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CE Today 9/12/23: News from Apple, Panasonic, and Garmin

CE Today 9/12/23

Explore the latest trends and news in the CE (Consumer Electronics) Space. Stay tuned daily for more updates. 

Apple’s Release Event

Apple has unveiled the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, with the standout feature being the adoption of a USB-C port, aligning with EU regulations. While the design remains largely similar to the iPhone 14, both models sport a 6.1-inch display with the Dynamic Island feature. Notably, the OLED Super Retina display offers 1,600 nits of brightness, doubling to 2,000 nits in sunlight, surpassing the iPhone 14.

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A major upgrade lies in the camera system, with a 48-megapixel main sensor, enhanced portrait mode, and improvements to night mode, Live Photos, and action mode. The A16 chip powers the iPhone 15, ensuring “all-day battery life,” and it includes a second-gen ultra wideband chip for improved connectivity and precision finding. iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be available in black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium, and natural titanium finishes. iPhone 15 Pro has a starting price of $999 (U.S.) and is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities. The iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at $1,199 (U.S.) and is available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities.

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Alongside this announcement, Apple also unveiled a number of other exciting products that will be released later this summer. Most notably was the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 9, featuring enhanced performance with the new S9 SiP, a double tap gesture, brighter display, and faster Siri integration for health data. It runs on watchOS 10, offering redesigned apps, the Smart Stack, new watch faces, and specialized features for cyclists, hikers, and mental health support. Notably, customers can now choose a carbon-neutral option for any Apple Watch, aligning with Apple’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. The new Apple Watch lineup is available for order today starting at $399 (U.S.), and Apple Watch SE at $249 (U.S.), with availability starting on September 22nd.

Panasonic Unveils LUMIX G9II

Panasonic introduces the LUMIX G9II digital mirrorless camera, featuring a 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor, groundbreaking Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) technology, and advanced image stabilization. This camera ensures precise auto-focus at up to 60 fps in AFC mode, with the ability to capture shots 1.5 seconds before shutter release.

Videographers will appreciate 4:2:0 10-bit 5.8K and 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 120p/100p recording, along with Apple ProRes support, streamlining post-production. The LUMIX G9II will be available in early November, priced at $1899.99 MSRP, empowering photographers and videographers to explore new creative horizons.

Garmin Sets Sail with Cutting-Edge GPSMAP 9000 Chartplotter Series

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Garmin has unveiled its flagship GPSMAP 9000 chartplotter series designed for discerning captains. These all-in-one chartplotters, available in 19″, 22″, 24″, or 27″ touchscreen displays, offer stunning 4K resolution with edge-to-edge clarity and boast a processor that’s seven times faster than previous models. Enhanced by the new Garmin BlueNet gigabit network, these premium multi-function displays (MFDs) provide comprehensive connectivity throughout the vessel at unprecedented networking speeds.

The GPSMAP 9000 series delivers superior design, processing power, and connectivity, making it the ultimate choice for boaters. With prices starting at $9,999.99, this flagship series is expected to hit the market next month, offering a truly immersive and cutting-edge navigation experience.