Today’s Apple event debuts the new iPhone 14 series, Airpods Pro and new variants of the Apple Watch. In this article, we will be wrapping up all the things that happened at the event for your easy grasp of information.
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Apple Watch Series 8
Apple started their event with its Apple Watch Series 8. Aside from its usual features like sleep tracking, fitness tracking, and bloody oxygen monitoring, they added more new features focused for women’s health. They included a new temperature sensor that provides a “retrospective estimate” when women ovulate. The health result from its Apple Watch Series 8 is private and only the user can share the information – Apple has no way of decrypting it.
Apple also improved its safety features of the Apple Watch Series 8. In addition to the fall detection feature, they have now included a Crash Detection feature where it can recognize a severe car crash. This feature will automatically connect the user to emergency services, share your location and notify your emergency contacts as well. They achieved it by adding two new sensors: the first one which is the three-axis gyroscope and the second one which is the high-G-force accelerometer that has the capability to measure up to 256 G’s.
The Apple Watch Series 8 still has an all-day battery life, and if in case you want it to be longer, you can set it to Low Power Mode giving the watch up to 36 hours of battery life. Its Low Power Mode temporarily disables other features like the always-on display and auto-workout detection but will still maintain important features like activity tracking and fall detection.
The Apple Watch Series 8 has different color options which include Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and Project Red. They will also be having a lot of new wristbands. It was announced to be priced at $399 for GPS and $499 with cellular. You will also get three months of Fitness Plus for free. It can be pre-ordered today and it will be available on September 16.
Apple Watch Series 8 PH Price
- GPS – Starts at Php 25,990
- GPS + Cellular – Starts at Php 31,990
- GPS – Starts at Php 27,990
- GPS + Cellular – Starts at Php 33,990
Apple Watch SE
Apple is extremely delighted that the Apple Watch SE is a huge hit. The company says that more than 80% of Watch SE users are new Apple Watch customers. That being said, they updated its Apple Watch SE and redesigned the back cover of the Watch SE to match the casing.
The Apple Watch SE will also have the same sensors from the Apple Watch Series 8 to support crash detection. The Apple Watch SE got a display upgrade, with now 30% larger than the Apple Watch Series 3 and 20% faster than the original SE.
The Apple Watch SE is priced at $249 for the GPS and $299 for cellular. It is now open for pre-order starting today and it will be available on September 16.
Apple Watch SE PH Price
- GPS – Starts at Php 15,990
- GPS + Cellular – Starts at Php 18,990
- GPS – Starts at Php 17,990
- GPS + Cellular – Starts at Php 20,990
Apple Watch Ultra
Focusing on people who are into extreme sports and outdoor exploration, Apple released its Apple Watch Ultra that has a completely new design compared to its siblings. It has a more durable 49mm case made of titanium, protecting it from impacts from the extreme activities. It also has a big display that is readable under direct sunlight which Apple claims that it is up to 2,000 nits of brightness. It has a typical knob but has a different design made for easier grip while wearing gloves with an additional button on the right side. They also added an Action Button on the left corner making it seem customizable for quick physical control over a range of functions.
The Apple Watch Ultra comes with three microphones ensuring quality calls even in windy conditions. They also included an extra speaker that can produce 86-decibel siren that can be used for emergency situations.
They also introduced three (3) new bands suitable for different activities: the Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band.
Because of the large display of the Apple Watch Ultra, Apple has created a new watch face exclusive to the Apple Watch Ultra called Wayfinder. It shows more information and can be customized for an extreme environment set up and demanding outdoor activities.
The battery of the Apple Watch Ultra is huge having 36 hours of battery life on a single charge. They will also be releasing in the coming fall, its battery optimization setting where it can last up to 60 hours. It also provides better GPS coverage having an L1 + L5 GPS for accuracy.
Due to its environmental adaptability feature, the Watch Ultra can go down -20° C and as high as 55° C. It is MIL-STD-810H compliant, meaning it can go for different types of situations like Low Pressure (Altitude), High Temperature, Low Temperature, Temperature Shock and much more. Moreover, it is also WR100 and EN 13319 certified which are recognized standards for dive accessories. In addition to this, it has Oceanic Plus which is a dive planner showing information about tides and water temperature for a better dive experience guide. The app will even automatically identify when you start a dive.
The Apple Watch Ultra comes with GPS and cellular connectivity and is priced at $799 (Php 52,990). It is open for pre-order today and it will be available on September 23.
Apple AirPods Pro
This has been a much-awaited upgrade performance for the new Apple AirPods 2 which got better having been empowered by the H2 chip. It was also powered up with a new low-distortion driver and custom amplifier on board that can cover a wider range of sound frequencies for a much more detailed audio experience.
Taking your listening level to a higher phase, Apple introduced its personalized Spatial Audio that had made all of these features harmoniously possible. It will give you an exceptional sound experience as if you were listening to an actual stage performance of your favorite band. You can actually customize your own profile for Spatial Audio taking you further by IOS 16 with its TrueDepth camera on iPhone delivering you to the superb listening experience perfectly fit for your own comfort and sound satisfaction.
