Apple held its Wonderlust event to highlight a variety of new products and features that upgrade the way we communicate, work, and play.
From the new iPhone 15 with four models to more advanced smartwatches, Apple is making a move towards the premium market.
Here are some of the things that have been announced that I’m most looking forward to getting my hands on.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are available in five colors: pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. These are the entry-level regular 6.1-inch iPhone 15 and the larger 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus.
The iPhone 15 starts at $799 and the iPhone 15 Plus starts at $899, the same price as last year’s newest iPhone models.
Pre-orders for these models will be available starting Friday, September 15th, and sales will begin on Friday, September 22nd.
These are some of the latest features coming to iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.
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All-day battery life
These new phones are powered by the A16 bionic chip, which helps support things like the camera, live voicemail transcription, and graphics-intensive games.
This chip is faster than the A15 bionic and uses 20% less power. Plus, you get 18 hours of battery life all day long, using far less energy than older iPhones.
Dynamic Island is a feature that allows you to change the size and shape of a pill-shaped cutout at the top of your screen to display different types of information and interactions. It was first introduced last year on iPhone 14 Pro models to a roaring crowd at Apple headquarters. Once you get your hands on it, you’ll see that the dynamic islands feature is no laughing matter, but a smart way to display relevant information in a central location on the display.
Dynamic Islands will now be available on all iPhone 15 models. Dynamic Island gives everyone the ability to scale alerts, control music, see next directions on maps, and more.
You can track your pizza delivery and track your games at the same time. It is very popular among iPhone 14 Pro users because it can scale and adapt to all alerts and live activities.
New features in Apple Watch Series 9
Access your health data with Siri
You can now use Siri to access your health data, including your sleep patterns, whether you took your medication that day, and your step count. No need to search through different apps, just ask Siri. WatchOS 10 uses NameDrop, so you can instantly share your contacts.
This new feature allows you to find exactly where your iPhone is, as long as it has the same chip as the Series 9.
It displays both the distance and direction to your iPhone, and provides haptic and audio feedback to guide you to its exact location, even if you have trouble finding it.
This is probably the coolest new feature of all. Series 9 watches now have a feature called Double Tap.
While wearing your watch, you can perform simple commands with two taps of your index finger and thumb at the same time.
These commands can be anything from answering and ending calls, stopping timers, playing and pausing music, snoozing alarms, and more.
apple watch ultra 2
Apple’s top-of-the-line watch gets a sequel. Apple Watch Ultra 2 has the same features as Series 9, but with some additional updates.
This model will be available in stores on September 22nd and can be ordered starting today. Apple Watch Ultra 2 starts at $799. Here are some of the main differences.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 features
brighter than ever
Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a brightness level of up to 3,000 nits, which is the brightest display Apple has ever created.
This allows you to see the display clearly at any time of the day.
Extend battery life
The battery life of this watch is excellent, lasting up to 36 hours with normal use and 72 hours in low power mode.
Ideal for runners and bikers, it has been tested at a wide range of altitudes and also has a depth app to review your dives.
As part of Apple’s 2030 plan to become carbon neutral across its business, the company is making these new iPhone and Watch models seven years ahead of schedule with sustainable products.
iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9 models are manufactured using recycled and renewable materials that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
For Series 9, Apple’s team used recycled aluminum for the case and recycled gold, tin, copper, and more for the inside of the watch body. The battery is made from 100% recycled cobalt and the band is made from 82% recycled yarn. Starting this year, all Apple Watches will be manufactured using 100% clean electricity.
iPhone 15 models use 75% less aluminum in their housings and 100% recycled cobalt in their batteries. Additionally, the main logic board and MagSafe charger are made from 100% recycled copper foil. Starting this year, all Apple Watches will be manufactured using 100% clean electricity. Additionally, Apple products will no longer contain leather.
Cart important points
It might be time to upgrade to a new iPhone 15 device. Americans can take advantage of subsidized pricing with trade-ins from most major wireless companies. In some cases, you could end up getting a free iPhone 15 model under this financing arrangement.
Check with wireless carriers or Apple to see what incentives are helping the Cupertino, Calif., company shore up sales in the globally soft smartphone market.
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