Apple has been expected to host its annual September event and launch new hardware products for us for a while now. After a lot of speculations, the Cupertino tech major finally announced its 'Time Flies' event and launched the all-new Apple Watch Series 6 as a successor to the Apple Watch Series 5 and the new iPad AIir 4, thus, upgrading the iPad Air lineup after a long time.
In addition to this, you can also catch our live blog to know about all the details of the Apple event 2020. Here's a look at everything Apple announced today.
Apple Watch Series 6, Watch SE
The new Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a number of improved features that are focused on a user's health. Apple Watch Series 6 has the main highlight in the form of Blood Oxygen (SpO2) Detection. It comes with an easier-to-read Always-on Retina display and an always-on altimeter. It is powered by A13 Bionic chipset with upgraded S6 SiP and a U1 chip.
It supports improved ECG and the new Family Setup feature for family members to use the benefits of the Apple Watch even when they don't an iPhone. With the new watchOS 7, the new Apple Watch can measure new VO2 Max, better sleep tracking, and a reminder to watch hands. It is powered by the Apple S6 chip, which is 20% faster than the one found on the predecessor.
The new smartwatch also supports new watch faces the GMT face, typograph face, Memoji face, and many more. There are various band types too, with the main being Solo Loop in 7 different colours and a braided Solo loop with 5 different colour options. It comes in silver, space grey, gold, and aluminium case options, along with a (PRODUCT)RED option. It is priced at Rs. 40,990 for GPS variant and Rs. 49,900 for GPS+cellular variant.
The company has also launched a cheaper Apple Watch SE that comes with the S5 SiP chip for 2 times faster performance than the Watch Series 3. It has a Retina display, always-on altimeter, GPS, Wi-FI, Built-in compass, fall detection, SOS feature, gyroscope, fall detection feature, and even support for Family Setup feature.. It is priced at Rs. 29,900 for GPS model and Rs. 33,900 for GOS+cellular model.
Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE will be available to buy this Friday in the US. However, there is no word on its availability in India. Additionally., the Apple Watch Series 3 will sell too.
Apple Fitness+, Apple One
Apple Watch's workout app now gets new 10 types of workout (Yoga, Dance, Treadmill run, to name a few) with music with the new Apple Fitness+ service that can be paired with Apple TV too. It focuses on privacy with no unnecessary data sharing and will be available by the end of this year. It is priced at $9.99a month and $79.99 a year. For people going for the new Apple Watch, they can get the service free for the first 3 months.
Apple One is the new bundle subscription service that includes a number of Apple services (Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV+, Apple Fitness+, iCloud) for a one-stop solution, It can be shared with the family too. The service will be available this year and will be available for free for 30 days for users to try it out. The comes in three plans: Individual (Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage) for Rs. 195 a month, Family (Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage) for Rs. 365 a month, and Premier (Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage ) that can be shared with up to 6 family members.
Apple iPad 8th Generation, iPad Air
Apple has also introduced the iPad 8th Generation with the A12 Bionic chipset for 2 times faster performance. It gets a 10.2-inch Retina display, an 8MP rear camera, a FaceTime HD camera, 10 hours of battery life, smart connector, and USB-C power adaptor. It also gets support for Touch ID and runs iPadOS.
It supports Apple Pencil that has improved features such as shape detection, scribble feature to write on any page on the display, smart selection, and more features. It also supports the smart keyboard. The iPad 8th Gen starts at Rs. 29,900 for Wi-Fi only variant and Rs. 41, 900 for Wi-Fi and cellular model. It is available in 32GB and 128GB of storage options and comes silver, space grey, and gold colours.
The new iPad Air s powered by the A14 Bionic chipset with 5nm process tech support. It supports 40% faster CPU performance and 30% better graphics. It features a 10.9 Liquid RetinaIt supports a 7MP FaceTime HD front camera and a 12MP rear camera, much like the iPad Pro 2020. It also gets USB Type-C, Apple Pencil support, smart keyboard, and Touch ID.
Additionally, it runs iPadOS 14. The iPad Air starts at Rs. 54,900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs. 66,900 for Wi-Fi and cellular model. It comes in 64GB and 256GB storage options and silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue colour options. It will be available in October.
Furthermore, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 will be available for users, starting tomorrow. All the aforementioned Apple products will ship with the new operating systems.