Today marks the day that Apple will officially unveil the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and more. Apple’s “California streaming” event will officially kick off at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. Head below for full details on today’s Apple event, including links to our detailed coverage, the latest iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 news, and more.
How to stream the iPhone 13 event
It’s easier than ever to stream today’s iPhone 13 event, which is completely virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You can stream the event through Apple’s website, Apple’s YouTube channel, and through the Apple TV application on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Here are the full details on the process, including an embedded player for watching right here on 9to5Mac:
Apple Event expectations
To recap, at today’s Apple Event we expect the company to officially introduce the iPhone 13, the Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3, and much more.
The Apple Watch Series 7 and iPhone 13 will be notable updates. The former is expected to add an all-new design with larger displays and new watch faces. The latter is expected to bring new camera features, a smaller notch, ProMotion display technology, and much more.
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- Apple announces new iPad mini with all-new design
- Apple announces new entry-level iPad with screen, camera, and storage upgrades
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- Now we’re back to Tim, who is wrapping up today’s announcements
- iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999, while iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1099. Storage options include 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB
- New macro photography features for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
- ProMotion display technology that can refresh from 10Hz to 120Hz
- Here is iPhone 13 Pro in a new Sierra Blue color:
- Now we’re back to Tim, who his introducing the iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 starts at $799 128GB of storage, iPhone 13 mini starts at $699
- iPhone 13 battery: 2.5 hours longer than iPhone 12
- iPhone 13 mini battery: 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 13 features Cinematic Mode for video, which is basically the same thing as Portrait Mode but for video. Other features include focus tracking.
- iPhone 13 is powered by A15 Bionic, 5nm technology, 16-core Neural Engine
- iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13: 28% brighter display, smaller notch, more power efficient
- And here’s our look at the iPhone 13, smaller notch in tow: pink, blue, midnight, starlight, red
- Now we’re back to Tim who is introducing the iPhone segment…
- Jay Blahnik is here to talk about Fitness+, including new pilates workouts and more. Apple Fitness+ is adding new SharePlay group workouts.
- Apple Watch lineup: Apple Watch Series 3 at $199, Apple Watch SE at $299, and Apple Watch Series Series 7 at $399; available sometime ‘this fall’
- Apple says the Apple Watch Series 7 features 40% thinner borders and 20% more screen area
- Now we’re onto the Apple Watch Series 7 which looks physically similar to the Apple Watch Series 6…flat edges are nowhere to found
- Now we’re moving on Apple Watch, with Jeff Williams detailing new biking features and support for e-bikes
- New iPad mini starts at $499: available to order today and ships next week. Powered by A15 Bionic
- New iPad mini features USB-C connectivity and 5G cellular connectivity, 12MP camera, 4K video recording, Center Stage on front camera. Apple Pencil support
- Volume buttons are on the top, alongside Touch ID in the power button
- iPad mini is 40x caster in CPU performance, 80% boost in GPU
- 8.3-inch display in the same physical foot print: 500 nits brights, wide color, True Tone, antireflective coating
- New iPad mini features a complete redesign with an edge-to-edge display with narrow bezels: purple, pink, starlight, and space gray colors.
- Now we’re moving on to iPad mini…the biggest update ever fro the iPad mini
- Same price as before at $329, but storage now starts at 64GB instead of 32GB: Order today and available “next week”
- Entry-level iPad also adding True Tone display technology for adjusting the display’s color temperature based on the room you’re in
- Better selfies and improved front camera with a more powerful image sensor: 12MP Ultra Wide camera, 120-degree field of view, support for Center Stage
- This may seem like a mediocre update, but the A13 Bionic chip is a notable upgrade as the device remains a strong seller for Apple.
- Starting with the entry-level iPad, which gets a spec bump to the A13 Bionic chip and the same design as its predecessor
- Now we’re onto the product announcements: starting with iPad
- Tim Cook now on stage to talk about TV+: 130+ award wins, 500+ nominations, 35 primetime Emmy nominations
- Getting started with a performance of California Soul
- Here we go…..
- The event stream is now live on Apple’s website as well as in the Apple TV app with some low-fi music and birds flying
- Just over an hour until showtime…what are you most excited to see?
- Mark Gurman has thoughts on what Tim’s tweet could mean: “Would also imagine several different places across California will be featured in the keynote’s opening video — So California streaming isn’t just a play on California dreaming, but actually a component of the keynote.”
- Tim Cook has tweeted his traditional “Good morning” greeting for today’s event..but with a twist:
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