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Close to 2 Million People Watched Apple's iPhone Event Live Stream on YouTube

Apple always live streams its iPhone events on its own Events website and the Events app on the Apple TV, but this year, for the first time, Apple also did a YouTube live stream. Within just 10 minutes of when the event kicked off, Apple had over 500,000 viewers, and at the live stream's peak, when new iPhones were being shown off, Apple reached 1.875 million viewers. After this screenshot was taken, views climbed even higher We've never before known how many people watch Apple's live streams because the company doesn't share that information, but the YouTube metric gives us some idea of how popular it was. For comparison, it earned more views than YouTube live streams from other companies like Samsung and Google. The biggest YouTube live stream saw 8 million people tuning in when Felix Baumgartner jumped from a space capsule at 120,000 feet and parachuted back to the earth's surface, while SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch in September 2018 garnered 2.3 million views. The 1.875 million viewer metric does not include those who watched the live stream on the Apple TV through the Events app or through the Events website, which means actual live viewership was likely a good deal higher. Apple's live stream is no longer available on YouTube at the current time, but the full event video has been uploaded.

Everything Apple Announced at Today's iPhone Event in Just Seven Minutes

Apple today held its annual iPhone-centric event, which saw the debut of the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 5, and 10.2-inch iPad, along with new details on Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. It took Apple just under two hours to introduce all of the new devices, but we've recapped the entire event in just seven minutes for our readers who want a no-frills but thorough overview of all of the announcements. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The new iPhone 11 ($699), which is the successor to the iPhone XR is Apple's new lower-cost flagship device, while the iPhone 11 Pro ($999) and the iPhone 11 Pro Max ($1099) are aimed at people who want the most pro features for their iPhones. Apple added dual cameras to the iPhone 11, triple cameras to the 11 Pro, and all the new iPhones have a better TrueDepth camera system, a faster A13 chip, and tons more. The Apple Watch Series 5, meanwhile, has a new always-on display. We've rounded up all of our coverage of today's event below, so make sure to check out everything so you don't miss any of the updates. iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max Apple Unveils iPhone 11 With Dual-Lens Rear Camera, Six New Colors, Dolby Atmos, and More Apple Announces iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max With Triple-Lens Rear Camera and Midnight Green Color iPhone 11 Starts at $699, Down From $749 for iPhone XR New iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Models Ditch 3D Touch in Favor of Haptic Touch iPh

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Hands-On: Much-Improved Cameras Within Unsightly Bump

Apple today introduced the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max at Steve Jobs Theater. The media had the chance to go hands-on with the devices after the keynote and have shared photos and first impressions. iPhone 11 Pro via SlashGear First Impressions Most of the first impressions focused on the camera upgrades and slightly tweaked design of each new iPhone. The Verge's Dieter Bohn said he prefers the matte finish and seamless camera bump of the iPhone 11 Pro:From the outside, the phones look and feel slightly better than the iPhone XS, though quite a lot of that is the matte finish on the back, which I really prefer — though sometimes matte glass can be more slippy than glossy. Apple says the glass is more durable, and I really do like how it is one piece, with no seam on the camera bump. So let's talk about the camera bump: it's big. But Apple has designed the lenses on it in such a way that it isn't trying to hide the giant square on the back. I don't love it, but everybody uses a case anyway, so that will help.SlashGear's Chris Davies was not a big fan of the camera bump, but he does understand why it was designed the way it was:I have to confess, I wasn’t feeling Apple’s big square camera array when I saw the leaked images and renders. Even now, I’m not 100-percent a fan, particularly when you look at the iPhone 11 Pro next to the iPhone XS Max. Still, it’s easier to accept the aesthetic necessities when it’s constructed so expertly. Had the camera bulge been grafted on,

Apple Watch Series 5 Hands On: Always-On Display is Great, but Otherwise Not Much of an Upgrade

