Apple held its fall iPhone event. They also covered Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple Watch, iPad, and more. We go through everything they talked about and give you our first impressions. Let us know if you have any questions.

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Show Notes and Links:

Thanks to Dave for his notes, you can go watch the entire event at

App Store

  • Apple Arcade
    • All new games
    • Not on any other platform or service
    • Sept 19th available 150 countries
    • $4.99 / month, for family
    • One month free trial
  • Apple TV +
    • Worldwide premiere trailer for See
    • Available Nov. 1st, more originals every month, 100 countries
    • $4.99 per month, whole family
    • When you buy a device, one year of Apple TV + for free (phone, tablet, Apple TV


  • IPad OS
  • Over 1 million iPad apps 
  • 9.7 inch, most popular
  • 7th gen iPad
    • New larger 10.2 inch
    • 3.5 million pixels
    • 3.3 more pixels than the most popular PC laptop
    • A10 Fusion chip, 2x faster than top-selling PC
    • Now with smart connector
    • Has smart connector compatible keyboard
    • Apple Pencil compatible
    • 100% recycled aluminum 
    • $329 starting price / $299 education price
    • Ships at end of month

Apple Watch

  • Video package (Dear Mr. Cook)
  • Health research
    • Apple Hearing Study
    • Apple Women’s Health Study
    • Apple Heart & Movement Study
    • Irregular heartbeat, heart study
    • 3 new research studies
    • To participate, download the new apple research app, later this year
  • Next-Gen Watch, Apple Watch Series 5 – Stan
    • Series 5, always-on display!!!
    • Low temp poly LTPO display, dynamic refresh rate
    • Other new stuff to make the battery life better
    • All-day 18 hour battery life
    • Watch faces have been tuned to the new display
    • A built-in compass can add to watch face, new compass app
    • Emergency SOS is more capable, all cellular models have international support
    • 100% recycled aluminum cases
    • New titanium case, silver and black
    • New ceramic case in white
    • New Nike models with new bands and faces
    • New Hermès with bands and faces, now in black stainless steel
    • $399 GPS models, $499 for cellular, order today, in stores Sept 20th.
    • Series 3 still available, now $199


  • 99% customer satisfaction
  • iPhone 11
    • Dual Camera system, with wide camera and Ultra wide
    • Optical zoom out 2x
    • Portrait mode, now with pets! Depth of field
    • High key mono lighting effect, new
    • Night mode, automatic, adaptive bracketing
    • Video, 4K up to 60 FPS, across both cameras
    • QuickTake, tap and hold the shutter button to take video
    • Front TrueDepth at 12mp, wider sensor in landscape
    • Slow-motion to front camera (Slofies)
    • Fastest CPU in a smartphone
    • GPU is better too
    • Giant Network, Tips Works, Pascals Wager, game demo
    • 1 hour more than XR
    • Toughest glass
    • 6 new colors, purple, white, yellow, green, red, black
    • 6.1″ display LCD,
    • Spacial audio, Dolby Atmos
    • Camera
    • A13 Bionic chip
    • Battery
    • $699 (down from $749)
    • Preorders 9/13, Release 9/20
  • iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
    • Surgical grade stainless steel
    • Single pane of glass
    • Matte finish
    • Midnight green, space gray, silver, gold
    • 5.8, 6.5 inches
    • New OLED 2 million to 1 contrast ratio, 1200 nits, more energy-efficient 
    • Spacial audio sound
    • HDR 10, Dolby 
    • Super Retina XDR display 
    • A13 Bionic
      • 6x faster matrix multiplication 
      • 1 trillion operations per second
      • Machine Learning Controller
      • Most efficient
      • Transistors, 7nm, second-gen
      • 8.5 billion transistors
      • Shoots 9 images
      • Machine learning
      • Low power design
      • Coming this fall, Deep Fusion
    • All 3 cams 4K, 60 FPS
    • Filmic, record multiple cameras at once
    • Pro design
    • Pro display
    • Pro performance
    • Pro Video
    • $999, $1099, pre-order this Friday at 5 am
  • Still selling XR $599, 8 at $449

Apple Retail

  • Apple Watch studio experience. You choose the watch and band combos.
  • New iPhone Trade-in program
  • Apple 5th Avenue grand opening 9/20

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