Ap­ple’s brave new world

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The eyes of the tech world once again fell on an Ap­ple event in Septem­ber, where the com­pany showed us its latest iPhones. The 6s and 6s Plus were hotly tipped to in­tro­duce a Force Touch-like in­ter­face (which Ap­ple called 3D Touch), and big cam­era im­prove­ments. As ever, Ap­ple had other things up its sleeve.

Per­haps the big­gest wow fac­tor came from the iPad Pro. The au­di­ence at the Bill Graham Civic Au­di­to­rium in San Fran­cisco was stunned by Ap­ple’s pow­er­ful and larger tablet, which seeks to in­ject new life into a de­clin­ing iPad mar­ket. It wasn’t just the huge screen space (12.9 inches) and 2732x2048 res­o­lu­tion that whet­ted our ap­petites, but the in­tro­duc­tion of a Smart Key­board and sty­lus, which Ap­ple, in a typ­i­cally un­der­stated way, called Pen­cil. iPad Pro bridges the gap be­tween iPad Air and MacBook, and it’s a truly ex­cit­ing prod­uct that’s likely to see huge in­ter­est from de­vel­op­ers cre­at­ing touch­screen apps that would pre­vi­ously have been in the realm of more pow­er­ful desk­top ma­chines.

Ap­ple also showed off new Ap­ple Watch mod­els and bands which are avail­able right now, just in time for watchOS 2.

We weren’t left short on the Ap­ple TV ru­mours though, and it turned out to be a big up­grade to Ap­ple’s lit­tle black box. It now has its own App Store for apps and games, and comes with a Siri Re­mote for im­proved con­trol and gam­ing fun!

Read on to find out ex­actly what we thought of the new iPhones, iPad Pro and the fourth-gen­er­a­tion Ap­ple TV.

The gi­ant iPad Pro comes in the same three fin­ishes as the iPad Air and mini: Gold, Sil­ver and Space Grey.

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