September 2020 event on MacRumors

Joanna Estrada
September 21, 2020

In Australia, the Apple Watch Series 6 is officially on-sale and available through retail from the 18th September, 2020. It also released its cheaper iPhone SE in April. Usually the "other" products - however good - are overshadowed by the powerful iPhone.

Apple has just announced two new Apple Watches.

The India price of the Apple Watch SE (GPS) version is set at Rs 29,900 while the Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) is priced at Rs 33,900. It even beat the Swiss watch industry sales in 2019.

Apple introduced this week at its special online event the 8th generation iPad and the redesigned 4th generation iPad Air. By tracking small movements using the built-in accelerometer, users will be able to see how well they slept, as well as being able to keep track of their long-term sleep patterns.

Like measuring ECG, measuring blood oxygen requires only a few taps on the Watch's screen, but you need to wear the Watch in a certain way to get a successful reading. Particularly useful in the year of COVID-19, the blood-oxygen sensor promises to provide an early warning relating to a number of different health problems. The redesigned version is supposed to feature a blood oxygen sensor.

The iPad Air is powered by the Apple A14 Bionic processor - rumoured to be featured in the iPhone 12.

Apple today released watchOS 7 to the public after nearly three months of beta testing period. It comes in a range of colours and sizes; this may very well become a trend.

The overall design remains the same, but the Apple Watch Series 6 is better still. Each week, the team of Fitness+ trainers will deliver fresh workouts from the studio across a range of lengths, disciplines, and music genres so there are always new workouts to explore.

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

Apple Watch SE - Retina display. The Touch ID button of the new iPad features on the top rather than the front side. The Apple Watch SE's appearance is similar to the Apple Watch Series 5, as it has the same display and same S5 processor. Also, in a welcome move, Apple is switching to USB-C, like on the iPad Pro.

The iPad Air will be available to buy next month (at some point) with a starting price of RRP NZ$999. The company's most popular iPad remains affordable and looks like the older model. It features the A12 Bionic chip.

Nevertheless, Apple is the dominant provider of tablets. Expect this to sell big during the holiday season. While the trio of options is definitely great for those already using Apple services and looking to save a little cash, the inability to customize any of the plans is disappointing. Analysts believe this may help to bring more customers to Apple's products ecosystem.

The iPad has been around for 10 years now, with over 500 million sold and Australian analysts Telsyte reckon Apple are selling nearly a million a year here in Australia at least. So, there is a big opportunity for the next iPhone.

However, it is not so surprising or hard to understand why the iPhones were missing from the launch event.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Missing the compass of the other two models and has a speaker that is "50%" less loud as that of the SE or Series 6, per Apple. This move is made to help reduce environmental impact.

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