The Overnight Apple Announcements

First Apple has updated the traditional iPad. Looks the same but it’s being updated internally with an A12 Bionic chipset that is 40 percent faster than its predecessor with 2x graphics performance. The new 8th-generation iPad starts at $499 and will be available this Friday.

The new iPad Air has been redesigned and comes in several new colours. It’s powered by the A14 Bionic chipset, has improved front and rear cameras, and stereo speakers. It starts at $899 and is available next month.

Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 6, offers 20 percent better performance and comes in some new colours—new blue aluminium and Project [RED], plus updated classic gold and graphite.

There’s the new feature, a Blood Oxygen sensor.

“Your blood oxygen level is an important measurement of your overall health and wellness. It can help you understand how well your body is absorbing oxygen, and the amount of oxygen delivered to your body. The remarkable new sensor and app in Apple Watch Series 6 allow you to take on‑demand readings of your blood oxygen as well as background readings, day and night.”

The Apple Watch Series 6 display is brighter than Series 5 and offers an always-on altimeter so that it can factor altitude into its measurements.

Apple Watch Series 6 will start at $599, but Apple also announced a lower-cost version of Apple Watch called Apple Watch SE. It uses last year’s designs and older internals but starts at just $429. Both devices are ready for order now and will ship Friday.

Apple Fitness+, it provides a variety of Apple Watch-compatible workouts that can be accessed on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, adding more each week; it launches with workouts for yoga, cycling, dance, treadmill, strength, core, fit, rowing, and mindful cooldown. The cost? $14.99 per month, or $119.99 for a year.  It launches later in 2020.

Apple announced the bundling of its existing services into Apple One, which will be available in three tiers.

  • Individual plan, which costs $19.95 per month and offers iCloud storage, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade.
  • Family plan (share with 5 people )for $25.95 per month with the same services access and additional iCloud storage.
  • Premier plan (share with 5 people) for $39.95. It offers 2 TB of iCloud storage, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+

Apple One will be available “later this year”

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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