Apple today announced and launched pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 5, which is the company's latest wearable device. The new smartwatch features an always-on display, built-in compass, and more, and members of the media have begun sharing their opinions on Series 5 models after going hands-on at Apple Park. Image via Engadget Engadget's Dana Wollman pointed out that the Series 5 is far less of a drastic upgrade compared to last year's Series 4 (which is now discontinued). The Series 5 continues to adopt the Series 4's larger display, 40mm and 44mm case sizes, and ECG testing. Other than the much-touted always-on display, there isn't a whole lot that's new with Apple Watch Series 5. Apple just unveiled the newest Apple Watch (we're up to the Series 5 now) and -- I mean this in the nicest way -- but there isn't much to see. Whereas last year's model, the Series 4, ushered in a new, larger screen and a built-in electrocardiogram test, the differences in the Series 5 are difficult to notice at a glance. Chief among them: an always-on display that's constantly visible at dim brightness, but that wakes up to a fuller brightness when you tap it. Beyond that, this is the Apple Watch you know well by now, just with some new bands and finishes. There's the screen, available in the same two sizes (40mm and 44mm). The Digital Crown is where it's always been (the upper right edge). Below it is that rectangular button you'll use less frequently, though Apple did announce today that you can now use it for international emergency

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Available Unlocked at Launch Day, AppleCare+ Priced at $199 for 11 Pro and $149 for 11

Apple's upcoming iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max devices will all be available unlocked and SIM free on launch day, suggesting there will be no supply issues with the new iPhones. Customers will also be able to purchase iPhones for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon if desired, using "Apple iPhone Payments" with the Apple Card, a carrier's device payment program, or the Apple iPhone Upgrade program, which includes AppleCare+ coverage. The Apple iPhone Payments option is new this year, and it will allow users to pay for their iPhones using Apple Card to receive 3 percent back Daily Cash with each payment. Apple is not offering a no interest payment plan with the Apple Card, however. AppleCare+ for the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is priced at $199, which is the same price as AppleCare+ was for the iPhone XS and XS Max. AppleCare+ for the new iPhone 11 is priced at $149, which is the same price as AppleCare+ for the iPhone XR. AppleCare+ extends the warranty of the new iPhones to 24 months and also covers two incidents of accidental damage with a service fee of $29 for screen damage or $99 for other damage. Apple says that its newest iPhones are more water resistant (IP68 and water resistant at two meters (iPhone 11) and four meters (iPhone 11 Pro) for 30 minutes) and more shatter resistant with more durable glass, but AppleCare+ is still a good idea for peace of mind, especially for those

Apple Offering Free Year of Apple TV+ With Purchase of iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac

Apple today unveiled new details about Apple TV+, the company's upcoming streaming service that will offer up access to dozens of exclusive TV shows and movies. Apple plans to offer Apple TV+ for $4.99 per month for the whole family with Family Sharing, but is also giving away a one year Apple TV+ subscription for free to any customer who purchases an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, or Mac. That means when you order one of Apple's new iPhones, the new 10.2-inch $329 iPad, or another product, you're going to get Apple TV for free. When it becomes available, Apple TV+ will offer the following shows: See: See stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. Set 600 years in the future, a virus has decimated humankind and left survivors blind. The Morning Show: The Morning Show stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. It is a cutthroat drama that explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition, and misguided search for power behind the people who deliver morning news. Dickinson: - Dickinson stars Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson, and the show explores the constraints of society, gender, and family. For All Mankind: Directed by Ronald D. Moore, For All Mankind explores what might have happened had the global space race never ended. Helpsters: A children's show from the makers of Sesame Street that focuses on teaching youngsters the foundations of coding. Snoopy in Space: An original from Peanuts Worldwide. Snoopy follows his dreams to become

Apple Watch Magnetic Charger to USB-C Cable Now Available in Longer 1M Size

Apple today began selling its Apple Watch magnetic charger to USB-C charging cable in a longer one-meter size. The new one-meter option retails for $29 on Apple's online store and complements the existing 0.3-meter size, which remains available for $29 as well. And, of course, there is the original USB-A version. This cable allows the Apple Watch to be charged with a USB-C wall charger or Macs with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3

