Apple unveils iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra and more

AppleWatch

Series 8

Apple kicked off the session by announcing the new Apple Watch Series 8 smartwatch, which it describes as the ultimate device for a healthy life.

Notable new features include body temperature tracking, a commitment to women’s health for the company.

Temperature sensors can help women know when they are ovulating, for example. This data will also be end-to-end encrypted and will only be accessible by its owner, by entering a password.

Apple does not have the key to read the dataunderlines the company.

The Apple giant is also introducing a new function for detecting serious car accidents (Crash Detection) which automatically alerts 911. It will also be added to other older models with watchOS9, including the Series 4 watch.

The Apple Watch Series 9 retails from $529 and goes on sale September 16.

Apple Watch SE

Apple’s entry-level smartwatch, the SE model, is back, and it too will include car crash detection.

The Apple Watch SE retails for $329 and goes on sale September 16.

Apple Watch Ultra

The big news for this new generation of smart watches from Apple: the Apple Watch Ultra, the most capable Apple Watch ever.

With its 60-hour battery life and high water resistance, it is sure to be the favorite of athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. The watch can also be used when wearing gloves.

For scuba divers, a depth app will open automatically once underwater. This will display the depth measurement, as well as the temperature.

Announced at $1,099 and on sale from September 23, this watch is the most luxurious of the range.

AirPods Pro (2nd generation)

Launched in 2019, Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless headphones had not yet received an update. The company is remedying this by launching the next generation of its headphones.

The small devices have a new silicon chip, called H2, and have a noise cancellation function twice as effective as that of the previous model.

Each earbud can play a different song, and the iPhone’s camera can be used to determine a custom area of ​​sound spatialization. The earphones have a battery life of 6 hours of use, and the charging case, 30 hours. That’s 33% more than the previous model.

The AirPods Pro 2 retail from $329 and will go on sale September 23.

iPhone 14

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

Apple continued the presentation with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus smartphones.

Apple unveiled its new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus smartphone models on Wednesday.

Photo: Apple

The first model has a very resistant ceramic screen of 6.1 inches, against 6.7 inches for the second. They also hold the battery offering the longest battery life for an iPhone. However, the company did not specify this data.

It’s the A15 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus model, and seen in the iPhone 13 Pro phones.

The cameras on the devices perform better in low light than those on the iPhone 13.

The California giant is also adding a new SOS emergency feature, which uses satellites to signal emergencies. The service will be launched in November in Canada and the United States, and offered free of charge for the first two years.

The iPhone 14 retails for $1,099 and goes on sale September 16. The iPhone 14 Plus retails for $1,249, and goes on sale October 7.

iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

Apple CEO Tim Cook ended the session with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max devices, which feature 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens respectively, as well as the A16 Bionic chip, whose power allows in particular to make energy gains.

One of the most notable additions is probably the Dynamic Island, which shows up in a small cutout at the top of the smartphone screen, where the notch is on previous models, and even on the ‘iPhone 14. It is used to display a host of information in a small bar, whether it is the time remaining on a timer, the song listened to, or even the call time or a notification.

Apple smartphones will finally get the long-awaited display option always openi.e. the screen could under iOS 16 show the time permanently, with low brightness.

The main camera goes from 12 to 48 megapixels, a marked improvement. Video enthusiasts are not left out: the cinematic mode allows filming in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second and 4K at 24 frames per second.

The iPhone 14 Pro retails at $1399, and the iPhone Pro Max at $1549. Both will be on sale starting September 16.

The event ended without Apple unveiling a new iPad. The apple giant would reserve its new range of tablets for later.

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