Apple 'Time Flies' Event 15 September Highlights
The Time Flies Event that was held today in the Apple Park introduced us to the new products from Apple. Four new products have been launched by the Californian Giant which are the new iPad Air, the 8th Gen iPad, Watch Series 6 and the Watch SE.
Apple's new A14 Bionic chip will power the new iPad Air. It has a 10.9-inch 2360 × 1640 Liquid Retina LCD display. Touch ID has now moved to the top and will be integrated into the power button. Another change in the new iPad Air is the inclusion of Type-C port for charging instead of Apple's lightning port. This will help in the diversity of connectivity options available in the market. The new iPad Air will be available in October at Apple Authorised Resellers. Wi-Fi models of iPad Air will be available with a starting price of Rs 54,900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at RS 66,900. new iPad Air, in 64GB and 256GB configurations, will be available in five beautiful finishes including silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue.
The new 8th Gen iPad has a 10.2-inch retina display and is powered by Apple's A12 Bionic chip which has a 40% faster CPU. It also has Apple Keyboard and Apple Pencil support. The WiFi-only model will cost Rs 29,990 and the WiFi + Cellular model will cost Rs 41,900.
The Apple Pencil will retail for Rs 8500, and the Magic Keyboard will be priced at Rs 13,900.
The new Apple Watch Series 6 is powered by Apple's new 6th Gen Chip based on A13 Bionic and runs on Apple's new watch OS 7. It has a collection of brand new watch faces that are also integrated with apps. The new watch bands are also revealed which are called 'Solo Loops' and are stretchable. The watch now also has a blood oxygen sensor which can measure the oxygen in your blood. The watch is now also available as a part of Apple's Product Red lineup. The Watch Series 6 will start at Rs 40,990 for GPS variant and Rs 49,990 for GPS + Cellular variant.
The new Apple Watch SE is the affordable smartwatch which had already been leaked ahead of the launch. It runs on Apple's latest watch OS 7. The new watch is swim-proof, has a better Always-On display and also includes the new Always On Altimeter.
It has new watch faces like the Memoji watch face, has sleep tracking, fall detection, and is also two times faster than Watch Series 3.There is also a built-in compass and the crown on the watch for navigation across the OS is haptic feedback enabled. The new Apple Watch SE (GPS) starts at Rs 29,990, the GPS + Cellular version will cost Rs 33,990.
A bunch of new services were also revealed which include the new Apple One service which will consist of all the services from apple under a single plan. The services include Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News +, Apple Fitness +, Apple Arcade and iCloud.
The monthly plan of Apple One will cost Rs 195 and will include 50GB of iCloud storage. The Family Plan will consist of 200GB of iCloud storage at Rs 365 per month. The premier plan will offer 2TB of iCloud storage.
The new Apple Fitness+ subscription will allow you to reach your fitness goals with the help of various fitness videos from Apple's trainers and it will also have Apple Music integrated. New buyers of Apple Watch will have three months of free Apple Fitness + service.
The new Family Setup feature will help you stay connected to your family with the help of Apple Watch even if the other family member doesn't have an iPhone.
The new iOS 14, tvOS 14, WatchOS 7 and iPad OS 14 will be available publically starting tomorrow, and the new products will ship with these new versions.
The new Apple Fitness + program
The new Apple Fitness + service will help you get to your fitness Goals. It has integrated Apple Music so you can listen to music while working out. It also has training videos from various trainers around the world. It consists of various workout types like Yoga, Treadmill, Dance, etc.
This is Apple's second major launch event after the Annual WWDC event which was held back in June of this year. It is expected that Apple will be launching the new iPad Air 4, the Watch Series 6 along with an affordable Watch which should be called the Apple Watch SE, AirTags which are kind of tracking devices for your keys or other valuable things.
Apple iPad Air 4 (Rumored Specifications)
Apple iPad Air 4 is expected to be to launched today and as per the rumours, it will have an edge-to-edge screen, faster processor and a USB-C connector. Their is a possibility that it will be the first Apple product to have the TouchID integrated into the side-mounted power button.
Apple iPhone 12 models may not launch today
Apple iPhone 12 models aren't expected to be unveiled at this event because of the delay Apple has faced in its Supply chain, the main cause of which is the pandemic. Apple is expected to hold a separate launch event for iPhone 12 series.
Apple is going to live-stream its 'Time Flies' event in a couple of hours from now. Apple is expected to release a couple of new products. The live stream of the event will begin at 10:30p.m. IST on Apple's own website and YouTube as well. This time around, we can expect Apple to release a new iPad Air, and the brand new Watch Series 6. Apple is also expected to release an affordable variant of its Watch that is likely to be called Apple Watch SE.
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