By Jacob G.
On September 9th, 2015, Apple had a keynote in which they elaborated on their new products. Right when you thought technology couldn’t get better, Apple proved you wrong.
One of the big concepts Apple introduced is 3D Touch, which is a completely new way to use an iPhone 6S, or 6S Plus ,which Apple introduced in the keynote. 3D Touch is used by the length your finger is on the screen, which could be used either on the home screen or while in apps. It is made up of Peek, which could show you the basics of something, for example, and email, without going into it, or taking a concise look at a website, without completely opening it. Pop, is just going a little deeper, for example, either replying to an email, or sending a photo. Peek makes up Quick Actions, in which you can choose what you want to do before going into an app. For example, when you peek into Camera, you have four options: to take a selfie, record video, record a video in slow motion or take a regular photo. The science behind it is very interesting, According to Apple, “The technology behind 3D Touch starts with the display, which recognizes the pressure you apply.” They also said, “With each press, these sensors measure microscopic changes in the distance between the cover glass and the backlight.” The 3-D Touch is very interesting and works with iOS 9, which was released on the 16th on September. The models were released on September the 25th, the 6S selling from $899, and 6S Plus at $1,029 in silver, gold, space grey and rose gold.
The iPad Pro is the biggest iPad released, and is 78% larger than the iPad Air 2, measuring with a slick 12.9 inch screen. It is remarkably thin and light, being 6.9 mm and 1.57 pounds. Other cool features of the iPad Pro are the four speakers it has, the A9X chip, and the fantastic 4K video it can shoot. It is productive and creative, according to Apple, and another cool thing is that it is made up of 5.6 million pixels. A 128GB iPad Pro will be available for Canadians in November. Overall, the iPad Pro is perfect for students or people who would like to have a more accessible and interesting way to access their work.
Two things you can use to have a better iPad Pro experience are the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil.
The Smart Keyboard has a 3-1 experience, including a keyboard, stand, and a cover. It is stain and water-resistant, so don’t be afraid to use it while you’re having a snack. The Smart Connector, is magnetic, which easily connects to your iPad. The Smart Keyboard is selling for $169 USD.
The Apple Pencil is perfect for the artist who wants to have a great drawing experience using an iPad Pro. It is extremely accurate, capturing the position, force, and tilt that you are applying to the pencil. The signals in the tip have great responsiveness, with its responsive sensors. It is designed to look like a familiar tool, and Apple designed it, so you can touch one of those 5.6 million pixels in the iPad Pro. The force you apply could give you either a thin or thicker stroke: remember this is a pencil in itself. The Apple Pencil is selling for $99 USD.
Apple also released the new (4th generation) Apple TV, which has the new touchpad Siri remote, with which you could use Siri to zero in on what movie you want to watch or use it to play games with the remote. The Apple TV is selling for $149 USD.
All these Apple Products just keep getting better and better: a 3-D Touch Experience, a pencil without lead or ink, and a robot running your TV. The next question: What else is there for Apple to invent?
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