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Apple Unveils New iPhone 11 and more [Tech News]

iPhone 11

The tech giant has done it again!  Announcing today (September 10th) the release of the Apple iPhone 11 and many other new “toys” and  features for us to play with. The iPhone now has several different versions including the 11 Pro and Pro Max. The three models all have a 12-megapixel camera, but the Pro and Pro Max have triple cameras on the back.

The three models have a couple of things in common aside from the cameras, there is a A13 processor and iOS 13. The iPhone 11 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants, while the Pro and Pro Max start at 64GB and go all the way up to 512GB they will be available to pre-order beginning this Friday at 8PM ET, and are set to ship on September 20th.

The base version of the phone starts at $699 and top-tier version at $1,099. These prices vary between models and storage capacity.

Along with the iPhone, Apple also announced changes to the Apple Watch and iPad. The Apple watch, which is now up to its 5th series has been upgraded with minimal but key details such as one button International emergency calls and titanium face cases, including two titanium models in White and Space Grey. GPS models start at $399 USD while cellular models go for $499 USD. They will be available in an assortment of colors in over 150 countries.

Here are some key takeaways!

Apple TV+:

1 Year Free with New Purchases of Apple TV hardware $4.99 USD a month for family use Apple TV+ begins on November 1.

Apple iPad: 10.2” “Base Model” +Pro  Features.

Now coming at a bigger 10.2” size it’s closer to the iPad Pro’s 11. Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard compatibility, Port upgrades you can now use a SD Card and Flash Drive, game peripheral pairing and more! starting at $329 USD for the base model 32GB. The new iPad will be released September 30.

Apple iPhone 11: Six Vibrant Colors

The phone will come in 6 vibrant array of finishes  including: green, purple, yellow, white, black and (Product) RED.  The green comes in a very mint-like shade while the purple is much more sweet with a shade of grey within its 100% recycled aluminum.

Apple iPhone 11: Ultra-Wide Lens, “Slofies”

The iPhone 11 has three camera lenses, the new addition being the Ultra-Wide angle. The new lens is positioned vertically below the standard wide, but captures subjects within a highly-impressive 13mm equivalent focal length. With iOS 13’s new software upgrades, the new angle will allow for seamless integration with the iPhone’s camera app, along with the phone’s video capabilities as well. The front facing camera on the 11 also receives upgrades — TrueDepth Portrait mode, 4K video, and slow-motion selfies a.k.a “Slofies,”

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max: Four Camera System

Professional photographers will particularly enjoy the new camera system. The three cameras positioned on the back can seamlessly switch from the phone’s standard 26mm “wide” lens, to a telephoto 2x 52mm “telephoto” to the updated “ultra-wide” focal length at 13mm. The lens undoubtedly  fantastic.  Lines remain sharp and straight, with no visible curvature commonly found in fish-eye lenses. The lens remains relatively fast at f/2.4 but for low-light photos it’s better to keep the standard wide lens which is brighter at f/1.8. Outdoor daytime landscape photos however will look epic with the new ultra-wide lens. Apple’s new products are sure to keep Apple heads happy, for the next year at least 😉

-BOOM

Oh and for all my New Yorkers the Apple Fifth Avenue Store in New York will reopen on September 20.

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Apple Is Said to Be Pressing for Internet Radio Deals

After months of stalled negotiations over its planned Internet radio service, Apple is pushing to complete licensing deals with music companies so it can reveal the service as early as next week, according to people briefed on the talks.
Apple’s service, a Pandora-like feature that would tailor streams of music to each user’s taste, has been planned since at least last summer. But Apple has made little progress with record labels and music publishers, which have been seeking higher royalty rates and guaranteed minimum payments, according to these people, who spoke anonymously about the private talks.

While it is still at odds with some music companies over deal terms, Apple is said to be eager to get the licenses in time to unveil the service — nicknamed iRadio by the technology press — at its annual developers conference, which begins June 10 in San Francisco.

Apple has signed a deal with the Universal Music Group for its recorded music rights, but not for music publishing — the part of the business that deals with songwriting. Over the weekend, Apple also signed a deal with the Warner Music Group for both rights. It is still in talks with Sony Music Entertainment and Sony’s separate publishing arm, Sony/ATV, whose songwriters include Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

Representatives for Apple and the music companies declined to comment.

Apple’s Internet radio feature is expected to be free and supported by advertising, and would represent a relatively late arrival by the company into what has become a fast-growing — if low-margin — sector of the music business. Pandora has more than 70 million regular users, the vast majority of whom do not pay, and similar features have been introduced by Google, Spotify and the radio company Clear Channel Communications.

The licensing fees paid by Pandora have been a sore spot for music companies, which see promise in Apple’s service, particularly since it can be linked to sales through Apple’s iTunes store, but want higher rates. Publishers, for instance, are paid about 4 percent of Pandora’s revenue, but want as much as 10 percent from Apple.

Apple is said to be negotiating directly with the music groups because it wants more extensive licensing terms.

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