Apple iPhone 13 Launch Event LIVE UPDATES: iPhone 13 series launched in India, price starts at Rs 69,900

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Updated: September 15, 2021 12:12:21 am

Apple Event 2021 Live Updates, Apple iPhone 13 California Streaming Live Telecast: New iPhones, Watch Series 7 and AirPods 3 incoming.

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Apple Event iPhone 13 Launch Live Updates: Apple’s California Streaming Event 2021 day is here. Later tonight, more precisely at 10:30 PM IST, the Cupertino-based tech giant will unleash a flurry of new devices at its first big fall event of the year. Expectedly, it will be a digital event streamed straight from Apple Park. Those keeping track would be aware, this is the time Apple normally reserves for its next iPhone. We expect updates to last year’s iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Or in other words, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are most likely incoming.

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Alongside the iPhone 13 series, Apple could also announce its next smartwatch, aka Apple Watch Series 7. There were reports that its seemingly new design and display tech could push Apple to delay shipping. Those rumours were laid to rest recently with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggesting the Apple Watch Series 7 was out of any potential production delays. Therefore chances are, it might be back on schedule. Whatever be the case, we will know soon enough.

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The iPhone 13 series and Apple Watch Series 7 could be joined by the third-generation AirPods. Like the Apple Watch Series 7, we expect a major design refresh here as well something that could bring them up to speed with the AirPods Pro.

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So, that was hardware. Apple is also expected to announce the roadmap of new software rollout for iPhone (iOS 15), iPad (iPadOS 15), Mac (macOS Monterey), and Apple Watch (watchOS 8) during its California Streaming event.

Apple California Streaming Event 2021 Live: Watch iPhone 13, Airpods 3, Apple Watch Series 3 Launch Live

The special Apple iPhone 13 event is scheduled to take place later tonight, September 14, at 10 AM PDT, which means that in India, it will kick off at 10:30 PM. It will be streamed on Apple’s website (apple.com) and will also be available on YouTube. You can watch it below.

Financial Express Online is bringing you every Apple announcement as it happens from California Streaming Event 2021 live. Stay tuned for all things Apple, including iPhone 13, Watch Series 7, AirPods 3 and more.

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Apple California Streaming Event 2021 LIVE Updates

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    00:12 (IST)15 Sep 2021
    And it's a wrap!

    So, lot of hardware announcements today but mostly on expected lines. A quick recap:

    Apple launched the ninth-generation iPad, iPad Mini 6, Apple Watch Series 7, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Watch this space for our detailed coverage on each of these products. See you on the other side!

    00:04 (IST)15 Sep 2021
    iPhone 13 series launched in India

    iPhone 13 Mini India prices:

    128GB: Rs 69,900

    256GB: Rs 79,900

    512GB: Rs 99,900

    iPhone 13:

    128GB: Rs 79,900

    256GB: Rs 89,900

    512GB: Rs 1,09,900

    iPhone 13 Pro: Starts at Rs 1,19,990

    iPhone 13 Pro Max: Starts at Rs 1,29,900

    Available September 24.

    23:54 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max features

    Here are some of the features of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max:

    • Screen sizes: iPhone 13 Pro - 6.1 inches and iPhone 13 Pro Max - 6.7 inches
    • A15 Bionic chip
    • Triple camera - including a Telephoto camera, a wide camera and an ultra wide camera all with night mode
    • ProMotion display
    • ProRes Video feature

    The iPhone 13 Pro would be starting at $999, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max would start at $1,099.

    All the four iPhone models would be available starting September 24.

    23:48 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini features

    Here are some features of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini:

    • Screen sizes: iPhone 13 - 6.1 inches and iPhone 13 Mini - 5.4 inches
    • Dual camera system with 12MP wide camera and 12 MP ultra wide camera sensors places diagonally
    • Super Retina XDR display
    • A15 Bionic chip
    • Dolby vision
    • Cinematic mode for video recording
    • Longer battery and better performance
    • 5G connectivity
    • MagSafe

    The iPhone 13 Mini would start at $699, and iPhone 13 would begin at $799.

    23:36 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max announced

    iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max finally bring ProMotion variable refresh rate OLED screens to iPhones.

    23:25 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    iPhone 13 is getting some serious camera upgrades

    Here's a quick look at all the camera upgrades coming to iPhone 13.

    23:15 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    New iPad Mini launched in India

    New iPad Mini launched in India at a starting price of Rs 46,900 for Wi-Fi and Rs 60,900 for Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

    23:09 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Apple Watch Series 7 features

    Here are some of the features of the new Apple Watch Series 7:

    • WatchOS 8
    • Retina Display 
    • 20% more screen area than Series 6
    • 40% thinner border
    • Softer, rounded corners
    • 70% brighter indoors
    • Redesigned and enlarged buttons
    • More text on the screen
    • Most durable Apple Watch - Crack, dust, and water resistant
    • 18-hour battery
    • 33% faster charging than Watch Series 6 with faster USB-C charger

    The Apple Watch Series 7 will start at $399, and would be available later this fall.

