Apple Events

Roundup: first impressions of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Following today’s big iPhone event, Apple allowed attending journalists and guests into a special area to go hands-on with their new products. As usual, a number of them took the time to create videos of their first impressions of the new iPhones, and we thought it’d be a good idea to roundup some of our favorites.

Apple unveils iPhone 11 Pro

In addition to the iPhone 11, Apple on Tuesday unveiled the iPhone 11 Pro. This is the first handset Apple has ever labeled a ‘Pro’ product, and it believes it has the features to justify the name.

Apple introduces Apple Watch Series 5 with always-on display

Apple on Tuesday announced a new wearable: Apple Series 5. From afar, the device looks a lot like its predecessor, but it has a number of new features that set it apart. Perhaps the most interesting one is the new always-on display, meaning the Watch never goes to sleep, so you can always see your time and complications.

Apple formally unveils Apple Arcade, launching September 19 for $4.99 per month w/ 1-month free trial

For its first announcement during its big iPhone event, Apple has shared a number of new details about its gaming subscription service Apple Arcade. As we learned earlier this year, the service will feature more than 100 exclusive games that you can’t get anywhere else, and today we find out that Konami and Capcom are among the launch partners.

iPadOS includes support for USB mouse input

As predicted in previous reports, Apple has added support for USB mouse input to its iPad. The feature comes to the tablet by way of the new iPadOS, as an Assistive Touch feature tucked away in the Accessibility section of the Settings app.

macOS Catalina announced with new apps, iPad as secondary display feature, Activation Lock, and more

Rounding out its WWDC keynote this morning, Apple unveiled the future of its Mac platform by way of an update it’s calling macOS Catalina. As you’d expect, the update brings about a number of new features and improvements including new apps like ScreenTime and Find My, a new feature called Sidecar that lets you use your iPad as a secondary monitor, and much more.

Apple makes iPad a standalone platform with iPadOS

Apple has announced that it is breaking out its iPad platform into its own standalone OS called…yep iPadOS. The move is a significant one, as it underlines how different the tablet is from its smartphone sibling, and the update brings about a number of new features and improvements.

watchOS 6 brings new Watch faces, apps and independence from iPhone

During its highly anticipated WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple announced watchOS 6 with a number of new features and improvements. Among those features are new watch faces, hourly audio chimes—such as birds chirping and streaming audio APIs. Apple has also added new apps such as Calculator and Audio Books, and helped the Watch gain further independence from the iPhone.