A New Generation of Apple Products Has Arrived
and they’re here to make history
October would not be complete without Apple challenging the technological status quo, again.
For this year’s release, Apple leveled up its game with never-before-seen camera features, additional security settings, and longer battery life.
If you’re like us, you’re also looking forward to knowing what’s new, right? In this blog, we will fill you in on everything you need to know, including whether these new products are worth it. Keep reading to find out!
Table of Contents
- What’s new to Apple?
- iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, and iPhone 14 Pro Max: A Sneak Peek to Greatness
- Are They Worth the Hype?
- Apple Watch SE
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Apple Watch Ultra
- Listen Like Never Before: Introducing the 2nd Generation of AirPods Pro
What’s New to Apple?
iPhone 14 along with iPhone 14 Plus, Pro and Pro Max will be available in the Philippines soon.
Apple is spoiling us with not one, not two, but three new watches. This includes the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and Apple Watch SE.
Lastly for our music and listening needs, Apple improved the AirPods Pro with its 2nd Generation.
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max: A Sneak Peek to Greatness
Apple comes out kicking with enhanced camera features by adding Photonic Engine. This feature improves the still photo details by producing more accurate and precise colors. All of the new iPhone models will have this feature.
The Pro models will have the first-ever 48MP main camera system and additional UltraWide and Telephoto settings. It also has Action Mode for steadier videos, even while moving.
The iPhone 14 line has front camera autofocus - a huge leap from the TrueDepth Front Camera system of the iPhone 13.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are going beyond with Dynamic Island - a new way to interact with your iPhone.
With Dynamic Island, system-wide alerts and other essential notifications appear at the top of your display, rather than taking center stage or hiding other parts of your screen. It is also easier to run custom app icon shortcuts.
iPhone 14 Pro Max can last up to 29 hours of video playback and up to 95 hours for audio playback.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max are powered with an A16 Bionic Chip, which has 50% more bandwidth than its predecessor. Imagine all these possibilities right in the palm of your hand.
Check out the iPhone 14 HERE
Apple Watches: A Powerhouse Strapped to Your Wrist
For this release, Apple is spoiling us with three watches - each with its own strengths and swag. Let’s go over the watches one by one and let us help you pick the right one for you on the way.
All the new Apple Watches have the new crash detection and fall detection features which contact emergency services and alert your emergency contacts. Apple has highlighted for all of the new releases.
A groundbreaking feature called temperature sensing is in the new range of Apple Watches. This puts women’s reproductive health and family planning in the forefront. It gives a retrospective estimate of a woman’s ovulation.
The Apple Watch SE and Series 8 use 100% recycled aluminum for the watch case produced with a process that reduces carbon emissions by 80%.
That’s where the many similarities end. Let’s dive right into the details!
Apple Watch SE
Apple Watch SE is the true definition of versatility. It provides great value for your money with improved safety features, water resistance, and multiple customization options.
The new S8 system makes Watch SE 20% times faster than its predecessor, and with a retina display of up to 1,000 nits, your watch will provide great visuals whether you are indoors or outdoors.
We are confident you will also adore the stunning watch faces designed by Apple and Nike. You will never run out of options!
Apple Watch Series 8
You may be thinking, “Well, what’s the difference between the Series 8 with the SE?” and we are here to answer that.
In a nutshell, Watch Series 8 is better suited for heavier use. Aside from WR50 improved water resistance, it is also crack-resistant and IP6X dust-resistant.
Workout apps and metrics are also enhanced in Series 8. Advanced features such as heart rates and customized intervals are included.
The Series 8 and Ultra also have single-lead ECG and blood oxygen count to add more to its health and wellness features.
Apple Watch Ultra
Apple’s specialty is in breaking the status quo in technology and the Watch Ultra is their magnum opus.
Made for everyone who likes to push their boundaries, Watch Ultra is specially made for adventures, tough weather conditions, and thrilling action.
The 49mm robust titanium case is equipped with corrosion resistance, and the case design itself surrounds and protects the edge from impact. It has IP6x dust resistance and 100m water resistance.
The Always-on Retina Display is at 2,000 nits twice as bright as other watches, so you can see the metrics clearly even while under bright, outdoor light. At night, the Wayfinder can be switched to a live compass with Night Mode. How cool is that, right?
Apple partnered with Huish Outdoors, and the Watch Ultra is EN13319 certified. If you are into recreational scuba diving and freediving, the watch provides real-time measurements up to 40m, including water temperature readings, safety stops, decompression limits, and excessive ascent rates.
As much as you want to push your limitations, Watch Ultra is designed to keep you safe, too. Pressing and holding the Action Button will emit the Siren, which is an 86dB sound pattern that can be heard up to 600 feet or 180 meters away.
Listen Like Never Before: Introducing the 2nd Generation of AirPods Pro
The personalized listening experience of the Airpods Pro has been upgraded. The 2nd Generation has smarter noise cancellation, better control, and longer battery life.
AirPods Pro 2 reduces noise at 48,000 times per second. The feature of adaptive transparency also helps minimize the intensity of loud sounds.
What we love about the new Airpods Pro is its inclusivity. It is available in four different pairs of silicone tips to fit a wider range of ears. The tips also act as an acoustic seal, so you can better experience the sound as you hear it.
Apple introduces adaptive EQ which helps you hear every frequency just as it was intended. Personalized spatial audio creates a custom profile based on your head’s geometry, so you can immerse yourself deeper in the sounds.
We also appreciate the additional touch features such as swiping up and down to adjust the volume, managing playback from the stem, and holding to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Adaptive Transparency.
With 6 hours from a single charge and up to 30 hours of total listening time, you know that longer battery life means a longer time you can immerse yourself in top-tier sound.
You can now seamlessly pair AirPods Pro 2nd Generation by simply putting it near your iPhone. And to put the cherry on top, Apple enabled Audio Sharing between any two sets of AirPods.
Are They Worth the Hype?
With all the features Apple infused in the new generation of iPhone, life is so much easier and more vibrant.
Everything comes to life with more powerful camera features, and you can enjoy all the perks of your new iPhone with a longer battery life of at least 26 hours of video playback in the iPhone 14.
In terms of safety, Apple has put a crash detection feature in the new generation of iPhones, triggering emergency services and calling your emergency contacts if it detects a crash.
Switching through apps and notifications has never been easier with Dynamic Island, and you can keep tabs on all the important information you need.
Some Final Words
Surprised by everything Apple added to its new generation of products? So were we! Apple never fails to amaze us and continues to bring innovative products to improve our lives.
If you are like us, you are also excited to get your next Apple product and experience all the features we shared in this article.
For your gadgets and electronics needs, make sure to get them at Kimstore! Happy shopping!