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Annual Apple event reveals new iPhone

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At its annual product showcase on Tuesday, Apple unveiled its latest crop of iPhones, rolled out a new watch and — perhaps most important for the tech giant’s future — previewed its hotly anticipated video-streaming device, Apple TV.

Indeed, with the new iPhones amounting to only a modest advance over existing devices, much of the interest this year centered on Apple’s foray into online video. The company’s Netflix-like service promises a slate of original programs with stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Jason Momoa.

Also on the agenda — a video gaming service called Arcade. CBS News covered the event from New York, and CNET has reporters on site in Cupertino, California, home of Apple’s HQ.

Fewer phones, more services
Apple has seen a slowdown in iPhone sales over the past year, with three straight quarters of declines. It shipped 36 million iPhones in the most recent quarter — a 13% drop from the year-ago period.

Just over a third of iPhones are sold in the U.S., followed by China (16%), Japan (10%) and the U.K. (5%), according to Canalys, an independent analyst firm.

While the iPhone is still Apple’s biggest revenue source, its falling sales are putting pressure on Apple to expand its services, including Apple Music, iCloud and Apple TV.

“Apple needs a large installed base of device users to grow these businesses, which makes older-generation iPhones, as well as refurbished and second-hand devices, critical. But this also presents a challenge to Apple, as older devices provide an increasingly compelling alternative to its latest expensive flagships,” Canalys senior analyst Ben Stanton said in a note, referring to widely publicized price estimates of $1,000 and more.

Given that this year’s iPhone changes are incremental, many customers who bought models in the past two years may hold off upgrading, analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights told the Associated Press.

Apple Arcade: A new game subscription
CEO Tim Cook skipped his usual introductory updates and stats on Apple’s sales and went straight into product announcements. First up is Arcade, a subscription service for games that will be usable across Apple’s ecosystem of devices — the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and Apple TV.

The gaming service will launch with 100 games on September 19 and will cost $4.99 a month. “No game service has ever launched as many games at once,” an Apple executive said.

Apple brought in three game manufacturers to show off the variety of gaming styles that will be available for Apple Arcade. Konomi showed off a remake on the classic arcade game “Frogger.” Capcom, known for more immersive games, introduced a platformer-style game titled “Shinsekai: Into the Depths.” Lastly, Annapurna Interactive introduced “Sayonara Wild Hearts,” a different style of game in the musical genre.

The service won’t stream games; instead, users will download games and be able to play them offline or online.

Arcade will be an exclusive system. The program won’t work with non-Apple devices, and the games in won’t be offered elsewhere, CNET reports. That could be a major selling point for Apple, as well as a frustration for gamers who don’t use Apple products.

Players will, however, be able to use Xbox One S or PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers with Arcade, which promises to make gameplay more interesting, according to CNET.

Apple TV Plus
Apple’s widely touted video streaming service, which it previously announced in March, will debut November 1, along with the first original series, “The Morning Show.”

Apple TV has been eagerly awaited at a time that a range of major companies are planning to roll out streaming products, including Disney. Previously released trailers for three original shows (“The Morning Show,” “See,” and “Dickinson”) have been viewed more than 100 million times, Cook said.

The service will cost $4.99 per month for a family subscription. Any new purchases of an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV will come with a free year of Apple TV+, Cook announced.

The price garnered mixed reactions. The service will launch with nine original shows and add five more shows in later months. That struck some observers as rather thin. Disney Plus, which costs $7 a month, will launch with a library of 300 movies and 7,500 show episodes. Netflix, which starts at $9 for the most basic plan, will debut 32 new show by the time Apple TV Plus comes out, CNET reporter Joan Solsman noted.

But Wall Street had been expecting Apple’s TV service to cost $8 to $10 monthly, and the lower price came as a surprise. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives called the low price “a ‘show stopper’ and a major shot across the bow at the likes of Netflix and Disney among others.”

