Adding up Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event by the numbers

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Apple's "California Streaming" event by the numbers.
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If there’s one thing you can expect from a new Apple product release like its “California Streaming” event on Tuesday, it’s a lot of impressive facts and figures. After all, the older products are still impressive, yet the new ones have to be better. And they always are, at least to some degree.

It’s a little bit like the staggering numbers Apple throws around on its quarterly earnings calls. But here it’s all about the product performance indicators that will most likely lead to more record-breaking earnings in the near future. Shipping on the items below is imminent in most cases.

See below for a rundown of the newly announced products and updates by the numbers.

iPhone 13

15.8 trillion: Numbers of operations per second iPhone 13 can pull off.

20%: decrease in notch size over iPhone 12 series

800 nits: average screen brightness

1,200 nits: peak screen brightness

128GB: minimum storage for iPhone 13 series (goodbye 64GB)

1TB: maximum storage for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

3X: optical zoom available with iPhone 13 Pro cameras

10Hz: minimum screen refresh rate on iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max via ProMotion technology (battery saving)

120Hz: maximum screen refresh rate on iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max via ProMotion technology.

1.5 hours: How much additional battery life Apple says a typical user will get out of iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro versus last year’s models.

2.5 hours: How much additional battery life Apple says a typical user will get out of of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max versus last year’s models.

600 tons: amount of plastic saved annually by removing shrink wrap from iPhone products.

60: number of countries with 5G network coverage

A15 Bionic chip

15 billion: number of transistors

6: number of cores in CPU (2 peak, 4 high efficiency)

15.8 trillion: neural engine’s operations per second

50%: times faster than leading competitor

iPad

1 million: apps designed for iPad’s “large canvas”

3x: iPad’s A13 Bionic chip is that many times faster than the best-selling Chromebook’s.

6x: iPad’s A13 Bionic chip is that many times faster than the leading Android tablet chip.

12: number of megapixels in iPad’s new ultrawide camera.

$329: starting price for the new iPad ($299 in educational settings)

iPad mini

8.3 inches: screen size of the new iPad mini

0.4 inches: increase in screen size over previous iPad mini

100%: amount of recycled aluminum used in new iPad minis

40%: percentage increase of CPU performance over the previous iPad mini

80%: percentage increase in GPU performance

500 nits: screen brightness rating

3.5Gbps: peak download speed

10x: faster data transfer speeds over last year’s model

Apple Watch 7

50%: more text can fit on screen than with an Apple Watch 6

20%: increase in Retina display size over the series 6

40%: reduction in bezel thickness

70%: increase in screen brightness indoors

3: current models are Apple Watch 3, SE and 7

Apple TV+

130: Awards for Apple original series, films and documentaries in less than two years, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

500: Award nominations for Apple original series, films and documentaries over the same time frame.

35: Prime time Emmy nominations overall

20: Prime time Emmy nominations for the hit comedy Ted Lasso

3: Prime time Emmy wins for Ted Lasso