In just over 60 minutes, Apple today announced two new Apple Watch models, two new iPads and the details of its latest software and service releases. Read on for a complete overview of everything Apple announced at its September event today.
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple started things off today with the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 6. As reports had suggested, one of the leading features here is the addition of a new Blood Oxygen feature. On the Apple Watch itself, there is a new Blood Oxygen sensor that works through a new Blood Oxygen app in watchOS 7.
Apple explains that oxygen saturation represents the percentage of oxygen transported by red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body and indicates how well this oxygenated blood is delivered through the body. Via the Blood Oxygen app, you can get a reading in just 1
In terms of performance, the Apple Watch Series 6 is powered by Apple’s latest S6 processor, which is up to 20% faster than the Series 5. Apple says the Apple Watch Series 6 has the same 18-hour battery life as before. It also includes U1 chip and Ultra Wideband antennas for features like CarKeys. And while battery life is the same, Apple says the Series 6 charges 20% faster than the Series 5, and that training tracking is less intensive for things like indoor and outdoor running.
The Apple Watch Series 6 has the same overall design as the Series 5, but the display always displayed is up to 2.5 times brighter than the Series 5. The Apple Watch Series 6 is also available in a new blue color as well as a PRODUCT (RED) option. The ceramic model that was available with the Series 5 is also discontinued.
The new Apple Watch Series 6 can be ordered today from $ 399. The first orders arrive as early as Friday, but some models are already delayed until October and November.
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Apple Watch SE
Next up is the new Apple Watch SE. This acts as a cheaper option for Apple Watch buyers and comes in at $ 279.
The Apple Watch SE has the same physical design as the Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6. It is powered by Apple’s S5 processor, which Apple says is up to twice as fast as the Apple Watch Series 3.
Apple Watch SE does not have an always-on screen, nor does it support ECG or oxygen functions in the blood, but there is support for fall detection and Emergency SOS. Other features include an always-on altimeter, a built-in compass, the latest speaker and microphone, optimized for better sound quality for phone calls, Siri and Walkie-Talkie, 1 along with Bluetooth 5.0.
Apple Watch SE can be ordered today from $ 279. The first orders arrive on Friday. If you want mobile, the Apple Watch SE starts at $ 329. Interestingly, the Series 3 is still available in Apple’s lineup for $ 199. This means the Apple Watch series starts at $ 199 for the Series 3, $ 279 for Apple Watch SE and $ 399 for the Apple Watch Series 5.
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Apple Fitness +
Apple continued its focus on the Apple Watch and fitness with the introduction of its latest subscription service, Apple Fitness +. Set to compete as the Peloton, Apple Fitness + will integrate with the Apple Watch and the Fitness app on the iPhone. Fitness + costs $ 9.99 pr. Month or $ 79.99 per month. Year.
Users can view fitness classes hosted by Apple, with measurement of health training shown at the top of the video, synced from the Apple Watch. The data can then be automatically saved in the Health app.
In terms of programming, Apple Fitness + includes training for cycling, treadmills, HIIT, rowing, strength, yoga, dance, core and cool downs. Each class is set to music that you can easily find via Apple Music on your device. Apple says new workout programs are released weekly.
Apple Fitness + classes can be viewed on the iPhone via the Fitness app or through a brand new fitness app on the iPad and Apple TV. Fitness + will debut before the end of the year. Apple includes three months without Apple Fitness + with new Apple Watch purchases.
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Apple One package
In addition to the introduction of Apple Fitness +, Apple also introduced its long-awaited suite of services, branded as Apple One.
Apple One starts at $ 15 per. Month for Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade and 50 GB iCloud storage for individuals. The family version of the plan runs $ 20 per. Month with 200 GB storage space.
For $ 30 pr. Month, you can upgrade to the Premiere Apple One package, which includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, 2TB iCloud storage, Apple News + and Apple Fitness +.
Based on what Apple announced today, the Apple One seems like a solid value for money. Apple says individuals can save $ 6 per share. Month, while families save $ 8 per month. Month. In addition, the Premier plan is $ 25 cheaper than buying all of Apple’s services individually.
We have more details on the Apple One in the coming weeks, with Apple saying the package will be available sometime this fall.
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8th generation iPad
Finally, Apple ended the day’s event with a few announcements for the iPad lineup. First, Apple detailed a brand new $ 329 iPad powered by the A12 Bionic processor, which is an upgrade from the previous generation A10 processor.
Apple says the A12 chip offers more than twice the performance of the best-selling Windows laptop and performance that is more than 6 times faster than the best-selling Android tablet and 6 times faster than the best-selling Chromebook.
Pretty much everything else about the new 8th generation iPad is the same, including Apple Pencil support, Smart Keyboard Support, a 10.2-inch Retina display and Smart Connector support.
The 8th generation iPad holds the same price as the 7th generation: it’s $ 329 for regular sales and $ 299 for education. It can be ordered from today with the first shipments arriving on Friday.
New iPad Air
The next announcement for the iPad today was a brand new iPad Air. As rumors had suggested, the new iPad Air is a massive update over its predecessor. Leading here is a complete redesign that is very similar to the iPad Pro.
The new iPad Air has a 10.9 ” Liquid Retina display with P3 wide color, True Tone and a laminate coating. Touch ID is located in the on / off button, so instead of Face ID, the biometric authentication is built directly into the on / off button – this marks the first time Apple has extended Touch ID outside the Home button.
10.9-inch screen on iPad Air has a resolution of 2360 × 1640 with full lamination. In terms of performance, the device is powered by Apple’s latest A14 Bionic processor – making the iPad Air the first Apple product t
Finally, the iPad Air has second generation Apple Pencil support and Magic Keyboard support. The new iPad Air will be available next month from $ 599.
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Software release dates
Finally, today’s event ended with an incredibly surprising announcement about the future of its software platforms. Apple revealed that iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14 will all be released to everyone tomorrow, September 16th. This was a surprising announcement, with many people assuming that Apple would give developers at least a week’s notice.
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