IPhones get new cameras, but mostly unchanged

Ross Houston
September 10, 2019

That said, we still don't know what Apple has up their sleeves so we could possibly see features that might make the iPhone 11 more than just an incremental upgrade over the previous generation of iPhones. They start at $1,000, the same as before.

However, Apple TV Plus' low price point means that it has a better chance of toppling the streaming giant than many would first have thought - even if those odds are pretty slim to start with.

Apple is also introducing a new Apple Research app that lets users sign up for studies and a Compass app for gauging location.

Apple will charge $5 per month for a highly anticipated video streaming service, the latest challenge to Netflix.

The service is available in the TV app that is pre-installed on iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, Apple TVs, and soon Macs.

Netflix and Disney shares fell after the announcement on Tuesday, while Apple stock climbed.

Stay tuned to Deccan Chronicle to watch the iPhone 11 launch LIVE tonight at 10:30pm IST.

The trade war between the U.S. and China has complicated Apple's effort to gain ground in that market, where gains by local titan Huawei have come partly at the California-based company's expense.

With no historic library of television content of its own, Apple will sell its own service - Apple TV+ - even as it already serves as a reseller of other channels like HBO and, analysts believe, takes a cut of sales.

Apple Arcade is slated to launch September 19, followed by Apple TV+ on November 1. Apple also announced that the service would debut on September 19, with a monthly subscription price of $4.99 following a one-month free trial. It will be available in 150 countries.

Apple Arcade subscribers will get more than 100 games, curated by Apple and exclusive to the service.

The ultra-wide-angle lens captures much more of the scene in front of the camera, of course, and Apple says that its new dual-lens camera is also three times faster than earlier iPhone cameras.

There's no doubt about it; Apple is pouring heaps of resources into its upcoming streaming service, with celebrities as diverse as Oprah Winfrey, Jason Momoa, and Prince Harry associated with Apple TV Plus original shows.

The company will show off its latest iPhones Tuesday at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The research firm IDC estimates iPhone shipments plunged 25% during the first half of this year. Currently, it's rumored that the event will focus nearly exclusively on Apple's new subscription services, one for news and magazines, and one for original TV and movie content.

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