Apple hosted a special ‘Time Flies’ event on Tuesday. In it, Apple announced Watch SE, Watch Series 6, iPad Air, 8th generation iPad, and a few new services. In India, the Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) is to be available for Rs 40,900 while the Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) is to retail at Rs 49,900. Apple prices the Watch SE (GPS) at Rs 29,900 and Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) at Rs 33,900. No availability dates have been announced for the two more affordable Apple Watch models.
About iPad Air 4
The iPad Air 4 launched by the company comes with a design that features a 10.9-inch edge-to-edge retina display. Also, Touch ID, A14 Bionic processor and USB-C connectivity. The chipset promises 40 per cent faster CPU, 30 per cent faster graphics. And 70 per cent faster machine learning with next-generation Neural Engine.5
This is quite interesting as iPad Air 4 features a more powerful processor than the iPad Pro. However, what’s more, interesting is the fact that the iPad Air 4 also gets this new ARM processor-based chipset. This is much before the new iPhones which will be launched later this year. As pointed out by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this is the first time in about nine years that the iPad has received Apple’s newest chip before the iPhone. (Source: India Today)
“We’re excited to offer customers an even faster and more powerful experience with the eighth-generation iPad,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With its beautiful 10.2-inch Retina display, the performance boost from the A12 Bionic, great cameras, and so much more, the new iPad is an incredible value at a time when, more than ever, our customers need powerful and versatile ways to work, play, learn, and connect with loved ones.”
Apple Watch SE
The Apple Watch SE packs the essential features of Apple Watch into modern design customers love — all at a more affordable price. The largest and most advanced Retina display allows customers to easily see more details. And the information that matters most, right on their wrist. Apple Watch SE features the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter as Apple Watch Series 6, and with the latest motion sensors and microphone. It offers robust health and safety capabilities including fall detection, Emergency SOS, international emergency calling, and the Noise app.
Watch Series 6
With Apple Watch Series 6, the brand introduces a revolutionary Blood Oxygen feature that offers users even more insight into their overall wellness. The Watch Series 6 delivers many notable hardware improvements, including a faster S6 System in Package (SiP) and next-generation always-on altimeter, along with its most colourful lineup yet, featuring a beautiful palette of new case finishes and bands. watchOS 7 brings Family Setup, sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate and share watch faces, encouraging customers to be more active, stay connected, and better manage their health in new ways.