Apple held its ‘Time Flies' event on September 15, 2020, to release a range of new devices and updates. The main highlights were the Apple Watch and iPad, as expected, while the new iPhone 12 didn't make an appearance. We have already talked about its release date, pricing, and a few leaked features. The Apple event was held yesterday, starting at 10 am PDT. If you have missed the event for some reason, you can still watch it on second-generation Apple TV or YouTube.
Some of the major announcements were Apple Watch Series 6, a new feature called family setup, Apple Fitness++, Apple One, and Apple iPad. There were two iPads. There was an update to the entry-level Apple iPad. This gets updated to the A12 Bionic so it's going to be more powerful and fast than the previous model. There is a new iPad Air, which borrows some features from the iPad Pro. The device is powered by a new and fast A14 Bionic processing chip inside and has a 10.9-inch display with a TouchID button on the side of the display. There is a USB-C port and it supports the Apple Pencil.
Apple One is the company's new way of bundling up Apple services into a small package for a monthly subscription package. There will be other options for packages covering the essential other features like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and access to 50GB of iCloud storage for just $14.5 a month through to a family version. At the top end, you can get a 2TB of iCloud storage and access to News+ and Fitness+ too - but that would cost you $29.95 a month.
Apple Fitness is a great option for anyone interested in Apple's health-related services. The subscription service is based around the Apple watch and will let you find and do workouts, according to the user's requirements. You will be able to get coaching from fitness trainers on your Apple Tv, iPhone, or iPad, while your watch tracks your metrics and displays those on the screen. This seems great for today's age where everyone is worried about their health.
Apple introduced a new series in the Apple watch SE. This isn't the same as Apple Watch 6, but it does get the new altimeter. It's going to be more like an affordable version of Apple watch 6. The star of the Apple event was the Apple watch series 6. There weren't many design changes, but adds a new headline feature, blood oxygen saturation monitoring.
With the latest device, you get a brighter display which even works great outdoors. Apple watch series 6 is much more powerful than its predecessor due to the latest processor. You can even measure your blood oxygen level with the new revolutionary sensor and app. Take an ECG anytime, anywhere. See your fitness metrics at a glance on your wrist for a healthier, more active, and active life.
Apple has finally announced the date for the Apple event - which is oct 13. Unlike other years, Apple events are going to be completely online and you can watch it on Apple Tv or Apple's official YouTube channel. If rumors are true, we will see a new 6.7-inch display screen size, a rapidly fast A14 Bionic chip, and 5G. Some rumors suggest that the prices of Apple 12 might be slightly less than its predecessor.
One of the biggest rumors around the internet is that the device will be available in more than one size. There will be possibly 2 base models at 6.1-inches and the largest iPhone 12 pro max at 6.7-inches. This allows Apple to offer a wide array of prices, and variations on the specs depending on the user's budget. There will be an affordable iPhone mini with a price tag as little as $649 with 64GB of internal storage which is at least $50 less than the regular iPhone 11's price. Offering an affordable smartphone to compete in the budget category seems like a smart move by the company.
In total we are expecting four new models this year. Two regular models and two pro models. Current rumors suggest the series to have iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 pro, and iPhone 12 pro max. With the possible addition of 5G connectivity support, Apple is moving the entire series to the OLED display. The October 13 event is called the ‘Hi speed' event. Pre-orders are assumed to be start on oct 16, whereas the shipments for regular models start from Oct 23 whereas the pro models will be launching up to a month later. There are also rumors of Apple using the Face ID sensor array in the smaller housing.