Recently Apple has unveiled some of their newest products coming out very soon and their live event sparked a lot of interest in the media and in the news all around the world. Apple unveiled a the new Apple TV, they unveiled some new colors to the iWatch, some new iWatch bands, they unveiled the new iPad Mini 4, the new iPad Pro, the new Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro, a smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro and they unveiled the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Now these are all great additions to Apples list of great products, however the products that generated the most buzz were the new iPhones and the new iPad Pro.
The new iPad Pro is the product that intrigued me the most during the Apple press event this year. This iPad Pro is the first iPad and first tablet in the world to come in at 12.9 inches on the display. The iPad Pro is very large for a tablet, however the display and raw power of the tablet seem to be very formidable with the A9X chipset running under the hood. The new iPad Pro will be released in November in the United States and the pricing starts at $799 for the 32 GB model and can up to $1079 for the 128 GB model with Wi-Fi & Cellular data equipped. The pricing structure is pretty expensive and won’t attract the average consumer with that size and price point.
The iPad Pro is weighing in at 1.5 pounds, so given its size with the 12.9 inch display it’s not that heavy at all. Apple made sure the screen resolution was very high on this iPad Pro. They upped their last iPad by incorporating the same screen technology found on the MAC Book Pro’s with Retina displays, right into their 12.9 inch iPad Pro. So visually the iPad Pro users will be in for a real treat. This new iPad Pro is sure to be a content consumption beast, weather you’re streaming content, browsing the web, or playing your favorite games and with 10 hours of battery life promised by Apple, you won’t be disappointed.
Now this is a great looking tablet with great performance, but who is the demographic of consumers that this will be aimed at? My best guess would be the power users. If you have any of the larger iPad, such as the iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, or iPad 2, and you can afford to purchase one of these new iPad Pro tablets without breaking the bank, I’d highly recommend purchasing the iPad Pro. And not just purchasing the 32 GB model, I’d recommend purchasing the 64 GB at the very least just so you have a decent amount of space for apps, video’s, pictures and other media. You are sure to be satisfied with the experience.
Apple also introduced the Apple Pencil and a smart keyboard for the iPad Pro which should make the experience much more fruitful. With 4 speakers on the iPad Pro (one in each corner), the sound quality should be just as good as the visually quality you will be getting out of this tablet. If you are an Android Tablet owner, is this the tablet for you? Well that depends on what you use your tablet for, if you are content with your tablet and tablet display size and how much money you are willing to spend to get another tablet to satisfy your needs and wants. With the Android Tablet market adding a lot more tablets at competitive prices, chances are you can get more for your money at a better price elsewhere. I personally own the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and while I may be intrigued by the iPad Pro’s larger display, the price point is a deal breaker for me.
Apple also unveiled their new iPhones. The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 6s Plus is the larger 5.5 inch iPhone that is geared towards the phablet category of phones to compete up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note series of phones and other big name phones in the larger phone categories. If you don’t know what a phablet means, it stands for Phone Tablet. It’s a mixture between a smartphone and a tablet. The iPhone 6s is geared to compete with the rest of the smart phone market and other big flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, Sony Xperia Z5 and more.
The new iPhone devices are identical as far as looks goes, however the changes were all made under the hood of these new devices. Apple finally upgraded the camera sensor and now it is sitting at 12 Megapixels respectfully. Apple also finally joined the rest of the Android world in having their devices include the capability to record 4K video. If you don’t know what 4K video is, it’s also known as Ultra High Definition. It’s 2 steps above High Definition. Android phones have had this capability for years and Apple has finally added this feature to their phones. I’m very curious to see how the camera performance will be up against the other top flagship phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the Samsung Galaxy S6, the LG G4, the Sony Xperia Z5 and other top of the line phones with exceptional camera performance. The first few samples I did get to see were very promising.
Apples new iPhone also have the new feature known as Force Touch that allows you to open up windows and access information based upon how much pressure you apply to the screen. Apple also included a new feature known as live photo, which is a built in animated picture like feature built into the camera which will record 1½ seconds before you take a picture and 1½ seconds after you take a picture. It reminds me of the GIF animated picture feature you can find already present on some Android phones for a while now.
Apple also added motion wallpapers, a stronger aluminum body to avoid any bending issues, faster performance, a new touch ID sensor which is twice as fast when it comes to unlocking your phone and Apple added an updated Siri that will always be on. With Siri always being on, you won’t have to press any buttons at all to activate Siri. Previously Siri only remained on always, only when the previous iPhone was being charged. Apple is also rolling out their newest version of iOS which is iOS 9 and it will be available September 16th in the United States.
All in all, if you’re an iPhone user, it doesn’t matter which iPhone you have, I think upgrading would be a good choice. You can’t go wrong with all the newly added features and the highly anticipated and improved 12 megapixel camera on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. I would like to note that if you are an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owner, upgrading could be something you could wait another year to do, for just due to the fact that the new iPhones are completely identical as far as the looks of the devices and it will be hard to tell who has an iPhone 6 series or and who has an iPhone 6s series. With the new version of iOS 9 rolling out in a week, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners could update their device and be content until the newly designed iPhone 7 is released next year.