spoilery sept 14 apple event comments (focused on stuff of particular interest to me):
upgrades to ipad and ipad mini seem nice. regular ipad seems like a great value. ipad mini is more premium, which i thought was interesting. I think I’m more of an ipad pro guy (have a 2017 pro) but they both look nice.
watchOS 8 supports ebikes better re: calorie counting. that’s cool.
new series 7 watch looks nice. bigger display size. i think i’m due for upgrade (have series 4, use watch a lot).
they’re adding guided meditations to fitness+. They already had mindful cooldowns, which seems fine, but guided meditations kinda seems like it should be in a separate app to me - like I’m not sure it quite fits with fitness. whatever tho, i’ll try it, i’m already a fitness+ subscriber!
they’re doing group workouts in fitness+ so you can do group workouts with your bros. kinda cool.
new regular iphone has sensor-shift image stabilization stuff that was pro-tier on previous gen. pretty cool.
the cinematic mode video thing on new iphone is cool. i like that they give you more manual control as an option too. it sounds like you can change the focus even after the capture of the video.
main benefit of iphone pro vs regular seems to be ProMotion (higher refresh rate), higher brightness, better camera system (which can do macro photography), and bigger screen if you want to go with pro max. leaning towards regular iphone 13.