In addition to this immense development that Apple has made is its Active Noise Canceling feature reducing unwanted noise from your environment. Thanks to the new promising H2 chip, the AirPods 2 gets a high bandwidth connectivity, and has now 2x better noise cancellation adding up to its exceptional audio experience with an additional in-ear-fit for a much more comfortable wear throughout the day.
Another new feature of the AirPods 2 is the Adaptive transparency which actually understands the sounds it hears. Highlighting the convenience of experience while using this feature, it will reduce unpleasant noise such as construction work while still allowing you to hear what is around you and to let you enjoy the music you are listening to.
Battery capacity gets a 33% increase from its previous model with a total of 30 hours total listening time. The charging case now receives a new feature that enables wireless charging via any Qi charger, MagSafe charger, or Apple Watch charger. They also added its FIndMy feature with UI Technology to locate a misplaced AirpodsPro case.
Apple AirPods Pro is priced at $249 (Php 14,990). You can pre-order on September 9 and will be available on September 23.
Apple iPhone 14
The main highlight of the event is the unveiling of the iPhone 14 series. Apple introduced 2 variants: the iPhone 14 with a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 14 Plus with a bigger 6.7-inches screen. Both of them will be using an A15 chip which we saw on last year’s pro models.
The iPhone 14 got an incredible upgrade on its camera features. It has a 12 MP main camera with a faster and larger sensor and a 49% improvement in low-light shots while the other camera is an ultra-wide for landscape photos. The front camera is a 12 MP TrueDepth that can autofocus with 38% better low light performance. Apple also introduced a new software feature called Photonic Engine which will bring more detail and vibrant colors in low light. In addition to this, a new feature for the video capability was introduced which is the Action Mode that brings amazing video stabilization even if you are jogging or running on the street.
Apple also announced that the iPhone 14 version in the US will no longer have a SIM tray as they are pushing eSIM for easier cell plan management and it is more secure prohibiting anyone to remove the SIM card if your phone is stolen.
Like the Apple Watches that were announced at the event, the iPhone 14 will include its crash detection feature. It will also be having an emergency SOS feature via satellite wherein, if you are in a situation that is off-grind, you can send emergency SOS text messages via pointing at a low-earth satellite. It will be free for two years with iPhone 14, but no words from Apple on how much it will cost after.
Along with this, the iPhone 14 will be having Apple Fitness Plus later this fall even if you don’t have an Apple Watch.
The iPhone 14 will come in five colors – Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and Product (RED). The iPhone 14 will cost $799 and the iPhone 14 Plus will be $899. You can pre-order it on September 9 and it will be available on September 16. The iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus will be released on October 7.
Apple iPhone 14 PH Price
- 128GB – Php 56,990
- 256GB – Php 63,990
- 512GB – Php 75,990
Apple iPhone 14 Plus PH Price
- 128GB – Php 63,990
- 256GB – Php 70,990
- 512GB – Php 82,990
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
A great improvement on giving you a new space of convenience in your interface, the new iPhone 14 Pro will have a 6.1-inch display and the Pro Max version will have a 6.7-inch display. The iPhone 14 Pro made an improvement to its adaptive space notch having it much smaller and making notifications animate on its new feature called the Dynamic Island. The new TrueDepth camera now uses 30% less area and the proximity sensor is now behind the display allowing it to expand during phone calls or even when notifying you of your other activities without distracting your other actions across the entire system.
The iPhone 14 Pro will come with its new A16 chip, which was built focusing on power efficiency, display and camera. This intuitive chip has 16 billion transistors and is built on the 4nm process which offers faster while also using less battery life. Thanks to the new chip that has a new display engine, it will now have an always-on display making the lock screen wallpaper colors less saturated and 1Hz refresh rate.
As for the camera of the iPhone 14 Pro, it will be having a new 48 MP camera with a Quad-Pixel Sensor which is an upgrade to the 12 MP used in its previous generations. Apples says that it is 65% larger than the iPhone 13 Pro. It has also a 12 MP ultrawide camera that got better low-light photos which is a 3x improvement based on what Apple have mentioned during the launch event. In addition to this is the 12 MP telephoto lens with a 2x zoom. Same with the iPhone 14, it also has an Action Mode and Photonic Engine. Apple also updated its Cinematic Mode to work in 4k at 30fps.
What’s amazing with the iPhone 14 Pro camera features will surely catch the attention of photographers with its new ProRaw that gives benefits and access with raw formats of images for a full control in editing flexibility and creation of amazing photographs giving its additional depth and dynamic range of color vibrance. Thanks to its A16 bionic as it produces immense detail and clarity through versatility of pixels when images are zoomed.
Being versatile and having a high-performing video camera system, this has been a choice for most filmmakers because it is the only device in the world that has an end-to-end workflow in Dolby Vision HDR introducing its new Action mode feature.
The iPhone 14 Pro will come in three colors – Space Black, Silver, Gold, and Deep Purple. The iPhone 14 Pro will cost $999 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will cost $1,099. You can pre-order it on September 9 and it will be available on September 16.
iPhone 14 Pro PH Price
- 128GB – Php 70,990
- 256GB – Php 77,990
- 512GB – Php 89,990
- 1TB – Php 102,990
iPhone 14 Pro Max PH Price
- 128GB – Php 77,990
- 256GB – Php 84,990
- 512GB – Php 96,990
- 1TB – Php 109,990