In the early hours of this morning Apple made a number of new product and service announcements during their ‘Time Flies‘ event. Including new Apple Watch and iPad models, a fitness workout service, Apple Services bundle, and more. There was one significant product missing though – iPhone.
Nonetheless, below is a quick summary of today’s announcements from Apple.
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple has added notable hardware improvements with the Apple Watch Series 6 range. Including a faster chip, next-generation always-on altimeter, new colours and bands, and more.
Measures the oxygen saturation of the user’s blood via a new ‘Blood Oxygen’ sensor
Always-On Retina display is up to 2.5 times brighter
Runs up to 20 percent faster and features the U1 chip and Ultra Wideband antennas
Always-on altimeter provides real-time elevation all day long
(PRODUCT)RED Apple Watch with exclusive matching bright red bands
Stainless steel models are now available in graphite — a rich gray-black hue with a striking high-shine finish
watchOS7 with a range of new features
Priced starting at A$599 inc. GST (GPS) and A$749 inc. GST (GPS+Cellular models)
Availability beginning Friday, September 18 from Apple online
Apple Watch SE
Apple Watch SE, new to the Apple Watch line-up includes all the essential features at a more affordable price. With a starting price of just A$429 in Australia.
Largest Apple Watch display, fall detection, advanced fitness features, and Family Setup with watchOS 7
Features the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter as Apple Watch Series 6
Up to two times faster than Apple Watch Series 3
Next-generation always-on altimeter provides real-time elevation all day long
watchOS7 with a range of new features
Priced starting at A$429 inc. GST (GPS) and A$499 inc. GST (GPS+Cellular models)
Availability beginning Friday, September 18
A brand new Apple service called ‘Apple Fitness+‘ brings a new fitness experience for everyone, powered by Apple Watch. With studio-style workouts delivered by inspiring world-class trainers and underscored by motivating music. And can be used on a range of Apple devices with Apple Watch.
Popular workout types including Cycling, Treadmill, Rowing, HIIT, Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, and Mindful Cooldown
New workouts to be added each week
Customers can use any brand of equipment with Fitness+, and many workouts can be done with no equipment at all or just a set of dumbbells
Intelligently incorporates metrics from Apple Watch, for example, heart rate
Priced at A$14.99 inc. GST per month, or A$119.99 inc GST per year. Or use the service with an ‘Apple One’ Premier plan.
Free to use for 3 months with the purchase of a new Apple Watch, or 1 month free for existing Apple Watch users
Arriving later in the year
All-new iPad Air
For 2020, Apple is giving the iPad Air an all-new design, similar to the iPad Pro. Including a larger 10.9-inch display, 12MP rear camera, TouchID button, new colours, and more.
all-screen design with a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display
new integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button
powerful A14 Bionic for a massive boost in performance
7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera, now features the same 12MP rear camera used in iPad Pro for higher resolution photos and 4K video capture
USB-C port for up to 5Gbps data transfer
iPadOS 14, bringing new features and designs that take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad
100 percent recycled aluminum enclosure and 100 percent recycled tin for the solder on its main logic board
Compatible with Magic Keyboard, second-generation Apple Pencil, and more
Priced from A$899 inc. GST for Wi-Fi, or from A$1,099 inc GST for Wi-Fi + Cellular.
Get Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and more services in one simple plan. Priced from just A$19.99 with savings up to A$39.
Three bundles available from Spring, 2020
Individual includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage for A$19.95 per month
Family includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage for A$25.95 per month, and can be shared among up to six family members.
Premier, where available, includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage for A$39.95 per month, and can be shared among up to six family members.
30-day free trial for any services that customers do not already have
The Apple One Individual plan offers a savings of over A$9 per month, while the Family plan offers a savings of over A$12 per month, and the Premier plan offers a savings of over A$39 per month. Savings based on standard monthly pricing.