What Didn't Launch Today: Apple Tags, 16-Inch MacBook Pro, New iPad Pro Models

Today's event saw the launch of new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models, an updated 10.2-inch iPad, and new Apple Watch Series 5 models, but there are several other hardware products that we're still expecting to see this fall. A new 16-inch MacBook Pro with slimmer bezels and a new design is expected to be released sometime in the fall of 2019, as are updated iPad Pro models, which could potentially have the same three-lens camera system that Apple just introduced in the iPhone 11 Pro. 16-inch MacBook Pro mockup Likewise, there are hints of new Apple Tags in the iOS 13 code, suggesting that product is also nearly ready to launch. Apple Tags are Apple's Tile competitor, which will let you find lost devices. Apple Tags are expected to outperform competitors thanks to the inclusion of ultra wide band support in new iPhone models, which is more accurate than Bluetooth for indoor positioning purposes. While we've never heard a specific launch date bandied about for the Apple Tags, there are so many signs of the feature in iOS 13 that we're expecting to see it in the near future. Since rumors have suggested we should expect to see a 16-inch MacBook Pro and new iPad Pro models (not to mention more info on the upcoming Mac Pro), it's quite possible Apple will hold a second event in October. Apple did, however, unveil the 10.2-inch iPad today, so it's not entirely clear why that device wasn't saved for an October event if we're getting new iPad Pro models. It's

'Apple Watch Studio' Offers Over 1,000 Different Band and Watch Finish Combinations

Apple today announced the new Apple Watch Series 5 with its Always-On display as the headline feature. At the same time, the company unveiled new Apple Watch finishes and band combinations that allow customers to create a look that's uniquely their own using its new online Apple Watch Studio. Previously, Apple paired case finishes with select bands, but the company's new Apple Watch Studio lets customers pick a case and band style they like. According to Apple, the new online watch studio offers over 1,000 different watch customizations, due to the added mix of case and band styles now available. The Series 5 aluminum models are available in silver, gold, and space gray, while the stainless steel models also come in silver, gold and space gray finishes. However, new to the Series 5 are titanium cases, which come in either a natural or space black finish. The new bands include brighter colors close to lemon and orange, as well as pine green, midnight blue, and aubergine hues. For Apple Watch Nike, there are new colors of the Nike Sport Band and reflective Nike Sport Loop, while Apple Watch Hermès introduces a color block band with Della Cavalleria print, and an all-black version. New Apple Watch bands are available to order today from Apple's online store and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, September

New iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Models Ditch 3D Touch in Favor of Haptic Touch

When introducing the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models on stage this morning during the "By Innovation Only" keynote, Apple execs mentioned "Haptic Touch" as one of the new features on the devices. Haptic Touch is also listed as one of the features on the technical specifications page for each device, which means the rumors were true - Apple has officially nixed 3D Touch in its newest iPhones. Last year, the iPhone XR was introduced with a Haptic Touch feature that replaces 3D Touch, which has now expanded to the entire iPhone lineup. Haptic Touch does many of the same things that 3D Touch does so new iPhone users will not be missing out on much functionality, but it's not quite the same as the 3D Touch feature. Rather than a pressure sensitive pop, Haptic Touch is a long press that's similar to the long press on other devices like the iPad but paired with haptic feedback so you get a little electric response when you press. 3D Touch had multiple levels of responsiveness due to the pressure sensitivity, which is not available with Haptic Touch. This allowed for "peek" and "pop" gestures that did different things depending on the force of the touch. Apple first introduced 3D Touch in the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, and it was used in the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone XS models before being

