The much-awaited Apple unveiling happened at the special ‘Time Flies’ event held on Tuesday in the US. Apple announced the launch of Watch SE, Watch Series 6, iPad Air, 8th generation iPad, and a few new services.
The watch segment includes measurement of blood oxygen levels, right from the wrist. They have added a sensor to track blood oxygen saturation, that will track information about breathing and heart rate.
Also, for the first time, they will have the colour red available as a variant. The device also features a new S6 chip processor. The new chip is said to be 20% faster than the Series 5 chip.
Price in India:
Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS)
Price: Rs 40,900
Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular)
Price: Rs 49,900
Watch SE (GPS)
Price: Rs 29,900
Watch SE (GPS + Cellular)
Price: Rs 33,900
The availability date for watch SE (GPS) and watch SE (GPS + Cellular) is yet to be announced.
They also announced the individual plans. Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage is priced Rs 195 per month, whereas, the family plan with Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage costs Rs 365 per month. Another feature it has is that it can be shared with up to six family members. The premium plan is not accessible in Nida till Apple News does not get launched here.
Apart from the watches, the new iPad (8th generation) was also unveiled.
The starting price in India of Rs 29,900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs 41,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model in 32GB and 128GB configurations. It will be compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation) priced at Rs 8,500 and the Smart Keyboard priced Rs 13,900. The cost of the Smart covers for iPad will be Rs 4,500.
October is when the new iPad Air will be available in India.
The Wi-Fi models of iPad Air will be priced at Rs 54900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models will begin at Rs 66900. The compatible Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is priced Rs 10,900, while the Magic Keyboard is sold separately at Rs 27,900 and Smart Keyboard Folio at Rs 15,900.
It is the first iPad since the iPad Pro to get an edge-to-edge display. The device features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, with relatively small bezels around the edges. It will retain the touch ID but is definitely more powerful than the previous-gen model.
Unfortunately, the new iPhone wasn’t displayed.