The Apple Event has occurred through a virtual press conference from Apple Park, the company’s headquarters in California. Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad 8th Gen, and iPad Air (2020) during this event. Apple announced that iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 will be released on September 16.
Apple iPad 8th gen
The iPad 8th Gen was launched at the Apple event. This iPad is powered by an A12 Bionic chip, which is a big upgrade over A10 that was present in the previous iPad Air. The iPad also has a Touch ID and a similar form factor as compared to its predecessor. The iPad 8th Gen also supports Apple’s Smart Keyboard cover and Apple Pencil. The iPad 8th Gen is priced for $329 in the US.
Apple Watch SE
The Apple Watch SE appears to be an upgraded version of the Series 3. It uses the S5 chip for up to two times better performance than Series 3. Cellular models for Apple Watch SE will be available. Apple Watch SE also supports Fall Detection, altimeter, swim proofing, etc. Apple Watch SE is priced at $279 in the US while the Apple Watch series will continue to be sold at $199.
iPad Air 2020
The all-new iPad has the latest A14 Bionic chip, which is expected to ship with the iPhone 12 series too. Apple says the A14 is based on the 5nm process technology and the company claims it’s the first 5nm based chipset in the market. The company also claimed that iPad Air (2020) offers 40% better CPU performance and 30% better graphics performance than the iPad Air (2019) in Apple Event. The iPad air price starts at $599.
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple Watch Series 6 is the first product announced in the Apple event. The watch series 6 is powered by an S6 chipset that is 20% faster than S5. The smartwatch is highlighted for its ability to measure blood oxygen saturation. The Apple Watch Series 6 is more energy-efficient than before, and twice as bright as before.
The apple watch has a number of faces depending upon the weather, work, and more. Apple Watch Series 6 has a single band with no clasp. The band is made of silicone and has seven color options. Apple Watch Series 6 price starts at $399 in the US and Rs. 40,900 in India.
Apple has also announced a fitness service named Apple Fitness+ at Apple Event. Fitness+ allows you to choose workouts from the catalogue of videos that can be played on any Apple Device. You will be seeing your fitness data on the screen, along with the trainers’ videos. You will be able to see your Activity Rings on screen too.
Apple says its workouts will be refreshed weekly. Apple Fitness+ costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year in the US and will be available by the end of this year, three-month subscription is free if you purchase the Apple Watch in certain regions that support this service. Fitness+ is not coming to India at launch.
Apple One subscription is a boon for those who use Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and iCloud Services. Theses services are very costly but Apple has come with a solution that is Apple One, Apple One subscription is priced at $15 per month for Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB iCloud. There’s a family plan too at $20 per month with 200GB iCloud.
The company also included a Premier plan for Apple One with Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+ at $30 per month and 2TB iCloud storage, although the Apple One is available only in certain regions that have all Apple services. Apple Event hits 1.4M+ watching on Youtube and that’s a huge number this clearly shows that how many Apple lovers are there in the market.