Munyaradzi Nigel Muchenje

7 months ago


New Apple Products: Sorry I'm late, Sorry No iPhone 12 Yet

Apple last week on Tuesday 15 September 2020 announced new watches, apps, and iPads during a September product event. Apple announced a bunch of new hardware and some software.
Here are the biggest announcements

Apple Watch Series 6

The Apple Watch SE

The new 8th-generation iPad

The new iPad Air

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 6, which will be able to monitor users’ blood oxygen levels. The app will let you measure in 15 seconds. It will be available in new colors which are blue and red options for the first time.

Also, Apple COO Jeff Williams said that the latest version of the Apple Watch has a sensor that can measure the amount of oxygen in the user’s blood. According to Apple, blood oxygen saturation is a good measure of overall respiratory health. Apple will sponsor three studies to validate the feature and its benefits

Apple Watch Series SE

Apple also announced a new, but less expensive version of the Apple Watch called Apple Watch SE. With a price of $279 or more. It comes in both cellular and Wi-Fi models. Apple also highlighted a new feature, Family Setup, which will allow kids and older adults to use Apple Watch without an iPhone.

Apple updates entry-level iPad

A new version of its most affordable iPad was announced by Apple, now called the iPad 8th Generation. It has a faster A12 Bionic chip and an optional rugged case for schools. It still works with the Apple Pencil, too. It’ll cost $329, the same price as usual, and $299 for schools.

Apple updates midrange iPad Air

The new iPad Air will come in five different colors and will have a new design but with smaller bezels and a screen that stretches from edge to edge. Colors include rose gold, silver, space gray, green and blue. It costs $599 and up and will be available in stores next month.

It will have a “next-generation” Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the power button. It will be equipped with an A14 processor that is 40% faster than its predecessor — one of the first times that Apple’s most powerful chip lands in an iPad before a new iPhone. It charges with a USB-C connector, not Apple’s proprietary Lightning charger. It is compatible with Apple’s 2nd-generation Pencil and Magic Keyboard stand.

No iPhone 12 was announced unfortunately but the iOS 14 was announced and by this time is out now to the public with popular features such as widgets which were most popular on Android-based smartphones. The iPhone 12 might launch later in October.

Apple also announced its long-rumored services bundle, Apple One. It comes in three tiers with different services in each tier:
Individual: Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage, at $14.95 a month.
Family: The same services for up to five family members, at $19.95 a month.
Premier: The same services plus Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+, announced today, for $29.95 a month.