12:54PM EDT - The fall season is approaching yet again, and it’s time again for another round of iPhone updates, representing Apple’s newest 2019 mobile hardware. The event should be starting at 10am PT, and the show again takes place on the Apple Park campus in the Steve Jobs theatre. This year we’re expecting a new refresh of last year’s iPhone XS, XS Max and XR models. We’re still not quite sure what Apple is going to be calling the new phones, but if the numerous leaks prove to be true, we’ll be seeing incremental design updates with a new in-vogue triple-camera setup as being the key new features of the phones, as well as naturally Apple introducing new internal hardware such as the new Apple A13 SoC, which might bring some surprises to the table this year.

12:54PM EDT - The event should be starting in 5 minutes. Hanging in there.

01:01PM EDT - The show's starting, intro video playing.

01:03PM EDT - Tim Cook starting the show "Giving people the tools to do great things"

01:03PM EDT - Big announcements in hardware, software and services today.

01:03PM EDT - No updates this year, getting right into the new stuff.

01:03PM EDT - Starting with the new App Store and Apple Arcade

01:04PM EDT - "First game subscription service for desktop, mobile and TV"

01:04PM EDT - "No game service has launched as much games at once"

01:05PM EDT - New arcade tab in the app store with new games regularly published under a subscription service

01:05PM EDT - Konami is the first publisher to talk about the new games they'll offer.

01:06PM EDT - "Frogger in toytown"

01:07PM EDT - Moving on...

01:08PM EDT - CAPCOM is next up

01:08PM EDT - "Shinsekai Into The Depths" if I heard it right

01:10PM EDT - "Available only on Apple arcade" - I wonder how many publisher will jump onto this

01:10PM EDT - Annapurna Interactive next up.

01:12PM EDT - Many developers will be jumping onto Apple Arcade, and will be starting September 19th

01:13PM EDT - $4.99 per month with 1 month free trial.

01:14PM EDT - Talking about new Apple TV shows and feedback.

01:15PM EDT - "See" with Jason Momoa - sounds like some dystopic sci-fi.

01:19PM EDT - Apple TV+ first shows will be available November 1st

01:19PM EDT - Will be available over 100 countries at launch, $4.99 family subscription.

01:20PM EDT - When you buy any new major Apple device, you get Apple TV+ for free for 1 year.

01:20PM EDT - iPad next.

01:21PM EDT - A huge year for the iPad - all new lineup

01:21PM EDT - iPadOS pushed the boundaries of new features - new specific features to the iPad

01:21PM EDT - Over 1M apps specifically designed for the iPad.

01:22PM EDT - Talking about the 9.7" iPad

01:22PM EDT - 6th generation iPad is being replaced by the new 7th gen unit

01:23PM EDT - New larger, 10.2" display with smaller bezels.

01:23PM EDT - 3.5M pixels

01:24PM EDT - 2x faster than the nearest PC at the price

01:24PM EDT - Taking full advantage of iPadOS

01:25PM EDT - Rehash of specific iPadOS functions as first presented at WWDC earlier this summer.

01:27PM EDT - First time an iPad out of 100% recycled aluminium.

01:27PM EDT - The new iPad starts at $329

01:28PM EDT - No mention about which SoC is sports. Starts shipping September 30th.

01:28PM EDT - That's the new for the iPad.

01:28PM EDT - Apple Watch is up next.

01:28PM EDT - "Today Apple Watch is everywhere"

01:29PM EDT - "Personal and profound impact the Apple Watch has on people's lives"

01:29PM EDT - Short video about testmondials.

01:33PM EDT - Moving into Health Research and how the Apple Watch can impact it

01:34PM EDT - 400k people participated in the Apple Heart Study

01:34PM EDT - Introducing now the Apple Hearing Study, how noise can impact your health.

01:36PM EDT - Apple Research App will be available in the US later this year

01:36PM EDT - Back to Tim now.

01:36PM EDT - "Since the beginning, innovation has been the core of the Apple Watch"

01:37PM EDT - "Most advanced, and most loved smartwatch in the world"

01:37PM EDT - How the Apple Watch is moving forward - the next generation.

01:38PM EDT - Apple Watch Series 5

01:38PM EDT - New innovative display that is always-on.

01:38PM EDT - MicroLED????

01:39PM EDT - LTPO backplane display, but is it still OLED ?

01:39PM EDT - Looks like they just improved the efficiency of the display, so not a totally new panel technology.

01:40PM EDT - Another new feature - Built-in compass

01:41PM EDT - New safety features

01:41PM EDT - Emergency SOS is now international.

01:42PM EDT - New case model finishes and colours.

01:42PM EDT - Including all-new titanium model.

01:42PM EDT - Ceramic white also new.

