Apple Virtual Event took place on Tuesday 10:30 pm (IST). Apple unveiled two new Apple Watches along with new iPad.
The Watch Series 6 (Apple Event)
The Apple watch Series 6 and Apple watch SE both designed to deliver faster performance, better watch resistance and improved wireless connectivity, along with new colour PRODUCT RED. Apple watch Series 6 comes in 40 mm and 44 mm case options with ceramic and sapphire crystal back finish. It is comes with new S6 processor. The new processor is now upto two times faster than previous S5 processor which is in Series 5. The Series 6 has an Ultra-Wide Band Technology which unables the connectivity using radio waves.
The new Series 6 watch comes with a new health sensor which allows user to measure their blood oxygen levels. Series 6 shines the infra-red light on the wrist and measures the amount of light reflected back and with the new algorithm it helps to calculate the colour of the blood which indicate the amount of oxygen present in the blood and the new app allows you to take the measurement in 15 seconds. The new watch OS7 uses motion and heart rate to measure a lower range of VO2 MAX values.
Watch SE comes along with the same design that of Series 6 but with a lower price range. So, the display on watch SE is now bigger, it is upto 30% bigger than the previous series 3 watch and the performance is also now increased by two times. SE features largest and most advanced retina display. The watch SE now comes with S5 dual-core processor which will now deliver faster performance. Along with the new watch apple introduced new fitness app “Fitness+”. Now the users can choose from the wide variety of workouts.
Apple introduced couple of new straps among which is the solo loop. The material and rubber version of the solo loops will be available. The main question arises with the varying wrist sizes and how comfortable they are for wearing.
Apple unveiled new iPad Air with A14 Bionic Chip. The new iPad features 12 mega-pixel rear camera and next generation touch ID sensor. The touch ID on the new iPad Air is embedded in power button. iPad features 10.9 inch liquid retina display. The camera and speakers are also improved and will provide good sound and sharper images. The A14 chip is apples most powerful chip ever. The iPad comes along with the OS update, iPadOS 14.
Apple unveiled five new finishes for new iPad air. The new iPad comes with 3.8 million pixels with full lamination and anti-reflective coating. The iPad air is compatible with the magic keyboard and apple pencil which magnetically attaches at the side of the iPad for easy pairing, charging and storing data. The A14 bionic chip will definitely boost the performance. The A14 is packed with 11.8 billion transistors to increase performance and power efficiency. The new chip features 6 core design and 4 core graphic architecture for 40 percent boost in CPU performance and 30 percent improvement in graphics. The new chip now has 16 core neural engine. However, the new iPad now is designed environmental friendly. Apple plan’s to become carbon neutral by the year 2030. So in this years iPhone’s we will not get chargers in the box.