Yesterday, Apple held its annual event to reveal new devices and services, and the event came under the name (Time Flies), and it was presented online due to the Corona pandemic (COVID-19).
(Time Flies) is the first event for Apple in the fall this year, during which it announced new releases of its smart watch (Apple Watch), and devices IPADIn addition to announcing some new subscription-based services, but we are still waiting for the new iPhones.
(Tim Cook) CEO of the company appeared at the beginning of the event, and talked about Apple’s responsibility towards users during the conditions that the world is going through now, and how its products change the lives of its users, and after that; the work team began to provide new devices and services.
Below we will review the most important new devices and services announced by Apple during the Time Flies event:
1- The sixth generation of Apple Watch Series 6:
The most important thing that Apple announced during its event yesterday is the sixth generation of its smartwatch (Apple Watch Series 6Which comes with the same design as the previous generation (Apple Watch Series 5). But it comes with a new silicone bracelet bearing the name (Solo Loop) without a clip or anything else to adjust on the wrist, as it is stretchable to fit the user’s hand, and is available in seven different colors.
The Apple Watch Series 6 works with the new S6 processor, and the health capabilities of previous Apple Watch models have been developed through the presence of a new sensor that measures oxygen saturation in the blood in 15 seconds.
Apple says: “The screen of the Apple Watch Series 6 can get 2.5 times brighter on the outside, and it also comes with improvements in the Always-on feature and Altimeter.
Apple Watch Series 6 will be available at a starting price From $ 399 for the GPS-enabled version, You can order it earlier today, and it will be available in the market next Friday.
2- (Apple Watch SE) new low-cost watch:
Apple also announced a new version of its watch called (Apple Watch SE) that has many of the same features as the Series 6 watch, including: built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter, and fall detection, but it works with the same processor (S5) as it works with it. Watch (Series 5) that the company launched last year.
Apple Watch SE will be available. Starting at $ 279, You can order it earlier today, and it will be available in the market next Friday.
3- New Apple watches will not come with a charger:
Apple said: “It will not include USB chargers in its new smartwatch cases to help reduce its harmful impact on the environment.” There have been many rumors about a company taking the same step with the upcoming iPhones, as they will come without chargers, but the company has officially taken the step today with new versions of its smartwatch, which increases the chances of taking it with iPhone phones.
4- A new version of iPad Air:
Apple also announced a new version of the iPad Air with a full-screen design, where the company abandoned the Home button as in the iPad Pro, and the device contains a 10.9-inch (Liquid Retina) screen larger, with a resolution of 2360 x 1640 pixels. The company has integrated a fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) in the power button on the top of the device.
The device works with a powerful (A14 Bionic) processor to significantly enhance performance, and features a 12-megapixel rear camera, which is the same as the iPad Pro, but with improved video stability, and features a 7-megapixel front camera, and Apple also replaced the Lightning port with the USBC port.
The new iPad Air comes in five colors: blue, green, silver, gray, gold, and pink. AndPricing starts at $ 599A, Apple said it will be available in the market within the next month.
5- The eighth generation of iPad 8 iPad:
Apple announced the eighth generation of the iPad (iPad 8), which comes with the same design as previous versions with large upper and lower edges, with the Home button located on the front of the device and a built-in fingerprint sensor (Touch ID).
But Apple has updated the internal parts, as the device is equipped with an A12 Bionic processor that supports the Neural Engine that relies on artificial intelligence techniques to provide twice the performance than the previous version. Its price starts at $ 329, You can pre-order today, and it will be available on Friday, September 18th.
6- Apple Fitness +:
Apple has announced a new fitness service called Apple Fitness Plus, which is subscription-based, and Apple says: “It is specifically designed for Apple Watch to provide statistics that help improve exercise performance, although it is integrated with iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
The service includes 10 different types of exercise, including: yoga, cycling, and dance, and new exercises will be added every week. Apple will launch the service before the end of the year, with a monthly subscription of $ 10, or you can subscribe for an entire year for $ 79.99.
7- Apple One Service:
Apple also announced a new service yesterday called (Apple OneIt offers subscription packages that combine many of the company’s services at different price levels.
The cheapest package in this service is at $ 14.95 a month, and combines Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, and 50 GB of cloud storage in iCloud.
The Family Package differs from the previous one in that iCloud has 200GB of cloud storage for $ 19.95 a month, and it can be shared between up to six people.
While the Premier bundle combines: Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, Apple News Plus, Fitness Plus, 2 TB iCloud for $ 29.95 a month, and can also be shared between up to six people.
8- When to release new versions of operating systems:
Apple confirmed that it will launch today, September 16, the new versions of the operating systems of its devices, including: iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14. The company also said: “All device products announced today will come with new versions of Operating systems”.
It is worth noting that Apple has not announced the upcoming iPhone 12 phones, and it is expected to announce it in a new event during the month of October.