"California Streaming" Event Recap! iPhone 13, new iPads, Apple Watch, MagSafe accessories
This September Apple conference was primarily a confirmation of leaks that had been circulating on the web for some time. As anticipated, 4 models of the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 were introduced. Also, the Cupertino-based tech giant announced the new "budget" iPad (9th generation), the improved iPad mini, and the colorful range of MagSafe accessories - including MagSafe wallets and cases. Below you will find a summary of selected devices presented at the Apple conference and information about preorder of the latest Oakywood product, which we have designed for the new iPhone 13.
iPhone 13 - 4 models
Most of the predictions about the iPhone 13 came true. During the California Streaming conference, two regular and two Pro models were announced:
- iPhone 13 mini (128 GB/256 GB/512 GB)
- iPhone 13 (128 GB/256 GB/512 GB)
- iPhone 13 Pro (128 GB/256 GB/512 GB/1 TB)
- iPhone 13 Pro Max (128 GB/256 GB/512 GB/1 TB)
The iPhone 13 visually and in terms of size resembles its ancestor. The most noticeable difference is a smaller notch, different colors, and the design of the rear camera (lenses in the basic iPhone 13 models were set diagonally). In the flagship Pro models, larger lenses are surrounded by a steel rim.
Further improvements include an improved, brighter (up to 1,200 nits) display (ProMotion on Pro models with up to a 120 Hz refresh rate), "the fastest chip ever used in a smartphone" - A15 Bionic on Pro models, and significantly improved cameras. The base models of the iPhone 13 will be available in 5 colors: (PRODUCT)RED, starlight, midnight, blue, and pink. Pro models will be available in 4 color versions: graphite, gold, silver, and sierra blue. All iPhone 13 models will be available for pre-order from September 17, and from September 24 for regular sale.
For many Apple enthusiasts, the biggest surprise of the California Streaming conference was the presentation of the 9th generation iPad. Compared to the previous generation devices, the new iPad has been enriched with True Tone technology (automatic screen color adjustment), a more efficient Apple A13 Bionic system, and a better front camera - now with an ultra-wide-angle lens. The cheapest (64 GB) version of the iPad starts from $329 ($299 for the education sector)
Another novelty from Apple is the iPad mini (6th generation). The new device has a bigger 8.3-inch display and a power button that supports TouchID for unlocking. In addition, the iPad mini got an upgraded, 12-megapixel camera and an A15 Bionic chip (the same as in the iPhone 13). The lightning port has been replaced with a USB-C port and the optional LTE modem - with a 5G.
MagSafe accessories - Oakywood iPhone 13 case pre-order
During the Apple Event, new "autumn" colors of silicone and leather cases for iPhone 13 were announced. Improved MagSafe wallets are now compatible with the Find My function - so the user is informed when the MagSafe wallet detaches from the iPhone or is left behind.
Apple continues to develop the MagSafe system - that's why creating a functional wooden case for the iPhone 13 has been on our priority list for some time. Our predictions came true, so with the launch of the new iPhone models, we can announce great news for all fans of Oakywood wooden accessories: we are starting the pre-order of wooden MagSafe cases for all iPhone 13 models today! As always, we will prepare the cases in two variants: cherry and walnut. The shipping of the cases starts in October.