Apple unveils new products at annual event

Apple unveiled new products, including the iPhone 15, Series 9 Apple Watch, Ultra 2 Smart Watch and USB-C charger during its annual event Tuesday in the US state of California.

The main enhancement of the Apple Watch, known as the Series 9, stems from a newly-developed processing chip called S9-Sip — touted by the company to offer superior speed compared to the one introduced in 2020.

In terms of aesthetics, the Series 9 will maintain a familiar design but will introduce refreshed color options such as pink, starlight and silver.

In addition, the Series 9 will introduce a novel feature called “double tap” which enables users to answer calls by tapping their fingers together.

Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives at Apple, Lisa Jackson, said the Apple Watch Series 9 will be the company’s ‘first-ever carbon neutral-product.’

The price is set at $399 and it will be available Sept. 22.

A lineup of new iPhones was displayed: iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max.

The phones will feature Dynamic Island, a reimagined notch positioned at the top of the screen, designed to occupy less screen real estate.

The base model, iPhone 15, will begin at $799, 15 Plus will have a starting price of $899 that will be available Sept. 22.

Apple’s introduced the newly upgraded Ultra 2 Smart watch which incorporates the enhanced S9 custom chip and introduces a new UWB chip.

It retains the “double tap” feature from the Series 9 while enhancing the display to provide more comprehensive tracking information.

Ultra 2 Smart watches will be $799.

The company showcased its new USB-C charger, signifying the shift of all new iPhones from Lightning to USB-C charging to comply with the EU’s common charger regulations.

Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, followed by the Apple Watch in 2014 and AirPods in 2016 – the first time in its history.

The company also highlighted its plan to attain carbon neutrality by transporting products via ocean freight and utilizing carbon credits to compensate for any remaining emissions.

Source: Anadolu Agency