Apple Inc kept the new iPhone 12 series for a later launch and on Tuesday introduced the new Watch Series 6 with a revolutionary blood oxygen sensor in the Covid-19 era, a cheaper Watch SE for its ambitious fans, and an iPad Air with one Industry premiere of the A14 Bionic Chip.
An update from Apple’s biggest seller – the iPhone – is slated to be announced next month after executives announced the launch will be delayed by several weeks due to disruptions related to pandemics.
Apple products: price in India
Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) starts at Rs 40,900 while Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) starts at Rs 49,900.
The cheaper Apple Watch SE starts at Rs 29,900 and the GPS + Cellular version starts at Rs 33,900.
The new iPad Air in 64 GB and 256 GB configurations and in five colors will be available from Apple Authorized Resellers from October.
The Wi-Fi models of the iPad Air will start at Rs 54,900, and Wi-Fi + Cellular models will start at Rs 66,900.
8th Generation iPad ̵
1; Price, India Launch Date, Features
Apple introduced the eighth generation 10.2-inch iPad with retina display. The availability of the newly introduced devices in India will be announced at a later date.
From just Rs 29,900, the iPad has the powerful A12 Bionic chip, which brings the Neural Engine to the entry-level iPad for the first time.
The iPad Air also features an all-screen design with a larger 10.9-inch liquid retina display, camera and audio upgrades, a new integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button, and the powerful A14 Bionic for a massive increase in performance.
“Today we’re excited to introduce a completely redesigned, far more powerful iPad Air, introducing Apple’s most powerful chip ever, the A14 Bionic,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“Coupled with major upgrades to the iPad Pro and 8th generation iPad this year and the powerful new features of iPadOS 14, this is our strongest line of iPad products ever, giving our customers even more ways to enrich their daily lives. “
The Apple Watch Series 6 can check your oxygen levels
The Apple Watch Series 6 introduces a revolutionary blood oxygen feature as new coronavirus cases spread around the world, particularly in India.
Oxygen saturation, or SpO2, is the percentage of oxygen that red blood cells carry from the lungs to the rest of the body and how well this oxygenated blood is shed throughout the body.
“With powerful new features, including a blood oxygen sensor and app, the Apple Watch becomes even more indispensable as it provides further insights into overall wellbeing,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.
The Apple Watch’s ability to monitor blood oxygen seeks to surpass a similar feature already available on rival Fitbit Inc watches, which Google is buying from Alphabet Inc for $ 2.1 billion.
Apple said its watch will be able to take absolute blood oxygen measurements if necessary while the user is still there, while Fitbit’s devices currently display either fluctuations in blood oxygen levels or a series of measurements taken while the user is sleeping .
Apple Watch Series 6 includes a faster S6 in package (SiP) and next-generation, always-on altimeter, as well as the most colorful line to date with a beautiful array of new case finishes and straps.
The watchOS 7 offers family setup, sleep tracking, automatic hand washing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate and share watch faces to encourage customers to be more active, stay connected, and better manage their health in new ways , the company announced during its virtual launch event.
Apple has partnered with researchers to conduct three health studies that will use the Watch to examine how blood oxygen levels can be used in future health applications.
The Apple Watch Series 6 uses a new dual-core processor based on the A13 Bionic in iPhone 11. The updated S6 chip runs up to 20% faster, so apps can also launch 20% faster, while the battery life is over 18 hours all day.
Apple Watch SE features
The Apple Watch SE has a stunning Retina display with thin bezels and curved corners that is 30% larger than the Series 3.
A variety of new watch faces are optimized for display so customers can easily view notifications, text messages, exercise metrics, and more.
With the S5 System in Package (SiP) and a dual-core processor, the cheaper Apple Watch SE offers incredibly fast performance, up to two times faster than the Apple Watch Series 3.
The digital crown with haptic feedback produces incremental clicks with an exceptional mechanical feel when rotated, Apple said.
(With contributions from agencies)