Apple Event 2023 Live Blog: Hands-On With the iPhone 15, New Apple Watch

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Apple’s iPhone 15,

, Apple Watch Series 9, and Apple Watch Ultra 2 debuted as part of the company’s “Wanderlust” event Tuesday.

CNET’s live blog is continuing as our editors leave the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, and head to the demo room for hands-on time with Apple’s new devices. You can still check out our archival reporting from the event below. You can also watch the event’s livestream, and check out commentary from CNET’s Apple Event watch party.

Everything announced at the Apple event:

  • iPhone 15: The new iPhone 15 includes the Dynamic Island that debuted last year on the iPhone 14 Pro, and will come in both a 6.1-inch base model and a 6.7-inch Plus model. The iPhone 15 will come in pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. Both iPhone 15 models will include a 48-megapixel main camera. The iPhone 15 starts at $799 and the iPhone 15 Plus at $899. Both phones go on presale this Friday and will be available on Sept. 22.
  • iPhone 15 Pro: Apple’s new iPhone 15 Pro comes in a titanium design, continuing a base 6.1-inch size along with a 6.7-inch Pro Max size. The Pro phones will include a customizable Action button, which can be programmed for a variety of functions. The phones will also include a 5x telephoto lens. The iPhone 15 Pro will start at $999 for a 128GB model and the iPhone 15 Pro Max will start at $1,199 for a 256GB model. The phones go on preorder on Friday and hit store shelves on Sept. 22.
  • Apple Watch Series 9: The new Apple Watch debuted with new silicon, spotlighting that Siri requests are now able to be processed on the device. The watch starts at $399, goes on preorder Tuesday, and will hit stores on Sept. 22.
  • Apple Watch Ultra 2: The new high-end rugged watch continues having the 36-hour battery life of last year’s Ultra, gains a brighter display measured at 3,000 nits, new cycling features, and a flashlight boost. Apple is also spotlighting how the Ultra 2 is carbon neutral. The watch starts at $799. Preorders for the Ultra 2 begin Tuesday, and the watch hits stores on Sept. 22.
  • Double Tap gesture: Apple’s adding a new way to answer phone calls by tapping your thumb and index finger together twice, which uses the Apple Watch’s hardware to monitor those movements. This will also snooze alarms or hang up phone calls.
  • USB-C: Apple’s iPhone 15 and AirPods will now charge over USB-C, replacing the Lightning port. The change was expected in order to bring Apple into compliance with the European Union’s mandate. Apple is also releasing a USB-C edition of the company’s wired EarPods.
Apple's iPhone 15, 

, Apple Watch Series 9, and Apple Watch Ultra 2 debuted as part of the company's "Wanderlust" event Tuesday.

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