“What a spectacular series of announcements,” said the executive director of the tech giant, Tim Cook, after the event, which was broadcast ‘online from Apple Park in California (USA), without an audience. due to the pandemic context. .
To showcase some of the new devices, such as the iPhone 13 and iPad, the company used videos recorded in downtown Lisbon, as well as at Ponte Vasco da Gama, Aula Magna and the Museu da Marinha.
The event could be watched on Apple’s website, as well as YouTube and Apple TV, at 6:00 p.m. (Lisbon time).
Apple Event – September 14
At the “California Streaming” event, Apple presented its new iPhone 13 “smartphone”, which has a design similar to that of last year, but with improvements to the camera, capable of capturing up to 47% more light in low light conditions.
The new iPhone will be available in a 6.1-inch version and a smaller version, the 5.4-inch Mini, starting at $ 799 (around 676.24 euros) and $ 699 (around 591.60 euros). euros), respectively, in models of 128 gigabytes.
The camera features a 12-megapixel lens with an aperture of 1.6 and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle with an aperture of 2.4, as well as a 120-degree field of view and motion stabilization technology improved.
In the case of the high-end versions, the 13 Pro (from $ 999 (around 846 euros) and the 13 Pro Max (from the price of $ 1,099 (around 931 euros)), a third lens is added (telephoto ), like the iPhone 12, and the screen can play at a frequency of 120 Hertz (Hz).
The screen is brighter thanks to Super Retina XDR technology.
All models of the new ‘smartphone’ feature the A15 Bionic processor and increased battery life, with battery life between 1.5 and 2.5 hours longer (depending on the version) than the 2020 model.
Another novelty is the cinematic mode for video recording, which allows the focus to be changed automatically or manually from one foreground subject to another, depending on the action, generating an effect similar to that of movies. .
In addition, the iPhone 13 Pro is Apple’s first ‘smartphone’ to be able to reach the storage capacity of 1 terabyte, which until now was only reserved for iPads.
The new ‘smartphones’ will be available from September 24.
Unlike 2020, with the introduction of 5G, the technical improvements for the new generation of Apple devices do not include fundamental changes.
“Another annual event for updates without too many surprises,” tweeted Gene Munster of Loup Funds.
Apple also introduced its new smartwatch model, Apple Watch Series 7, with a larger screen than the previous version, ensuring 50% more space for text.
The American tech company has redesigned the user interface with larger buttons, the screen margin is only 1.7 millimeters, and the battery charges 30% faster than the Series 6 model, with battery life from 6 p.m.
At Apple’s annual event, the new iPad, with the A13 Bionic processor and a 12-megapixel front camera, and the new iPad Mini, the smaller version of this “tablet”, were also presented.
The Cupertino, California-based company opened the presentation of the new devices with these two news, the main protagonist of which was the iPhone 13.
Apple on Monday revealed that it had fixed a system flaw that left iPhone phones and other devices vulnerable to Pegasus spyware from Israeli company NSO.
The flaw was detected by Citizen Lab investigators, who discovered that a Saudi activist’s iPhone had been infected through iMessage, Apple’s messaging system.
According to this Internet security organization at the University of Toronto, Pegasus has been exploiting this vulnerability “since at least February 2021”.