Published: Wed, September 16, 2020
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Apple Watch SE packs essential features, larger screen for just $279

Apple Watch SE packs essential features, larger screen for just $279

Take advantage of some of the best, most essential Apple Watch features at a brilliantly low price with the new Apple Watch SE.

Blood oxygen is one indicator of pulmonary health, and Apple is already putting the new capability to very timely use.

It marked the first time the iPhone hadn't featured at one of the tech giant's trademark September launch events.

Pre-order the Series 6 now; it starts at $399 for the GPS-only model and $100 more for the Global Positioning System and cellular version, and comes out on Friday.

So where was the iPhone?

Apple had previously hinted that this year's phone might be delayed, following a series of reports about disruption, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in its Chinese supply chain. Despite its resemblance in both features and design to the iPad Pro, the new iPad Air will start at a comparatively reasonable $599, and launch next month. "This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later". Let's take a look at what's to come from the new Apple Watch.


The report suggested that the company will slash the number of handsets that it plans to make in the second half of this year by as much as 20%. There is support for the first-gen Apple Pencil this allowing you to handwrite in any text field. The videos work on iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV.

Other features as the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and other motion sensors are also included, so yes, the Apple Watch SE also includes fall detection.

That's because the Apple One bundle - which includes television, games and music - will cost $US15 per month for an individual plan or $US20 per month for a family plan. It brings improved performance that makes it 40% faster than the previous model.

Despite the lack of support for FaceID, there's also an integrated TouchID sensor in the iPad Air's power button, giving users a security measure while ditching the familiar home button.

The feature requires requires a cellular model of Apple Watch Series 4 and later and will be available at launch with select carrier partners, including AT&T, T-Mobile and (TechCrunch parent's parent) Verizon, and other global carriers.

The latest iPad Air has a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the wake button on top, the new A14 Bionic chip, a six-core design, and a new four-core GPU. Even though Apple stock has fallen from a record high earlier this month, it remains near its $2 trillion stock market valuation.

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