01:44PM EDT - $399 for the GPS models

01:44PM EDT - $499 for GPS + cellular

01:44PM EDT - Series 3 watch now starts at $199

01:45PM EDT - Video about Apple Watches use-cases

01:47PM EDT - Next up- iPhone

01:48PM EDT - iPhone XR the most popular iPhone and smartphone in the world

01:48PM EDT - XS and XS Max the most advanced iPhones ever

01:48PM EDT - 99% customer satisfaction

01:48PM EDT - New iPhone intro video

01:49PM EDT - Camera first thing being shown - as the leaks suggested, a new square cut-out

01:49PM EDT - iPhone 11

01:50PM EDT - 6.1" liquid retina display.

01:51PM EDT - "Spatial audio" with virtual sound and new Dolby Atmos compatibility

01:51PM EDT - New Dual-camera system

01:52PM EDT - So the two cameras are Wide & Ultra-wide, a great decision instead of favouring the telephoto. The wide-angle is a much more expansive experience than a telephoto lens.

01:52PM EDT - The 120° wide-angle is in line with the width of other vendors this year.

01:53PM EDT - New ISP pipeline and algorithms, suing Machine Learning to improve the shots.

01:53PM EDT - Using both cameras for stereoscopic depth effects.

01:54PM EDT - Night Mode

01:54PM EDT - This was a much-needed feature for Apple

01:55PM EDT - Apple's Night Mode will automatically come on depending on low-light situations, until now this would be the first phone to actually do this as all other existing Night Modes from Android vendors require a switch to a dedicated mode. Good on Apple to make this more seamless.

01:55PM EDT - Showcasing new video quality shot on the new iPhone 11 - samples look great.

01:56PM EDT - Switching between the two cameras looks super smooth.

01:57PM EDT - "The highest quality video ever in a smartphone"

01:58PM EDT - Front-camera has been upgraded to a 12MP wide-angle sensor (in landscape mode).

01:58PM EDT - Slow-motion video for the front-camera.

01:59PM EDT - "Slofies" oh god

01:59PM EDT - Performance - get to the chips!

01:59PM EDT - Introducing the new A13 Bionic

02:00PM EDT - It's faster!

02:01PM EDT - Fastest GPU in a smartphone. Apple is now showcasing it would be double the speed of the Adreno 640 in the S855 - the Android crowd if falling behind a lot.

02:02PM EDT - Showcasing some of the new high-end games taking advantage of the graphics power.

02:03PM EDT - Notice we didn't hear any details about the A13 SoC, Apple may be simply just not bothering anymore to detail things if they're that far ahead.

02:04PM EDT - Battery now.

02:04PM EDT - 1 hour more battery than the iPhone XR

02:07PM EDT - Wrapping up the iPhone 11

02:07PM EDT - Starting at $699

02:08PM EDT - "The customers that want the most sophisticated technology"

02:09PM EDT - Introducing the new iPhone 11 Pro

02:09PM EDT - Most powerful and advanced iPhones.

02:10PM EDT - The first iPhone that's called "Pro" - what it means

02:10PM EDT - Surgical steel housing and single-piece glass back cover.

02:11PM EDT - New OLED panel with is much brighter

02:11PM EDT - 1200 nits - It's rumoured Apple is using a new OLED emitter this year, like the S10.

02:12PM EDT - "Super Retina XDR"

02:12PM EDT - Oh, we're getting back to the A13.

02:13PM EDT - "We at Apple have the advantage to own the whole vertical stack, from transistor to software"

02:13PM EDT - Machine learning changes.

02:13PM EDT - New dedicated matrix accelerators on the CPU

02:14PM EDT - 1 TOPS on the CPU.

02:14PM EDT - Machine Learning Controller to schedule things across CPU, NPU, and GPU.

02:15PM EDT - 8.5 billion transistors optimised for low-power.

02:16PM EDT - "Hundresds of voltage domains on the chip" "Hundreds of thousands of clock-gates"

02:16PM EDT - 40% lower power on the GPU - Apple's making gigantic strides here.

02:17PM EDT - iPhone 11 Pro lasts 4 hours more than the XS, and 11 Pro Max 5 hours more than the XS Max

02:18PM EDT - Cameras now - Moving onto the triple-camera setup

02:20PM EDT - Camera samples right now.

02:20PM EDT - Showcasing various shots with the different cameras.

02:22PM EDT - Sneak peek for an upcoming camera feature this fall

02:22PM EDT - "Deep Fusion", using the neural processor.

02:23PM EDT - 9 images stacked together, picking the best region mapping of the different shots to create the output image.

02:23PM EDT - "Computational photography mad science"

02:24PM EDT - 4K60 extended dynamic range video.

02:24PM EDT - Showcasing again a video sample from the new phones.

