Apple WWDC 2019: All The Announcements And Surprises You Need To Know

Yesterday’s conference was what many saw as a true milestone—or at least a bend—in Apple’s road. Where it did not only put a spotlight on new Apple devices, but also withdrew the attention to its new video gaming and streaming services. Here are the new Apple developed services and products you need to catch up with:

  • Apple TV+

Earlier in March, the American company announced joining the video streaming fray with the new Apple TV+. Only yesterday at the Steve Jobs Auditorium, did the company give more interesting details about the service at the beginning of the event.

Apple TV+ is to be finally launched, for a monthly $4.99 family subscription, on the 1st of November in few countries with a later-on gradual expansion of contents and territories. With booming creators like Oprah Winfrey and Ronald Moore, it offers a list of new nine Apple original series and shows including:

  • Dickinson which tells the story of Emily Dickinson played by Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld.
  • See that is a dystopian fantasy about people blindly facing apocalypse.
  • The Morning show represented by Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.
  • Snoopy in Space telling the story of a cute dog turning into an astronaut.

Although the company- according to its announcements so far- is relying on originals with no licensed contents mentioning, it still has a very hard challenge due to the market saturation. Bearing in mind Disney+ launch on November 12 and HBO Max at the start of next year—not to mention other big names like Netflix and Prime Amazon—the crowdedness of market will reach the peak.


  • Apple Arcade

The video game subscription service is to be released on 19th this month for an equal subscription cost as Apple TV+, however it comes with a more extensive debut. Starting with 150 countries, Apple Arcade offers more than 300, 000 games plus 100 exclusive games including: Lego Arthouse from Lego, Overland from Finji, and Down in Bermuda from Yak & Co. It will also support parents control kids’ gaming screen time, as well as offline gaming across iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and Apple TV devices.


  • Apple Watch Series 5


The event also discussed the fifth iteration of Apple Watch with the “Always-On-Retina-Display”. It alternates and brightens up its face colors upon turning your rest back. It features a native compass and an 18-hour battery life as the previous ones. But most importantly it raises levels of safety, health and fitness through the Activity Trends, Cycle Tracking and the automatic emergency service calls upon fall detection.

Available in stores by Sept. 20 with $399 as a start.


  • iPhone 11


Considered as the iPhone XR sequel, iPhone 11 comes with the same display size and an only one-hour longer battery. Most of the new upgrading features are all about the camera; it has a pair of camera lenses each of 12 MP, one with wide view, the other with an ultra-wide view of 120-degree field. Plus, a deep fusion feature which deals with textures and noise using advanced machine learning; and a slow-mo selfies option that got the term “Slofie”, which inspired dozens of memes during the past few hours.

The upgrades also include the A13 chip, which reinforces the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with the fastest smartphone GPU by boosting performance up to 20%. Not just that the new U1 chip lets you identify the device you intend sharing files with by simply pointing at it.

iPhone supports dual-SIM and Dolby Atoms speakers for higher sound quality. Starting at $699, it will be out by the 20th of this month in purple, white, yellow, green, black and red with storage capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.


  • iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

As surprising as it sounds, the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max do have a triplet camera to further enhance the quality and range of shots. Deep fusion technology improves smart HDR multi-shot mode, in other words you can get better and greater details from bright and dark areas in your photos. Other than the camera upgrades and the different display sizes—11 Pro comes in 5.8 inches and 11 Pro Max in 6.5 inches—the difference between the three new iPhones is not relatively huge.

They both have 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options, coming out on the same day as iPhone 11, the pro with a $999 start and the pro max with $1,099.


  • New 7th generation Apple iPad

The 100% recycled aluminum iPad comes with a 10.2-inch retina display of nearly 3.5 million pixels, an apple pencil and a smart keyboard support. It’s optimized for both the new multitasking iPadOS and two times faster performance over the top-selling Windows PC, thanks to the A10 Fusion ship.

Starting at $329, it is to be released in stores by the end of this month, with 32GB and 128GB in silver, space gray and gold.