Apple Online Store Closed for ‘Updates’ Ahead of ‘Time Flies’ Virtual Event

Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2020

The "Time Flies" Apple event is scheduled to begin at 10 am PDT/ 10.30 pm IST on September 15.

The name of the event Time Flies suggests the big ticket is the watch.

Like its past few events, Apple will also live stream the event on its YouTube channel.

There's also one major new feature, a Blood Oxygen sensor. Apple is pitching the Watch SE as the successor to the three-generation older Apple Watch Series 3.

However, the sleep tracking feature appears to be pretty basic, as it only provides a very limited amount of details, such as how long you've slept. The new model is priced starting at Rs. 29,900 and Rs. 37,900 for the 32GB and 128GB Wi-Fi versions respectively, and Rs. 41,900 and 49,900 for the cellular versions in the same capacities.

On Tuesday, Apple also announced the new Watch SE, an affordable Apple Watch model.

LumiHealth harnesses the power of Apple Watch to encourage and empower Singaporeans and residents to adopt healthy habits through personalized reminders, programs, activity coaching, and incentives. The affordable Apple Watch SE will be available in 40mm and 44mm with Global Positioning System and Cellular versions.

The watch will now include a countdown timer for hand-washing, to encourage wearers to continue washing for a full 20 seconds, said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer.

The service will work with users' Apple Watches, which will help track metrics such as heart rate, calories burned, pace and distance throughout the workouts.

Still, with the improved performance, Apple has kept the price of the new iPad the same as last year's iPad. There are 10 workout options to choose from, including yoga, cycling, strength, and rowing. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings.

Compared to subscribing to each service individually, the Individual plan will save users $6 per month, while the Family and Premier plans will save subscribers $8 and $25 per month, respectively.

The updated eighth-generation iPad doesn't do much to change course from its predecessor. The new iPad Air is available in five colours: Silver, Space Grey, Rose Gold, Green, and Sky Blue. Yes, the USB-C port from the iPad Pro is coming to the iPad Air.

You can pre-order the new 8th-gen iPad today, and the device will go on sale from this Friday. However, Apple has upgraded the iPad to the A12 Bionic, a 7 nm chip that Apple introduced in 2018 with iPhone XS series.

Apple posted $59.7 billion in revenue for its fiscal 2020 third quarter that ended June 27, an increase of 11 per cent from the year-ago quarter, as iPhone sales beat the Wall Street estimates.

So, while the updated iPad gets some things right, there's always something wrong with Apple's entry-level tablet that stops it from being a straightforward recommendation.