Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event Roundup: iPad Pro, Apple TV, iPhone 6s Upgrade, And More
Apple had done a pretty good job marketing its ‘Hey Siri’ event. The hype created was distributed amongst many hardware and software announcements. Nonetheless, the event was one of the biggest in Apple’s history since a lot of things were said to be announced, and so they did. Ranging from Apple’s latest flagship smartphone to the larger iPad Pro, the details and feature enhancements are quite extensive.
In this post, we are acquainting you guys on Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ event and our account contains everything that Apple has announced and released so far.
The Complete Guide To Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event
So let’s take a step back and relax, the wait is over and the details are down. Scroll down for an overview of Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ event.
The iPhone 6s was one of the most hyped devices in the event. It features the well awaited 3D Touch display that combines with Apple’s latest iOS 9 operating system. The rear camera has been bumped up to a 12 megapixel sensor along with other internal enhancements to make images more vivid. The front FaceTime HD camera is a 5 megapixel sensor with a cool new screen trick instead of a flash. Internally, the device is packed with Apple’s A9 SoC that boasts an enormous power to get your tasks done with ease. Read more here.
iPhone 6s Plus
The iPhone 6s Plus was launched alongside the iPhone 6s and holds similar specs in terms of design and performance apart from the bigger screen real estate. Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are using the 7000 series aluminium which is three times more strong than the previous generation iPhone 6 Plus aluminium. Do take note that it’s implanted with an Ion-X glass and not Sapphire. Along with this, a new Rose Gold color is also available for both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The base model comes with 16GB of storage capacity, same as last year. It also features the same 3D Touch display as its smaller counterpart.
The 12.9-Inch iPad Pro has finally arrived. The bigger iPad Pro is aimed for business markets along with education, entertainment and creativity. The iPad Pro holds more pixels than a 15-inch MacBook Pro at 2732×2048. It features an 8-megapixel rear iSight camera and four speaker outlets that produce greater sound, probably more than any other tablet in the market. It does come with accessories such as the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard (sold separately). The accessories integrate well with the iPad Pro and provides a cool new interaction method for users. It is 6.9mm thick compared to iPad Air 2’s 6.1mm thickness and weights only 1.57 pounds. The iPad Pro will ship with iOS 9 which is optimized for the big screen. The base model with a 32GB storage space comes at $799. The pre-orders for the iPad Pro will begin in October while shipping will start in November.
iPad Mini 4
The iPad Mini 4 has been re-crafted with the iPad Air 2 in mind. The specifications of the former have been bumped up to the level of iPad Air 2. It is powered by an A8X chip, capable of achieving frequencies of up to 1.5GHz. The rear facing camera is an 8-megapixel sensor while the front FaceTime camera is 1.2-megapixel. It will be shipped with Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 9. It will start shipping at a base price of $339.
Apple TV 2015
After a long wait, Apple has finally decided to upgrade its Apple TV 2015. It comes with a revolutionary remote control with a touch pad built at the upper side. If the remote is turned sideways, it becomes a controller. Apple pronounced its operating system as tvOS. Apple TV features a much cleaner UI and the clutter of channels and networks have been removed for a much more comfortable experience. It has a built-in Siri that can assist you with all sorts of functionality. In terms of power, it has been bumped with an A8 chipset that can handle iOS gaming on a larger display quite well.
iPhone Upgrade Program
Alongside the announcement of various devices, Apple also announced its ‘iPhone Upgrade Program’. For those who are not familiar with the program, it is an easy way of upgrading your old iPhone to the very latest iPhone. You will first pick your favorite iPhone and forego a certain amount depending on the model. The cost can be spread to either 12 or 24 months, according to your preference. The details for specific models and their pricing is listed in the image below. It’s an easy method introduced by Apple to help users upgrade their iPhones every year.
Apple has launched a set of accessories for a lot of its devices in the event. Ranging from Apple Watch Bands to the silicon and leather cases for the iPhone, Apple has done an amazing job. The accessories related to the iPad Pro are an Apple Pencil as well as a Smart Keyboard. Both of these contribute in the creativity and productivity derived from the larger iPad. Apple has announced new Apple Watch Bands from Hermes and introduced new colors for the Sports Bands. The price for Hermes Watch Bands is unconfirmed at this point, it will be updated as soon as it’s out.
A little in the software department, Apple has revealed the launch dates of its operating systems. The iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 will be released on the 16th of this month while OS X El Capitan will be shipped on the 30th. Other than this, Apple has made Golden Master builds for iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 available to developers today. The Golden Master build for OS X was also released, pulled back for an unknown reason, and then was made available again.
It has been a wonderful year for Apple and probably the forthcoming one will be off the charts as well. These are all the details of the announcements at Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ event. Apple has kicked off things quite swiftly in the event. Let us know how you feel about these products.