Apple Event 2019: iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Arcade, iPad, Watch 2019 and everything announced so far


Apple Event 2019: iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Arcade, iPad, Watch 2019 and everything announced so far

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Welcome to Apple’s latest round of “What the iPhone has in store for us for 2019 and 2020!” Leading up to the company’s annual fall phone announcement event, we expected three new phone models, replacements for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR with improved cameras, faster processors and iOS 13, as well as a minor Apple Watch upgrade.   So far, we’ve gotten updates on Apple Arcade, a new entry-level iPad for 2019, a new Watch Series 5, and of course, an iPhone 11. The big deal was an iPhone 11 Pro, though, the new flagship.

Sure, you can watch the bare livestream directly, but if you want the always-entertaining text commentary coming at you from Senior Editor Scott Stein, Senior Reporter Shara Tibken and Senior Managing Editor Dan Ackerman, follow our liveblog as well. If you want to check out our prognostications, here’s what we think the new iPhone needs to succeed.    





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Analysts were also speculating that the unreleased iPhone 11 will be a disappointment and not attract the buyers Apple is hoping for, which put the company in the unenviable position of needing to make modest upgrades sound sexy. Regardless, you’ll be able to win one for free in our Apple Core giveaway.

The most surprising development leading up to Apple’s annual announcements of its new iPhones? For the first time, the company is simultaneously streaming the event on YouTube as well as its own site. The times they are a changin’.

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iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

The expected iPhone 11 debuted with a dual-camera configuration in a new design in six colors. Features include Dolby Atmos audio, WiFi 6, an ultrawide camera lens and enhanced camera features. You’ll be able to take landscape selfies and videos and slo-mo video. It gets a power boost in the form of a new A13 Bionic processor (with a faster graphics processor). We saw a new action RPG game, Pascal’s Wager from Giant Network, to show off the GPU performance and spatial audio. It isn’t an Apple Arcade title, though, which is interesting. 

It starts at $699.

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller shows off the iPhone 11 Pro's three cameras.

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller shows off the iPhone 11 Pro’s three cameras.


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The iPhone 11 Pro has a “Super Retina XDR” display that’s based off the Pro XDR Display.  It has the fidget-spinner mocked tri-camera setup, a new matte finish, uses the A13 Bionic as well. Apple claims longer battery life, though. It comes bundled with the fast charge adapter.

The cameras are all new and include an ultrawide — for Apple’s claim of 4x zoom — edge-to-edge focus signals and updated signal processing. Apple was also very proud of its new Deep Fusion technology, a 9-shot multishot mode that merges them to deliver an HDR image. It starts at $999, and the larger 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099. Preorders start Friday and ship on Sept 20.





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Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus

Apple took the opportunity to introduce us to some new games for its upcoming all-you-can-eat game subscription service, coming later this month which will run $4.99 per month per family, with a 1 month free trial. You can get Apple TV+ for free for a year if you buy Apple devices.

  • Konami — Frogger in Toy Town
  • Capcom — Shinsekai Deep Sea
  • Annapurna Interactive — Sayonara Wild Hearts

Apple TV Plus launches November 1st in over 100 countries, for another $4.99 per month for a family subscription. We saw a longer trailer of Jason Momoa’s new show.

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iPad 2019

The company is replacing its sixth-generation model with a new 10.2-inch seventh-generation model optimized for the new iPad OS. It’s got improved brightness, a better viewing angle, A10 Fusion chip and adds Smart Connector plus a new smart keyboard cover. So you can enjoy all the new games and content! For the same price as before, starting at the end of the month.





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Apple Watch Series 5

The new Watch Series 5 features a new always-on display that can drop as low as 1Hz refresh to save power, compass and optimized faces. With fancy new bands and faces! GPS models will start at $399 and $499 for cell models. Series 3 stays in the line, but the price has dropped to a start of $199. The company also announced three new health studies: hearing, heart and movement and menstrual-cycle tracking.

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It’s official: The Apple store is down and we’re counting down the hours. Today, on Sept. 10, Apple will hold its annual fall event where it will likely announce the iPhone 11 along with other products and services. The event begins at 10 a.m. PT at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to announce three new phone models, replacing the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR with the rumored iPhone 11, 11 Max/11 Pro and 11R. The phones will likely add improved cameras, faster processors and iOS 13. We also expect to see an Apple Watch update. However, whether this is a brand new Apple Watch 5 or a more minor Apple Watch upgrade remains to be seen.

Two weeks back, Apple sent out invitations to some members of the media. The invite shows the Apple logo made up of five different bright colors that harken back to the old six-color logo Apple used years ago. Analysts are speculating that the unreleased iPhone 11 will be a disappointment and not attract the buyers Apple is hoping for.

CNET will have a livestream before, during and after the keynote out of our New York office. Join Senior Editor Bridget Carey, Senior Editor Iyaz Akhtar and Editor at Large Jeff Bakalar at 9 a.m. PT before the event to hear their insightful hopes for Apple day 2019. You can watch directly below.

Also, for the first time ever, Apple will stream the event live on YouTube.

CNET will also be at the event in Cupertino with Senior Editor Scott Stein, Senior Reporter Shara Tibken and Section Editor Dan Ackerman liveblogging each moment. Follow CNET’s liveblog for the Apple iPhone 11 event.

Otherwise, Apple will host a livestream of the event on its Apple Events page. If you are an Apple TV owner, you can also watch the livestream via the Apple Events app – there are also archives of older events if you’re feeling nostalgic.


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