Apple Rolls Out New Cases for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Alongside the reveal of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple today launched all-new case options for shoppers to choose from. Below you'll find every new case available on Apple.com, all of which you can order from today. iPhone 11 Clear Case - $39 Silicone Case (White, Black) - $39 iPhone 11 Pro Clear Case - $39 Silicone Case (Clementine, Pine Green, Alaskan Blue, Pink Sand, Midnight Blue, White, Black, Product Red) - $39 Leather Case (Meyer Lemon, Forest Green, Midnight Blue, Saddle Brown, Black, Product Red) - $49 Leather Folio (Aubergine, Black) - $129 iPhone 11 Pro Max Clear Case - $39 Silicone Case (Clementine, Pine Green, Alaskan Blue, Pink Sand, Midnight Blue, White, Black, Product Red) - $39 Leather Case (Meyer Lemon, Forest Green, Midnight Blue, Saddle Brown, Black, Product Red) - $49 Leather Folio (Aubergine, Black) - $129 We've got more details from today's event in our articles on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Apple's New iPhone Lineup: iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XR and iPhone 8

With the launch of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models, Apple has overhauled its current iPhone lineup. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have been discontinued, as have the iPhone XS and XS Max, while the iPhone XR and the iPhone 8 are sticking around. At the top of the line, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is priced starting at $1,099 for 64GB of storage, while the iPhone 8 is now the lowest cost device Apple offers, priced starting at $449 for 64GB storage. The iPhone 11, meanwhile, is priced starting at $699, while the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999. Apple's iPhone XR is priced starting at $549. Below is Apple's full lineup with pricing for each phone and storage tier: iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB - $1,099 256GB - $1,249 512GB - $1,449 iPhone 11 Pro 64GB - $999 256GB - $1,149 512GB - $1,349 iPhone 11 64GB - $699 128GB - $749 256GB - $849 iPhone XR 64GB - $599 128GB - $649 iPhone 8 Plus 64GB - $549 128GB - $599 iPhone 8 64GB - $449 128GB - $499 These prices are for iPhones in the United States. Pricing will vary depending on country. Apple will open up pre-orders for the new iPhones on Friday, September 13 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 8:00 a.m. Eastern

iPhone 11 Models Feature 'U1' Ultra Wideband Chip Amid Rumors of Apple Item-Tracking Tags

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max models are equipped with a "U1" ultra wideband chip for "spatial awareness," according to tech specs on Apple's website, which should result in more accurate indoor positioning and pave the way for the future launch of Apple's rumored Tile-like item tracking tags. Apple explains:The new Apple‑designed U1 chip uses Ultra Wideband technology for spatial awareness — allowing iPhone 11 Pro to precisely locate other U1‑equipped Apple devices. It's like adding another sense to iPhone, and it's going to lead to amazing new capabilities. With U1 and iOS 13, you can point your iPhone toward someone else's, and AirDrop will prioritize that device so you can share files faster. And that's just the beginning.Apple's tags will also feature ultra wideband tech, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The distance between two UWB devices can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between the two devices, with much more accuracy than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi. While the Apple Tags were not announced at Apple's event today, no reliable sources ever provided a timeframe for their release. There is plenty of evidence of the tags in internal iOS 13 code, but perhaps Apple is waiting until iOS 13.1 is released on September 30 or for a potential October event to unveil them. MacRumors shared several exclusive details about the Apple Tags last

Apple Reveals New Night Mode Photo Feature Exclusive to iPhone 11 Series

Apple today announced the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Max, all-new models that boast improved cameras, and specifically, a dramatic new Night Mode photo feature. Last year, Google introduced its impressive Night Sight camera mode, a software-based feature that allows users to take detailed pictures in dark environments using Google Pixel smartphones. Apple's new Night Mode (not to be confused with the new Dark Mode interface option in iOS 13) is Apple's rejoinder to Google's Night Sight, and from the little we've seen so far, the results do look at least on par with the Pixel. When using the camera app on any of Apple's 2019 iPhones, the new Night Mode feature comes on automatically when an indoor or outdoor scene is dark enough to warrant brightening, resulting in natural colors and reduced noise. In short, new iPhone users should see an immediate improvement when shooting in low light environments, without having to adjust any exposure settings. The all-new Ultra Wide and Wide cameras in Apple's latest iPhones offer several other advancements that photographers can look forward to. As always, stay tuned to MacRumors for a full hands-on preview of all the new

