Apple Introduces New iPhones Plus An Arcade And Their New Streaming Service

Apple has finally revealed the newest designs in its iPhone lineup.  Yesterday they unveiled the iPhone 11, showing off a $979 mid-range handset with a 6.1-inch display that will come in six colours: purple, white, yellow, green, black, and Product Red.   Apple also showed off its new premium models, the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, which come with either a 5.8-inch or 6.5-inch display and will be available starting at $1,379 and $1,519 respectively.  The stainless steel Pro devices boast three cameras and come in four colours, including the new midnight green, all with a matte textured finish.  They’ll also feature the new A13 Bionic chip, making for what the company says is the most powerful and most advanced series of iPhone yet.  Pre-orders for all three of the new iPhones will open this Friday before the devices hit stores on Sept. 20.

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Apple Arcade:

Months after revealing its most ambitious foray into services yet, Apple has finally disclosed more details on Arcade and TV+.  During its highly-anticipated product launch event yesterday, Apple confirmed both services will be available this fall for $5.99 per month each.  Apple Arcade is slated to launch Sept. 19, followed by Apple TV+ on Nov. 1.  Apple kicked off the event with a look at its upcoming gaming service.  “We’re adding a whole new way for you to enjoy games on the app store,” CEO Tim Cook said.  Apple Arcade will exist as a new tab in the App Store, and subscribers will have unlimited access to its library, which will be continually updating.  It will launch with over 100 titles from popular game-makers, including Konami, Capcom, and Annapurna, starting with Frogger, Shinsekai into the Depths, and Sayonara Wild Hearts.  New games are also expected to be added in the coming weeks.  “Instead of paying upfront, a subscription allows you to play any game,” said App Store manager Ann Thai on stage.  Games will be available through Apple Arcade will be playable on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV, and they can be played offline.  The service will also allow up to six family members to access one subscription using Family Sharing.

Apple TV+:

Apple TV+ will launch a few weeks later, starting November 1.  The firm has been generating hype for the service in recent months with trailers to some highly-anticipated exclusives, including “See” featuring Jason Mamoa and drama series “The Morning Show,” produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.  Subscriptions will cost just $4.99 per month, and people who purchase Apple products will get a special perk: one year free subscription to Apple TV+.  That applies to iPhone, iMac, and Apple TV.  The service will launch with a slew of shows and movies from the get-go, and more will be added each month, Apple says.  Apple TV+ originals will be available to watch on or offline, and are ad-free.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan