Apple unveils new Apple Watch, iPad products, subscription plan

Joanna Estrada
September 16, 2020

Apple is also updating its entry-level 10.2 inch iPad with a new 8th-gen model featuring an Apple A12 processor and a starting price of $329. So the announcer brings up another thought, "Imagine one day a tiny device with an optical sensor will send you an alert if your heart rate is too low".

While the Apple Watch Series 6 is the company's new flagship wearable, Apple also introduced a cheaper Apple Watch SE.

When you count them up, Apple already offers five services to paying subscribers, not including the newest Apple Fitness+ service debuting later this year. Apple produced a video that shows the new faces available in watchOS 7 including the GMT face which shows multiple time zones simultaneously.

In addition to the Series 6 there's an all new model which is the same size, but slightly paired back.

Apple also released a video for the fourth-generation iPad Air. The A14 Bionic chip makes use of a neural engine capable of processing more than 5 trillion operations per second.

Without those bezels, Apple has now placed the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the top of the Air, as part of the power button, which should make unlocking the screen just as easy as before.

Laura Legros, Apple's vice president of hardware engineering, unveils the all-new iPad Air.

Normally Apple's September event would give us the new iPhone lineup, but 2020 is unlike most years so new Apple Watches and iPads will have to do for now.

As for the new iPad Air model., Gurman says it features an all-screen design similar to the iPad Pro, but will lack a ProMotion display and will not be powered by Apple's latest A-series processor.

A more surprising announcement: Apple Fitness+, a workout streaming service created to be used with the Apple Watch.

Apple reported late July its financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter with quarterly revenue of 59.7 billion US dollars, an increase of 11 percent from the year-ago quarter while the net sales in the Great China region increased to 9.329 billion dollars. Those metrics change as the workout progresses.

Apple One's bundled services are available in three different packages.

Unlike the ECG feature which was announced a while back but is still not available to Australians, the Blood Oxygen level check will be available at launch.

Family - All of the same services as Individual, but for the whole family (up to 6 members) for $19.95 per month. You can arrange to receive an alert when Fitness+ is ready by tapping on this link and clicking the "notify me" button.

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