Apple, the tech giant known for its innovative and premium products and services, held its annual Apple event on September 12, 2023, at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The event, dubbed as “Wonderlust”, showcased the latest offerings from Apple, such as the iPhone 15 series, the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2, the iOS 17, and more.
Here are some of the key highlights from the Apple event 2023:
New iPhone 15 lineup
Apple unveiled four new models of its flagship smartphone, the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max. The iPhone 15 series features a new design that switches the side material from stainless steel to titanium, a new A17 Bionic chipset that offers faster performance and better battery life, a new Action Button that enables gesture control and shortcuts, and a new camera system that supports up to 10x optical zoom and night mode. And ofcourse, USB type-C connector will be available on iPhone 15 lineup!
Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2
Apple introduced two new versions of its smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. The Apple Watch Series 9 features a faster chip, a larger display, a longer battery life, and a new blood pressure sensor. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 features a premium design, a sapphire crystal display, a titanium case, and a carbon-neutral option. Both watches run on watchOS 10, which offers new features such as sleep tracking, handwashing detection, fitness sharing, and more.
Apple announced iOS 17, the latest version of its operating system for iPhones and iPads. iOS 17 offers new features such as widgets on the home screen, app library, picture-in-picture mode, app clips, translate app, messages app enhancements, maps app improvements, privacy features, and more. iOS 17 also supports Face ID unlocking with masks using an Apple Watch. iOS 17 will be available as a free update for compatible devices from Monday the 18th of September 2023 onwards.
That’s when all of the iPhones that are still supported will receive it as a free over-the-air update. That’s iPhones starting from the 2nd generation SE, iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max onwards, so no iPhone X or older models unfortunately.
Finally to wrap up the highlights, for those of you who missed the live stream of the event, you can watch it all here in detail as the Apple announced all their latest tech.