Apple Event Live Updates: The Apple Event has begun tonight, and has already seen the launch of the 9th generation iPad. The new entry level Apple tablet uses the A13 Bionic SoC, and is priced at $329 with 64GB storage. It features a 12.2MP front camera with Center Stage, and India pricing and availability is set to follow soon. The iPad Mini also gets a major design refresh, with an all-screen 8.3-inch display. It also has 2x faster machine learning, among others. The Apple Watch Series 7 is here too, with a larger display, IP6X durability rating and a $399 price tag. For more details, read our feed below. And finally, the iPhone 13 series is here as well, featuring A15 Bionic, Sensor Shift OIS cameras and Cinematic Mode videography.
The regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will reportedly feature the same dual cameras at the back, and the Pro and Pro Max models are said to include triple cameras. The dummy units of the new phones showed a larger sensor and the placement of the dual cameras on the regular models diagonally, a rumour that has been there since some time. The camera module is said to include a laser sensor and LED flash. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max may include a LiDAR sensor, similar to the existing iPhone 12 Pro models. The notch on the front is also said to shrink on all iPhone 13 models, and the Pro models will reportedly support a 120Hz refresh rate, which already features on iPad Pro (2020 and 2021) models as “ProMotion display.” Apart from this, the iPhone 13 series would include a new face unlock tech that would work even while wearing masks or foggy glasses.
In the meantime, as Apple has developers swoon over the 120Hz refresh rate, a word from Apple India.
"Wi-Fi models of iPad are available with a starting price of INR 30900, and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at INR 42900, in silver and space grey finishes. The new iPad starts with 64GB of storage — double the storage of the previous generation. A 256GB option is also available."
The Apple Watch Series 7 has been rumoured to come with a redesign since quite some time now, with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicting the same earlier this year. Further, the Apple Watch is said to come with other new features like blood pressure monitor, blood glucose monitor, alcohol levels, and more.