During his ‘Far Out’ event, Manzana announced the launch of products such as the iPhone 14 (including its Plus, Pro and Pro Max variations), the new Apple Watch Series 8, as well as the next generation of Airpods Pro, which has new features and functionality for users.
These new devices carry an H2 chip that improves their performance compared to the previous model. In addition, they have a low distortion speaker and a suitable amplifier for a more immersive audio experience.
Personalized audio for users
Apple’s Airpods Pro also have a feature called “Spacial Audio” or Spatial Audio that, added to the ability of iOS 16 to use the iPhone camera to scan the head and shape of the users’ ears, adapts the sound according to those characteristics of people to offer better audio quality.
In addition, the new headphones offer active noise cancellation, which has been improved to suppress twice as much noise as the previous model and also allows to achieve a more immersive sound for your clients.
The pads that are available for the airpods come in sizes L, M, S and XS also contribute to the suppression of annoying noises. Adaptive Transparency mode allows you to vary the volume of sounds coming from outside so that audio from devices is prioritized.
The ‘Touch Control’ feature, which used to answer and end calls, has been enhanced to allow users to control the volume of the audio they are listening to by touching and sliding their fingers up or down.
The new AirPods Pro offer 1.5 hours more listening time than the first generation, which means a total of six hours. The case, which can hold up to four full charges, will allow users to have up to 30 hours of total listening time.
In addition to being able to charge the case using the Apple Watch charger, Airpods Pro users will also be able to charge their devices using a MagSafe charger, Qi-certified charging pad, or Lightning cable.
Another function that was added is to locate the case through a proximity option between the iPhone and the charging device, which is also equipped with a speaker capable of emitting sounds that help locate it.
Customers can now customize the charging case with their individual Memoji, including Memoji, Animoji, and a curated list of stickers. To record the device with these images on the outside, they will need to create and upload a Memoji to the Apple Store app.
The new Airpods Pro will be available for pre-sale from Friday, September 9 and will arrive in stores two weeks later, starting on September 23 with a price of 249 dollars with a free engraving with Memoji.
Apple Watch Series 8
For its part, Apple also introduced the new Apple Watch Series 8, which have three different models depending on the lifestyle and economic capabilities of the user.
As indicated by the company, the Ultra Watch model will have its largest battery so far, which can reach 60 hours of continuous use. In addition, the device will have a more durable casing and controls designed to be operated while wearing gloves, such as a customizable ‘action button’.
In the case of the new watches, they include an improved budget model called SE and a Series 8 with collision detection and low power mode for a battery life of 36 hours.
The Series 8 also has a temperature sensor that will work in conjunction with its previously released menstrual cycle tracking app to retroactively detect when a person has started to ovulate and thus keep them up to date on their status. of health.
This information, it was indicated, will only be stored on the device and will be encrypted so that Apple cannot access it in any way.
Both the Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch SE will have similar features, such as an application dedicated to medication, a sports mode that can be adapted to different disciplines, fall and accident detection to quickly call for help, among others.
The Series 8 will be available for pre-sale from today and will be available in official stores from September 16 at a price of $399 for its model with GPS and $499 for its ‘cellular’ version, which includes the ability to make calls and send messages.
For the SE model, pre-sale began today and it will be available in official stores from September 16 at a price of $249 for its GPS model and $299 for its ‘cellular’ version.
Pre-sale of the Apple Watch Ultra began today at a price of $799 for its single model (GPS + cellular) and can be found in stores from September 23.