Apple hosted its Wonderlust special event. As expected, Apple unveiled new iPhones and Apple Watch models.
Apple Watch Series 9
New Apple Watch Series 9 gets new S9 system-on-chip with updated CPU and GPU. New screen now has brightness up to 1,000 nits. And lowest brightness is now 1 nit. S9 allows on-device Siri recognition for many use cases.
New “double tap” hand gesture (similar to previously implemented accessibility features) allows one hand responses and actions to be performed on Apple Watch.
New UWB chip will improve Apple Watch spatial awareness, allowing, for example, precise iPhone lookup with directions and distance display.
Apple Watch Ultra 2
Ultra 2 gets same S9 system-on-chip, screen is improved to have 3,000 nits maximum brightness.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are powered by A16 chip introduced in iPhone 14 Pro models.
iPhone 15 models now gain Dynamic Island. Charging port is now changed to USB-C with USB 2.0 data transfer speeds.
Also, iPhone 15 main camera is now similar to iPhone 14 Pro with 48MP resolution.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
iPhone 15 Pro is running on A17 PRO chip. iPhone 15 Pro has titanium frame to reduce weight. Mute switch is replaced by Action button. iPhone 15 Pro Max has 5x camera with pentaprism design. USCB-C connector in iPhone 15 Pro supports USB 3.0.
Also iPhone 15 Pro could record spatial videos that will provide depth when viewing in Apple Vision Pro.
iPhone 15 Pro Max now has base model with 256GB of storage.
iCloud Storage Tiers
Apple introduces new iCloud storage tiers – 6TB and 12TB available for purchase later priced $30 and $60 respectively.
Apple now replaces leather accessories with new FineWoven material. This includes Apple Watch bands as well as iPhone cases.
Release Candidates are now available for iOS/iPadOS 17, macOS 14 Sonoma, watchOS 10 and tvOS 17. As well as iOS and iPadOS 16.7. Xcode 15 is also available as Release Candidate.
iOS/iPadOS 17, watchOS 10 and tvOS 17 are to be released on September 18. macOS 14 Sonoma will be released on September 26.
You could watch event replay on YouTube.
- Apple advances supplier clean energy commitments
- Apple introduces the advanced new Apple Watch Series 9
- Apple announces new Apple Watch Ultra 2
- Apple unveils iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
- Apple unveils Apple Watch Ultra 2
- Apple unveils its first carbon neutral products
- Apple upgrades AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with USB‐C charging
- Apple debuts iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
- iOS & iPadOS 17 RC Release Notes
- macOS Sonoma 14 RC Release Notes
- watchOS 10 RC Release Notes
- tvOS 17 RC Release Notes
- Xcode 15 RC Release Notes
- Apple Watch Series 9 Unveiled With S9 Chip, ‘Double Tap’ Gesture, and More
- Apple Unveils Apple Watch Ultra 2 Featuring Faster S9 Chip, New Ultra Wideband Chip, and Apple’s Brightest Ever Display
- Apple will no longer use leather accessories, instead opting for FineWoven
- Apple Announces ‘FineWoven’ Material, Will No Longer Make Leather Accessories
- Apple announces iPhone 15: USB-C port, 48-megapixel camera, Dynamic Island, new colors
- Apple Announces iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus With USB-C Port, Dynamic Island, and More
- iPhone 15 replaces Lightning port with USB-C
- AirPods Pro 2 now available with new USB-C charging case
- Apple Introduces New AirPods Pro Charging Case and EarPods With USB-C
- Apple announces iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max with titanium case, USB-C, Action button, A17
- Apple Announces iPhone 15 Pro With Titanium Design, Action Button, A17 Pro Chip, and More
- iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 to be released for iPhone and iPad on September 18
- Apple’s September 2023 Wonderlust Event: Replay Today’s Keynote and Product Videos
- Apple Announces Availability Dates for New iPhones and Apple Watches
Developer:Check app compatibility with RC. Consider adding Dynamic Island support to iPhone apps.
QA engineer:Test apps for regressions with RC.
PM/DM:Consider adding support for Dynamic Island for iPhone apps.