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There’s plenty to be excited about from Apple this year but here are some of the highlights from their September Keynote Event.

The iPhone 13

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The success of the iPhone 12 seems to be showing itself in the iPhone 13 as it really is just a slightly updated 12 with very little in terms of redesign.

Each of the new models come with a new camera system, a brighter OLED display, the new A15 Bionic chip (allegedly 50% faster than the leading competition), and an improved battery life with the 13 having 2.5 hours more battery life than the 12 and the Mini having 1.5 hours more than the previous iteration.

The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini will come in five colours: blue, pink, starlight, midnight, and (PRODUCT)RED. The 13 features a 6.1 inch screen size while the Mini comes in at 5.4 inches. The iPhone 13 will cost $1,349 AUD and the Mini will cost $1,199 AUD.

The iPhone 13 Pro and Max will come in four colours: gold, silver, graphite, and sierra blue. The Pro will cost $1,699 AUD while the Max will set you back $1,849 AUD.

The New iPad & iPad Mini

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Apple have announced a new iPad, iPad Mini, and several new features to iPadOS.

iPadOS offers intuitive multitasking, widgets on the Home Screen, and system-wide note-taking.

The iPad has the A13 Bionic chip (20% faster than A12), True Tone technology, and an ultra-wide front facing camera with Apple’s Centre Stage feature. The standard iPad costs $499 AUD.

The iPad Mini will feature the new A15 Bionic chip (bringing a 40% increase in CPU performance and 80% increase in GPU performance), 5G compatibility, an updated screen design, and the same front facing camera features of the iPad. The iPad Mini will cost $749 AUD.

The Apple Watch Series 7

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The new Apple Watch is coming soon and has a bunch of new features.

The key updates made to the Series 7 is the brighter, Always-On Retina display that has 20% more screen area with tiny 1.7mm borders. In fact, the screen will be large enough to support a QWERTY keyboard.

The watch features some durability updates including a redesigned front crystal that is supposed to be more resistant to cracks. It also has an enhanced IP6X dust-resistant rating.

The battery has also been improved, with one charge able to give 18-hours of battery life (33% more than the Series 6) and a faster charging speed.

WatchOS now features better fitness tracking by using advanced algorithms to analyse heart rate, GPS, accelerometer, and gyroscope (for bikers).

There are two sizes, 41mm and 45mm, while there are five colours: midnight, starlight, blue, (PRODUCT)RED, and green.

Australian prices have yet to be announced but it will likely retail at a similar price to the Series 6 at $599 AUD.