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Pavel Prokopev

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Did You Miss These Five Big Surprises at Apple's Fall Event? By Kelly Hodgkins Apple’s big fall event came and went with a handful of new devices landing into Apple’s device lineup. Though we expected to see the new Apple Watch Series 7 and iPhone 13, the announcement of new iPads took us by surprise. And that isn’t all. Apple also snuck in a few new features on its flagship devices that we were happy to see. Continue reading to browse Apple’s fall surprises. 5. Macro Photography Photography with the iPhone 13 gets even more interesting with the iPhone 13 Pro. Apple’s latest flagship smartphone is equipped with a new lens system that allows for macro photographs. The technology is so good that you can snap shots of an object as little as two centimeters away from the lens. It’s an impressive jump in capability that opens doors to a new type of photography. 4. The iPad mini 6 Apple followed up the iPad announcement with a new iPad mini, another surprise addition to its iPad lineup. Apple’s mini iPad gets a splash of color with new Purple, Pink, and Starlight options alongside the traditional Space Gray. The new Liquid Retina Display and an 80 percent boost in graphics performance means this mini iPad will look incredible and perform flawlessly when gaming or watching movies. 3. The Ninth-Gen iPad Apple was expected to announce a new iPad this fall, but rumors suggested this unveiling would happen at a second event later this fall. Apple surprised us all by unveiling the ninth-generation iPad. The ninth-generation iPad is the same classic 10.2-inch iPad with a noticeable bump in performance thanks to the A13 Bionic processor. Also new is a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera with Center Stage, a feature that keeps you in the frame during Zoom meetings and FaceTime calls. 2. Cinematic Mode Apple always gives the iPhone 13 a slight boost, so we expected to see new hardware and features added to the camera. Rumors pointed to Cinematic mode and we were pleasantly surprised to see it come to fruition. The Cinematic mode allows iPhone owners to switch focus on objects while recording video and when editing. If you are filming a scene with a character sitting in a chair, the focus will stay on the person until they lift the newspaper to read. Then the focus will change automatically to the newspaper to highlight the headline news. 1. ProMotion (Finally) Okay, ProMotion wasn’t a huge surprise, but more of a relief. The technology was rumored to land in the iPhone 12 last year but never materialized. Some even wondered if it would make it into the iPhone 13. Was Apple even working on it? We were pleased when Apple confirmed that ProMotion finally would be included in the iPhone 13 Pro models. This 120Hz variable refresh rate allows for super-smooth animations and improved response time.

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