New Delhi | Jagran Technology Desk: Apple Inc on Tuesday unveiled a new iPhone 13 and 13 Mini with brighter screens to entice customers into 5G plans, while also announcing updates to its iPads and watches. The iPhone 13 will have a new chip called the A15 Bionic that will power features like automatically detecting when the phone's camera is pointed at the text. Apple said the iPhone 13 will have custom 5G antennas and radio components for faster speeds and will come in five colours.

The phone will start at $699, and participating wireless carriers will offer up to $700 off for qualifying trade-ins. The Series 7 smartwatch will feature a larger display and faster charging. It will start at $399 and be available later this autumn. The company also updated its iPad Mini with 5G connectivity and a reworked design that makes it look like the higher-end iPad Air and Pro models. Apple also updated its base-model iPad with a new camera for working and learning from home. The base model iPad starts at $329, and the Mini starts at $499. Both will be available next week.

Here are the Highlights from Apple’s California Streaming event:

23:42 pm: iPhone 13 Pro Camera:

  • Triple-camera setup
  • A 77mm telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom 
  • An f/1.8 aperture ultra-wide-Angle camera with macro photography, 
  • An f/1.5 wide-angle lens with the largest sensor ever
  • Dolby Vision HDR video recording
  • Macro slow-motion video mode
  • Cinematic Mode
  • 4K video recording at 30fps in ProRes mode

23:36 pm: Here's everything that comes with the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini. Base storage starts at 128GB, and goes up to 512GB. The iPhone 13 Mini starts at $699, while the 13 starts at $799.

23:30 (IST): Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Pro Max launched 

23:11 (IST): Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini launched 

The display has 1200 nits brightness and the XDR display promises a brighter, richer experience for users. The display sizes are 6.1-inch and 5.4-inches for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. Apple iPhone 13 runs the A15 Bionic chipset. This has a six-core CPU with 2 high-performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. It also comes with a 4-core GPU. It has a 16-core Neural engine for machine learning tasks. 

Camera specifications 

23:00 (IST): Apple Watch Series 7 launched

Apple Watch Series 7 gets a completely revamped display. It has a 40 percent thinner border. It comes with redesigned buttons and a new display which is bigger, brighter. The screen can show a lot more text. Series 7 now supports a full keyboard thanks to the bigger screen. There are new watch faces specifically for Series 7. 

The Apple Watch Series 7 gives faster charging. It will come in five new aluminium colours- silver, graphite, and gold stainless steel. Nike models are also coming. And there's a new Hermes version as well. Apple is adding new colours for bands as well. 

22:58 (IST): iPad's camera gets better

Apple iPad mini's rear camera is now 12MP with the ability to record in 4K. On the front, it has the same 12MP ultra-wide camera as seen on the new iPad. It also features a new speaker system with stereo. A new set of smart folio covers as well. It also supports the second-generation iPad mini.

22:51 (IST): Apple iPad mini has been launched

iPad mini comes with 8.3-inch screen with Touch ID as part of the top button. Apple is promising a 40 per cent jump in CPU performance compared to the previous generation iPad mini and a massive jump in GPU performance as well. It runs the A13 Bionic chipset as well. The iPad mini has a USB-C port. You can connect it to your camera, laptop, any other device. It also supports 5G

22:46 (IST): The new iPad 2021 has been launched

Apple's iPad 2021 runs the latest A13 Bionic chipset. It has a button at the bottom as well. The iPad has a 12MP ultra-wide camera with 122 degree point of view. The front camera is the focus with a new Centre-stage feature that will make calls more natural and automatically detects other users. Apple says it is designed to ensure a great productivity experience. It will support the first-generation Apple Pencil. It will ship with iPadOS 15. 

22:40 (IST): Tim Cook talking about the iPad now

22:30 (IST):  iPhone 13 Launch Event streaming now

The iPhone 13 Launch Event has started. Tune in to the link given below to watch the live streaming now.

22:20 (IST): Apple Event: Just 10 minutes to go

The Apple launch event will start in another 10 minutes. It is likely to be a two-hour event. Stay tuned!

22:05 (IST): Twitter gets new 'Like' animation

Twitter has added a unique "like" animation for Apple's "California streaming". When you press the heart a luminescent Apple logo graphic turns up before changing into the typical love heart.

21:41 (IST): Apple India Online Store goes down ahead of launch

Apple's India online store goes down ahead of launch, Whenever Apple launches new products this usually happens.

21:30 (IST): Tim Cook shares a post ahead of the launch

Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared a tweet ahead of the launch. He wrote "Good morning from somewhere a little different this time. We’re California streaming in 3 hours! See you soon."

You can watch the Apple Launch Event LIVE here: 

Posted By: Sugandha Jha