(Last Updated On: September 16, 2020)
On Tuesday (15), Apple held an event to present a series of news related to its products and services. However, as some rumors have intimated, the launch of the new iPhone 12 has been left out.
Check out the highlights of Apple’s September 15 event.
Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE
Apple introduced two new watches. While the Apple Watch Series 6 arrives with a feature capable of measuring blood and new color oxygen levels, including Project (RED), the Watch SE is a “less expensive” version of the smartwatch.
The SE version arrives as a kind of successor to the Apple Watch 3, but with an S5 chip, which pledges to be 2 times faster than the 2017 model. The sixth generation of the Apple Watch also gained an altimeter, which can indicate the level of user elevation during travel.
The company also confirmed that the models will not have the plug adapter included in the box.
The Apple Watch 6 arrives in stores in the United States on Friday (18) and, although there is no official availability date in Nepal and India, the product is already listed in the US store. The Apple Watch SE will sell for a starting price of $279 and the Watch series will sell a starting price of $399.
Apple Fitness+ is Apple’s new guided exercise service. With the novelty, the user can also use the TV, for example, to view the information about the exercise in progress.
In the United States, Apple Fitness+ will have a monthly subscription of $9.99 or annually of $79.99. Anyone who buys a new Apple Watch will get 3 months of free subscription.
Apple also made official the launch of Apple One, a company’s subscription services package. With this, apple product users will be able to have Apple Music, Arcade, News, TV+, iCloud, and also the new Apple Fitness+ with just a monthly payment.
In the US, 2 different plans will be made available: one individual and one that can be shared with up to 5 family members. Individual and Family values are $14.95/mo and $ 19.95/mo, and Premier values at $29.95/mo respectively.
The new iPad Air will be released by Apple next month in the United States, but there is still no information on availability in Brazil. Here, the new model will be sold for prices starting at $599. The version with 256 GB of storage and Wi-Fi + Cellular connection can reach $749, according to apple’s official store.
The device brings great evolutions in hardware and design with straight edges, reminiscent of the iPad Pro. The device comes equipped with the new A14 processor, made in 5 nanometers. It features a 10.9-inch screen and a Touch ID sensor integrated into the button present at the top edge of the device.
Apple has also adopted a USB-C connection in the product, which supports fast data transfers and recharges up to 20 W.
iPad Air comes in five different colors space grey, silver, rose gold, green, sky blue. The availability of iPad Air will start in October.
The 8th generation iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display and a design similar to the previous model. However, the device relies on the A12 Bionic processor, which brings great advances in the performance part.
Apple also confirmed that it will release the new version of its operating system for iPhones on September 16. iOS 14 has been in the experimentation phase with some users for some time, but will now reach its stable end version.
iOS 14 is a significant update for iPhone owners as it brings home widgets and a new feature for organizing apps.
The new iPad comes in three different colors space grey, silver, and gold. The 32 GB version will cost around $329 and the 128 GB one will cost around $429.