02:26PM EDT - Smooth transitions between all three cameras is made easy.

02:27PM EDT - Over 30000 photo and video apps in the App Store.

02:28PM EDT - Testmondials from a director who used "Filmic" app to record his movie.

02:29PM EDT - Shooting from all four cameras at the same time

02:29PM EDT - Actually, from 2 cameras from the four cameras?

02:31PM EDT - "Stronger cellular" - only a brief mention of cellular here, notice no 5G connectivity for this year.

02:31PM EDT - New technical overview video of the new iPhone 11 Pro's manufacturing.

02:32PM EDT - Textured matte glass back finish - this great against fingerprint smudges.

02:34PM EDT - New FaceID works from greater angles.

02:34PM EDT - Colour cases for all 3 models.

02:35PM EDT - $999 for the iPhone 11 Pro - $1099 for the Max

02:35PM EDT - Pre-order tomorrow- available September 20th

02:36PM EDT - Now moving on onto Apple Retail

02:37PM EDT - Talking about product customization - starting with the Apple Watch

02:37PM EDT - Apple Watch Series 5 starts with the Apple Watch Studio - pairing any watch case with any band

02:37PM EDT - A thousand different ways to represent your personal style.

02:38PM EDT - Now talking about Apple Trade In

02:38PM EDT - Trade-in for older iPhones getting reduced prices, or new monthly payments to get the new models.

02:39PM EDT - Apple Fifth Avenue is going to be reopening following renovation.

02:39PM EDT - It's now the largest Apple store in the world.

02:40PM EDT - Tim summing up the new announcements today.

02:42PM EDT - That's a wrap folks, thanks for being with us!

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  • trivik12 - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    64GB phone fro $1099 in 2019 !!!!!!
  • Alistair - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    Here's an example of Apple's customer service: Their website says to me:

    "Cannot reset security questions
    We do not have sufficient information to reset your security questions."

    Contact Apple: 4 days later, 3 contacts with 2 different people: we can't help you, try logging in from a trusted location. Me: "I changed my internet provider and router, I can't do that".

    Can you think of a single company on the planet that uses two step authentication, where you have your account and password, but can't get past the security questions, and they just say "delete the account and start over?"

    Send me an email to the appleid account, and let me reset them. There are over 12,000 people on Apple support who clicked "I have this problem too" and they don't care. I told Apple my account was hacked, as my name was changed and the address changed to "countryside lane, UK", and they said "your account wasn't hacked" and I said, yeah, I live in the U.K. now, NOT. The address isn't even deliverable. Clearly I can't answer the security questions because they were previously changed by the hacker, as I know "where my parents met" etc.

    You lose all your purchases, which obviously weren't worth a penny. I won't buy anything from the Apple store, that's for sure.
  • Alistair - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    What's the point in having a "I forgot my security questions" section, when it is broken and won't reset them? This problem has been happening for more than 3 years, and they are just abandoning their users and all their purchases. I shouldn't have to make ANOTHER email account and lose everything and start over, just to continue using an iPhone. Ridiculous.
  • s.yu - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - link

    Ugh, I lost an account I haven't been using for a while, it was a relatively rare case and customer services kicked me around like a ball.
  • prophet001 - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    This is just a straight up cult at this point.
  • eastcoast_pete - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    Thanks Andrei! The iPhone pro is undoubtedly a very capable phone, and I'm sure it's cameras take good pictures and great video. I also really like the switch to stainless steel - finally. Either this or titanium, aluminum just scratches too easily. However, those prices - ouch! $ 1,100 for 64 GB storage, and, this being Apple, of course no micro SD slot, means that anyone who wants to actually use these for photos and videos has to spend the extra $$$ to have at least 128 GB, and you really want 256 GB or more for 4K video shoots. I guess I will have to stick with Android yet again.
  • Speedfriend - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - link

    Apple makes over 70% profit on an upgrade in storage, sucker the consumer in with a low storage cheap option then upsell at a huge profit.
  • eastcoast_pete - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    Forgot to ask: so, where does Apple intend to sell all those iPhones they are accepting as trade-ins? Must be quite a number of those.
  • willis936 - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    Taking working phones out of the pool adds a lot of value to them. It’s a solution to the “nobody is buying new phones” problem. Their profit margin is still massive. They just need to make the sale no matter the cost. I would feel dirty on the inside for buying a phone more often than every three years at this point.
  • Oyeve - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    I don't know. I update my Galaxy phones twice a year, first with the S series them the Note series. I send in the priors to Samsung to get a few hundred off the new ones. I have no idea what they do with the traded in ones. I may hold off for a couple of years as the Note 10+ is really good that I can't see it getting much better. Then again I say this every six months. I need help.

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