A Wrap up of the Apple Event
Everything that has been announced during the September 2020 Apple Keynote
At today’s keynote, Apple focused on two products: Apple Watch and iPad. Normally, during this time every year, we have Apple announcing the newest iPhone, but it is supposedly delayed until October 2020.
First, Apple Watch Series 6. As for design, it stays relatively the same with the same square face that we have had on all Apple Watches, but now coming in even more colours such as blue, red and others that we have had on previous models. One big new feature is that users can now measure blood oxygen levels with a quick 15-second test. Apple Watch always strives to be one of the best health tools since it can now measure blood oxygen, heart rate, and more. They have updated the processor to the Apple S6 which works the same at the chips in iPhone’s but optimized for Apple Watch. The Always-On display is now 2.5x as bright which is great for sunny days. Per usual, Apple has added more Watch Faces and new bands making it more customizable. Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $399 for GPS and $499 for GPS + Cellular.
Previously, you would always need an iPhone to use and sync with an Apple Watch. Now, Apple has introduced the Family Setup. This is directed towards parents who want to give an Apple Watch to kids so that they can benefit from all the Apple Watch health and fun features, even if they do not have an iPhone. This will allow parents to give access to certain features to their kids along with tracking them as well to make sure they are safe. This is supported for Apple Watch’s Series 4 or later.
Apple also announced a budget Apple Watch, the Apple Watch SE. It comes in silver, gold and black, combines the same design as the Apple Watch Series 5/6, but with many of the core features such as messaging, fitness tracking, etc. Essentially, it is the Apple Watch Series 5, but missing a few features, such as the ability to take an ECG test and the Always-On Display. It comes in both a cellular version and non-cellular starting at $279. However, Apple is still selling the Apple Watch Series 3 which is now starting at $199.
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