The Apple 2019 iPhone Occasion Dwell Weblog (10am PT)
12:54PM EDT – The fall season is approaching yet again, and it’s time again for another round of iPhone updates, representing Apple’s newest 2019 mobile hardware. The event should be starting at 10am PT, and the show again takes place on the Apple Park campus in the Steve Jobs theatre. This year we’re expecting a new refresh of last year’s iPhone XS, XS Max and XR models. We’re still not quite sure what Apple is going to be calling the new phones, but if the numerous leaks prove to be true, we’ll be seeing incremental design updates with a new in-vogue triple-camera setup as being the key new features of the phones, as well as naturally Apple introducing new internal hardware such as the new Apple A13 SoC, which might bring some surprises to the table this year.
12:54PM EDT – The event should be starting in 5 minutes. Hanging in there.
01:01PM EDT – The show’s starting, intro video playing.
01:03PM EDT – Tim Cook starting the show “Giving people the tools to do great things”
01:03PM EDT – Big announcements in hardware, software and services today.
01:03PM EDT – No updates this year, getting right into the new stuff.
01:03PM EDT – Starting with the new App Store and Apple Arcade
01:04PM EDT – “First game subscription service for desktop, mobile and TV”
01:04PM EDT – “No game service has launched as much games at once”
01:05PM EDT – New arcade tab in the app store with new games regularly published under a subscription service
01:05PM EDT – Konami is the first publisher to talk about the new games they’ll offer.
01:55PM EDT – Apple’s Night Mode will automatically come on depending on low-light situations, until now this would be the first phone to actually do this as all other existing Night Modes from Android vendors require a switch to a dedicated mode. Good on Apple to make this more seamless.
01:55PM EDT – Showcasing new video quality shot on the new iPhone 11 – samples look great.
01:56PM EDT – Switching between the two cameras looks super smooth.
01:57PM EDT – “The highest quality video ever in a smartphone”
01:58PM EDT – Front-camera has been upgraded to a 12MP wide-angle sensor (in landscape mode).