Apple holds virtual event, here’s what happened

Daniel Botello, Assistant Editor


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Apple held an event on Tuesday, in which they released lots of new products including a new iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. 


The newly designed iPad mini features a new all screen design and support for the Apple Pencil 2. The new iPad mini also features Apple’s A12 Bionic chip and has a new USB type C port. It also supports a new array of smart folio cases which come in a vast array of vibrant colors. You can preorder the new mini today for $499, and your new iPad mini along with iPad OS 15 will ship this Friday. 


The new Apple Watch Series 7 displays a much bigger screen, when compared to the series 6, that nearly wraps around the whole watch face. Because of this bigger screen, users get a full keyboard for texting on Apple Watch, new watch faces that take advantage of the bigger screen, and 3 months of Apple fitness+ for free upon ordering. The new Apple Watch will be available later this fall. An official release date is still yet to be announced.


The newly refreshed iPhone 13 also made its debut at the event . The 13 comes with a slew of new technology, including a smaller notch at the top of the screen. This is thanks to a new tru-depth camera system. The 13 also has a new back camera. The standard iPhone 13 has a wide and ultra wide camera arranged diagonally from each other. These new cameras have a feature called cinematic mode. This feature allows the user to focus the camera on certain objects while recording. If the camera is focused on an individual, it focuses on said individual and blurs out the background. If they look away from the camera, the phone detects what they’re gazing at and focuses on that. The 13 pro and pro max also has this feature, as well as an integrated LiDAR Scanner. You can pre-order the new 13 in a vast array of colors including starlight, product red, blue, midnight, and pink, right now and they start shipping Friday.