Apple Watch Series 5
Apple’s presentation of its new Apple Watch featured a series of video testimonials from people who experienced serious health problems and whose lives were potentially saved by Apple alerts. After speaking about a heart health study that 400,000 people participated in, Apple announces three more:

A hearing study will analyze how exposure to sound impacts people’s long-term hearing, tapping noise level data monitored by Apple’s watch.
A women’s health study, done in conjunction with the Harvard School of Health and the National Institutes of Health, will look at menstrual cycles and their effects on health, including osteoporosis.
A heart and movement study will look at how movement and heart rate dovetail. The American Heart Association and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will partner on this study.
Apple’s newest watch will come with an “always-on” display, ideal for sneaking a peek at the time during work meetings, said Apple’s Stan Ng. Many competing smartwatch models already offer this feature, as do standard watches.

The Series 5 watch will also come with a compass and a decibel reader to monitor noise levels. The watch will retail for $399 for a model with only GPS, or $499 for GPS and cellular service. The new model will have 18 hours of battery life, according to Apple. And it will come with free international emergency calling, regardless of whether the user has a cellular plan.

The watch will be available in silver, gold, aluminum, black and “brilliant white,” Ng said. Each color will still have customizable bands and faces.

In addition to the debut of the Watch Series 5, Apple announced it has lowered the price of itsApple Watch 3, which was released in 2017, to $199.

A new iPad
Apple’s seventh-generation iPad is the first one designed specifically for the new iPadOS, which the company announced earlier this year.

The new iPad has a 10.2-inch display, slightly larger than the 9.7-inch model that is Apple’s most popular iPad, according to Apple’s Greg Joswiak. It has three times the pixels in its display as the previous version, he said.

For the first time, the 2019 model iPad will be manufactured with 100% recycled aluminum, a step that Apple announced last year for many of its MacBook models. It also contains a mercury-free display and is Energy-Star compliant, the company said.

Pricing will start at $329, or $299 for educational institutions, and the iPad will ship at the end of September.

iPhone 11
The newest iPhone will feature a 6.1-inch liquid retina display and the toughest glass ever, Apple said. It will come in six colors: purple, white, yellow, green, black and red.

New features include:

Anodized aluminum body
Spatial audio, providing an immersive theater experience that supports Dolby Atmos
A13 bionic processor — the “fastest CPU in a smartphone,” according to Apple
New battery that lasts an hour longer than the iPhone XR
Water-resistant up to 2 meters of depth for up to 30 minutes
Kaiann Drance, senior director of product management and marketing for iPhone, spent a lot of time describing the phone’s new camera features. They include:

A dual-camera system, one of which is a wide-angle camera for “ultra-wide” shots
A new night mode, allowing the user to take well-lit photos in very low light
Cinematic video stabilization for taking videos
A 2X optical zoom
Both the front and rear cameras will be capable of shooting 4K video, with the front camera taking 12MP photos, Drance said.

The base model will start at $699. That’s lower than the iPhone XR’s price when it debuted last year, with significantly more robust features.

iPhone goes “pro”
The company introduced a second, larger phone called the iPhone 11 Pro — the first time it used the “pro” moniker for an iPhone.

The phone comes in two sizes: a 5.9-inch iPhone 11 Pro and a 6.5-inch iPhone Pro Max. There are four color choices: midnight green, space gray, silver and gold. The body is made from a matte finish steel.

The pro comes with three camera lenses — wide-angle, ultra-wide angle and telephoto. That means the pro can zoom in twice as close as the iPhone 11, as well as zoom out.

The cameras will also use new software that will optimize low-light photos. Essentially, if someone’s taking a photo in low light, the software will take quick images before and after the shutter is pressed, and then “optimize” them into a single photo. This feature will become available with a software update Apple plans to push out in October.

The phone also has a revamped screen with a new OLED panel, which Apple is calling the “Super Retina XDR Display.” Effectively, the phone screen will offer the same experience Apple is building into the display for its Mac Pro laptop.

Along with new phone features, Apple promises more battery life. The iPhone Pro and Pro Max will last, respectively, up to four and five hours longer than than the iPhone XS. The phone also comes with an 18-watt adapter for fast charging.

The iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 and the Pro Max at $1,099. All iPhones are available to order on Friday and will ship one week later.

Return of the Fifth Avenue flagship store
Capping off the presentation, Apple announced that its flagship store on New York’s Fifth Avenue will reopen in time for customers to buy all these products when they go on sale. The store was closed for remodeling in January 2017, during which time Apple operated out of the nearby General Motors building in a space previously occupied by FAO Schwarz.

The store today sports a sign on its entrance.

“Beneath the surface of Fifth Avenue, you’ll soon discover a reimagined space where creativity is always welcome,” the sign reads. “A 24-hour store with doors open to the bright lights and big dreams of this city, ready to inspire what you can do, discover and make next.”

source: cbsnews.com

 

كشف شركة آبل، اليوم، النقاب عن هاتف “آيفون 11″ و” وآيفون 11 Pro” كما كشفت عن “آيفون 11 Max” دون ذكر تفاصيل أخرى عنه ، إضافة إلى ساعة آبل. ، وذلك في حدث خاص في مسرح ستيف جوبز بمدينة كوبرتينو بولاية كاليفورنيا الأمريكية.

وأبرز مميزات آيفون الجديد أنه أكثر قوة وأناقة، ويعمل ببطارية أكثر كفاءة، وامكانيات مذهلة للتصوير. ويعمل هاتف آبل الجديد بمعالج A13 الجديد، الذي يعتبر أسرع معالج بين الهواتف الذكيّة.

كما كشفت آبل عن نسختها الأعلى في المواصفات من آيفون 11 حيث تأتي بقياسين من شاشة OLED، الأولى بقياس 6.5 بوصة وهي باسم آيفون 11 Pro Max والأخرى الأصغر حجما في الشاشة وهي iPhone 11 Pro.

ويمتاز آيفون 11 بكاميرا مزدوجة جديدة. وتتيح الكاميرات أعلى جودة فيديو ويمكن استخدامها طوال اليوم مع حوجة أقل لأعادة شحن البطارية. ويحمل الهاتف أسرع معالج على الإطلاق في تاريخ الهواتف الذكية. والكاميراتين إحداهما بعدسة ذات زاوية عريضة للغاية إضافة إلى الجيل التالي من الرقائق متناهية الصغر، ايه 13، لكن دون تغييرات كبيرة ظاهرة، وبسعر يبدأ من 699 دولارا.

وسيزود الهاتف آيفون 11 برو بثلاث كاميرات في الخلف – بزاوية عريضة، وعدسة مقربة، وعدسة عريضة للغاية. وسيستطيع الهاتف الجديد التقاط التسجيلات المصورة بالكاميرات الثلاث والكاميرا الأمامية معا، وبسعر يبدأ من 999 دولارا. وسيبدأ الهاتف آيفون 11 برو ماكس المزود بشاشة أكبر بسعر 1099 دولارا. والهواتف الجديدة متاحة لطلبات الشراء من يوم الجمعة على أن يبدأ الشحن في 20 سبتمبر أيلول.

وتتوفر الأجهزة الجديدة بعدة ألوان وهي الأخضر الباهت والفضي والأبيض واللون االذهبي. كما أعلنت الشبكة عن حزمة جديدة من الأجهزة الجديدة للمستخدمين، ومنتجات أخرى تعتمد على الاشتراكات الشهرية.

كما أطلقت آبل الجيل السابع من آيباد “أو أس”، والإصدار الخامس من آبل “وتش”. وذلك بحسب قناة الحرة الأمريكية.

وعلى صعيد الخدمات أطلقت الشركة خدمة “آبل تي في بلس (Apple TV+)، و”آبل آركيد (Apple Arcade).

أيفون 11

الإصدار الجديد من أيفون 11 (Iphone 11)، والذي يأتي بـ 6 ألوان مختلفة، وبشاشة حجمها 6.1 إنش بخصائص وضوح عالية “ريتينا”.

