Super amusing tweets about the iPhone 11

The company bids to weather the slump in the global smartphone market.

The new iPhones are "jam-packed with new capabilities and an incredible new design", Apple chief executive Tim Cook told a launch event in Cupertino, California as the company set plans to sell the new handsets on September 20.

An iPhone 11 boasted upgrades including a dual-camera system, longer battery life, a muscular computer chip and better water resistance. Customers can pre-order any iPhone 11 device starting at 5 a.m. PT on Friday, September 13, with retail availability beginning Friday, September 20.

In terms of raw power, the trio of iPhones will feature Apple's cutting edge A13 Bionic processor and GPU, which pretty much ensures that it will lead the pack.

But Apple's streaming service undercuts the price of its rivals. The bigger screen iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099.

Prices start at $699, down from last year's new iPhone that started at $749.

None of the iPhones was tailored for the 5G telecom networks starting to roll out.

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A "must-have" Apple Pencil integrated to work with the iPad touch screen can be used as a controller for creation or productivity. "While there will certainly be consumers looking to upgrade from iPhone 6 and 7, with XR being continued, we should see further price reduction and volumes coming from XR than 11", said Navkendar Singh, Research Director, IDC India.

New software features include tracking ambient noise levels to safeguard people's hearing; an ability for women to monitor menstrual cycles, and a "compass" to keep users properly oriented.

Apple also invited Watch users to volunteer for three new health studies, though data collected will remain anonymous. And it announced the Apple Watch Series 5, an updated version of its smartwatch with an always-on display. Apple TV+ series and movies will also be available with audio descriptions in eight languages.

Apple also gave more details on its Apple TV Plus streaming service, announcing its $4.99-per-month price tag and November 1 launch and showing off trailers for upcoming shows, including the Jason Momoa-led "See".

"As Apple starts to become less relevant to consumers with diminishing impact from fancy industrial design tricks and their cloud software offerings that can not compete with Google's, they're subtly doubling down on how their device ecosystem is inherently more private than any other ones out there", he said. The Apple TV app is also available on select Samsung smart TVs, and will come to Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future.

An attendee looks at the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro during an Apple special event on September 10, 2019 in Cupertino, California. That positions Apple's streaming effort ahead of Disney's in terms of timing, and with a slightly lower cost.

Apple Arcade, available September 19, will offer over 100 games to play, all without ads or in-app purchases.

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