Published: Wed, September 16, 2020
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Here's everything Apple announced at its 'Time Flies' event

Here's everything Apple announced at its 'Time Flies' event

The company introduced a feature called Family Setup, available in watchOS 7, that allows a parent to pair their iPhone with a child's Apple Watch in order to stay in touch, receive location notifications, use parental controls and more. Stopping short of being the camera, sensor, and graphics performance of the iPad Pro, the new iPad Air does take on some of the iPad Pro design. Apple Watch SE features last years' S5 processor.

Apple's September event is usually an opportunity for the company to show off its latest iPhones, but with no phones making an appearance Tuesday, watches were able to take center stage.

Apple is really focused on making the health experience better on the Apple Watch.

The biggest addition to the Apple Watch is the all-new blood oxygen monitor. The Series 6's always-on display is 2.5 times brighter than the one on its predecessor and there's now support for 5GHz WiFi networks.

Underneath, pressed against your skin are new sensors allowing you to measure your Blood Oxygen levels in just 15 seconds.

Apple Watch Series 6 delivers blood oxygen monitoring right from your wrist.


Apple Watch Series 6 will be running watchOS 7 out of the box and is powered by the S6 processor.

Unlike the ECG feature which was announced a while back but is still not available to Australians, the Blood Oxygen level check will be available at launch. It's also only available in an aluminum finish (the Series 6 offers stainless steel and titanium options). You can handle setup from one iPhone, and family members can be given a Watch with a separate number and Apple ID. There are also watch faces for photographers, health-care providers and surfers. The always-on display premiered on Series 5, and in our review, we noted that it felt more like a traditional timepiece than ever before.

Original post: As expected, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) event is focusing on the Apple Watch and iPad. The affordable Apple Watch SE combines the modern design of the Apple Watch 6 with the most essential features of Apple Watch in general.

Apple has launched a single subscription service "Apple One" of its different cloud based service. New classes will be uploaded each week, and data will sync with the Apple Watch. The SE will sell for $279, and the Series 3 sticks around for $199.

The iPad 8th-gen tablet goes up for pre-order today for $329 and it will be available starting Friday. For instance, if you already use Apple Music ($9.99 per month for the individual plan) and Apple TV+ ($4.99 per month), you're already paying three cents more than the $14.95 per month it costs for the lowest-tiered Apple One bundle.

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