We are back with latest technology news and this time we have bought you ‘Hey Siri’ event by Apple. Events of Apple and Microsoft always rock like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates but the former always used to steal the show. Now, Steve Jobs is no more with us but, still Apple’s events are always awaited by the tech lovers. This event is on of the most sought after technology cum latest business events and all the technology and business blogs have been writing on this as well. Hence we decided to provide you with the summary of the entire event. Apple’s September event ‘Hey Siri’ was rocking and lots of announcements took place at this event. The arrangements in the Bill Graham Center as expected were extravagant. In the previous years, Apple used to host two events – one in the month of September and the other in the month of October. But this year, the company decided to host only one event. The auditorium witnessed a crowd of 1500 people approx, out of which 1000 were Apple employees. It was the first time the strength of Apple was so high in any Apple event.This blog is aimed to make you know exactly what happened at Apple September 9 ‘Hey Siri’ event. Here are some key highlights from the event:
Let’s watch the Apple Watch and Watch OS 2 first
Apple watch has already garnered a lot of attention. This year Apple has joined hands with the giant fashion house Hermes to create a new collection of watches with exclusive leather straps and a special watch face. A new hand-stitched luxury leather strap from Hermes is captivating and will definitely lure customers. The Apple watch is getting new finishes with the two new colors – Gold and Rose gold. And, their prices are starting at the rate $299.
The brand new Apple Watch Sport models are shipping from today, and WatchOS 2 would be in the markets by September 16th.
Brand New iPad – the iPad Pro
The much awaited brand new iPad – the iPad Pro launched. The biggest USP of the new iPad pro is that it brings a slightly bigger screen at 12.9 inches that would be able to accommodate entertainment, gaming and a full-size software keyboard. iPad pro runs on the new A9*64-bit chip that is 1.8 times faster than its previous generation. In addition to this, this device claims to have 10 hours of battery life, weighs roughly 1.5 pounds and has 8 MP camera. Apple is also releasing a stylus named ‘Apple pencil’ to go along with the device and it can be used to mark emails, images and other important things. iPad pro starts @ $799 for a WI-FI version with 32 GB of memory, $949 for WI-FI with 128 GB and $1079 for 128GB memory with Wi-Fi and cellular data.
The next generation Apple TV
If I had to describe Apple TV in one sentence, I would say; “Hey Siri, you are just more than fantastic”. Apple TV was the most sought after attraction of the entire event. It boasts a full App Store with enticing games that can easily be played with the bluetooth remote, as well as your iPhone or iPad. And, with a Siri integration, Apple TV can be used at any time. Undoubtedly, Apple TV will take the experience of watching television to another level. It includes a Siri voice control that works on voice instructions of the user. Suppose you say, “what did she say” while watching any movie or any piece of entertainment, Siri will rewind the scene with captions turned on. If you are a movie buff, Siri is equipped with all the information related to actors, year of release, directors, etc. Apart from this, game lovers who love to enjoy games on their iOS devices would be able to transfer their games to Apple TV. Moreover, you can enjoy live events like baseball via the MLB app and have statistics of the player on the screen.The new Apple Tv comes at a cost of $ 149 for 32GB and $ 199 for 64GB and would be available in markets by the month of October.
Then finally, came the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
Business blogs love to talk about iPhone and it is one of the most awaited devices from the house of Apple- iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus. The device comes with 3D Touch technology that enables new gestures such as using ‘hard press option’ to preview links. The phones 6s and 6s Plus are equipped with A9 chip, which is 70% faster at CPU tasks and 90% faster at graphic related tasks. “Hey Siri” integration allows you to bring up Siri instead of holding the home button. The new camera of iPhone 6s allows creating GIF like effect from a series of photos. The best thing is the price would be same as original iPhone 6 i.e. starting at $199 for 16GB iPhone 6s and $299 for 16GB iPhone 6s plus. It is worth saying that iPhone 6s truly lives up to its tag line “the only thing that changed is everything”.
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