Everything Announced in the Apple Event 2020
The latest Apple Event 2020 was held on September 15. The event is all about showing off the latest and greatest Apple toys and services. This year however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was a virtual one. Unfortunately, at this year’s Apple Event, the new iPhone 12 wasn’t announced. However, Apple showed off a range of other gadgets that is just as enticing as the new iPhone would be.
Apple launched a few new Apple Watch models, a few iPads, and updates to its services line-up. It also discussed the iOS 14 software that has now finally been released on September 16.
Here’s everything announced at the latest Apple Event.
New Gadget announced at the September Apple Event
Apple Watch Series 6
The star of the September Apple Event was the Apple Watch Series 6. The newest model offers a similar design to previous-generation Apple Watches. The new Apple Watch series 6 adds a few new colours, including a navy blue that may match the rumoured colour of the upcoming iPhone 12, and a red model.
The Apple Watch Series 6 also comes with all new features like a sensor to track blood oxygen saturation. Tracking blood oxygen saturation can help the watch track information about breathing and heart rate. This should improve on the already-stellar fitness tracking features available on the Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $399, and is available now to purchase, with full availability on September 18.
Apple Watch SE
Also at the Apple Event, the tech giant, also announced the budget-priced Apple Watch SE. The new device has the same overall design as the Apple Watch Series 6. It also supports features like Family Setup and Fall Detection and has the already-powerful last-generation S5 processor.
Like the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE will be available starting on September 18. The best thing about the device is that it starts at $279 which means that it is more affordable than ever. Especially more for a latest-generation Apple Watch model.
All new Apple iPad and iPad Air
Apple announced the iPad Air, which is the first iPad since the iPad Pro to get an edge-to-edge display. The device features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, with relatively small bezels around the edges. Unlike the iPad Pro, the device still has Touch ID. The Touch ID is however now located inside the power button, rather than in the now-gone Home button. In other words, there’s no Face ID on the device at all. It also comes in a range of colours, including new green and sky-blue designs.
The new iPad Air supports the Apple Magic Keyboard, along with the second-generation Apple Pencil. The iPad Air will officially be available as from October and starts at $599.
The entry-level iPad finally got a spec-bump as well. The new device offers the same overall design but gets the Apple A12 Bionic chip for improved performance. According to Apple, the new entry-level iPad offers a 40% GPU boost over the last-generation model.
The new iPad supports the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil; unfortunately, it only supports the first-generation Pencil. Like previous-generation models, it starts at $329, or $299 for students. The device is currently now available for order today.
Other Innovations announced at the September Apple Event
Apple is making it easier to access all of its services. The long-awaited Apple One subscription service lets you bundle Apple’s services into one monthly payment while saving a little cash. Apple One includes iCloud, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and Apple News+.
It starts at $15 per month for the individual plan, which includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud. The family plan comes at $20 per month and includes 200GB of iCloud storage and the ability to share with up to six family members. The Premier plan adds Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+, along with 2TB of iCloud storage — and comes at $30 per month.
Apple also launched a new fitness service at the event too. The new service is called Apple Fitness+. It works by integrating with the Apple Watch workout app to offer guided workouts, while still showing information like heart rate, time, and so on. Apple Fitness+ is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
Workouts include yoga, cycling, core, cooldowns, and so on. The service will be available before year ends and comes at $10 per month, or $80 per year.
Saving the best for the last, the tech giants announced the availability of its latest and greatest software. The updates are coming to phones, tablets, watches and everything else starting September 15 which was a few days ago. The new updates include the likes of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 7.