Apple’s event sets the standard for future technology launches
Every time Apple announces an event, the tech industry and enthusiasts alike are left anticipating groundbreaking innovations, and the recent event in September was no exception.
Despite the pandemic, Apple continued to be the leader in the tech industry by holding its annual event exclusively online. But what made this event stand out, besides the looming launch of the iPhone 12, was how it showcased its innovation and set the standard for future technology launches.
One of the most significant announcements was the introduction of the A14 Bionic chip. Apple promised it to be “the most advanced chip ever made.” From the earliest iPhone models with the A4 chips up to the A13 Bionic last year, Apple has always optimized their chips. With the introduction of the A14 Bionic, this trend will undoubtedly continue.
The A14 Bionic is not only faster than the previous generation, but it also takes a significant leap in the world of mobile computing. With 40% faster processing, 30% faster graphics, and Machine Learning Accelerators, the A14 Bionic is a clear contender for Apple’s continued domination of the mobile world.
Apple also announced improvements in the visual aspect of its devices with the Super Retina XDR display. It features a higher resolution with 460 pixels per inch, making it one of the most immersive displays to date. Apple also introduced Ceramic Shield – a new glass technology with nanoscale ceramic crystals, which is expected to perform better in drop tests.
The event was not just about hardware, but Apple also announced the latest operating system updates for its line of products. With iOS 14, Apple strives to make the iPhone, a device that’s become more of a necessity than a luxury, even more productive by enhancing the user experience through more widgets to personalize the home screen and new app library. iPadOS14 introduces Scribble, where users can write with an Apple Pencil anywhere on the device, and it will convert to typed text. The new watchOS7 features new faces and complication designs, including two versions of a GMT face and a countdown timer.
The event even proved how Apple is prioritizing the environment with its announcements related to sustainability. Apple promises a carbon-neutral footprint by 2030 by reducing carbon footprints in manufacturing, transportation, and recycling. By conserving energy, promoting recycling, and investing in renewable energy, Apple proves that their company cares not just about sales, but also the future state of our planet.
What makes Apple’s annual event stand out from the rest is not just the advancements they bring to the technology world but also how they present it. Their attention to detail, the aesthetic design, and well-crafted storyboard all lend to their mastery of the art of technology launches. Apple understands how to bring a transformative and memorable experience to consumers worldwide.
This year’s event exhibits their willingness to wade into new verticals, directly competing in subscription services with their Apple One initiative. As part of their efforts to focus on services, Apple bundled together Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud in three different levels of subscription services, including Individual, Family, and Premier. This initiative is a bold move towards establishing itself not just as a hardware company but also an end-to-end services-oriented corporation.
With all the innovations Apple announced, it’s clear that they’re upping the ante in the field of technology. Apple continues to assert their lead in the race of mobile computing, and they show no signs of stopping. And as they continue to innovate, they not only change the technology landscape, but they also continue to set the standard for future technology launches.