of ourselves with all of that anyway, so let’s put on the brakes and take a peak at what the new announcements actually were.

iPhone 6S & 6S Plus

·      12MP Camera

·      5MP Facetime

·      4K Video

·      Live Photos

·      3D touch (which looks super cool)

·      64 bit A9 chip

·      Advanced fingerprint sensor

·      Faster 4G and WIFI

·      iOS 9

·      A new colour (rose gold – little bit iffy on this, wish they’d just bring back pure black)

 

iPad Pro

·      A9X Chip

·      Two app multitasking

·      Four new high fidelity speakers

·      Smart Keyboard for iPad

·      Apple Pencil (Yeah, a Pencil… I’ll tell you more in a bit)

·      Touch ID

·      12.9 inch screen

 

The Apple pencil is a lot better than it sounds, I promise. So, this is for those of you out there that have been using the iPad and thought, I wish I had more precision. It’s true; sometimes we need the precision that our rounded fingers aren’t capable of. Even if it’s not precision which you’re after, the pencil is capable of so much more – reacting like a regular charcoal pencil would to pressure and tilt. With virtually no lag, you can take creative charge of what you want to create, and with a 12-hour battery life, you can keep creating for hours. 

 

Apple TV

·      Games and apps for TV

·      Redesigned interface

·      Siri Remote

·      Touch Surface Remote

All in all, it was a good, strong announcement from Apple with plenty to look forward to and some fab new tech coming along!

 

iPhone available 25.09

iPad Pro available in November

 

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Written by

Katherine Thomson