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On Tuesday Apple conducted a digital event called “California Streaming” where the company announced a bunch of new products. The biggest announcements of the evening are the new iPhone 13 lineup, new iPads, and Apple Watches with a bigger screen.

If you missed the showcase here is a brief rehash of the other interesting and significant announcements.

iPhone 13 and 13 Mini

This year Apple continues to produce standard and cheaper models of their new iPhone 13. The new devices come in two size options: the 6.1-inch “regular” model and the smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini. Both models have an OLED screen, though Apple slightly increased the brightness in comparison with previous models.

The biggest change that comes with new models is new camera technology. First of all, Apple changed the position of lenses, added the same notch as in the bigger models, and improved camera specs. So now the wide camera has got a physically larger sensor allowing it to reduce noise and capture more light in dark.

The new wide sensor is a 12-megapixel lens with an f/1.6 aperture, while the new 12-megapixel ultrawide camera features a faster f/2.4 lens and 120-degree field of view. The iPhone 13 will also feature the sensor-shift stabilization technology that Apple introduced last year on the 12 Pro Max, which physically moves the wide sensor to reduce vibrations.

The new lineup will also be more productive with a new A15 Bionic. The company says that the new chip is up to 50 percent faster than the previous. The new iPhone 13 lineup will also offer better battery life: the iPhone 13 Mini will get 1.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 12 Mini, while the larger iPhone 13 should get up to 2.5 hours more battery life compared to the iPhone 12.

Apple originally announced the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini would cost $799 and $699.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple has officially announced the high-end half of the iPhone 13 lineup: the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. And let’s start with the biggest changes. New models come up with a faster A15 Bionic chip, three all-new cameras, and an improved display with up to a 120Hz ProMotion high refresh rate that can go as bright as 1,000 nits.

The size of the Super Retina XDR displays on both models didn’t change and they remain the same 6.1 and 6.7 inches. However, the owner of a new model can jump between different refresh rate options between 10Hz and 120Hz. The phones will be available in four colors: graphite, gold, silver, and a new light blue.

Apple also notices that they improved all cameras. The wide camera should offer better low-light photography thanks to its bigger sensor, while the ultrawide should see improvements, too, thanks to its wider aperture. The phones’ telephoto camera now goes up to 3x zoom, enabling 6x optical zoom across the three cameras. All three cameras now have night mode, and there’s a new macro mode for photographing subjects at just 2cm. Sensor-shift optical image stabilization is included in both models.

The same as iPhone 13, these models will also have a better A15 Bionic that boosts CPU and GPU speed. Battery life has also been improved, with the 13 Pro lasting 1.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro, and the 13 Pro Max lasting 2.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro Max on a charge. Storage options for the iPhone 13 Pro range from 128GB up to 1TB, the most storage Apple has ever offered on a phone.

Apple Watch Series 7 

What about the Apple Watch? Apple announced a new lineup of the Apple Watch Series 7. The new model comes with a slightly bigger display which allows you to see more information on it in comparison with the previous model. The bezels around the display are slimmer at just 1.7mm, and the always-on screen mode is 70 percent brighter.

Apple Watch Series 7
Image credit: theverge.com

The Verge shares its disappointment towards the new Series 7 model. The reason is that there are minor changes: same sensors and processors and none of the big square redesign that’s been rumored. The aluminum variation will come in five colors total: the usual black, gold, blue, and red, plus a dark green.

New Workout coming to Fitness Plus

Fitness Plus will get a new update. Now users can enjoy the Pilates workout, guided meditations, and workouts inspired by winter sports. Group workouts, coming later this fall, will let you work out with your friends. And the service is expanding to more countries.

A Pilate’s workout. Image credit: theverge.com

Updated MagSafe wallet

Do you remember the MagSafe case from the previous year? Here is the updated version of it. Now it comes with new colors and support for an additional feature: tracking in the Find My app. Apple’s location tracking service recently expanded with the addition of AirTags, and now the company is apparently working some version of the same functionality into its more low-tech accessories.

MagSafe case
Image credit: theverge.com
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