Apple have held their latest reveal of upcoming tech, and there’s quite a bit for Apple acolytes to get excited about.
Proceedings began with the unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 6. Featuring a new processor that’s 20 per cent faster than the previous model, which helps achieve an 18-hour battery life. Those who strap the new Apple Watch to their wrists will also get 90-minute zero to 100 fast charging and an always-on screen that’s claimed to be 2.5 times brighter outside. Software-wise, blood oxygen monitoring has been added as well as an always-on altimeter.
For the fashion conscious, two new colours have been added in red and blue, and a new stretchy band joins the line-up in two styles. Meanwhile, a bunch of new faces were shown, ranging from the elegantly simple through to the incredibly functional.
Look out for the Apple Watch Series 6 from September 18.
That isn’t it for the Apple Watch, however, as we also got to see the Apple Watch SE. A more affordable wrist wear option, like its big sibling it will also come in both GPS and cell options. Running Watch OS 7, it will do pretty much everything that the Apple Watch Series 6 will do, and also includes accelerometer, altimeter and gyroscope sensors and emergency functions.
The is also due out this Friday, September 18.
Many of us have let fitness hit the backburner in 2020, so Apple are here to help with their new Apple Fitness+ subscription service. It’s set to deliver “world-class” weekly workouts from top fitness trainers straight to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
What’s bigger than a watch, bigger than an iPhone and also Apple? The MacBook! But forget about them for now, as it’s time to talk new iPads. We’re now up to the eighth generation of the tablet that really kicked the format off, and we get to say hello to two new models.
First up is the iPad Air 4, featuring an all-screen design with a 10.9-inch liquid retina display and the new A14 Bionic chip inside (but sadly it doesn’t make those Steve Austin noises – hi Dad!). Supporting both the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard, it’s available in five finishes – silver, space grey, rose gold, green and sky blue – from an unspecified date in October.
Also unveiled was the standard iPad upgrade for 2020, packing an A12 Bionic chip, support for Apple Pencil and iPadOS 14. Like the new Apple Watch range, this one’s also set to be available from September 18.