Apple announced during its September schedule: Apple Watch Series 6, new iPad Air, and more

In just 60 minutes, Apple today announced details on the release of two new Apple Watch models, two new iPads and its latest software and services. Read on for a complete recap of everything Apple announced in today’s September schedule.

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple closed things today with the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 6. As the report suggested, one of the key features here is the new blood oxygen facility. On the Apple Watch itself, there is a new blood oxygen sensor, which works through a new blood oxygen app in WatchOS 7.

Apple explains that oxygen saturation is the percentage of oxygen carried by the red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body and indicates how well this oxygenated blood is being distributed throughout the body. Through the Blood Oxygen app, you can get readings with Apple Watch Series 6 in just 15 seconds.

In terms of performance, the Apple Watch Series 6 is powered by Apple’s newest S6 processor, which is 20% faster than the Series 5. Apple says that 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 that the Series 6 charges 20% faster than the Series 5, and that workout tracking is less intensive for things like indoor and outdoor runs.

The Apple Watch Series 6 has the same overall design as the Series 5, but the Always-On display is up to 2.5 times better than the Series 5. The Apple Watch Series 6 is available in a new blue color as well as a product. (Red) option. The ceramic model, which is available with the Series 5, has also been discontinued.

The new Apple Watch Series 6 is available starting today at $ 399. First orders will arrive as soon as Friday, but some models are already delayed until October and November.

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Apple Watch SE

This is followed by the new Apple Watch SE. Coming in at $ 279, Apple Watch serves as a low-cost option for buyers.

The Apple Watch SE offers the same physical design as the Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6. It is powered by Apple’s S5 processor, which it says is two times faster than the Apple Watch Series 3.

The Apple Watch SE does not always have an on-display display, nor does it support ECG or blood oxygen features, but support for fall detection and emergency SOS. Other features include an alt-on altimeter, a built-in compass, the latest speaker and microphone, optimized for better sound quality for phone calls, Siri and walkie-talkie, 1 with Bluetooth 5.0.

The Apple Watch SE is available starting today at $ 279. First orders arrived on Friday. If you want cellular, the Apple Watch SE with Cellular starts at $ 329. Interestingly, the Series 3 is still available in Apple’s lineup for $ 199. This means that the Apple Watch lineup starts at $ 199 for the Series 3, $ 279 for the Apple Watch SE, and $ 399 for the Apple Watch Series 5.

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Apple Fitness +

Apple continued its focus on Apple Watch and Fitness and launched its newest subscription service, Apple Fitness +. To set the choice of the peloton, Apple Fitness + will integrate with the Apple Watch and fitness apps on the iPhone. Fitness + costs $ 9.99 per month or $ 79.99 per year.

Users can view fitness classes hosted by Apple, with health workout metrics shown on top of synced videos from the Apple Watch. The data can then be automatically saved in the Health app.

In terms of programming, Apple Fitness + will include workouts for cycling, treadmills, HIIT, rowing, strength, yoga, dance, core and cool down. Each class will be set to music that you can easily identify on your device through Apple Music. Apple says the new workouts will be released on a weekly basis.

Apple Fitness + classes can be viewed on the iPhone through the fitness app or through an all-new fitness app on the iPad and Apple TV. Fitness + will start before the end of the year. Apple will have three months of free Apple Fitness + to purchase the new Apple Watch.

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Apple One Bundle

With the introduction of Apple Fitness +, Apple also introduced its long-awaited bundle of services branded as Apple.

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 will run for $ 20 per month with 200GB of storage.

For $ 30 per month, you can upgrade the Premiere Apple One bundle, which includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, 2TB of iCloud storage, Apple News + and Apple Fitness +.

Based on what Apple announced today, Apple One seems like a solid value for money. Apple says that individuals can save $ 6 per month, while families save $ 8 per month. In addition, the Premier plan is $ 25 cheaper than buying all of Apple’s services individually.

We’ll be giving more details on Apple One in the coming weeks, with Apple saying the bundle will be available sometime this fall.

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8th generation iPad

Finally, Apple concluded today’s event with several announcements for the iPad lineup. First, Apple expanded the all-new $ 329 iPad powered by the A12 Bionic processor, an upgrade from the previous generation A10 processor.

Apple says that the A12 chip is twice the performance of top-selling Windows laptops and 6 times faster than the top-selling Android tablet and 6 times faster than the best-selling Chromebook.

Everything else about the new 8th generation iPad is the same, including Apple Pencil support, smart keyboard support, 10.2 inch retina display, and smart connector support.

The 8th-generation iPad retains the same price as the 7th-gen: it’s $ 329 for general sales and $ 299 for education. It is available to order from today, with the first shipment on Friday.

New ipad air

Today the next announcement for the iPad was an all-new iPad Air. As the rumors indicated, the new iPad Air is a mass update compared to its predecessor. Creating a path here is a completely redesign that resembles the iPad Pro.

The new iPad Air features a 10.9-inch liquid retina display with P3 wide color, true tone and laminate coating. Touch ID is located in the power button, so instead of Face ID, biometric authentication is built directly into the power button – this is the first time Apple has expanded Touch ID outside of the home button.

The iPad Air’s 10.9-inch display 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 features second-generation Apple Pencil support and Magic Keyboard support. The new iPad Air will start at $ 599 next month.

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Software release dates

Finally, today’s event culminated with an incredibly surprising announcement for the future of its software platforms. Apple revealed that iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and TVOS 14 will all be released tomorrow, September 16. It was a surprise announcement, with many believing that Apple would give developers at least one week’s notice.

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