In Case You Missed It: Everything Apple Announced During The Apple Event 2020

Syed Hassan Algadrie
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In Case You Missed It: Everything Apple Announced During The Apple Event 2020

Apple unveiled a slew of new products during their recent launch event that happened a couple of days ago. Among the new products released include a new iPad Air, an 8th generation iPad, Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, Apple Fitness+ services, Apple One subscription plan as well as various other announcements. There were no announcements of new iPhones however, much to the dismay of many fans.

Let’s take a look at what Apple did announce at the launch event down below.

iPad Air

iPad Air 2

iPad Air 2

Apple unveiled a new version of the iPad Air which they dubbed as the “most powerful, versatile, and colourful iPad Air ever”. The new iPad Air features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display and comes in five different colour variants which include silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue. Touch ID is also available and is integrated into the new top button.

Another interesting feature of the new iPad Air is that it is powered by Apples’ new and most powerful A14 Bionic chipset. The A14 Bionic chipset is 40% faster in CPU performance and 30% faster in GPU performance when compared to its predecessor. It is also advanced enough to handle even the most demanding tasks ranging from games to editing 4K videos. Furthermore, the A14 Bionic chipset features a new 16-core Neural Engine that is capable of performing up to 11 trillion operations per second for machine learning capabilities. Expect the new iPhones to sport the same chipsets when they get announced in the near future.

iPad Air

iPad Air

The iPad Air also comes with a single f/1.8 12MP rear camera, the same found on the iPad Pro, which is capable of capturing 4K videos and a 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera. Other features include a USB Type-C charging port, stereo speakers and Wi-Fi 6. The iPad Air is compatible with Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, and new Smart Folio covers, as well as the 2nd generation Apple Pencil.

The new iPad Air will run the latest iPadOS 14. iPadOS 14 improves the Apple Pencil’s experience with the iPad with features such as Smart Selection, for better distinction between handwriting and drawings, as well as Scribble to iPad which allows users to handwrite directly in any text field with the Apple Pencil for easy text replies or Safari searches. Head over here for a more detailed look at the new iPadOS 14.

There is no mention of when the iPad Air will release in Malaysia but the pricing is already up on Apple’s website which sees a retail price from RM2,599.

8th Generation iPad

8th Generation iPad

8th Generation iPad

Along with the new iPad Air, Apple also introduced a brand new 8th generation iPad. This new entry-level iPad is similar to its predecessor but now comes equipped with the A12 Bionic chip, bringing the Neural Engine to the entry iPad for the first time. It also features a 10.2-inch Retina display and has support for the 1st generation Apple Pencil. The 8th generation iPad will also run iPadOS 14 which will bring new features such as Smart Selection and Scribble to iPad.

The 8th generation iPad is definitely one of the more affordable iPads with a retail price starting from RM1,499. Availability in Malaysia will be announced at a later date.

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6 was also announced during the launch event with some newly added features. The Apple Watch Series 6 sports a more powerful S6 chip that is based on the A13 Bionic chip in iPhone 11, next-generation always-on altimeter as well as a new Blood Oxygen sensor which measures the oxygen saturation of the user’s blood.

Other features found on the Apple Watch Series 6 are the U1 chip and Ultra Wideband antennas which allows short-range wireless location, improved battery life and faster charging. It also comes with an improved Always-On Retina display that is 2.5 times brighter than its predecessor which makes it easier to see a watch face under bright sunlight.

The new Apple Watch also features new colour variants such as blue and (PRODUCT)RED as well as stainless steel models with graphite or classic yellow gold colours. Apple also introduced two new loop designs for the new Apple Watch Series 6 with Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop which features continuous and stretchable band designs. It comes in two materials, soft silicone and braided yarn. The new Apple Watch will also come with two new model variants, the sporty Apple Watch Nike and the fashionable Apple Watch Hermès.

Apple Watch Series 6 Nike
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