Apple’s first fall event this year has just concluded. The conference was held online, like the summer WWDC 2020 .
The main intrigue of the evening died in the second minute of the presentation. There weren’t many chances for the iPhone 12 announcement , so Tim Cook immediately spoke about his plans for tonight. The iPhone was not on the list of new products.
After a short intro, Tim Cook talked about the difficult epidemiological situation in the world and how Apple continues to work in such an environment with cool products.
Immediately, the head of Apple said that today only announcements of smart watches and an update of the iPad line should be expected.
The first presented novelty was a smartwatch of the sixth generation. The lack of Force Touch has become a slight downgrade , the watch screen no longer recognises pressing force.
As expected, the model received a pulse oximeter that measures oxygen saturation in the blood. The procedure takes only 15 seconds, the built-in notification system will allow you to monitor the indicator throughout the day.
For the new model, several advanced dials have been developed with the ability to display data not only about the user’s health, but also, for example, about shooting parameters and the position of the sun for photographers.
There are new customizable watch faces with animoji and original faces that read the current time.
The Apple Watch Series 6 is powered by the Apple A13-based S6 processor . This makes the model 20% faster than Series 5. The brightness of the display in Always-on mode has increased by 2.5 times. A high-precision altimeter was built into the device.
Now the watch can be equipped with the so-called Mono bracelet , this is a bracelet without a clasp, which can be made of silicone, leather or woven material.
The new watch has got a child and family mode . The first allows you to monitor your child, his location, grades at school and health status. Family mode will allow you to share content faster.
The most unpleasant news was the rejection of the cable and charging in the Apple Watch set . Cupertinians justify this by caring for the environment.
▪ Apple Watch Series 6 cost: from 82,143.77 Pakistani Rupee . The pre-order for the new model in Pakistan has not yet been opened, the start of sales is scheduled for next month.
The second novelty presented was the budget watch Apple Watch SE.
The gadget is powered by the Apple A5 processor , which has proven itself well in the Apple Watch Series 5.
Statistics and data from watches (not only this model, but others) can be broadcast to iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
▪ Apple Watch SE cost: from 55,495.35 Pakistani Rupee The start of sales in Pakistan will take place a little later.
Announced a new service Apple Fitness + , which will allow you to receive personalized recommendations and training plans. It will become available at the end of the year, but in Pakistan the launch will take place later (if at all).
The subscription will cost $ 9.99 per month or $ 79.99 per year . For some countries, the service will be included in the maximum subscription package for Apple One.
The subscription will include four services: Apple Music , Apple TV + , Apple Arcade and additional iCloud storage . This option will cost $ 14.95 monthly or $ 19.95 when you purchase a family subscription.
In countries where News + and Fitness + will be available , there will be a Premier subscription option available for $ 29.95 .
In Pakistan, only individual and family subscription options are available.
▪ Individual subscription will cost 810.56 Pakistani Rupee per month . The amount of additional storage in iCloud will be 50 GB.
▪ A family subscription will cost 1,166.14 Pakistani Rupee per month , but there will be more space in the cloud – 200 GB.
The new inexpensive tablet is made in a familiar design with a button under the display. It is powered by the Apple A12 processor . The device is 40% faster than the previous iPad in its line.
The device supports the old 1st generation Apple Pencil .
▪ iPad 8th generation price – from 66,598.86 Pakistani Rupee . for the version with 32 GB memory and without LTE. Sales start on Friday.
As expected, the tablet received the iPad Pro design with thin bezels and lost the Home button . The gadget will be available in five color options at once: blue, green, gold, gray and silver.
The new iPad Air will be powered by the A14 Bionic processor . The Type-C port is used to charge and connect accessories ; there is a Smart Connector on the case for connecting a proprietary keyboard. The tablet supports the second generation Apple Pencil .
The most interesting feature of the tablet is the Touch ID fingerprint scanner , which is now integrated into the power button at the end . As you can imagine, there is no Face ID in the model.
The Liquid Retina Display with a resolution of 2360 x 1640 is responsible for displaying the picture , and the tablet’s camera is 12 MP, f / 1.8 with the ability to shoot 4K video and image stabilization.
▪ Price iPad Air 4 – from 55 990 for the most affordable model of 64 GB without LTE. Sales start in October.
This concludes the hour presentation. We saw two services and four new items. Not so much, we will wait for a new presentation next month.