    23:09 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    iPad (9th generation) launched in India

    iPad (9th generation) price in India starts at Rs 30,900 (Wi-Fi) and Rs 42,900 (Wi-Fi + Cellular). Shipping starts September 24

    23:01 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Apple iPad Mini features

    Here are some of the features of the new Apple iPad Mini:

    • USB-C port
    • 5G with download speeds peaking at over 3GB per second
    • 12 Mp back camera with true tone flash
    • Ability to record in 4K
    • 12 MP ultra wide front camera with Centre-stage feature
    • Support for 2nd gen Apple Pencil

    The new iPad Mini will start at $499, and people can order now. The shipping would begin next week.

    23:00 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Apple Watch Series 7 launched

    Apple has launched the Apple Watch Series 7 with refreshed design with softer edges, faster USB Type C charging and more.

    22:52 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Apple iPad 2021 features

    Here are some of the features of Apple:

    • Improved autofocus in low light
    • 12MP ultra wide front camera with Centre-stage feature
    • True tone to adjust colour to the temperature in the room
    • Support for 1st gen Apple Pencil 
    • Shipped with iPadOS 15

    The new iPad 2021 can be ordered starting today, with shipping beginning today

    22:51 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    New iPad Mini announced

    Apple updates iPad Mini with iPad Air and Pro-design, USB Type-C charging and 5G support.

    22:44 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    iPad 9th generation launched

    Apple updates entry-level iPad with A13 Bionic processor, True Tone and iPad Pro-like centre stage video feature.

    22:43 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Apple announces new iPad with A13 Bionic chip, iPadOS

    Apple has announced its new iPad lineup, equipped with A13 Bionic chip, which would give 20% faster performance than the A12 Bionic.

    22:35 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off California Streaming event

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has kicked off this year's event - California Streaming - with his address.

    22:18 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Apple California Streaming Event minutes away: Where to watch

    The Apple California Streaming Event 2021 is merely minutes away. Viewers can catch the livestreaming of the event on the official Apple website (www.apple.com) or on the official YouTube channel of Apple. Alternatively, they can also view the event in the video embedded in this page. 

    20:19 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    What is happening on liking tweets with #AppleEvent hashtag?

    Twitter has got a special animation as we are running up to Apple's California Streaming event! Whenever a tweet containing #AppleEvent is liked on the microblogging site, the little 'Like' icon first turns from an empty heart to a lit-up Apple logo before turning into a filled heart.

    19:47 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Apple Online Store is down!

    As if like clockwork, the Apple Online Store has gone down just in time for Cupertino's California Streaming iPhone 13 launch event. New products, are, indeed incoming. Watch this space for more.

    19:37 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    California streaming in 3 hours!

    Apple CEO Tim Cook to take stage in a few hours from now as Cupertino gears for its first big fall event of the year where a host of products are set to be announced. Here's Cook warming up for 'California Streaming.'

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    18:32 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Spigen leaks iPhone 13 design?

    Ahead of Apple's special event, case maker Spigen may have spilled the beans on the design scheme of the upcoming iPhone 13. In a tweet sharing what appear to be the official cases for the iPhone 13, Spigen has basically corraborated lot of the ongoing rumours of the next iPhone. Basis of what has been shared, the iPhone 13 will have have a 6.1-inch display similar to the iPhone 12. New this year, from a design point of view, is the camera alignment on the back. Here, see it for yourself:

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    17:44 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Astrophotography on iPhone 13

    The showstopper in the new iPhone lineup is rumoured to be the camera, which among other things, could also get astrophotography capabilities to compete with a similar feature from Google. The speculation about this feature gained more momentum after Apple Senior VP for marketing worldwide Greg Joswiak posted a tweet last week featuring a dramatic pan up to a starry night sky.

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    17:02 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    More surprises incoming?

    Apple also has a bevy of other hardware that it is currently said to be working on including new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the company's custom chips and a brand-new iPad Mini refresh with updated design and more. Whether or not we will get to see any of them, is something we will get to know in the next few hours.  

    17:02 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    A new Apple Watch and AirPods to also tag along

    Alongside the iPhone 13, Apple could announce the Apple Watch Series 7. The series is said to get a major redesign this year with flatter sides like the iPhone 12. But even more importantly, Apple is said to also bring a size refresh with the Apple Watch Series 7 getting larger 41mm and 45mm screen options. There could be new watch faces, but, there's not a lot of buzz around any new health features this year. So, fingers crossed there. Rounding off the event, we can also expect Apple to update the entry-level AirPods with a design that is said to be reminiscent of the AirPods Pro with a slimmer profile and a shorter stem.

    17:02 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    Software is marquee

    The software driving the iPhones also gets a refresh at Apple's fall events, therefore the next major update to iOS, aka iOS 15, is expected to get an official release date for when it would be available for all users on September 14. It is currently available in beta. Similar updates for iPad, Mac and Apple Watch are also expected during the event. We're looking at iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8.

    17:02 (IST)14 Sep 2021
    iPhone 13 | Likely showstopper of the event

    Rumour has it that Apple is looking to finally join the high refresh rate bandwagon this year, with the new batch of iPhones expected to pack faster OLED displays. All iPhone 12 models came with OLED panels with 60Hz refresh rate. The higher-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are said to get LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) panels like the Apple Watch bringing variable refresh rate to these 2021 iPhones. Whether or not the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will get this feature remains a mystery for now. Apple updated the design quite a bit with the iPhone 12 and chances are, the iPhone 13 may not look very different though a big change this year could be a smaller notch. Improved performance thanks to brand new Apple silicon and better cameras are almost always a given with a new iPhone something similar will be expected from the iPhone 13 as well.

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