ويضم الجهاز كاميرا خلفية بعدستين قدرة كل واحدة 12 ميغابيكسل وتستطيع التصوير بدقة 4k.

ويستخدم الجهاز أحدث معالج للأجهزة الخلوية من آبل (A13 bionic)، والذي يحتوي معالج صور متطور جدا.

وسيكون الجهاز متاحا للشراء عبر الإنترنت بتاريخ 13 سبتمبر ومتاحا في متاجر آبل من 20 سبتمبر بسعر يبدأ من 699 دولار.

أيفون 11 برو وأيفون 11 برو ماكس

تعد أجهزة (iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max) أحدث أجهزة أبل وأكثرها تطورا على الإطلاق بحسب ما قال الرئيس التنفيذي للشركة تيم كوك.

وأكثر ما يميز الجهاز أنه يضم ثلاث كاميرات خلفية وبشاشة سوبر ريتنا(XDR) بحجمين 5.8 إنش و6.5 إنش.

ويستخدم أيفون برو معالج (A13 Bionic) المتطور، والذي يضم معالجات متخصصة بـ”تعلم الآلة” التي تعد فرعا من فروع الذكاء الاصطناعي.

والأجهزة الجديدة مقاومة للماء على عمق 4 أمتار لمدة 30 دقيقة.

وسيكون الجهاز متاحا للشراء عبر الإنترنت بتاريخ 13 سبتمبر ومتاحا في متاجر آبل من 20 سبتمبر بأسعار تبدأ من 999 دولار للإصدار أيفون 11 برو، و1099 دولار للإصدار أيفون 11 برو ماكس.

أيباد “أو أس”

وأطلقت الشركة أيباد “أو أس” (iPadOS) والذي يعد الجيل السابع من هذه الأجهزة في آبل.

ويأتي الجهاز بشاشة 10.2 إنش تضم 3.5 مليون بيكسل.

ويدعم الأيباد الجديد استخدام قلم آبل ولوحة مفاتيح تمكن المستخدم من تحويله من جهاز لوحي فقط إلى جهاز متعدد المهام.

وسيكون الجهاز متاحا للبيع نهاية شهر سبتمبر بسعر مبدئي 329 دولار.

ساعة آبل

وأعلنت الشركة عن الإصدار الخامس من ساعة آبل التي تستطيع العمل 18 ساعة بشكل متواصل.

وتمتاز الساعة الجديدة بمظهر عصري واستخدامها لتطبيقات متخصصة في الصحة، إذ تقوم بالاتصال بالطوارئ لوحدها في حال وقوع من يرتديها على الأرض وأظهرت مؤشراته الحيوية خلل في الإداء.

كما أطلقت الشركة تطبيقا خاصا للأبحاث الذي يرتبط بدراسة الأنماط الصحية لمستخدمي ساعة آبل.

“آبل تي في بلس”

ودخلت آبل المنافسة في مضمار خدمات البث التلفزيوني عبر الاشتراكات الشهرية، حيث أعلنت خدمة “آبل تي في بلس” التي ستضم عروضا وأفلاما خاصة بها، برسوم شهرية 5 دولارات.

وأعلن كوك أن الخدمة ستكون متاحة مطلع نوفمبر في أكثر 150 دولة.

وقالت الشركة إن المستخدمين على موعد مع برامج وأفلام للمشاهير الذين يحبونهم مثل المذيعة أوبرا وينفري والمخرج ستيف سبيلبيرغ والممثلة جنيفر أنستون، وغيرهم.

كما تتيح الخدمة للمشتركين مشاهدة قنوات، منها HBO و Starz وSHOWTIME وCBS.

“آبل آركيد”

وطرحت الشركة منصة خاصة بالألعاب الإلكترونية أطلقت عليها “آبل آركيد” حيث يمكن للمستخدم الاختيار من بين 100 لعبة.

وستتاح الخدمة في 19 سبتمبر برسم شهري 5 دولارات.

وتتعاون آبل مع كبريات إستديوهات ومطوري الألعاب الإلكترونية لضمان تزويد المنصة بألعاب خاصة بها.

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