Apple’s brave new world
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.