Apple's iPhone event by the numbers

Ruben Hill
September 11, 2019

A new Apple Watch, a new iPad, we saw it all. At launch, most Apple TV+ series will premiere with three episodes, with one new episode to roll out each week, while full seasons of some series will be available all at once.

Apple today stunned tech-heads with a panoply of pricey new iPhone models, but the company also surprised audiences with a much smaller dollar figure: $7.99. Here are some of the features you may miss out on if you pick up an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, and what phones now have them.

Successor to the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 sports a 6.1-inch all-screen Liquid Retina display with wide colour support and True Tone. And T-Mobile customers with a new iPhone supporting its 600MHz spectrum will have 792,000 square miles or 52% more LTE coverage than phones that don't support the wireless provider's low-band network. An Apple TV+ subscription can be shared with up to six family members.

iPhone 11 will be available through Apple Authorised Resellers starting September 27.

The company also announced three new iPhones, even as their sales have been slowing.

Apple made its most ambitious pitch yet for the iPhone as a device for professional photographers and videographers at a launch event in Cupertino on Tuesday, underscoring new camera and editing capabilities.

A "must-have" Apple Pencil integrated to work with the iPad touch screen can be used as a controller for creation or productivity.

Previous generations had the smartwatch face go dark when arms dropped to save on power.

All the three iPhones come with the latest A13 Bionic processor, which Apple claims is the fastest processor on any smartphone. Contrary to speculation, Apple did not mention any new sleep-tracking functionality, instead revealing a new always-on display created to last up to 18 hours, apps like Noise for monitoring ambient noise levels, and Cycle Tracking for logging menstrual cycle data. A new Apple Watch 5 comes with an always-on display and the ability to sign up for several new clinical health research studies.

It will undercut Disney's streaming service too, which will also be released in November.

The line-up of original shows will include "The Morning Show", "Dickinson", "See", "For All Mankind" and "The Elephant Queen".

Apple chief executive Tim Cook promised more content would be added as it is produced.

Pre-orders for the new iPhone 11 series open at 5:01am PT on Sep.

Apple has kept the price lower than it's predecessor iPhone XR ( ₹76,990), which (according to Canalys) was the highest selling handset from last year's crop of iPhones with 47 million global shipments after it hit stores in Q4 2018 until Q2 2019.

The App Store will soon feature an Apple Arcade where you can download and play new games - which Apple was keen to stress will be "exclusive" to it.

The pricing of Apple TV+ "is a show stopper and a major shot across the bow at the likes of Netflix and Disney among others", Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives said.

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