Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE at an online event on Tuesday evening. A new iPad Air was also presented.
New iPad Air with thinner bezels
Apple announced its new smartwatch: the Apple Watch Series 6. The design looks the same as the Series 5, although it also comes with a new blue and red case this time.
The biggest innovation in Series 6 is a sensor to measure blood oxygen. This can be used to determine how much oxygen the user has in his or her blood in fifteen seconds. Furthermore, the Series 6 has a new, faster chip and the screen is 2.5 times brighter than that of the Series 5.
The Watch also has an altimeter and new clock designs have been added. The watch should last up to eighteen hours on a charge. The new Apple Watch Series 6 will cost 429 euros. He will be released on September 18.
Apple also announced the ‘Family Setup’ feature. This allows multiple Apple Watches to be paired with a family member’s iPhone, such as those of children without an iPhone. Parents can indicate which contacts they can reach and check the location of the child. This position is not coming to the Netherlands for the time being.
Apple also announced a more affordable Watch. This Apple Watch SE looks like the new watches from the outside and also has a screen that extends to the edges. The wearable has mostly the same hardware as the Series 6, but uses a slightly slower chip. The screen is also not always on. This device costs 299 euros. He will be released on September 18.
Incidentally, the Watches are delivered without a USB charging adapter this time. According to Apple, this should combat the waste of electronics.
Apple presented the new iPad Air on Tuesday evening. The tablet has thinner screen edges and rounded corners. This makes it more like the previously released iPad Pro. The screen measures 10.9 inches and has a resolution of 2360 by 1640 pixels.
The new iPad Air no longer has space for a fingerprint scanner under the screen because of the thinner edges. Instead, the scanner has been added to the narrow lock button on the top. There is no face scanner like in the Pro variant.
The home button has also been removed with the disappearance of Touch ID. Just like on the iPad Pro and the iPhone, this device can also be operated with swipe gestures. Apple has developed a new chip for the iPad Air. It is the A14 Bionic, which is faster and more powerful than its predecessor.
Furthermore, the Air is equipped with a USB-C connection. There are also new speakers that are placed above and below the screen. This provides stereo sound when the user is watching videos in landscape mode. According to Apple, the battery lasts up to ten hours on a charge. The iPad Air is also suitable for the Magic Keyboard with Apple touchpad. The tablet costs 669 euros and will be released ‘in October’.