Published: Wed, September 16, 2020
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Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what Aussies need to know

Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what Aussies need to know

Apple is also updating its entry-level 10.2 inch iPad with a new 8th-gen model featuring an Apple A12 processor and a starting price of $329. When the watch is in place on the wrist, the hinge is closed, tightening the strap to a wearer's liking.

That capability is powered by the Series 6's new blood oxygen sensor, which uses a series of photodiodes and infrared LEDs to measure your oxygen saturation-the amount of oxygen in your blood cells-as you breathe.

Even Apple can get high fashion wrong. It does come in more expensive at $899 starting price, but Apple has introduced new colours, including a radical new Green and Blue to the iPad range for the first time.

While the Apple Watch Series 6 is the company's new flagship wearable, Apple also introduced a cheaper Apple Watch SE. It unveiled a feature called Family Setup which lets parents monitor kids if they have an Apple Watch but not an iPhone, following their location and determining who they can text.

Fitness+ will cost $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year.

After the workout, users will get a summary of the data captured from a user's Apple watch sensors.

The $399 Apple Watch Series 6 improves on what's already the best smartwatch around, including a feature that can potentially help people detect illnesses like influenza (or COVID-19) earlier.

Apple One - With many different services available, it was only a matter of time for Apple to bundle them together.

Apple Fitness+ - In lieu of going to the local gym, Fitness+ is here with video workouts that integrate with your Apple Watch. It retains the same looks, Lightning port, and lack of support for the newer Apple Pencil, but gains a faster A12 Bionic processor that makes it twice as quick in the graphics department.

"Apple One makes enjoying Apple subscription services easier than ever, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and more", said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, in a statement.

According to the quarterly financial report, the company's services revenue reached 13.156 billion dollars, up by 14.8 percent year on year.

However, knowing that past year Apple said the A13 Bionic brought a 20% speed increase across the board over the A12 Bionic, we can estimate the 2020 chipset to have a 17% faster CPU and 8% better GPU than its predecessor.

The Premier plan is for 29.95 dollars per month, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage, and can be shared among up to six family members.

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