Apple Releasing macOS Catalina Update in October

Apple's latest Mac operating system, macOS Catalina, will see a launch sometime in October, the company announced today following its iPhone-centric event. While iOS 13 and watchOS 6 will launch on Thursday, September 19, macOS Catalina will not be coming out at the same time. Apple has not provided details on when specifically macOS Catalina will launch in October, so it could come at any time during the month. Apple has in the past staggered the releases of its new software updates, so it's not too much of a surprise to see macOS Catalina launching at a later date. If Apple holds an October event that sees the launch of new Macs, such as the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, macOS Catalina could be timed with the release of the new

Apple to Release iOS 13 on September 19, iOS 13.1 and iPadOS on September 30

Apple is planning to release iOS 13 on Thursday, September 19, which is one day before new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max devices are set to ship out to customers on September 20. Apple announced the upcoming software launch date following its iPhone event that saw the unveiling of new devices. Following the release of iOS 13 on September 19, Apple will release iOS 13.1 on Monday, September 30, which is well after new iPhone devices have shipped out. Developers and public beta testers who have already upgraded to iOS 13.1 on a main may want to downgrade to iOS 13 to be able to restore their new iPhones from an iCloud backup on launch day. iPadOS 13 will not be launching alongside iOS 13 and will instead come out on September 30 for the iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and

Apple Releasing watchOS 6 for Series 3 and Later Sept. 19, Delayed for Older Apple Watches

Apple today announced that it will be releasing watchOS 6 on Thursday, September 19 for the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 models. watchOS 6 will not be immediately available on Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watch models, with Apple instead delaying the release until "later this fall." It is not clear why older Apple Watch models won't be getting the update at launch. September 19 is just one day before new Apple Watch Series 5 models are expected to begin shipping out. Apple Watch Series 5 pre-orders are available starting today on

Apple Stops Selling iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 4 Models

Coinciding with the launch of the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple has reshuffled its iPhone lineup, discontinuing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The devices will likely remain available for purchase for lower prices from select resellers around the world for the foreseeable future. Likewise, with the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 5, Apple has stopped selling Apple Watch Series 4 models. Apple Watch Series 3 models remain available, and pricing for those now starts at a reduced

Apple Announces iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max With Triple-Lens Rear Camera and Midnight Green Color

Apple today revealed the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, its two top-of-the-line iPhone models for 2019. These new iPhones feature Super Retina XDR displays, A13 Bionic chips, and a new triple-camera system with Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto camera options. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come in a new Midnight Green color option, as well as Space Grey, Silver, and Gold. The iPhone 11 Pro (5.8 inches) and Pro Max (6.5 inches) include all of the same features, but differ in their sizes and battery life. “iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are the most powerful and advanced smartphones we have ever made. They are packed with sophisticated technology that pros can count on to get their work done, and for anyone who wants the very best device made, even if they are not a pro,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 11 Pro has the first triple-camera system in iPhone and is far and away the best camera we’ve ever made, it provides our customers with great range of creative control and advanced photo and video editing features in iOS 13. The Super Retina XDR is the brightest and most advanced display in iPhone and the A13 Bionic chip sets a new bar for smartphone performance and power efficiency.” These models have a textured matte glass back and a polished stainless steel band, and were designed to be durable. This means that they have the toughest glass ever in a smartphone, according to Apple, and are rated IP68 for water resistance of up to 4

iPhone 11 Lineup Has New 5 A.M. Pacific Pre-Order Time on Friday

Apple today announced that the all-new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max models will be available to pre-order on Friday, September 13, although at a brand new time: 5 a.m. Pacific, which is 8 a.m. Eastern. In previous years, iPhone pre-orders had started at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max pricing starts at $999 and $1,099 respectively, the same prices as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max that they replace. The iPhone 11 starts at $699, down from $749 for the iPhone XR.