Talking Tech 21st September 2021

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Recap of Apple Keynote Event for September 2021

Firstly, my chat with Robert and Allison on the Tech Doctor Blog Podcast:

https://www.dr-carter.com

If you want to watch the full keynote, here is the link:

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2021/

iPad mini, iPad, Apple Watch, and iPhone 13.

iPad Mini

Out of the hardware announced, this was to me the most significant as the iPad mini has not received an update for quite a long while.

New all screen 8.3 inch diagonal (yep Apple decreasing the boarders around the screen).

A15 Bionic.

5G.

128GB or 256GB.

Apple Pencil 2.

Stereo speakers.

Touch ID on power button.

Wifi or wifi/5G.

USBC port.

No ear phone jack (need USBC too 3.5mm adapter).

iPad

The iPad itself was also updated to the A13 Bionic chip.

iPad Mini

https://www.apple.com/au/ipad-mini/

iPad

https://www.apple.com/au/ipad-10.2/

iPad mini from $749.

iPad from $499.

Available 24 Sep.

Line up is still iPad mini, iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

iPad Pro still the only iPad with the M1 chip.

Apple Watch Series 7

5 new aluminium colours.

Reduced screen boarder by 40% resulting in a display increase of 20% over S6 and 50% over S3.

Screen Chrystal 50% thicker at its tallest point, making it more rugged.

No new sensors in the S7.

Quick Path same as with iPhone, slide to type.

Faster charging via USBC, taking about 45 mins to go from 0 to 80%.

The new USBC Apple Watch charger is already available which will work with previous Apple Watch’s. However, the 33% faster charge will be only with the S7.

Line up is the S3, SE, S6, and later in Spring the S7.

S6 from $599.

SE from $429.

S3 from $299.

No price on the S7.

Available in titanium, stainless steel or aluminium.

If S6 didn’t make you upgrade, perhaps wait for next year for the Apple Watch S8.

https://www.apple.com/au/apple-watch-series-7/

iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 13 and iPhone Mini 13

A15 Bionic.

Of course 5G with more bands.

Starting at 128GB.

Up to 512GB.

5 colours (new pink finish).

iPhone 13 6.1 screen, and iPhone 13 Mini 5.4 screen.

Up to 2.5hrs on iPhone 13 and 1.5hrs on iPhone 13 Mini extra battery.

New Dual diagonal lens camera unit.

Better display and camera than iPhone 12 (great for photographers).

Aluminium surround.

Still no Touch ID along with Face ID.

If iPhone 12 didn’t make you upgrade, perhaps wait for next year for the iPhone 14.

https://www.apple.com/au/iphone-13/

iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max

A15 Bionic.

6.1 iPhone 13 Pro, and 6.7 iPhone 13 Pro Max diagonal screen.

4 colours.

5G with more bands.

Starting at 128GB.

Yes, yes, yes, better display and camera than iPhone 13/mini with 3 lenses (great for videoing plus photography).

Up to 1TB storage.

2.5 extra battery with iPhone 13 Pro max and 1.5 with iPhone 13 Pro.

Stainless steel surround edge.

Still no Touch ID along with Face ID.

If iPhone 12 Pro didn’t make you upgrade, perhaps wait for next year for the iPhone 14 Pro.

https://www.apple.com/au/iphone-13-pro/

iPhone 13 Mini from $1119.

iPhone 13 from $1349.

iPhone 13 Pro from $1619.

iPhone 13 Pro Max from $1849.

Available 24 Sep.

One of Hundreds of Articles covering September 21 2021 Apple Event

Where they also talked about Apple TV plus.

https://gizmodo.com/heres-everything-apple-announced-during-its-iphone-13-e-1847675697?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=dlvrit&utm_content=gizmodo

From AppleVis - Accessibility Bugs in iOS 15

Don’t know if I would be updating quite yet, especially if you use the App Switcher a lot.

iOS 15 ETC

Available on September 21 2021 along with iPad os 15, TV OS 15, and Watch OS 8.

Oddly, iOS 15 in its various forms and watch 8 never got a mention at the Sep 21 Apple Event.

https://www.applevis.com/blog/accessibility-bugs-introduced-and-resolved-ios-15-and-ipados-15-blind-and-low-vision-users

Fantastic New accessible Audio Only Game for the Xbox, the Vale: Shadow of the Crown

As your elder brother takes his place on the throne… you are made warden of a small keep on the outskirts of the kingdom. Blind from birth and sheltered for much of your childhood, you welcome your exile as a chance for a little adventure.

En route to the borderlands, your caravan is attacked by the vanguard of a huge invading army sweeping eastward toward the capital. You escape but find yourself alone in hostile lands. With the aid of a local shepherd, you must survive the long, dark, dangerous valley that leads home... A journey that will reveal

startling truths about your land, your people and your own family.

Launch Trailer for The Vale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf5sAmloov4

The Vale, falling squirrel website

https://www.fallingsquirrel.com/the-vale

Accessible Gaming from Triple Tap Tech

Interesting resource for accessible gaming across different platforms.

https://tripletaptech.org/accessible-gaming/

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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