Leading the pack in terms of what was accurately predicted to be announced by Tim Cook and company on Tuesday was the iPhone 13. Among the anticipated items accurately predicted to not be revealed during the livestream, of course, was the long-speculated Apple Car.
We kept up a continually updated post while watching Tuesday’s event, which you can revisit in full up top via YouTube. And below, see an overview of what was detailed during “California Streaming.”
After a cinematically captured opening segment, Cook took the stage to shout out the state of California as a source of pride for the company. California, Cook said, is the place for “people with big ambitions and big dreams.” From there, Cook turned attention to the slate of returning and all-new Apple TV+ originals.
iPad was next to get the focus, complete with the unveiling of a new entry-level device outfitted with the A13. Users can expect improved selfies, as well as an improved overall camera experience. Support for Center Stage, which helps boost the quality of FaceTime sessions, is also included. The new iPad starts at $329, or $299 for education-related purchases. Ordering begins today, with availability set for next week.
Next to be introduced was the “biggest upgrade ever” for the iPad mini. Compared with the previous generation, the new iPad mini boasts a 40 percent jump in CPU performance. USB-C functionality has also been added, meaning it can now connect to a wide variety of accessories. The deeply overhauled iPad mini starts at $499, with ordering open today.
Apple Watch Series 7 got the rollout treatment next. The new watch lineup features greater durability, faster charging, and larger screen size. Five new aluminum colors will be available. The Series 7 starts at $399, while the Series 3 remains at $199 and the SE starts at $279.