Apple announced a slew of new products, a Chinese startup has turned a car into a theater, and fake followers are taking over Instagram. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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Here’s what you should know about today’s Apple Event
Hold on to your AirPods, Apple fans. The company held its fall extravaganza today and announced all kinds of new things. But the biggest additions were new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, and a new iPad. Here’s what you should know:
New colors6.1-inch displayDual-camera system—wide and ultrawideA13 bionic chip, fastest CPU/GPU ever in a smartphoneStarts at $699Preorder Friday at 5 am PDT
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max:
New colors5.8-inch and 6.5-inch optionsLonger battery life, faster charging3 cameras—wide, Ultrawide, and telephoto4K video recordingStarts at $999Preorder Friday at 5 am PDT
Apple Watch Series 5:
Always-on retina display so you can always see the time18-hour battery lifeCases made from 100 percent recycled aluminumNew titanium and ceramic models$399 (GPS) $499 (Cellular)Can order today
A larger, 10.2-inch retina display with 3.5 million pixels2X faster than top-selling PCDesigned for the new iPad OSEnclosure made from 100 percent recycled aluminumStarts at $329, available starting September 30
Forget driving. You’ll wish you could watch TV in this car
When Chinese startup Byton showed off the design for an electric car with a 4-foot-wide curved screen in the dash, it seemed like just a playful idea. But now the car is a reality. It starts at $45,000, features that honkin’-huge screen, designed for the coming age of autonomous driving, and boasts 270 horsepower and a 224-mile range.
Fast Fact: $1.3 Billion
That’s how much money cybersecurity firm Cheq predicts companies will spend on fake Instagram followers in 2019. Estimates say at least 95 million fake accounts are already being used to boost followings on Instagram.
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