All the Big Announcements from Apple’s Wonderlust Event

While the star of the show was undoubtedly the iPhone 15 lineup, Apple didn’t stop there. Here’s a comprehensive recap of all the major announcements made at this year’s September Event.

Today, Apple announced its highly anticipated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, as well as many groundbreaking technologies that left tech enthusiasts buzzing in excitement. While the star of the show was undoubtedly the iPhone 15 lineup, Apple didn’t stop there. Here’s a comprehensive recap of all the major announcements made at this year’s September Event.

The iPhone 15 Lineup:

Apple unveiled the latest addition to its iPhone family, the iPhone 15. This impressive lineup boasts several notable upgrades. Perhaps the most significant change is the adoption of USB-C, marking a departure from the Lightning port that has been a staple of iPhones for years. This change promises faster data transfer and charging speeds.

Additionally, the iPhone 15 introduces the Dynamic Island feature, which was initially exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. This feature enhances the overall user experience, making tasks like multitasking and navigation smoother and more intuitive.

Under the hood, the iPhone 15 is powered by the A16 chip, providing blazing-fast performance. The lineup includes the standard iPhone 15 with a 6.1-inch display and the larger iPhone 15 Plus with a 6.7-inch screen. Both models feature a remarkable 48MP main camera, ensuring stunning photos and videos, “all-day battery life,” and a second-generation ultra-wideband chip for improved connectivity.

The iPhone 15 starts at $799, while the iPhone 15 Plus is priced starting at $899. Preorders for these devices begin on September 15th, with shipping is expected to start on September 22nd.

iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max: Elevating the Flagship Experience:

Apple didn’t forget its pro users, announcing the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which sport thinner bezels and a lightweight titanium build. These devices bring a host of enhancements, including a USB-C port, and replacing the traditional mute switch with a customizable Action Button.

The iPhone 15 Pro models are equipped with the Apple A17 Pro processor, which’s the first 3nm chip in the entire computer history. This technological leap allows for more transistors to be packed onto the chip, resulting in increased processing power and energy efficiency.

The Apple A17 Pro inside the iPhone 15 Pro contains more than 19 BILLION transistors inside, and its computing power will allow it to run AAA games, like Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil Village, and even, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage!

None of these games are currently available on the Switch, so it’s truly remarkable to witness their arrival on this platform. While we lack specific details on pricing and release dates at this moment, it’s astonishing to contemplate the swift transition of these cutting-edge AAA console games to the iPhone 15 Pro.

The iPhone 15 Pro starts at $999, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max comes in at a slightly higher starting price of $1,199. Preorders open on September 15th, with shipping commencing later in September.

The new generation of Apple Watch: 

Apple also introduced the Apple Watch Series 9, promising an enhanced user experience. This latest iteration features an ultra-wideband chip and an upgraded S9 processor, ensuring “all-day” battery life. One standout feature is the “double-tap” gesture, allowing users to perform various actions with a simple tap of their index finger and thumb.

The Watch Series 9 is available in a new pink color option, as well as stainless steel case options. In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, Apple is shifting away from leather watch bands. Prices for the Watch Series 9 start at $399 with GPS or $499 with GPS and cellular. You can place your orders today, with availability slated for September 22nd.

Apple also unveiled the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra 2, which also boasts an ultra-wideband chip and an S9 processor, enabling the convenient double-tap gesture. The Ultra 2 features an upgraded 3,000-nit display while maintaining an impressive 72 hours of battery life in low-power mode.

A new watchface, Modular Ultra, takes advantage of the display’s outer edges to offer a unique user experience. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is priced at $799 with GPS and cellular, and it’s available for pre-orders immediately, with shipping beginning on September 22nd.

AirPods to go USB-C:

Apple isn’t stopping at iPhones and watches; they’re also bringing USB-C to the AirPods Pro. The popular wireless earbuds now come with a USB-C charging case, providing users with faster charging and convenience. Additionally, Apple will include wired EarPods with the USB-C option and allow users to charge their Apple Watch and AirPods Pro through the iPhone 15 directly.

What We’re Missing?:

Apple did not include any announcements regarding a new iPad or provide updates on the M3-Powered Macs. It’s common for certain products or announcements to be reserved for separate events or announcements throughout the year. Apple often holds multiple events to cover various product categories and to give each product the attention it deserves. Therefore, it’s possible that we may see separate events dedicated to new iPad releases or updates on the M3 Macs in the near future, maybe in October, like what they used to before the pandemic. Still, this was a beautiful Apple Event.

Apple Wonderlust event delivered a wealth of exciting news for the industry, from the revamped iPhone lineup to improvements in wearables and software updates. As technology enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the release of these products, it’s clear that Apple continues to push the boundaries of innovation, offering users a richer and more seamless tech experience. 

Stay tuned to Wexier for more updates and in-depth coverage of these exciting developments.

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