Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries…
Apple has unveiled its iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus with enhanced camera, connectivity and location tools.
Both models feature an advanced camera system designed to help users take fantastic photos of everyday moments in their lives, such as at concerts and sports events. The 48MP main camera features a new 24MP default for super-high-resolution photos, a new 2x telephoto option, and next-generation portraits.
Both models feature the second-generation Ultra Wideband chip, enabling two iPhone devices with this chip to connect at three times the range as before. This opens up a new way to use Precision Finding for Find My friends, so iPhone 15 users can share their location and find each other, even in crowds.
Project Admission has further improved its Split Season Tickets platform by increasing native functionality, integrating into primary ticketing platforms and updating the design.
Split Season Tickets is a web-based platform that gives professional sport teams and their season ticket holders a way to find new ticket partners and the ability to quickly and easily share and distribute their tickets.
Having acquired the platform last year, Project Admission is, for the first time, integrating Split Season Tickets into Tickets(com) and other significant primary ticketing platforms utilised by blue-chip teams across the major North American sports leagues. Project Admission’s current roster of Split Season Ticket clients includes the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals and, most recently, the Atlanta Braves. Additional clients include the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins.
UMG’s metaverse launch
Universal Music Group in Germany has unveiled its YOUniverse metaverse experience.
The interactive fan experience includes a virtual studio and green room, an event space with DJ and a “Hall of Fame” museum with a temporary “50 Years of HipHop” exhibition and over 100 Gold- and Platinum Awards. Visitors can meet and voice chat with other fans and sign up for one of its upcoming exclusive events with artists.
The YOUniverse is accessible via web browser on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. It is free to enter, with visitors able to create their own avatar.
Planned events include virtual concerts, DJ sets, release parties, album listenings, interviews, meet and greets, Q&As, panels and keynote speeches.